Friday, 12 April 2013

Wigs – A Wonderful Protective Style

How are all my lovely subscribers and readers doing?  It seems like ages ago I hope everyone is doing well. I will encourage everyone not to be too silent on this blog (pretty please with sugar on top) as I would like to know everyone more. I also love to read your fabulous comments as it lets me know that I am doing something right. I am sure you have all noticed a lack of posts however I am working on changing that. Expect an upcoming post on my hair and another on a hair challenge I will be doing shortly (this one promises to be an exciting one).

Now on to the post of the day - Wigs are an easy and versatile protective style. I know that there a lot of people who are opposed to wearing wigs and I must say that I used to be one of those people who felt that wigs were dangerous as they could fall off (ie. get blown off by the wind), get pulled off, or move out of place/position or that everyone one would know that you were wearing one. However there are lots of excellent options on the market it is just about finding the right fit for you.

Here I am at a wedding wearing my lace wig and rocking this oleku outfit with an awesome view of Lagos Island behind me

Tips on buying wigs

1. I will encourage everyone to invest in a top quality wig, even if it is a synthetic wig it is important that it looks as natural as possible – avoid the shiny look. In my opinion better quality does not necessarily mean a more expensive wig alone. It could actually involve spending a bit more time and doing the extra work and research to ensure that you are getting the best bang for your buck.

2. It should be one that should be easy to put on or let me just say that you should know how to put on the wig so that it fits perfectly on your head, so try it on before buying if you can. However as an online shopper myself – this is not a hard and fast rule. Keep trying till you get it right. There is nothing worse than an ill fitting wig.

3. Select a wig that flatters your face shape and makes you look good. Do not just buy a wig for the sake of buying one. It is better to have one good wig than a lot of terrible looking ones. I will advise that you try a full lace wig as they have an invisible hair line however do not use any adhesive or glue as this may be damaging to the hair. Also ensure that the wig stays firmly in place with the comb attachments (optional) and even hair pins.

4. Take care of your wigs to ensure that they last longer and make sure to take your wig off when you want to sleep at night.

Benefits of wearing a wig

1. It is a fabulous protective style due to the fact that it is low manipulation and as such reduces hair breakage and damage; it also protects your hair from harsh weather conditions such as winter, extreme heat and so on.

2. While your hair is in a wig, you can corn row/braid/weave the hair underneath or bun it and leave your hair that way for one to two weeks. This will still give you a chance to care for your hair as opposed to wearing a weave, where you are never able to access your scalp or hair properly. Therefore ensure you apply a scalp oil, moisturise and seal, use a leave in conditioner (optional) above all do not neglect your hair whilst wearing a wig. If you are able to corn row/weave/plait your hair underneath it gives you easier access to your scalp without having to part everyday to apply a scalp oil such as Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and so on.

3. Wigs give your hair a chance to breathe as you are able to take them off at anytime.

4. They are a low maintenance style and a convenient way to change up your look.

5. They are cheaper to maintain as you do not need to go the salon to get your hair done all the time.

6. For those you are transitioning to natural hair or texlaxed hair – wigs are a wonderful option as well.

Do share your experiences with wigs or if it is something you would be willing to try, it will be lovely to hear from you.  


Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing - Albert Laighton


  1. Hey tonkabelle, i find this is a very relevant post, as one of the first things i did when i started my own hair journey in December was buy a wig. I also used to be very afraid of even wearing one for the same reasons you highlighted in your post. its been 4 months and now i have 3. (one lace front, one u-part and one half wig) they are excellent and i find that especially wen ur hair actually needs the tlc of low manipulation and more moisture they definitely get it thru wigging. i usually braid my hair underneath after LOC'n or rather LCO'n and tuck my ends into the hair of my new growth then wig it. hair stays moisturised and iv evn started washing my hair in the braids to reduce tangling(wat can i say texlax'n is quite d challenge for me) ;) my wig idol is definitely lushstrands. she has wonderful hair under her wigs too. ps loving the picture, u look beautiful.

    1. Thanks for your comment dear, I am so glad wigs work for you. All the methods you are implementing will definitely help with your hair, xx

  2. I don't know where to get good wigs that still look hot and the ones I see are too expensive as wigs! I rather buy weaves than wigs and please I need tips on growing my hair line. No,they are not receding,I have my father's hairline,it just won't grow and trust me! I've tried "it" all. Your outfit is dope.

    1. Hey dear I am not sure where you live but you can try buying wigs online on websites such as I have done a post on growing your hair line, check it out and thanks for the compliment. xx

  3. I actually bought a nice lace wig but never fixed it. I just have this feeling it will cut my front hair so its just sitting in my bag of weaves. It looks really nice on you and your Oleku style looks nice too.

    1. Hey dear the trick is in not using any glue just work with the combs and fastener attached to the wig that way your front hair will be fine. Thanks for the compliment Stylefash love.

  4. Great tips to buy the best wigs.

  5. Nice blog and tips for buying hair wigs................

  6. Woman looks stylish and beautiful by styled hair nicely. Wigs are the best solution that makes you feel like you have the perfect hair, even during bad weather. I buy some wigs from online store Elevate Styles, but facing problem to fix it. Your tips about buying and wearing wigs are extremely helpful for me. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am glad the tips were able to help you, thanks for your comment.

  7. Many women in the world today wear wigs for different reasons. It’s not only women of color, but other races as well. The wig industry is a huge one and makes millions per year because of the demand and need for Lace Wigs.

    Below are some more benefits of wearing a lace wig:

    Wigs can conceal natural hair issues.
    Wigs are convenient.
    No commitment. You can try different styles.
    You never have a bad hair day.
    Wigs can protect your hair.
    You can save a lot of money!

    And, Thanks for sharing! :)


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