When you are purchasing hair, it can be nerve-wracking to place your trust in a product you haven’t tried and tested out yet. It is especially difficult when you are purchasing hair online, because you can’t see or feel the hair you are purchasing. Luckily, there are ways to make sure the wig, weave, or hair bundle you purchase is exactly what you need! There are a few aspects that you should pay close attention to when selecting any hair product.
Human Hair or Synthetic Hair
One of the first major decisions that you make when selecting hair is if you should purchase human hair or synthetic hair. Synthetic hair has come a long way in the past decade. A regular person won’t be able to tell the difference if you opt for the highest quality synthetic hair. However, if you can’t find premium synthetic hair or you prioritize how the hair feels and looks to you personally, you should choose human hair. Human hair feels, falls, and flows just like real hair because it is! For the highest quality experience, pick 100% unprocessed virgin hair in a high grade. In this way, you will know that the hair hasn’t been chemically processed in any way. You will also feel confident that it is all coming from one hair donor, so each strand of hair will react in similar ways to any styling you perform or hold that style the similarly.
Texture of the Hair
The texture of the hair matters a great deal, especially when you are considering hair extensions or weaves. Typically, your real hair will be shown in each of these cases so you may want to get a close match to the texture of your hair. For instance, if your natural hair is wavy, you can choose body wave, deep wave, loose wave or water wave hair textures. If you are opting for a wig, you may wish to choose a hair texture that you are knowledgeable about care-wise. You want to be able to take care of the hair and keep it looking shiny and gorgeous.
Many women consider length when buying hair, but they do not take the weight into account. It is important to remember that the longer the hair, the more voluminous the hair (density), or the more extensions and sew-ins you add to your hair, the more weight you add onto your head and your scalp. In the long term, too much weight can damage your natural hair and your scalp. However, the main concern is discomfort and pain. If you are looking to feel comfortable in your hair choice, opt for manageable lengths. Of course, a manageable length may be different for everyone.
Lastly, hair color is an important consideration. If you are choosing a wig, you may wish to stay a natural color or have a little fun with vibrant, colorful hues. If you are choosing any sort of hair product where your natural hair shows, be sure to choose one that matches your current hair color or leads in gradually to a color from your hair color at the root. In this way, you can achieve a smooth and clean look.