How To Get Comfortable & Confident Wearing Wigs

The most important aspect of getting comfortable and confident wearing wigs has to do with you!

Go With The “That’s Interesting” Perspective

Many times you are your biggest critic. When trying on a new style, we can be overly critical of ourselves. Instead of instantly deciding what you don’t like, a fun thing to do in any situation in life is to say “that’s interesting”. Look at yourself in the mirror and realize how interesting your new look might be – not just to yourself, but to others in your life as well.

From there, it’s important not to be negative. Instead of being negative, think about what you may want to be different. Focus on the difference versus negativity and try on something with more elements of what you like.

Perhaps you’ve decided on adding more color. Maybe the difference you want is for a longer style than you’re used to. Thinking about the difference you want versus the negative thoughts of what you see is a great tactic to use when trying on a new wig, and living life happier!

Taking a look at new things with the interesting perspective is great when you’re not sure about something new. The key is to actually take that leap, and TRY something different. Don’t be afraid to ‘fail’ or try on something you may or may not like because that’s part of the process!

Going Out In Public For The First Time Tips

Making a public appearance for the first time with your new wig can make you a little nervous. Here are a few tips to build that confidence to go out in public for the first time.

You can start by wearing your wig around the house. As you move around doing chores or whatever you do at home, it’s good to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror to get used to how you look. Shake your head around with the wig on and try different poses, or looks. Mimic things that you typically will do out in the world, such as taking on and off jackets or coats, reaching for the seatbelt, carrying bags, etc. Doing this helps you feel more comfortable in your look, and secure that your wig will stay secure despite any physical duress it may be subject to. Each time you practice, double check the hairpiece from multiple angles to ensure that it’s lying naturally. Continue to do so until you feel comfortable and confident to take her out in public.

Eventually, you’ll want to get other people’s opinions to assuage any fears you may have about your look from an external perspective. One option is to try it out in a public place where you won’t run into anyone you know. Another great tip is to schedule a small outing with your close friends. A short, fun lunch where you’re surrounded by positive support is a great way to feel relaxed in your new look. Soon, you’ll feel confident enough to rock your wig everywhere you go.

You Can Do It!

Always remember that if you feel great in your new look, that will shine through. Have fun with your new look and remember you don’t have to live with it for months. If you change your mind you can try a new style or color. Wigs allow you to mix it up with no growing out or recoloring required! Start searching for your new favorite style here.

How have you helped yourself in the past to get comfortable with new a look? Let us know in the comments below!

Not sure what styles are best for your face shape? Read our blog about What Hairstyle Is Best For Your Face Shape.

2019-07-11T20:43:56-07:00July 11th, 2019|

Why Everyone Needs A Me 2.0 Style Wig

Whether you’re jumping off a plane, or rolling out of bed, it’s crucial to have a Me 2.0 Style wig readily available. A Me 2.0 Style is a wig that looks similar to your natural hairstyle. So, why does everyone need a Me 2.0 Style Wig?

Your Career

For your career it’s important to have a Me 2.0 Style readily available so you can always look like you came out of the salon. This is great for any last minute meeting, early meeting or if you just rolled off a plane. No matter what the meeting, it’s always important to be on your A-game. When you look professional and put together, you’ll have more confidence. When you have more confidence it’ll be easier to close deals.

Your Busy Life

Having a good Me 2.0 wig is a great way to always look like you came out of a salon even when you might not have all the time in the world. Maybe you’re heading to a dinner party or cocktail hour and don’t have time to get ready. Perhaps you have a hot date. Or you just want to look more together while at the grocery store. A Me 2.0 Style wig will help you look and feel like your normal self without worrying about your hair.

Choosing Your Me 2.0 Style

Here are three tips on choosing the right wig for your Me 2.0 style!

First you want to choose the right color. Don’t stress about the exact shade. If it is one shade lighter or darker than your natural color, that’s nothing to worry about. It will still look like you!

Second is the length. Don’t get anything too drastic of a change, or it will be noticeable. Find a length similar to how long your hair regularly is. If it’s slightly longer or slightly shorter you’ll be fine.

Finally, choose the style. Just like the color and cut, choose something similar to how you usually style your hair. When you think about your everyday look, what is that go to style?

Once you’ve chosen your wig, you’re ready for whatever life throws at you to always be on your A-game! A Me 2.0 style can turn in to a Me 3.0, or Me 3.5 or infinite combinations! Your style can be firm or fluid based on how many looks you can create for yourself with different types and styles of wigs. So make sure that you take the time to explore the real YOU 1.0!

Along with the right style, you want to make sure to select the right wig style that fits your needs. Read our blog about different wig caps to choose the best one. Then click here to start shopping!

