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One of my favorite things about being a woman is having the ability to switch up my look whenever and however I want. I can go from long to short hair in seconds, I can test out a new color without risking any damage to my hair and I can easily transform from bouncy curls to sleek strands with the slip of a wig.
Even though wigs are as popular now as they were back in the day, some women still shy away from wearing them.
I’ve heard lots of different reasons for this, some of which I can relate to. They vary from being self-conscious about being seen in public with one on to not being able to find one that “looks right.”
If you’re someone who struggles with this, here are a few ways that you can build up the confidence to purchase that wig and switch up your look!
Research styles you like.
The best way to approach wig wearing is to have an idea of what type of wig you want to wear in the first place. Don’t just rely on what someone told you. I tend to feel more sure of my decision when I know the look I’m going for. Black Hairspray offers a TON of selections for you to browse whether you’re thinking of something curly, colorful or a natural unit that would blend well with your own hair. I find that researching online instead of inside the store builds my anticipation a little more and gives me an idea of how they’ll look on a human. Excitement always gives you a confidence boost!
Ease into the process.
Most people feel better about change when they make baby steps as opposed to a huge leap. If you’re one of those people, I suggest choosing a wig that is similar either in length or the color of your natural hair. For example, if you are a naturalista with a huge fro like me you’d probably feel better about wearing a wig like this one before a long, straight one.
Play in it and with it.
I’m serious! This is the most important step. Whenever I feel self-conscious while wearing a wig it’s because I didn’t take the time to play with it and make it fit my face and my head the way I’d like it to. I’ve been guilty of wearing the wig that looks like a wig and there are ways to prevent it. Go ahead and put on your wig, sit in front of a mirror with YouTube pulled up and experiment with different techniques to make the unit unique for you. That may mean plucking the hairs to create a natural looking part, brushing the curls to make them look less uniform and more natural or even cutting some of the length off to create a natural taper.
I’ve worn wigs off and on for the past couple of years and honestly, I love them. I wish I owned more!
The tips I shared in this post have helped me be a lot more confident and I’m positive that they’ll help you as well. If there are other tips you’d like to share that I may have missed, please leave them in the comments section below!