Our Wig Buying Guide

Buying a Wig for the First Time
the wig buyers guide

We get asked lots of questions by people who are buying a wig for the first time, so we decided to put the most common questions asked to us in an easy-to-read guide. There are so many styles and constructions of wigs available that you might feel overwhelmed by all of the information given to you on the web! So, to find out how to buy a wig, simply sit back and read through our own expert’s guide to the simple basics that you need to know before purchasing your first wig.

1. What’s my style?

Is it you? What style suits me?
If you’re buying a wig for the first time you might want to stay with a style that is familiar to you. Luckily, we have every style imaginable here at Simply Wigs! You can find a style similar to your own or you can be daring and go for a complete new look! A change of colour? a change of texture? . . . It’s up to you!
Our clients are always telling us, “I wish I had chosen a wig earlier as its a lot easier than my own hair!”. From short ‘sassy’ cuts to long luxurious styles, we’ve made it easy for you by putting them into the following categories.

Why not, take a look and see if you can find a style that you like or a style that you want to try?

2. What’s my size?

Remember, whatever your size, we can help.

-Did you know?

95% of our customers are an average size, and even if you’re not in this group, the wigs have adjustable pull straps. These wigs have up to an inch give, so the wig can be tightened or slackened, depending upon the size of your head.

-How Do I Measure?

Easy. . . all you need is a soft tape measure. Simply measure around the circumference of your head – from the hairline – behind the ear – around the nape – and then back around to the front hairline again!
Take a look at our blog,  ‘Wig Size‘, for more information on how to choose a wig that will fit you best.

3. What do you mean by ‘Wig Construction‘?

All wigs are not equal.
At Simply Wigs we have always said that you pay for what you get and, as a general rule of thumb, that is true! But why? Wigs may look the same on the outside but when it comes to ‘construction‘ you need to look underneath the piece.

Look at the different types of construction below to find out the main differences.

Please Note: the above information is the most common type of construction and some wigs may be a combination of either of them. As an example, you may get a hand tied wig with a monofilament top and lace front, or you may get a wefted wig style with a monofilament parting area. All of our products will include detailed product information which is found on the ‘What’s Inside’ tab.

4. Do I choose Fibre or Human Hair?

Surely, human hair will look better?
This is a common myth and is not necessarily true. There are very good reasons to choose either of the ‘hair’ types because they both have there own very unique qualities. Take a look at what our experts say in this simple guide.


You can see from the table below that both human hair and fibre wigs have their advantages. Pick what you think your lifestyle will suit. It really does depend on what you want from the wig.

Take a look at our blog, ‘Human Hair Wigs VS Synthetic Hair Wigs‘ for more information!

And finally, a word from one of our experts. . .

expert-adviceJust a quick word from one of our ‘experts’ at Simply Wigs. We’re not ashamed to say that we have many years of experience in this industry and we want to share our knowledge with you. Although we have now briefly gone over the major facts needed for when you first set out to buy a wig, we realise that you may have another 1001 questions to ask us. If you do then please get in touch so that we can answer them for you. Remember that you won’t be the only one wondering about the question! And that is what we’re here for.

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