Beginner's Guide

New to alternative hair world? New to Dobestywig? Here you can get a basic knowledge of all human hair wigs, synthetic wigs, hair toppers and extensions available at DobestyWig. If you still cannot decide on the styles perfect for you, we strongly recommend you to contact our hair expert at [email protected]

1What's The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Fiber?

1) BURN FOR SMELL AND ASHES.
Choose a small strand of hair and burn it. If the hair is 100% human, it smells like a barbecue and the ashes can be twisted into powder; if not, it smells like plastic and the ashes will stay as a caking.

2) THE PRICE.
That is very obvious: with the same style and length, Human hair wigs are much more expensive than synthetic ones. Therefore, If your human hair wig is relatively cheap, you may need to consider whether it's blended with synthetic fiber or the hair that collected to make this wig is not of a healthy quality.

3) THE ABILITY TO STAND HEAT.

Use a flat iron to heat the hair. If the hair can be heated at 220 degrees without a paste, it is real human hair. Well, a small strand of hair is enough for the test.

2What's The Difference Between A Wig And A Hair Topper?

Perhaps you are suffering from thinning hair or anticipating major hair loss from chemo. Selecting a perfect hair product can be very confusing and time-consuming for the first-time buyer. The question is whether you should opt for a full wig or a hair topper?

Whereas a wig provides total head coverage, hair toppers provide coverage for one targeted area. Hair toppers clip into the existing hair, while wigs are work with a wig cap or overtop a grip. Both wigs and hair toppers can be made with synthetic or human hair, and both are available in a variety of colors and styles.

3 Heat Friendly Synthetic Fiber VS Kanekalon Synthetic Fiber

Synthetic hair is a man-made fiber. There are different types of synthetic hair fibers, such as acrylic, polyester, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and Kanekalon. Lower quality fibers are shinier in appearance and tend to be less realistic in texture and movement.

Heat Friendly Synthetic Fiber
Just as the name implied, heat-friendly or heat-resistant fiber can be styled using a low/medium heat setting and can be curled, blow dried, or flat ironed to achieve a different hairstyle. Heat friendly/resistant synthetic fiber can withstand heat up to 350°F/180°C. Synthetic hair should not be colored.

Kanekalon Synthetic Fiber
Light and soft with natural body and luster, Kanekalon is the highest quality of synthetic fibers available. All our Kanekalon synthetic wigs and hair pieces offer styles with soft, light, natural-looking hair with gorgeous body and vibrant, resilient color. For kanekalon fiber wigs, you should try to avoid all heat sources while wearing your wig. Heat will damage the synthetic fibers of the wig as they will become singed and partially melted.

4Virgin Remy Human Hair VS Remy Human Hair

All our human hair wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions are made from 100% human hair. Human hair has more versatility when it comes to styling, as it can be styled in various ways, just like your own hair, and will maintain the most natural look.

Virgin hair has been defined as hair that has never been chemically processed in any way, making the hair far more superior to Remy hair. A set of virgin hair must come from a single donor and all follow the same direction with an intact cuticle which means it is completely natural, healthy and beautiful.

Remy hair is of the high quality and comes from a single donor, which ensures consistency in texture. Also, the hair cuticles are intact, in one direction and consists of cuts which are the same length. Remy hair is the most popular hair on the market with high quality and reasonable price.

1What Is A Wig?

A wig is a head covering made from human hair or synthetic fiber. People wear wigs to cover hair loss or baldness or change their hairstyle and color. Obviously, human hair wigs are wigs made from real human hair. They will give you the most natural feeling compared to the synthetic wigs.

2What Is The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Hair?

1) BURN FOR SMELL AND ASHES.
Choose a small strand of hair and burn it. If the hair is 100% human, it smells like a barbecue and the ashes can be twisted into powder; if not, it smells like plastic and the ashes will stay as a caking.

 

2) THE PRICE.
That is very obvious: with the same style and length, Human hair wigs are much more expensive than synthetic ones. Therefore, If your human hair wig is relatively cheap, you may need to consider whether it's blended with synthetic fiber or the hair that collected to make this wig is not of a healthy quality.

 

3) THE ABILITY TO STAND HEAT.

Use a flat iron to heat the hair. If the hair can be heated at 220 degrees without a paste, it is real human hair. Well, a small strand of hair is enough for the test.

3How To Choose The Cap Size?