2019-07-11T20:31:51-07:00July 11th, 2019|

What Hairstyle Is Best For Your Face Shape

We all want a hairstyle that looks great on us. A big factor in finding a great style is choosing one that complements the shape of our face. There are hairstyles that are best for different face shapes. Just like choosing the right wig color, choosing the right wig for your face shapes will achieve a flattering look. While it is true that no two faces are the same, our faces do come in similar shapes.

Don’t know how to determine your face shape and aren’t sure which styles are best for it? Here’s a list of the primary face shapes to help take the guesswork out of buying the right wigs, extensions, and hairpieces for your face shape.

Heart shaped face:

A heart-shaped face is one that tends to be wider in the forehead and eyes, and then gets narrower around the cheek and chin. Some celebrities that have heart-shaped faces are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Having a heart-shape face will give you lots of flexibility in terms of hairstyles. Bobs look really great with this facial shape, especially ones that cut slightly longer than the chin line. Adding volume to the top of an up-do is also a great way to soften your facial features. The key is to play around and find a style you feel confident in and if you have a heart- shaped face you have the ability to play.

Round shaped face:

A round face shape is as long as it is wide, and people with this face shape have really soft features, so no sharp jaw line. Celebrities who have round face shapes are Queen Latifah, Mila Kunis, Katie Couric, and Adele. The goal of your hairstyle is to compliment your face and avoid making it look rounder. Long hair with thin loose curls look great, tight curls don’t really work well with this face shape. You can also pull off short cuts with volume on top.

Rectangular shaped face:

A rectangular shape face is slightly longer than wide, and tends to have an angular jaw line. Similar to an oval shape which is longer, but a less angular jaw line. Celebrities with a rectangular shape include Sandra Bullock, or Lucy Liu. Highlighting gives you an opportunity to make your face look a little rounder and soften the angles. If you do bangs, try to stay away from really blunt thick bangs with a rectangular face. A wispy, side swept style would work best. Short hair is a total DO with a rectangular face, especially close on the sides, and then a long, long wispy front.

Oval shaped face:

People with oval face shapes are really lucky because they get a lot of options in terms of hairstyles that look great on them. Now remember, no person is perfectly oval, perfectly square or round, you’re a little bit of a mix and you’re perfectly you, however you have a defined “oval face shape” if your forehead is wider than your chin and you angle inward slightly, and if you tend to be longer than you are wide. Celebrities that have oval face shapes are Julianne Moore, Oprah, and Jamie Lee Curtis. As you know they wear their hair very differently! You can wear your hair long with layers, medium length, or short pixie cuts when you have this face shape. Something that you can do with a wig that you can’t do with your natural hair, is make your face length shorter by playing with the hair line. The key is to find the style that makes you the most comfortable and confident!

In Conclusion:

None of us are perfectly one shape and we can have characteristics of more than one face shape. Use the face shape as a guide and choose a wig that you like. Remember that we are trying to change or hide our face shape, we are complementing it by using our hair to bring contrast to our appearance. You can use your hairstyle to visually lengthen or shorten, widen or narrow, minimize or reveal particular parts of your face. For more tips, and tricks regarding wigs and style – make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page today!

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2019-07-11T20:24:58-07:00July 11th, 2019|

How To Choose The Right Wig Cap

Choose the right wig cap

In addition to choosing a great style and color for your ready-to-wear hair, it’s equally as important to select the right wig cap. The cap is the part of the wig that’s actually on your head and that the hair is attached to. Finding the right wig cap is critical to ensure you are comfortable in your wig. At Woman in Disguise we only offer high quality and comfortable wig caps that are meant to give you a confident fit and breathability. Your decision is to choose the wig cap that meets your style flexibility preferences.

So, how do you determine which wig cap is right for you?

The Effortless

The Effortless wig cap is truly effortless which means the hair will fall exactly the same way every time you wear her. This wig cap is made of soft and comfortable materials so that it doesn’t cause any discomfort while it’s on your head.

The Essential

The Essential wig cap is like our Effortless cap, in that it’s made soft material. It has comfortable, breathable wefting that allows air to flow through the cap so it stays feeling fresh all day. This wig cap’s front is made from hand-strung lace. A hand-strung lace front gives you a great natural looking hairline, and it doesn’t cause any discomfort while you wear her.

The Essentials Plus

The Essentials Plus gives you the beautiful look with a lace front that provides a natural looking hairline. While similar to our Essential cap, what makes this the Plus is that you also get that hand strung area that gives you a very natural looking part through the part line.

The Ultimate

The Ultimate Wig Cap structure really matters for two primary reasons.

