Wigs 101

Wigs have come a long way over the decades. Many people wear wigs today, and the general public (even some of their closest friends!) don't know it! Whether you're dealing with an illness that necessitates a wig, or you're unhappy with the look and feel of your own hair, or you just like the flexibility and versatility of choosing your style to match your outfit, a wig might be for you!

The first step is to find a good wigmaker. Too often, women make the mistake of buying cheap wigs that snarle, tangle and get dirty quickly. Once you've found the perfect wigmaker, set up a session that allows you to try many different wigs. Make sure you let the wigmaker know if you're trying to find something close to your own look, because he or she can sometimes alter an existing wig to help you achieve the hairstyle you had before.

If you're looking to get really wacky, be courageous with the wigs you're trying. Colors, styles, and hair material can all make the difference in helping you get the look you want. Also remember to ask the wigmaker about washing the wig. Some styles are washed relatively easy, while other take some time and effort. NEVER buy a wig you cannot wash or maintain.