Ultimate Guide to Choose the Right Wig

Ultimate Guide to Choose the Right Wig

Human hair wigs market has been growing fast with more and more new designs springing up. When you search human hair wigs, you can get many different types – full lace wigs, lace front wigs, lace closure wigs, 360 lace wigs, headband wigs, T part wigs, U part wigs, V part wigs, and so on. It could be struggling to pick out the right wig you need from so many choices with different factors, especially when it’s you first time to buy a wig. Going to a local wig store may solve this problem, but the price may shock you and the less options may not match your ideal one. Then how to choose a right wig from thousands of online wig stores? When I mean “right”, I mean the hair is right, the style is right, the type is right and of course the price is right for you. Now let’s figure out the right wig by following these few points.


Hair Type

Common human hair or Remy human hair? The tips of common human hair usually doesn’t keep in the same direction. Remy human hair is usually cut off from a ponytail and keep the hair tips in the same direction. Usually, Remy human hair is more healthy and stronger than common human hair, but the price is also higher, too. If you budget permits, choosing a Remy human hair wig will give you a better experience, like sleek hair, easier maintenance, long-lasting hair, etc.


Hair Style

Here we simply refer to hair color, hair texture and hair length.

Hair Color

Black human hair wigs are mostly chosen for daily wear, then brown wigs, blonde wigs and colored human hair wigs like blue, red, purple, orange, etc. For the same requirements, black hair wigs is more reasonably priced as they need less process which can save production cost. Colored human hair wigs, ombre human hair wigs and highlight human hair wigs cost a little bit more than black human hair wigs normally. Which hair color to choose depends on you. After all, hair color attract attention mostly comparing to other parts of the wig.

Hair Texture

Straight human hair wigs, wavy human hair wigs, curly human hair wigs, which is your desired texture? Straight human hair wigs can be curled or blow-dried freely to achieve infinite hair styles. Wavy human hair wigs make you look more fascinating with waves to frame the face. You can re-curl the hair and blow-dried it with more attention to keep the waves. Curly human hair wigs are considered to be bold, young and fashionable. The curls are usually permanent and not easy to get loosed. Trying not to blow-dry it can make the curls last longer. Straight hair and wavy hair are mostly picked by wig wearers.

Hair Length

It’s easy to understand that longer hair costs more. Here’s a chart for you to get a general idea of hair lengths with different hair textures, straight, curly, wavy.
Wig Hair Lengths
(Wig Hair Lengths)
Small tips: If you are ordering a curly human hair wig, ordering a longer one to compensate for the curly human hair wigs being shorter than a straight wig.


Cap Size

Cap size determines if it’s comfortable to wear the wig and if the wig will stay on your head safely. You can measure your head following the cap size measurement guide below. But most of the time, you don’t need to worry about this too much, as many of the wigs have an average cap size with stretchable material and adjustable elastic straps which can make the wig to match most of the heads. If you have a smaller head size or bigger head size, you can order a customized cap size by providing necessary measurements mentioned in the cap size meansurement guide above. 

Cap Size Measurement Guide
(Cap Size Measurement Guide)


Cap Design

Cap designs should be the most complicated part, as it matters the prices and hair styles that you can achieve. According to cap designs, we can classify wigs into a few types as follows.

Lace Frontal Wigs

Lace frontal wigs, a type of lace front wigs, usually have a lace front at the full front hairline and the top. The most popular lace size is 13”x4” and 13”x6”. They provide a totally natural hairline from ear to ear and varied parting options. Ideal for small or oval face shapes.

13x4 Lace Frontal (or Front) Wigs

13x4 lace frontal wigs are the most cost effective lace frontal wigs for small budget. You can brush the hair backward by showing the whole front hairline and have a 4” parting. Good for half up ponytail.
13x4 Lace Frontal Wig
(13x4 Lace Frontal Wig)

13x6 Lace Frontal Wigs

13x6 lace frontal wigs are similar as 13x4 lace frontal wigs, but have a deeper 6” partings for more styles. You can wear an upbeat half up ponytail, top mohawk braids with a 13x6 lace frontal wig. It’s the most popular lace frontal wigs in the current market.
13x6 Lace Frontal Wig
(13x6 Lace Frontal Wig)


Lace Closure Wigs

As a type of lace front wigs, a lace closure wig has a lace closure on top, the popular lace closure sizes are 4”x4”, 5”x5”, 6”x6”. Next only to lace frontal wigs, lace closure wigs provides varied parting options with a natural hairline in the middle. Good for round face shapes.

4x4 Lace Closure Wigs

This is a very classic type of lace front wigs. It has a 4x4 lace at center front and top. Good for a hairstyle that doesn’t need to show the full front hairline or a deep parting. Classic and relatively cheaper.

5x5 Lace Closure Wigs

5x5 lace closure wigs are also classic but offers you more styling options with a bigger 5x5 lace at center front and top comparing to 4x4 lace closure wigs. Price is also higher.

6x6 Lace Closure Wigs

You must have understood that 6x6 lace closure wigs have a 6x6 lace closure in center front and top with even more styling options than the above two types of wigs. You can show more front hairline and have deep partings in the middle or on the left or right. Price is also the highest among lace closure wigs.
Lace Closure Wig
(Lace Closure Wig)


Lace Part Wigs

Lace part wigs, usually have a narrow lace in the middle like half inch or 1” wide and 4” or 6” long. It allows you to have a natural parting, but no more options. This type of wigs are good for wigs with bangs. If you want to show the front hairline, you should avoid I part wigs. Because of the low cost, they are liked when the budget is small.
Lace Part Wig
(Lace Part Wig)

T Part Wigs

Like lace part wigs, T part wigs have a narrow lace in the middle of the cap. In addition, another piece of narrow lace is added along the front to provide a natural looking hairline. Those two pieces of lace combined look like the letter “T”, so the wig is called T part wig. T part wigs have more natural hariline than I part lace wigs and can show the hairline confidently.
T Part Wig
(T Part Wig)

360 Lace Frontal Wigs

This is also a very popular type of wigs in the past few years. 360 lace frontal wigs have lace goes all the around the head, leaving a round part with weft hair. A good choice for ponytails, updos and many other hairstyles. Since the size of the lace area big, the price of 360 lace frontal wigs are usually high.
360 Lace Frontal Wig
(360 Lace Frontal Wig)

Full Lace Wigs

As everyone knows, full lace wigs are wigs made of lace all over. Light, soft and free style. You can comb any hairstyles you like. Accordingly, the prices are the highest among all wigs.
Blonde Full Lace Wig
(Full Lace Wig)

Headband Wigs

Headband wigs appears after the outbreak of the covid-19. They don’t have any lace at all. The headband covers the front edge to hide the hairline underneath. A good choice for small budgets.
Headband Wig
(Headband Wig)

U Part Wigs / U Part Wigs

U part wigs or V part wigs don’t have any lace, either. You can secure the wig with combs or clips. They leave openings for you to pull out of your own hair. You blend your own hair with the hair on the wig to create a natural look. It’s another good choice for small budgets.
U Part Wig
(U Part Wig)

Now, you must have a general structure of different types of wigs in your mind. Try to use what knowledge you get here to find out your perfect wig. If you would like to get more information of any wigs, please feel free to email service@ubeuatywig.com, and we are happy to deliver more to you. Ubeautywig focuses on high-end human hair lace wigs. Your beauty, our duty.

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