As a wig beginner, we often feel so confused when trying to buy a wig but the wigs' prices vary in a large range. It's really hard to decide which one is the best one, and it will get harder when someone comments below a product that we trying to buy, saying she/he has bought a much cheaper one from another place.
As wig is not a standard product, which means there are no clear standards to judge whether a wig is good or not but don't worry, in this article, we will talk about the main factors that influence the prices of wigs, which will help you to choose a most suitable one.
1. Hair Material
Wigs are mainly using two kinds of hair materials, synthetic hair, and human hair. EvaWigs.com only offers human hair wigs, so we mainly talk about human hair.
Unprocessed Bulk Hair
(1) What's the difference in Indian Hair, Malaysian Hair, Chinese Hair, and Brazilian Hair?
These are classified by the hair source, by which country we bought the hair. The price is not decided mainly by hair source, but decided by whether the hair is virgin or not.
Now here comes the question (2), what's the difference between virgin hair and remy hair?
Virgin human hair is the hair that hasn't been chemically altered in any way, this includes dyes, perms, bleaching, and other popular processes. If the hair has done any way of the above, it will be classified into remy hair.
Obviously, the virgin human hair will be more expensive than remy hair, because it's more strength, and can be dyed into the bright colors and with the results that not as dry as remy hair.
2. Hair Length
Hair length is an obvious factor that affects the wig price, the longer hair needs a longer time to grow, and will be more and more expensive, because, with the development of the economy in every country, girls are likely to change their hairstyles more often than before, the longer hair will be more and more rarer.
3. Cap Construction
Different cap construction needs a different amount of hand works. That's why you might be found that sometimes a synthetic wig is even expensive than a human hair wig.
For all the cap constructions we provide, please take a look of this page.
There're mainly three kinds of cap constructions in the market.
(1) Full lace cap construction wig is the most expensive type of wig, because the whole head hair is hand tied to the cap lace, which allows you to part the hair as free as your own hair.
(2) 360 lace cap is a creative cap construction, it's designed to a very clever way, it has lace all around the circumference, not only allows you to free part in the front but also allows you to wear in a high ponytail by gluing down the lace around the neck, just like the full lace cap.
(3) Lace front cap wigs are an affordable alternative to full lace cap wigs. But the prices are still different when the area of the lace front part is different, it will be comparatively more expensive when the hand tied lace part is larger.
The largest parting area of a lace front wig EvaWigs.com offering is 6" * 6". The larger parting area, the longer part line you can make.
4. Hair Density
Hair density tells us the amount of hair we use to make a wig, the heavier density, the more hair used, and the price higher.
But how to tell if the hair density is full enough for our purchase? The hair density is technically identified by the hair sewed into each lace hole, but the hair is not evenly sewed into the lace, for a pre-plucked hairline wig, there's much less hair sewed along the hairline than other parts of the wig to create a more natural hairline.
So, we can choose the wig density according to the hair density chart. EvaWigs.com's density chart is here.
Please pay attention that, not all the wig companies have the same density chart like the clothes or shoes size chart, because as we mentioned before, wig is not a standard product.
5. Wig Company
The wig prices are not decided only by the four major factors we mentioned above, different wig companies have different operation cost.
6. Other Factors
Other factors include profit margins, promotions and so on.
So, when we choosing a wig, we should clearly understand our main demand which helps us to choose the most suitable one within our budget.
For example, if you want to change your hair color often, a #613 virgin human hair wig will be better than a natural black remy human hair wig. If you have no enough time to take care of your hair, a shorter length bob wig will be better than a long thick hair.
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