A Guide to Choosing the Best Wigs

Today, women of all ages, sizes, and races wear wigs. A wig is a nice way to switch up your look, try a new personality, and get away from the normal. There are several types and brands of wigs in the market. Choosing a wig that suits your style and needs is not quite easy. In this post, we look at the guide to choosing the best African American wigs.

How to choose the best African American wigs?

It is hard to pick the best type of wig, especially if you are using the product for the first time. Choosing the wrong kind of wig will keep you from achieving the flawless look that you see other women rocking. To make the best choice, consider the following factors;

  • Style

As an African American woman, you want to choose a style of hair that would suit your features. While there are no restrictions on the color and style of wig that anyone can wear, there are some you may find to be far from your style. For instance, if you are one who enjoys, curly and neutral-colored hair, choosing a very long wig with a lot of colors may not work for you. The best websites that sell hair have them categorized based on their style, length, and texture. You want to stick to a style that you are familiar with. Especially if it is your first time.

Once you have grown accustomed to wearing wigs, you can make a slow transition into other styles and have fun with the different kinds. Wigs allow you to rock a different style each day without having to go to the salon. Note also that certain face types are flattered by specific styles. Consult hair experts to find the best fit for your face.

  • Determine your capsize

Once you have settled on the style of hair you want and what suits you best, the next thing you need to do is find the best capsize. The wig should fit perfectly in a way that does not cause you to get a headache. A loosely fitting wig risks falling off your head, which is an embarrassing experience no woman wants to go through. The average wig size is designed to fit more than 90% of women. However, there are a few wigs that come in small and large sizes. You can always opt for a wig with adjustable straps that you can use to achieve a comfortable and secure fit.

To determine your cap size, use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, through the back of your ears to the neck’s nape. Note that the sizes differ from one brand to the other.

  • Choose the right type of hair

There are two main types of wigs (human and synthetic hair wigs). When choosing between the two, consider the texture, cost, and denier of the hair.


After determining the features mentioned above, you also have to consider the cap construction. There are hand-tied wigs, monofilament wigs, and lace fronts. Lace front wigs are the most expensive because they create an illusion of a natural-looking front hairline.