The most important thing to remember when it comes to purchasing your lace front wig is that hair is very personal to each of us. So your decision will always be a personal one and we recommend always understanding exactly why you are purchasing a wig as well as the options that the wig you are buying will provide you with!
To assist you in finding the perfect wig we have broken up the process into a few questions below that you should be asking yourself:
What Hair Quality are you looking for & what is your Budget?
Lace wigs are available in a variety of qualities which range from the best quality real human hair all the way down to cheapest synthetic fibre wigs. We will only focus on high quality wigs that are HairCity recommended which are:
Brazilian hair refers to the highest quality real human hair wigs that can be coloured, styled, washed and treated as you would your own hair. Brazilian hair also comes in different qualities which on its own can be quite a complicated topic so please make sure you also read our “understanding Brazilian hair grades and qualities” article to better understand this.
Human hair alternative (Futura) wigs refer to wigs that are made of the highest quality heat resistant fibre. These wigs can be styled, washed and treated as you would human hair but they cannot be coloured. These wigs are also pre-styled for added convenience.
In general Brazilian lace wigs range from R3000 – R6500 and will last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on the hair quality and how well you take care of the wig. Human hair alternative wigs range from R700 – R1500 and will last 3 – 6 months also depending on how well you take care of your wig.
So clearly the 1st big factor to consider is your budget and the hair quality you are after.
Do you like experimenting with different styles and colours and changing your look?
If you love experimenting with different styles and like changing up your look then you may consider purchasing a few Futura wig styles for the same price as 1 brazilian wig and then having a greater choice of styles. You can then also have more choice when it comes to work and weekend styles!
But if you are a lover of quality hair then Brazilian hair is the way to go!
Of course if budget is not an issue then it’s a good idea to have a few futura wig styles where you can experiment with fun colours and styles as well as having your Brazilian lace wig in your preferred style.
Remember that Brazilian wigs can be coloured whereas human hair alternative wigs are pre-coloured. It is very important to remember that the dying or bleaching of any human hair will always slightly damage the hair so please always make sure you consult a professional stylist.
Does a wig suit your Lifestyle?
Lace wigs are great when it comes to convenience and you can have your perfect look in a matter of minutes without having to spend hours in the salon. You also have the freedom of quickly changing your look completely in a matter of minutes! We find this to be such a great benefit!
All lace front wigs also come ready made with clips and adjustable straps so even if you have an active lifestyle you shouldn’t ever worry about your wig falling off!
Are you good at providing your hair with some TLC?
As with all hair, lace wigs do require you to take care of them (especially when it comes to Brazilian hair and all curly hair) and we always recommend having a good understanding of what after care products you should use!
We always recommend using salon professional after care products! Of course these products cost more but there is a reason for this and it is well worth it in the end and will result in a significant increase in the longevity of your wig.
HairCity stores also offer wig and weave rejuvenation so you can always return your wig for a good dose of revitalisation from our professional stylists! If you don’t live near a HairCity branch please consult with your stylist in this regard.
Does your natural hair and scalp need a break from weaves and braids?
Taking care of your natural hair and scalp is essential and you should be doing this regardless of whether you wear braids, weaves or wigs!
Wearing lace wigs does however provide you with the opportunity to give your natural hair and scalp the extra TLC that it may need which is something you should consider!
We really hope this article was helpful and please reach out to us if we can assist in any way possible!