This is such a personal choice, as with anything you choose to wear! They all have their positive and negatives so it depends on your lifestyle and what you want out of your wig to enable you to pick the right one for you. All I can do is tell you what I wear and why and this might help you recognise what you need from your own wig...
After wearing every type of wig going I have decided the best thing for me is a custom made mesh base that has tabs to attach my wig tape at the front, sides by the ears and the neck. I have tried the vacuum and the kind of wigs that have a thin transparent plastic that clings to the head and I found that they made my head hot even though I am not the most active person! I like my head to be able to breath. I choose to have it custom made as my head is very small so off the peg does not fit. However the comfort you get from custom made means that I can totally forget that I am wearing a wig which makes me feel so confident.
There is also the option of having your hair permanently glued to your head but as I have been wearing wigs for 15 years I have found that being able to remove your hair and switch between wigs it a real perk! So I choose not to do this.
When I first started to wear wigs it was European real hair or synthetic hair. Positives and negatives for both... Real hair was best for longer styles as it looked more realistic and flowed better. It also had a long life in some cases 2 years... Negative was that it is more expensive and took more looking after. Synthetic hair was good for short styles as it kept its style after washing, it was much cheaper but had a very short life span as it would start to frizz, they are not as realistic and if near anything hot it could melt!
Now there is a type of hair available that has the best of both hair types... It is called many different things by different wig salons but what it does is the same. Like real hair you can wash, blow dry and heat style. Unlike real hair it is durable, colour constant and easy to care for, its stronger, lighter and more heat resistant than real hair. The unique quality of this hair is that once you have created the hair-style you want it will stay that way no matter how many times you wash it. This is what my next wig is going to be made with!!
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