People have been wearing wigs since the ancient Egyptians decided to cover bald heads with it so that the head did not become burned by the blazing sun. Since then, wigs have been part of fashion with some cultures taking to wigs more than others. Today, they are worn by both men and women for various different reasons.
Men primarily wear wigs to hide their balding heads. Men and women can be vain about their looks and thinning hair and balding heads tend to make people look older than their age, so wigs are a natural choice. Men who wear wigs or toupees find that they have a lot more confidence than when they went out in public without one. It can make a man feel younger and better about himself, which is an advantage to wearing a wig.
Women who have thinning hair due to heredity or medical conditions also feel more confident when donning a wig. Women consider their hair an attractive part of their body and when it doesn't look as good as it used to, they can feel bad about how they look. As a result, women with thinning hair lack confidence and have low self-esteem. Wearing a wig help them feel more attractive.
Cancer patients often wear wigs when they lose their hair. Some do it because it makes them feel more attractive, but others wear wigs so that the whole world does not have to know that they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. It is just another way that wigs can help people feel better about the way they look and feel.
One of the advantages of wearing a wig is that it gives the wearer versatility. People who wear wigs can change hairstyles frequently. One day you can wear a short wig and the next day you can don a longer wig of a different color. It gives the wearer options.
Wigs can be styles just like natural hair. In fact, some are constructed with human hair. Wigs made from synthetic fibers may be styled as well. In fact, the synthetic hair styles stay in longer than human hair wigs that have been styled. Yours may need to be trimmed to fit your face when you first get it. Any hair stylist can trim a wig, but you can go to a salon if you are more comfortable there.
Wigs can be advantageous if your hair is unruly. Let's face it. Some people just have bad hair. Their hair can be baby fine or wild and wooly which make it hard to manage, let along style. A wig cap will keep your hair in place and hidden from under the wig. Wigs can make you look great every day. Plenty of women wear wigs on a daily basis and their friends don't even know it. Some go so far as to get wigs and trim them to different lengths so that their hair will appear to be growing!
Wigs are a fashion accessory today. There are hair extensions and weaves that people wear to enhance their looks. They are not that expensive either. A trip to a hair stylist can cost $40 to $80, and you have to do that every six to eighty weeks. You can get a wig that looks good for $50 to $100. That is a small price to pay if the wig makes you feel better and look better every day. Think of the money you will save on hair salons!