Does the quality of the wig correlate with the price tag?
The answer is not as straightforward as you may suppose. The price tag of a wig can be influenced by many factors and, perhaps, in combination, they add up to what you may regard as a quality wig.
The price of wigs can vary depending on a number of factors, one of which is the quality of the hair and the time and effort invested in creating it. The cost of a wig can increase significantly for every additional 5cm of length. Some manufacturers sell what is referred to as "virgin human hair," while others sell human hair that has been blended with synthetic hair. The latter is more difficult to examine without the use of a specialist or microscope because it contains more complex information. For this reason, it is usually preferable to purchase a new human hair wig in South Africa from a supplier and brand that has a good reputation. If you find a wig that is significantly less expensive than others of the same style, length, colour and cap, you should be very wary of purchasing it. This is especially true if the wig appears to have more volume than the other available options.
In 2010, a hair grading system was implemented for human hair wigs to differentiate between businesses and help consumers identify those selling lower-quality hair. The grading runs from 3A to 10A, with 10A at the high end of the quality spectrum. The grading system has evolved with technology and time with the scale being extended from five as the highest point to 10. While the grading system is an excellent idea, it is not regulated, thus making it difficult to monitor. Some suppliers may tinker with the grades and present a false picture. But, one cannot fool all the people all the time and eventually this will come to light through reviews and customer feedback, creating more harm than good. However, in general, these grades, if adhered to, can be a helpful guide when considering the quality of a human hair wig.
The cap of the human hair wig is yet another important factor that plays a role in determining its price. In order to provide the appearance of a real human scalp and give the appearance of a lace front wig, lace front wigs are typically hand-made. The higher the number of lace details on the wig cap, the higher the price of the wig.
Because of this, it is possible to find wigs that appear to have the exact same style and length but are priced in radically different ranges, even when they are fitted on the head of a mannequin or model. It is possible to style a lace front wig (13x1-inch lace) with a middle part line in the same manner as a full-frontal lace wig (13x4-inch), but the amount of lace that is used on the two types of lace wigs is completely different, which is why there is also a significant difference in the prices of the two types of wigs.
The type of lace used to construct a wig will also have a substantial impact on the final price. Normal brown lace is less expensive than invisible or HD lace, which appears less obvious on the hairline after installation. However, this does not guarantee that the human hair wig will last any longer than the synthetic one, nor does it guarantee that the lace will be of higher quality. The choice is entirely subjective. You can easily add a little bit of makeup on the cheaper lace to make it blend in with your hairline, which is a great option for some people.
With a more expensive wig you expect to wear it for a longer time and more frequently. You are free to style it in a variety of hairstyles, heat it, and even use hair products of your choosing with it. This is the appeal of a wig that is of great quality. In addition to washing it and heating it, you may also colour it in the shade that you like most. However, care needs to be taken to select dye of a high quality that is appropriate for wigs.
In the end it may be best to consider the cost per wear of your wig. How much did you pay, spend on styling tools and maintenance and how much wear and ease of wear did you get from it?
In conclusion, the price of a human hair wig in South Africa can be affected by a great number of different elements; however, if you have a better grasp of these factors, you will be able to feel more certain that you are making the right selection when selecting for your next stunning look.