First reason is comfort. The Ultimate Wig Cap has a very nice soft top, and it is machine wefted. At Woman in Disguise, we only offer wig caps that use soft materials and wefting which gives you breathability and keeps you cooler. This wig cap also provides maximum styling flexibility.

Second reason is its structure has a beautiful lace front hairline, which looks like a natural hairline. The Ultimate Wig Cap also has a mono top which means you can put the part wherever you want to. It’s hand strung, and meant to look like a real natural hairline. This gives you flexibility to pull the bangs back, or put them to one side or the other. Part where you’d like and then the rest of the hair blends in and meets with the mono top.

Every cap is great in their own way!

All our wig caps are adjustable so you can find the best fit for your head, and you can adjust if one day you need it a bit looser and the next day a bit tighter.

Woman In Disguise does the first step for you by only offering high quality and comfortable wig caps. Now you can feel confident choosing the right wig cap for your styling preferences. Have more questions? Contact us to help make your wig buying experience more satisfying or click here to start shopping.

2019-07-11T20:00:13-07:00May 19th, 2019|

To Buy Synthetic or a Real Hair Wig- What You Need To Consider

If you’re trying to decide whether to buy synthetic or a year hair wig, here are some things you need to consider. Both styles are great, however one style may be better for you and your lifestyle.

Synthetic Wigs:

Synthetic hair wigs can easily look beautiful and natural with no effort. The major benefit to synthetic wigs is that they travel wonderfully. You can put them in a suitcase or a travel bag, and they are going to maintain their shape. They are very low maintenance wigs. Whatever style they come in is the style they stay throughout their usage life. I love synthetic wigs which is why we focus on offering you high quality, like-real synthetic wigs.

Synthetic Wig Pros are:

Easy Care: Because synthetic wigs have something called “style retention” they rarely have to be styled. You typically simply wash, dry and then shake them out, and the wig will return to its initial style.
Large Color Selection: The sky is the limit where colors are concerned. You can choose from an array of natural colors, as well as several fantasy colors.
Cost: Synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive compared to their real hair counterparts.
Natural Looking: It is very difficult to tell the difference between a high quality synthetic wig and a human hair wig.

Synthetic Wig Cons are:

Shine: Some budget or economy synthetic wigs (typically those under $100) may have an unnatural shine. Luckily, at Women in Disguise we only have high quality synthetic wigs.
Longevity: To get the longest life from your synthetic wig it is critical to care for her properly. Care mishaps like applying heat via blow drying or curling will ruin your wig.
Less Versatility: It’s not as easy to straighten or curl synthetic wigs with heated styling tools unless it is a specifically designed “heat friendly” version. Even heat friendly synthetic wigs will not restyle like real hair wigs.
Cannot Change Color: Re-coloring will not work on synthetic wigs as traditional hair color does not adhere to the fibers.

Real Hair Wigs:

Unlike synthetic wigs, you can style and apply heat to real hair wigs. At Woman in Disguise we use high quality real hair that is healthy, so that you can choose to style in whatever way you like.

That being said, real hair wigs will come looking like your natural hair does, and like natural hair they require more maintenance than synthetic pre-styled wigs. If you’re someone who likes to change the style of your hair often then a real hair wig may be for you! A high-quality real hair wig is a significant investment which is why we offer real hair options through our custom order process. If you want more information please contact us here.

Real Hair Wig Pros are:

Adaptability: Human hair wigs can be straightened or curled whenever you want, just like your own hair. I recommend that you do not color your real hair wig. The hair has been processed and you cannot predict how the hair will color.
Naturalness: Human hair wigs are going to look and feel completely natural.
Durability: High quality human hair wigs cared for properly can last for years.
Texture: Human hair wigs come in the same variety of textures as real hair: curly, natural, thin, thick, straight, wavy, etc. If you choose a human hair wig, you’ll almost always be able to find something that matches your natural hair.

Real Hair Wig Cons are:

Styling: Human hair wigs can be hard work to maintain. They take effort and skill to style.
Upkeep: Like with natural hair, these wigs need to be washed, conditioned and restyled regularly to maintain their natural luster.
Environment: Human hair wigs will respond to humidity and other environmental elements like our real hair.
Cost: Because they’re made from real human hair, these wigs will be more than the cost of a synthetic wig. Length is one of the key factors of cost.
Delicate: Human hair wigs incur damage from brushing, washing, teasing, heat application, etc. Proper care is important including using care products formulated for wigs.

So, which type of wig is best for you? Hopefully some of these tips have helped you make an informed decision regarding which wig is best for you to purchase a real hair wig or synthetic hair wig! Let me know in the comments below and then start shopping!

2019-07-11T20:03:59-07:00May 19th, 2019|