Can Synthetic Wigs Look Natural?

I think everyone would agree that natural hair always looks beautiful and feels soft too. Most people would agree that they prefer natural hair instead of synthetic wigs, toupees, or perms. Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with enough hair to make it seem beautiful. Even those that do have hair in abundance, maintaining it every single day to be in pristine shape is almost impossible. Sometimes you just want to get out of bed, put on some clothes and go to work immediately. Having to wash your hands and adjust your hairstyle every morning can be quite annoying.

Thankfully, synthetic wigs exist and they can make the lives of many people around the globe much easier. It does not matter whether you do or do not have hair, because you can make your wig look as natural as possible. With the right knowledge, experience, and preparation, you will be able to make it look as good as any other hairstyle you have seen.

Even if Sunday’s you do not manage to make it look natural, it will still be a good addition to your entire style. These days, synthetic wigs are widely accepted in our society, so feel free to wear it any way you want, anytime you want.

But, if you truly want to impress everyone around you, I am going to tell you about all the tips I found out about achieving that real hairstyle look.

Buy a new one

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You might not like this piece of information, but the truth is, the simplest way to make your wig look as best as possible is to just buy a new one. Of course, this does not mean that you should purchase one every other week or every new month, but you should replace it at regular intervals. The reality is that the color will start to wash away and the synthetic material will start to deteriorate over some time. There is no way to avoid this from happening. This is just how the polymer works.

However, there is something you could do to make it last longer. If you were to purchase multiple wigs and wear them alternately, there is a possibility that all of them will last much longer. Think of this as wearing shoes. If you were to wear just one pair of shoes for the entire year, they will start to crack and tear after that just one year. But, if you were to have two or three pairs and wear them alternately, the material of the shoe will able to rest and return to its normal state.

In other words, if you truly want your wig to look as natural as possible, I recommend either buying a new one or buying multiple to maintain the original look.

Color the roots

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Have you ever seen someone with just one color of hair? Well, if you have, they were probably wearing something on their head, because naturally, it is never in just one color. If it is black for example, it is a mix of gray, black, white, and maybe even a bit of brown. So, if you were to choose a perm that is just one simple color, it will be obvious to many people that it is fake.

Assuming that you do not want to leave this impression to the people around you, I would recommend either coloring the roots of the perm you already own or just buy a new one that has its roots colored.

However, if you do not exactly feel very brave about coloring it by yourself or spending our money on a new one, I recommend talking with your hairdresser and see what they can do for you. I am sure an expert will be able to deliver the results you are looking for.

For those that find this to be too complicated and do not have the time to bother, my recommendation would be to just by a week with real human hair. I personally find the 9A Invisible Lace a great option and it has been reviewed quite positively on KlaiyiHair.

Make it messy

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There is one very common mistake a lot of people make who love wearing wigs. They try to make their hairstyle be as perfect as possible. Of course, it is possible to achieve that perfect look, but that usually requires hours and hours of preparation. In the real world, most people do not have so much free time in the morning for passion and styling.

This is why it is essential to give yourself a messier look. Every strand cannot be the perfect same length. Some strands need to be shorter, others need to be longer and there should be a couple of them that are too long. It is also important to note that some strands can be wavier than others, even on people that have naturally straight hair.

So, if you feel comfortable playing around with your synthetic weight, I would recommend getting a bit creative. Cut up some of the strands, bundle up the wig and just play around with it until you create something that looks a bit more realistic. Once you put it on, you can do the finishing touches so you can see both professional and messy.

Cut the wig

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Another thing you could do to make your synthetic wig a little bit more realistic is to just cut it. It might not make a lot of sense to you, but there is a good reason why you should do it. Normal hair always grows and needs to be cut from time to time. Some people need to cut it once in a month while others need to cut it every two weeks. It varies from person to person, but that is not important right now.

This is why it is essential to trim your rig every once in a while. It is a way of showing people that you are playing around with your “realistic” hairstyle.

As you can see, with enough preparation you can make your synthetic wig look just like the real thing.