Step I Measure cap size
Measuring your head size is very important to do prior to ordering a wig. Here are the 5 measurements you will need to make.

 

 

 

Step 2 After finishing the 5 measurements, you can check the cap size of Dobestywig wigs below:


In Dobestywig, the Lace cap, Mono top (Hand-tied) Cap, Silk top cap are average sized with Circumference 22.5".

PLEASE NOTE:
1. This is a guide to understand the cap size.
2. It does not mean that each wig will come in all cap size options.
3. Sizes will vary slightly due to different types of wigs.

4How To Choose The Right Cap?

So, how many cap constructions does Dobestywig offer? And what are the differences between them? How do you choose? Well let’s explain this!
The wig cap constructions we offer are the lace front cap, full lace cap, glueless full lace cap, monofilament cap, and the silk top cap.

Lace Front Wig

Lace Front Wig cap construction is very natural-looking, creating an invisible hairline and giving the illusion of hair growing right out of your scalp. Lace Front Caps have lace in the front and traditional wefts in the back. In the front lace area, you can part your hair freely. For the weft area, we also add an elastic net inside of the cap which makes the wig comfortable and durable. Our lace front wig has clips and combs pre-sewn into the cap and an adjustable strap in the back which can be tightened an inch. The lace, after all, is delicate, so be careful not to pull or stretch it out.
1. Natural-looking front hairline
2. Closed weft with elastic net inside of the cap
3. Clips/Combs already sewn in
4. Competitively less expensive
5. Handled with care

Mono top wigs
For Mono Top Wigs, the top portion of the cap is made from a very fine, sheer material called monofilament. Monofilament wigs have been known as the best wig for cancer patients as it is a perfect combination of style and comfort. A monofilament wig creates the illusion of natural hair growth and offers you natural hair movement.
1. Soft comfortable cap
2. Friendly on sensitive scalps
3. Natural hair movement

Glueless Lace Wigs
Glueless lace wigs don't need to be secured using glue. Glueless lace wigs are 100% hand tied and have all the benefits of a full lace wig. A glueless lace wig has combs and clips already sewn into the cap, as well as an adjustable strap at the back which can be tightened by an inch. For beginners, a glueless lace wig is recommended.
1. Glue-free
2. 100% Hand-tied
3. Clips and combs pre-sewn
4. Adjustable Strap
5. Great for beginners

5How To Care The Human Hair Wig?

1. Gently brush the wig to remove tangles with a wide tooth comb. When brushing, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots.
2. Fill a basin or sink with cool water and shampoo. Never use hot water.
3. Soak your wig for 3-5 minutes, Gently swirl without rubbing.
4. Remove your wig from the sink, and thoroughly rinse in cool water.
5. Gently squeeze the excess water and towel blot hair. Never twist or wring your wig.
6. Place the wig on a wig stand, spray with leave-in conditioner, and allow to air dry.
7. When the wig is completely dry, it is ready to style. Never style a wig when wet.
1What are Synthetic Wigs?

Synthetic wigs are created from man-made fibers that imitate the look and feel of real hair.
Synthetic wigs have technologically advanced hair fibers, so they are very manageable to look after. They hold their look and don’t need to be styled.
We offer a huge variety of synthetic wigs in our trendy synthetic wigs collection, including a large selection of lengths, colors and styles to suit everybody.

The Pros:
1. Easy Care. Synthetic wigs are easy care for, because they have something called "style retention", they never have to be styled. You simply wash, dry and then shake them out, and the wig will return to its original style.

2. Style Memory. Synthetic wigs hold their style regardless of the weather. If it rains, the hair will not frizz up or be affected, unlike human hair.

3. Versatility. You can try out various colors and styles without the need to see a hair stylist.

4. Large Color Selection. The sky is the limit where colors are concerned. You can choose from an array of natural colors, as well as several fantasy colors.

5. Cost. Synthetic wigs are much cheaper than human hair wigs.

6. Low Maintenance. They require very little maintenance. This is important to consider if you are experiencing health issues and not feeling well enough to style your hair.

7. Natural Looking. High-quality synthetic wigs are very difficult to tell apart from real human hair wigs.

 

The Cons:
1. Shine. Some economy or budget synthetic wigs (typically those under $100) may have an unnatural shine. For this you may have to apply a dry shampoo or baby powder to reduce shine.

