CONSIDER YOUR FACE SHAPE
While we’re not ones to conform to rules, it’s worth thinking about the shape of your face when investing in a new wig or style. Generally, certain cuts are more flattering than others for each face shape. While this isn’t a dealbreaker, it can help you narrow down your options.
FOLLOW YOUR FIRST INSTINCT
At the end of the day, go with your gut. Choosing a wig or hairstyle based on the cut or color you are drawn to is a great rule of thumb. After all, if you feel amazing in your new look, that confidence will radiate outward.
HEIGHT AND LENGTH MATTER
While height may seem irrelevant, length plays a major role in your wig or hairstyle choice. This is something most people don’t consider although it’s important.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
We have all been there — tired of the same look and ready for a change. I suggest stopping by your local wig store and trying on different wigs. Even if you don’t wear wigs, before you commit to a cut or color, you will have a visual idea of what it will look like.
ACCOUNT FOR THE WEATHER
If you live on the Coast, you know that the humidity will kill your hairstyle. I would suggest using anti-humidity hair products.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR COLOR
Many women change their hair color with the seasons. If that’s you, make sure to use products designed for colored-treated hair to prevent damage to your new look.
PROTECT YOUR LOCKS FROM HEAT DAMAGE
Running your flat iron or curler over the same spot until it’s perfect is a common habit, but it can be harmful. Using a product that protects your hair is vital. Heat protectants add a barrier between your styling tool and hair, sealing in moisture and fending off frizz. They also work to smooth the cuticle, making your hair sleek and soft.
WHAT YOU SLEEP ON MATTERS
Silk and satin pillowcases are a good option for people with acne-prone or sensitive skin and those who want tamer hair, since the fabric allows hair to retain its natural oils.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Did you know what you eat and drink affects the health and appearance of your skin, hair and nails? Drinking the recommended six to eight glasses of water per day will keep your skin and hair properly hydrated.
Krystal Ben is the owner and founder of Hair Fetish Virgin Glueless Wigs in Gulfport. She’s also a retired cosmetologist, and before retiring, she offered makeup and semi-permanent brow services.