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Buying your first wig – make the experience less traumatizing

For most people, hair loss is one of the most traumatizing experiences they have to go through during chemotherapy, since the hair is one’s most important accessory. Losing it can make one lose self-confidence and self-esteem and it can affect that person for life. However, you still have to find your strength and move forward and one very good method to do so is to buy custom made wigs that best suit your style. Here are some useful suggestions you should consider when shopping for your first wig.

 

Bring a friend with you

One great way to make this experience less challenging and traumatizing is to bring a close friend with you when going shopping for your first wig. Having someone next to you that not only encourages you, but also gives you great advice with respect to what wig would best suit you is highly important, psychologists say.

Establish your budget

You should know that the price can vary a lot when it comes to wigs, from a few pounds to several hundred. It is recommended to establish how much money you are willing to pay for the right wig for you, since this is going to make the shopping less stressful and more time-effective. Decide whether you want to purchase a natural or a synthetic wig and check the market to see what the prices for each type are.

Take into account buying two wigs

It is great to have to choose between different wigs from time to time, so when you go shopping, you should consider buying at least two different ones. For instance, you can go for one that has similar colour and length as your natural hair and one that is slightly different in colour or length. This is actually the fun part of wearing wigs – you can choose to be someone else with every wig you wear, so do not be afraid of trying new things every once in a while.

Make sure it fits you

It is mandatory to choose a wig that best fits you and that is comfortable enough to wear, which is the reason why it is so important to try it on before you buy it. If you decide to resort to an online store, make sure you check the dimension guide available on the site to know exactly what size your wig should be. You should also ensure you check the terms and conditions of the store related to delivery and returning, because in case the wig you ordered does not fit you, you can return it and ask for another one that has the right size instead.

Natural or synthetic?

Last but not least, another aspect you need to clear out before you go shopping for the perfect wig is to decide whether you want one made out of natural human hair, synthetic hair or a combination of the two. You should know that each of them comes with its out advantages and disadvantages, so make sure you are well aware of them and select the right type for you.