Wigs are making a comeback,:taking over beauty trends

  • A little bit of wig history

    Lace front wig

    Wigs are thought to have originated in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians often took off all their hair to relieve extreme heat or avoid lice (yes), so wigs became a shield to protect the scalp from burns. Then their graduation becomes a status symbol. Ancient Eastern civilizations used wigs more often on stage. The Middle Ages weren't a great time for wigs, but they came back to life during the Renaissance, when everyone was paying attention to fashion again. Louis XIII of France did put wigs on maps when he started wearing them to hide his premature baldness. Wigs were a trademark of elite British society in the 18th century.

    Of course, African American women have been wearing wigs in various forms and fashions for centuries. Many in the upper echelons of the hair world blame Beyonce for the fake frenzy. Professional wig designer Shay Ashual told British Vogue magazine, "She can wear her wig openly, so there is a high demand for lacy pre-wig."

    Usually associated with actors in a theater, lace front wigs (as opposed to hard-faced wigs) look more realistic. The invention of high-definition cameras has no doubt boosted the demand for realistic wigs. Hadiiya Barbel, Wendy Williams' hairstylist and owner of New York City's Araya Wig Studio, told Glamour magazine, "You can't get rid of a sloppy hairline. The wig has to look like it's growing out of the scalp and in place." Barbel also pointed out that celebrities like Lady Gaga and Beyonce who wore wigs without pretending they weren't changed the game. "Before, the feeling was that if you wore a wig, it was because you had something to hide," she says. Now the reverse is true. Wigs are a form of self-expression. It gives power."

    True hair and synthetic wigs

    Wigs made of synthetic fibers

    Although human hair appears more realistic and is more appealing to the eye, it is more expensive and needs more maintenance. It must be handled and styled as if it were real hair, but with extra caution. Depending on how much you wear your natural wigs, most experts suggest soaking them in cold water. Allow to air dry on a towel and use as few heating equipment as possible. If you're going to heat it up, make sure to use a heat repellent first, such as Nume Watch Me Werk. And if you want to make certain that you have a sufficient number of wig styling choices.

    Artificial hair is essentially ready to use and retains its style even after washing. Glamour magazine washes fake wigs with the same amount of fabric softener as it does clothing. "I prefer synthetic fibers because they're more durable and easier to work with," Jifeng said. I prefer wigs that need little styling and no hairspray. This entails steaming them to the desired style so that you don't have to use a lot of hair spray to tear them apart." In essence, with synthetic hair, you can take it out of the box and it will already have the ideal wavy form, curl, or straightness. It is usually not advised to use heat setting tools on synthetic wigs.


    Wig skills

    In this guide, the beauty blogger offers some wig removal tips. She claims that adding baby hair to fake hair, as well as a little powder to the hairline, makes it look more natural. Under the cap of the wig, the hair should be as smooth as possible.

    If you wear a wig on a regular basis, make sure to clean and condition your hair on a regular basis, as more wigs will cause sweat and dust to accumulate on the scalp.

    When using a lace front wig, you need to use pink scissors to cut the lace to make it more consistent with your real hairline. Be patient because, like any new hairstyle, putting on a wig (real or fake) takes practice!