2. Longevity. Synthetic wigs do not last as long as human hair wigs. They typically last about 6 months with daily wear. But with proper care they can also last over a year.

3. Fragility. Unlike many other synthetic wigs Dobestywig synthetic wigs can be straightened or curled with heat styling tools. They are specifically designed "heat friendly" synthetic wigs. But they can only endure a very low temperature.

2How To Secure A Synthetic Wig?

Wig cap
Using a wig cap is the most popular way to secure a wig. You can do it whether you have hair or not. It can prevent your wig from moving and hold your own hair in place. What’s better is that wig caps can keep your wig clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wig band
An adjustable wig band can secure your wig easily. They are made from soft material and are very comfortable to wear. When wearing the band, you don’t have to worry about the wig slipping or moving. The band is also gentle on hair loss and may prevent headaches caused by wearing wigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue
Glue is also a popular way to secure wigs. If you search wig tutorials on YouTube, you will find many women glue down their wigs, especially for those who want to wear wigs for a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3How To Apply Synthetic Wigs For Beginners?

 

Tweeze off a little wig hair
If you like the thickness of the wig’s hair parting, you can just leave it as it is. However, it will look more natural and less “wiggy” if you pluck off some hair in the parting and hairline. We have videos on our YouTube Channel ‘Dobestywig’ for how to do this correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put on the wig cap
You should tie your hair back or keep it out of the way before you apply the wig cap. A good way is to tie your hair into two braids, and then pin them to the back of your head so your head is flat. Then put on your wig cap, and tuck all your hair in and leave no strands out.

 

Put on your wig
You need to throw the wig over your head and apply the wig from the top and then the bottom. After the wig is on, secure it by pushing the combs in. Then, brush through the hair, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Never brush from top to bottom because if you do that, you will comb all the knots down and create a mess.Get rid of the shininess
Many synthetic wigs are shinier then human hair wigs, which can give it away that it is a wig. But it is easily solved! Just use a dry shampoo and spray it all over the synthetic wig. You can also use translucent powder (like baby powder or talcum powder) and massage it into your wig. This will help to mattify it and give it more of a natural feel.

 

Get rid of the shininess
Many synthetic wigs are shinier then human hair wigs, which can give it away that it is a wig. But it is easily solved! Just use a dry shampoo and spray it all over the synthetic wig. You can also use translucent powder (like baby powder or talcum powder) and massage it into your wig. This will help to mattify it and give it more of a natural feel.

4How to pluck the hairline?

Take clear photos of your own hairline to use as a guide for how you should make the wigs hairline. The best way to do this is to pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and take photos of your hairline.

Put your wig on a mannequin head and secure it. Create a thin hair parting according to the photo. Don't make the parting too wide because you don't want to lose too much hair.

Carefully pluck the hairline and hair parting using your photos as a guide. You want it to look natural.
Now you have the outline of your hairline. It's time to create a gradual density look. First section out the hair strand by strand. Then start plucking out some hair. Be careful with the plucking, as this hair can’t grow back!

5Six Tips To Care For Synthetic Wigs

 

Do not apply any product to the hair until it gets older
Don’t apply any product to the hair when you first start wearing it for the first two or three weeks at least. Water is your best friend.

Wash your synthetic wigs
You can use any inexpensive conditioner. Don’t shampoo the synthetic wigs because the shampoo will dry the hair out. You can just stick to the conditioner. If you wear your synthetic wigs every day, you can do it every two or three weeks.

Purchase wig spray
Get a special wig spray and once your hair does get old, you can spray onto the ends of the hair to add hydration. What you need to do is take care of the ends of the hair like you would do to your own hair.

Do not rake through your synthetic wigs
You need to lightly brush them or comb through them. Brushing gently will help to avoid too shedding and getting frizzy ends.

Do not sleep in your synthetic wig
Sleeping in your wig is a sure way to tear it up and make it look raggedy.

If you see any of your ends starting to get raggedy, just use scissors to slightly snip them off.

6How Do You Wash Synthetic Wigs?

Brush the hair first
Brush through the wig and start from the bottom working your way up. Do not use a paper towel holder to hold up the wig.

Wash with mildly warm water
Really hot or really cold water will dry your wig out. Add a small amount of shampoo and conditioner into the water.

Hook your wigs somewhere
After washing your wigs, hang them up because you want the water to drip down. Leave the hair to dry overnight or all day.

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