Wig­ging it

What bet­ter way to in­stantly change your hair­style than with a wig? Vivica A. Fox is a fan, and so should you be.

True Love - - Contents - By MBALI SOGA

1. Own it: The first thing women worry about when con­sid­er­ing wear­ing a wig is what ev­ery­one will think. The key is to be con­fi­dent and own your new look. No one will know it’s a wig, un­less you tell them.

2. Con­sult a hair­dresser: Your favourite wig style may not be avail­able in the length, shape or colour that you pre­fer. A hair­styl­ist can trim, colour and tame your wig to suit your de­sires. 3. Use the right prod­ucts: Choose prod­ucts that suit your wig’s tex­ture. For in­stance, hu­man-hair wigs are best main­tained us­ing sul­phate-free prod­ucts. These re­quire lots of deep con­di­tion­ing. To main­tain syn­thetic wigs, choose prod­ucts that won’t weigh the fi­bre down. 4. Build a col­lec­tion: Just like cloth­ing, it’s im­por­tant to swop your wigs and have dif­fer­ent op­tions for dif­fer­ent days. 5. Pro­tect it: If you love cook­ing, keep your hair away from the heat. Syn­thetic wigs catch fire eas­ily – even hot steam can cause ir­repara­ble dam­age such as shrink­age. 6. Mute the shine: Syn­thetic hair can be too shiny. To min­imise sheen, ap­ply hair pow­der or dry sham­poo. 7. Get creative: Just be­cause a wig comes in a cer­tain style, doesn’t mean you have to wear it the same way ev­ery day. Shift your look from a side part­ing one day to a mid­dle part­ing the next. Hair bands and hats also add ver­sa­til­ity. 8. Look af­ter the hair­line: Make the wig ap­pear more nat­u­ral by leav­ing some of your own strands out near your hair­line, and comb them to blend with the wig. 9. Try new tex­tures: If you’re all about nat­u­ral

hair, opt for styles like afros and braids. 10. Dare to go bold: You can go from warm in win­ter to light in sum­mer. For a dra­matic fin­ish, get an ex­pert to dye the hair for you.

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