When buying a wig for the first time, you will probably be a bit confused by some of the terminology. People assume that buying a wig is just a case of choosing what color and style you want, but there is a lot more to it than that. One of the most important things that you need to decide on is the density of the wig, and you may already have heard this term.
In short, wig density simply means the thickness of the hair, and it varies a lot. When you are spending a lot of money on a wig, you want to make sure that it lasts a long time, and wigs with a higher density tend to be more durable. Wig density is measured as a percentage and different ranges are given different categories, like extra light, medium, heavy, etc. Certain styles work best with certain densities so short hair, for example, will look more natural with a lower density. Long wigs, on the other hand, need to be high density in most cases.
If you have never worn a wig before, getting your head around different density ranges can be tricky and you can easily end up buying a wig that is wrong for you. However, this great infographic will help you to make sense of wig density. It has a great explanation of different densities and the benefits of each. It also has a simple guide to help you decide which density you need based on the length of the wig.
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