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Transgender Wig Guide

Helping and supporting you to take the next step in your journey.

Your Ultimate Transgender Wig Guide

As a transgender friendly salon, our priority is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our clients. We understand that the hair and beauty industry can be challenging for transgender individuals, therefore we aim to be a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable and confident.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality services that cater to all gender expressions. Our goal is to help our clients feel beautiful and empowered, no matter who they are or how they identify.

We have private and confidential consultation rooms in all our salons. This allows for all individuals to feel safe and able to be themselves while in the company of our wonderfully kind and understanding staff.

How to Find your Size and Fit?

Knowing how to size and fit your wig correctly is important in helping you feel your most comfortable. A wig cap that is too big will move around and pull up when brushing the hair. It can also fold over when bonded to your scalp. Conversely, a cap that is too small will not contour to your scalp correctly, leaving you with an unnatural hairline.

Understanding which cap might be right for you is imperative too in ensuring your wig fits correctly and that it feels comfortable against your own hair or your scalp.

Here at Morgan’s, we stock a large variety of styles and sizes, and if we do not have your size, then we will do our very best to order it in, or find a similar style that we are able to provide for you.

Synthetic or Human Hair?

Choosing the right wig is an essential part of expressing your true self, and it can greatly impact your confidence and comfort. Here’s a quick guide to help you decide between human hair and synthetic wigs:

 

Synthetic Wig Pros:

Affordability: Generally, synthetic wigs are more affordable than human hair wigs.

Low Maintenance: They retain their style even after washing, making them easy to care for. No need for frequent styling.

Variety: A wide range of colors and styles are available, and they hold their shape well over time.

Synthetic Wig Cons:

Limited Styling Options: Most synthetic wigs cannot be styled with heat tools, although there are heat-friendly synthetic options available.

Lifespan: They typically last 4-6 months with regular wear.

Less Natural Look: While high-quality synthetic wigs can look very realistic, they may not have the same natural texture and movement as human hair.

Human Hair Wig Pros:

Natural Look and Feel: Human hair wigs offer the most natural appearance. The texture, movement, and shine are very similar to natural hair.

Styling Versatility: They can be styled with heat tools (curling irons, straighteners) and can be dyed, permed, or otherwise chemically treated.

Longevity: With proper care, human hair wigs can last a year or more.

Human Hair Wig Cons:

Cost: They are more expensive than synthetic wigs due to the quality of the materials and the labor involved in making them.

Maintenance: Human hair wigs require more upkeep, similar to natural hair. They need regular washing, conditioning, and styling.

Environmental Sensitivity: They can react to weather conditions, which might affect the style.

What Cap Constructions do we Suggest?

Wig caps can really help your wig fit better and feel more comfortable. The two styles we suggest you look our for are:

Lace Front – this is where the cap has only the front of the cap constructed with lace, the top and the back is a more common cap material, and this can limit the scalp’s ability to breathe. An elastic band can help you get a good and adjustable fit.

Hand Tied – This a wig cap that has each individual strand of hair hand-tied to a wig cap. It is this kind of cap that provides the most versatile styling options for the wearer.

What Options are there Beyond Wigs?

If you have grown out your natural hair or are happy with a short, feminine pixie style; you may want to consider options other than wigs. This is where hair systems and hair pieces come in. Designed to blend with your own natural hair, toppers, hair integration systems or hair extensions can be a brilliant option.

Toppers – Hair toppers are small pieces which are clipped to the top of your hair to add volume and length. They are a perfect option for people who want to quickly add volume to their hair without any commitment  to returning appointments. Just clip on and go.

Hair Integration – Hair systems are semi-permeant pieces that are integrated with your natural hair through bonding or beads by a professional. The system required maintenance every 4-6 weeks. These systems are great to add thickness and length however are a big investment of both money and time!

Hair Extensions – Extensions are a great way to add thickness and length to your hair as it grows. They come in many different forms so there is something to suit everyone’s needs. They also require uplift maintenance appointments.