You may not know it but wigs have been around for more than a century. Women wore it especially in Egypt and some parts of Europe in the 19th Century. That just goes on to reiterate how important wigs are to women. New trends emerge every year, to cater for the high demand wigs and hair pieces have. There are now designs for men and children. Then there is the fact that some health conditions may force one to shave and put on a wig. All these factors explain why companies that manufacture wigs and hair pieces always rake in millions in profits every year. Unfortunately, there are so many myths about wigs and hairpieces. Read on to know more about such myths and the truth.
Real hair wigs look better than synthetic wigs
This happens to be the most common myth as far as wigs are concerned. The truth is, you can’t be able to tell the difference between synthetic and real human hair wigs. As a matter of fact, some synthetic wigs look much better and more appealing than real human hair wigs. It all boils down to wig brand and quality. That is why wigs often come with different price tags. The best wigs, whether made of synthetic fiber or real human hair are expensive, of high quality and appealing. it is therefore up to you to go for a wig or hair piece that can easily match your facial features. Then keep in mind that even the best wigs and hair pieces have to be maintained well. With that in mind, use only recommended hair care products on your wig.
Wigs can make your head sweat
Your head will sweat whether you have wig on it or not. You should in fact be worried if you ever find out that your head doesn’t sweat. That can be a sign of a serious underlying medical problem. Your head will sweat without a wig but you won’t notice because the air around your hair will absorb the sweat. You will however notice and even feel the sweat with your wig on. It is exactly what happens when one puts on a hat or a cap. The heat and sweat from your body will be increased, so you will end up feeling some sweat inside the wig. There is a simple way to deal with the problem though. Simply buy a wig cap and wear it under the wig. It will go a long way to absorb sweat and hold your wig in place.
You have to tape your wig on your scalp or it will fall off
The kind of tape people often talk of in regard to holding a wig in place is not the actual one recommended by hair dresses. So the aforementioned statement is by all means a myth. Wigs and hairpieces can be firmly held in place on one’s scalp by a tape referred to as a ‘toupee tape’. Elasticized wig straps, which resemble bra straps, can also be used inside the wig to ensure it a wig holds its wearer firmly but comfortably. There are also wig and hairpiece glues that can come in handy when one needs her wig or hairpiece to snugly remain in place. The glues are however not recommended for cancer patients.
Wigs are expensive
They aren’t. The best wigs sell for less than $150 and they can last for up to 5 years. How long your wig will last solely depends on how well you will take of it. Note that there are custom made wigs. Their prices vary from affordable to extravagant. It really up to you to decide what works best for you.
Hair dryers can melt wigs
The basic thumb rule is that you should not at any point for whichever reason use direct heat on a synthetic wig. You can of course, use your hair dryer on real hair wigs. Straightening irons, hot brush, tongs and hot rollers should not be used on synthetic wigs. Be sure to read the instruction manual that comes along with wigs. Some allow one to use hairdryers on low heat setting for purposes of wafting air through the wig.
Wearing a wig prevents hair growth
You don’t have to go to attend a hairdresser school in Toronto to know this is false. You can wear your wig 24/7 including in bed and your hair will still grow. This of course, does not apply to bald people. As long as there is blood flowing in your veins your hair will always grow. Hair growth is after all, your body’s natural way of expelling dead blood cells. You must however, allow your hair to ‘breathe’ by taking off your wig at night before bed. You don’t have to do this daily if for one reason or another taking off your wig is impossible. Taking off the wig at least 3 times a week and cleaning your scalp with a good hair shampoo is enough.