Understanding Hair Density: Why Wigs Might Look Fuller Than Your Natural Hair

Posted by Pamela Shaddock on

Wearing a wig can be a transformative experience, whether it's for fashion, convenience, or necessity. However, one common concern that many wig wearers face, some Coils to Locs wig wearers included, is the difference in hair density between their natural hair and the wig they're wearing. This variation can sometimes lead to the wig appearing fuller than what you're accustomed to seeing in the mirror. But fear not! Understanding this difference can help put your mind at ease and allow you to fully enjoy the beauty and versatility of wigs.

What is Hair Density?

Hair density refers to the amount of hair strands on your scalp per square inch. It's typically categorized as low, medium, or high density. Factors such as genetics, age, and overall health can influence your natural hair density. Some people naturally have thicker, fuller hair, while others have finer, sparser strands.

Why Wigs Might Look Fuller

When it comes to wigs, manufacturers often aim to replicate the appearance of healthy, full hair. To achieve this, wigs are designed with a higher density than what many people have naturally. This means that the wig will contain more hair strands per square inch than your own hair.

Getting Used to the Look

For some wig wearers, the initial reaction to seeing themselves in a fuller wig can be a bit surprising. After all, it's not every day that we see ourselves with a head full of coily, curly locks! This discrepancy in hair density can lead to feelings of the wig looking "fake" or unnatural.

Putting Your Mind at Ease

It's important to remember that the difference in hair density between your natural coils and a wig is perfectly normal. In fact, it's what helps give wigs their lifelike appearance. While it may take some time to get used to seeing yourself with a fuller mane, rest assured that the wig is designed to enhance your beauty and provide you with the confidence to rock any hairstyle you desire.

Tips for Embracing Your Wig

  1. Give it Time: Allow yourself time to adjust to the new look. Like any change, it may take a little while to feel completely comfortable.
  2. Styling: Experiment with different styling techniques to personalize the wig and make it your own. You can try layering, adding accessories, or even getting it professionally styled to better suit your preferences.
  3. Confidence is Key: Remember that confidence is the ultimate accessory. Own your new look with pride, and soon enough, you'll feel like the fabulous coily, curly diva you truly are!

In conclusion, the difference in hair density between your natural hair and a wig is nothing to worry about. It's simply a characteristic of wig construction that helps achieve a fuller, more voluminous look. Embrace the change, experiment with different styles, and most importantly, wear your wig with confidence. After all, beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and densities!

**Good news! We've extended our return policy from 10 to 20 days, giving you more time to get used to your new Coils to Locs wig.

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