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The Right Color Wig for You

Light and color are connected in the sense that color is the effect of light reflecting off an object and only the color of light that the object is ends up being reflected. In the case of your hair, it is the pigmentation of your hair that reflects the light. But sometimes the pigmentation of your hair and the color you see aren't always the same.

Depending on the current light the natural pigmentation or the color of your wig may not be shown properly. Just like natural hair, a wig will look brighter and more vivid under sunlight, and darker and less detailed under low light. This can make finding the right wig for you challenging at times.

So before you pick your color you should pick the right type of wig for you and your lifestyle. Is human hair right for you? Or how about a heat-friendly synthetic wig? The choice is important because the same color of each of these wigs will look differently on them. 

For example, if you are looking for an auburn colored wig then it will look warmer on human hair and cooler on a synthetic. But this rule also varies on the manufacturer, largely varying on warmth.

Then you have to consider your skin tone. This is simple when you get the hang of it. In Layman's terms, you want to pick colors that are no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color. 


But you really do not have to stick to one color as long as you stay within the color range of your hair’s temperature feel free to experiment! When buying such wigs be careful when ordering online. The information and pictures may or may not be accurate in terms of the color you desire.


Here is an example of how to use the color system commonly used in online wig shopping. And it is actually relatively simple once you start using it. 

  • Blacks range from 1 to 1B.

  • Browns range from 2 to 12.

  • Blondes range from 14 to 26.

  • Natural reds range from 27 to 33.

  • Vibrant reds range from 130 to 134.

  • Grays range from 34 to 60.


So when choosing a color you will be picking a darker shade if it has a high color it its range and just follow the same technique with lighter colors.

So now all you've got to do is pick a wig and you will be ready to choose the perfect color! If you want to learn more about washing your wig click here, or if you want to learn more about how to wear your wig click here!


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