The four finger rule applies here.

Take your hand (excluding your thumb) with your fingers together and press them up against where your eyebrows are / should be.

Wherever the top of your hand is, that is generally where you should guide the measuring tape.

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The first time wearing a wig may be an uncomfortable experience, it can be a little bit itchy or just feel like you’re wearing a hat if you’re not used to the added extra weight. Plus, if you decided to shave your bio hair beforehand, you might be a little bit nervous about your wig slipping. Relax. Many advances have been made in the areas of wig fibers and construction. So you can find stylish and comfortable solutions that won’t slide off your head.

Wearing wigs is not a set it and forget it kind of deal. Once you find the right wigs, you still have to take good care of your scalp and bio hair to prevent irritation and other issues. Here are a few tips to make your wig wearing experience a little more comfortable, and to help ensure that your hair and scalp stay as healthy as possible.

Keep them clean

A clean scalp is the basis of any good regime. Even though you may have less hair, you still need to make an effort to keep it clean. Shampoo your hair at least once a week with a sulphate-free shampoo to remove any dirt, sweat, product or build up. You can also wash your wigs, caps and tools at this time as well.

If you find that your hair gets extra dirty or your scalp feels sore or itchy, then use an aloe vera leaf to soothe it. Cut the leaf open, massage the content on your scalp, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse off before conditioning. Not only will it help heal the scalp, but its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties can help keep the scalp clean and healthy.

Keep them moisturized

The scalp produces its own oil called sebum, which helps to lubricate the hair strands. Because this can be reduced during hair loss, you may need to add in extra oils. Try using argan or jojoba oil a few times a week as they are light and mild.

Let it all breathe

It can be tempting to wear your wig all the time, but the truth is your hair and scalp need a little rest. They can also use fresh air on a regular basis. When you’re in the comfort of your own home, car or your favorite place, take off your wig for at least a few hours and especially when you are sleeping. You scalp and bio hair will thank you for the break.

While the same textile dyes may be used for most human hair, synthetic, and heat-friendly synthetic wig colors (regardless of the material), the way that these colors show on the wig can vary significantly based upon the material used.

This is because these fibers all have radically different chemical compositions and take to the color differently.

A great example can be seen below . . .

The above is Jon Reanu’s luscious Salted Caramel color (a rooted version of their popular Caramel Syrup FS26/31). As you can see when the two color swatches are held next to each other, there is a slight variation. This will ALWAYS be the case when you compare wig colors in one material versus another.

Some (general) rules of thumb:

  1. Traditional synthetic fibers generally take the textile dyes used for wigs the best. The color in these is the truest and the most consistent.
  2. Heat-Defiant / Heat-Friendly / True2Life / Futura and all other heat-resistant synthetic fibers usually make the colors LIGHTER and BRIGHTER than conventional synthetics. So, for example, shades with a little auburn in them – like the Salted Caramel above – will appear to have a slightly more pronounced copper tinge than their traditional synthetic counter parts. (PS: The color can also dull if you style it aggressively, so be careful about that.)
  3. Most mass-produced, batch-processed human hair wigs (though not all) are also dyed with the same textile dyes used for synthetic wigs. Human hair almost universally takes to this kind of dye in a way that presents SLIGHTLY LIGHTER than traditional synthetic hair. (PS: The color on most human hair wigs will fade with washing and regular wear, so we recommend adding a tinted protein filler to your normal conditioning routine to help keep the color bright in between washings.)

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