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How to Choose the Right Wig for You

How to Choose the Right Wig for You

There are so many wigs to choose from, the task of selecting the right one for you can seem a bit daunting. Relax. The process can be broken down into a few simple steps. 

Hair Type – Natural or Synthetic?

Choose a synthetic wig for low price and low maintenance. If you like to change your style frequently but don’t want to purchase several wigs right away, human hair can be colored and permed. 

  • Remy human hair is the fiber of choice for hair extensions, wigs and hairpieces, Remy human hair is the highest grade available. The cuticle, or protective outer layer of the hair shaft, is preserved and carefully aligned in one direction to give it a silky, shiny appearance throughout its lifetime and remain free of tangles.
  • Heat does not damage human hair the way it does synthetic, so you can feel free to style it using heated rollers, a curling iron or hair straighteners. Human hair also lasts longer than synthetic hair.
  • Most synthetic hair wigs available today are manufactured from a fiber called Kanekalon, which holds both its style and color. Synthetic wigs have a built-in “memory” for wave or curl pattern. This means that it returns to its original color and style after washing.

Style and Cut

If this is your first venture into the world of wigs, you might want to select a style that closely matches your own. If you are feeling more adventurous, there are makeover websites like that allows you to “try on” various celebrity cuts and styles to find out which combination best suits your lifestyle and the shape of your face. To help you further, the product description for each wig style on the Patti’s Pearls detailed website indicates the face shape that is best suited to that style.


This is a huge decision because, although there are only a few basic colors (blonde, black, gray, white, red, brunette), there are like a zillion different shades within each basic color category. Patti’s Pearls makes selecting a color easy by numbering each color and naming it after a type of food like “dark chocolate” or “honey toast.” If you would like a wig that matches your natural color, simply send us a swatch of your hair along with a clear picture of the color you are looking for; we will call you back with some suggested wig colors.

Patti’s Pearls Custom Wig Service

Here at Patti’s Pearls we offer a complementary custom wig and personalization service. Each wig that you order will have Patti’s Signature hairline, which adds small hairs around the edge of the wig to eliminate “wig line,” that tell-tale sign that you are not sporting your natural hair. We also size your wig to the measurements that you give us. We also add hand sewing inside that can be removed as your natural hair grows back, so that your wig always fits perfectly.

For an additional charge, we will add any finishing touches you request, including changes to length, bangs, layers, curling, etc.

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