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8 Tips For Buying Your First Wig

8 Tips For Buying Your First Wig

Today’s wigs can be made from the finest strands of human hair, and many have features that make them ultra-comfortable for those with sensitive scalps caused by chemotherapy or alopecia areata. No matter the cause of your hair loss, here are eight sure-fire tips for choosing your first synthetic or human hair wig.

1. Learn about wig terms and features

What exactly do the terms lace front, wefted, synthetic, Remy, feather-light, and silk cap mean? Now is a good time to learn about the various wig features and how they could be beneficial to your type of hair loss. You can also study up on why certain wigs have higher prices than others.

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2. Be natural

A good tip for first-time wig wearers is to mirror your natural hair when it looked best. You can save new and different styles for your next wig purchase. For now, choose a wig that looks healthy and natural.

3. Go for a wig fitting

A number of wig shops offer ladies wigs online, and once you have a good idea of what to look for and what works for you, this can be a great option. For now though, book a wig fitting to try on different styles and see how each one feels on. Those in the wig trade are often very well versed in the world of wigs and hair loss, and can help you determine which wig will be best for you.

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4. Consult a friend

Bringing a trusted friend or relative to your wig fitting can be a huge help. It’s always good to have someone there to support you and give you honest feedback. Share some laughs, shed some tears – you’ll have someone there with you through thick and thin.

5. Don’t assume that more expensive means better

Don’t just assume that a higher-priced wig will be the best one for you. Wig technology and cutting-edge designers have produced a number of inexpensive options that are very natural looking.

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6. Know that you can keep seeing your hair stylist

A human hair wig can be cut and styled much like your normal hair, so you can still visit your stylist for a new look once in a while. Some wigs actually benefit from a proper haircut that takes your face shape into consideration.

7. Consider additional wigs and headwear

What will you wear while your wig is being washed? Will you wear it around the house as well as outside? Many women are comfortable going wig-less at home, but you may want to have a soft cap or turban to wear to bed, or just to stay warm. Scarves, hats, or a combination of the two can also be used on days when you don’t feel like wearing your wig. Also, keep in mind that wigs can take up to 24 hours to fully dry after washing, so you may want a backup wig or headwear for use during that time.

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8. Learn the difference between synthetic and real hair wigs

Human hair wigs can be cut and heat-styled, they can be parted in different ways, and most often have lace-fronts, making for a natural hairline. Synthetic wigs have less natural hairlines and often can’t be parted or re-styled (i.e. what you see is what you get). They dry more quickly after being washed (6-7 hours versus up to 24 hours) and require special wig shampoo. They also tend to be cheaper than real hair wigs.

With the right considerations in mind, buying your first wig doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Choose one that makes you feel confident and is comfortable for your scalp and type of hair loss.

I hope these tips will help you. Good luck!

Featured photo credit: Wigs/olivegreen via flickr.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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