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First Time Wig Wearers Tips | Everything you need to Know!

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Hello, first-time wig wearer! Wondering what type of wig would be the best for a first purchase? Perhaps you are nervous about wearing a wig for the first time. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered whether you want to feel comfortable wearing a wig for the first time in public or want to avoid the same mistakes most first-time wig wearers make. Read on for some awesome guiding tips!

Guide for first time wig users


Advantages of Synthetic wigs:

hen purchasing the first wig, most people tend to buy a very expensive wig that later they barely use. This is a common phenomenon called “the emotional wig” among wig wearers. A good quality synthetic wig can look as natural as an average human hair wig. That is why a first-time wig wearer may consider trying synthetic wigs, however keep in mind that synthetic wigs have their downsides too. For example they tend to be very sensitive to heat.

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If buying a human hair wig feels like a commitment to you then you may opt to experiment with synthetic wigs first.


Advantages of Human Hair Wigs

  • They are more realistic. Human hair wigs are made of real hair and each strand is sewn into the mesh to make it the most realistic type of wig.
  • They are more durable. Human hair wigs tend to have a longer lifespan.
  • They are softer.
  • Because they are made of real hair, they can be styled using hair products as if it is your own hair.
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  • Synthetic wigs are good if you don’t want to commit, however, for quality nothing beats Remy human hair wigs.
  • Human hair wigs are a good choice and they look more natural but are often more pricy.
  • Synthetic wigs are easier to maintain
  • A synthetic wig keeps its shape and style after a wash. They often can’t be styled.
  • Human hair wigs can be styled as if it is your own hair.
  • Human hair wigs are often more expensive.

Try your wigs before making payments at Masumi!

Worried about the limitations of online shopping? Masumi can be like your physical store! We offer the buy now pay later option with Klarna. You can try your wig before you go ahead with your payment. We will always accept returns within the first 14 days of the invoice, so you have plenty of time to see if you’re happy with your purchase. Returns will be accepted so long as the product is not damaged, styled, or has product, perfume or cigarette smell on them. We also offer payments in 3 instalments, for more details you can look at our buy now pay later or in 3 instalments blog. 


Tip #2: What is my wig cap size?

Generally, wigs have 3 sizes, small, average and large – average will fit most people, however, have a look at the size chart to be sure;

  • Small: 51 to 54cm (20/21.25 inches)
  • Average: 54 to 57cm (21.25/22.5 inches)
  • Large: 54 to 57cm (22.5 – 23.5 inches)

Most wigs come with adjusters at the back which will allow you to make it slightly larger or smaller depending on your size.


Tip #3: Nervous about wearing your wig in public for the first time? Pick a wig that looks like your natural hair

This is a common psychological trick to get used to wearing wigs. You might feel more comfortable sporting a wig that looks like your real hair. If you’re still feeling a little nervous, go somewhere you won’t see people you know. Do your groceries wearing a wig to get a feel for what it’s like. Eventually, the first nervousness will fade!


Tip #4: You will need a wig saver to dry your wigs after a wash and to preserve them.

Wig savers (or wig stands) will hold the cap in place preserving its quality and potentially increasing its lifespan, saving you money in the long run. This is also the ideal way to dry your wigs – by placing the washed wig on the stand and letting it dry. Remember, most synthetic wigs are not heat resistant and blow drying will damage them. For long-length wigs, you will need a longer wig savers.

We offer portable wig savers that take minimum space when folded. Make sure to delect your desired length on the product page;

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Quick video on how to use foldable wig stands

We hope we’ve helped you get valuable information before your first wig purchase and helped to wear your wig comfortably and be the brave new you! If you have further questions, we would be delighted to help you! Please do not hesitate to contact us:

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