The Dos and Don’ts of Transgender Hairdos

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Looking feminine is all about style and pizzazz. Here’s are a few do’s (C) and don’ts (D) when it comes to choosing the right hairdo to adornthe female you. Wigs come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. They offer freedom. Choose from many, choose for your personality and you’ll do right.

Invest to look your best.

Do

Save, invest in the best according to your budget. A great-quality wig is a long-term investment, and if you love it, you’ll never regret it.

Don’t

Wearing a worn and tattered wig will let you down. Put in the effort like it’s your real hair and keep it fresh.

Do

When shopping for wigs look for softness and shine. This is your first port of call to spot check for quality.

Don’t

Dull and frizzy wigs look fake. So don’t make a purchase you might regret, and don’t allow a lack of care to harm your wig.

Do

For a range of fabulous hairdos try shopping Joseph’s Wigs.

Tip

Wigs range in price depending on quality and material. Human hair wigs are the softest but can cost a lot of money. Synthetic hair wigs will shine when well made. Follow these general rules:

If the hair strands fall right out, you’ll be back at the wig shop before you can reach for the conditioner.

Hold on, grip tight, and grip right!

Worried the next gust of wind will leave you exposed? Help is at hand.

Don’t

Pull your wig down over your eyes. Good fixing is essential, but so are your accessories – so avoid disaster and don’t wear jewellery or glasses that are liable to get caught in your wig.

Do

A wig cap covers your head and holds your wig in place.

Do

Special clips that can be sewn to the inside of the wig will hold on tight when the weather pulls hard.

Do

Choose a wig grip to keep your wig where you want it.

Colour that draws out the best.

Most natural hair isn’t single-toned. Hair is complex, colourful and wonderful. Think about your favourite colors when you pick your clothes. What criteria do you use for deciding on colour?

Do

You might choose colours that match your skin tone, and that’s exactly what you should be thinking about when you look at a wig.

Don’t

Extremes are a no no! Decide if you want to achieve a natural look or a stand-out look. If you want to be natural-looking, avoid bright colourings.

Do

Choose a wig with more than one tone. Too much and you’re playing with fire; simple, natural tones always look the most natural.

Don’t

Black wigs will make pale skin look ghostly.

Don’t

Extreme blondes make tans look orange. You’re not a fruit, so take care with your choices of tone.

Do

It’s best to pick from a range of mid-tones.

Not too short, not too long.

Femininity is subtle, maintaining balance is key.

Don’t

Too short a bob, or too long a do, can look exaggerated and bring back the masculinity you’re trying to leave home. Choose shape based on your bone structure, accentuating feminine characteristics, and softening masculine ones.

Do

Shoulder length styles are just right for most people.

Do

Accompany subtle with soft. Soft shapes and soft curves will flatter the feminine.

Leave thin hair to the men.

Natural hair thins over the years. Masculinity won’t wear off, but you might have trouble pulling off femininity.

Don’t

Don’t let thin hair get in your way.
Do

Choose a full-bodied wig full of bounce.

Just the beginning

Let the feminine shinewith the right wig. Remember to go soft and go subtle. Be savvy when dressing for the woman you want people to see.

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