E Report / Nov 13th, 2014

Winter Accessories Go Great with Wigs

One of the best things about the impending winter season is the accessories. You need to cover just about all your skin to stay warm, and that means tall boots, jackets, gloves or arm warmers, scarves, ear muffs, and hats. The possibilities are limitless. If you live in a place where the bite of cold air is already swirling around you, chances are you’ve already pulled out the necessary gear and are ready for the worst possible weather.  If you only have a few items, go ahead and treat yourself. If you have to live with freezing temperatures, you deserve to face them with matching hats.

Whether you’re rocking wigs or natural hair, you can and should embrace accessories that cover your head. You want to trap as much body heat as possible with a beanie or ear warmers or whatever it takes to keep you toasty while you’re outdoors. Yes, they can mess up your perfectly styled hair, but that’s a price worth paying. You can minimize tangles and fuss by taking these steps when wearing anything on top of your wig:

  • Use a gentle touch! When you put on and remove items like hats and ear muffs, it’s important to do so with patience. If you pull off your toboggan in a hurry once you rush indoors, you might accidentally take off your wig with it. Going slow and avoiding rough pulling will ensure you can remove your accessories without any troubles.
  • Carry a wide tooth comb in your purse to take care of tangles and snags. A comb is a great tool to have on hand if you wear a wig, and it’s especially important in winter months. What if a button on your hat or ear warmers somehow gets snagged on your wig cap? Don’t risk yanking it out and damaging the wig; use a comb and a light touch to work it free. You can also carefully run a comb through your wig to tidy it after you take off head coverings.
  • Check sizing. One of the best ways to keep a wig in place is to ensure you’re wearing the correct size. Visit any wig retailer [link to store locator] and work with an experienced consultant to measure your head. Try on different wig styles in your size and a couple outside your normal range to get an idea of what a good fit feels like.
  • Don’t be shy about piling winter gear on top of your wig to be comfortable. Wear your favorite wig when you go shopping for any new accessories so you can ensure they work with your chosen wig.
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