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How to Choose the Perfect Wigs for Men Who Identify as Transgender

Choosing wigs for men can be just as complicated as choosing one for anyone else. For a transgendered man, finding that perfect wig is also much harder than just selecting one you think may look good. Ask any woman, and they’ll tell you the same thing: with great hair, everything else can fall into place. With a great wig combined with equally great makeup, you can look beautiful, no matter what other issues there are. The first few times you try on wigs, you’ll likely only see the wig instead of the person in the mirror. However, with trying on different styles and finally finding one that fits your face and personality, you will eventually stop seeing the man in the wig and start seeing the beautiful woman you’ve newly discovered!

When looking at wigs for transgendered men, there are a few things to consider:

  • Synthetic vs. Human Hair Wigs- Decide whether you want a synthetic or human hair wig. Synthetic wigs are significantly cheaper than human hair; however, they tend to not last as long nor look as natural (although they’re pretty close) as human hair. Both types of wigs, if properly styled and maintained, can look great, although human hair wigs can be more labor-intensive when in need of styling.
  • Color- As a newbie to wigs for transgendered men, it’s best to pick a color that is close to your natural hair color. If you are looking to be dramatic, still try to avoid platinum blondes or jet black, as these colors can draw a lot of unwanted attention to your face, especially if you’re just learning how to apply your makeup. Opt for a wig that is natural-looking with a simple style and that include some highlights that you like. This will give you a much more natural aesthetic until you improve your makeup skills and can try a wig that is more drastic.
  • Style and Quality- If you are new to wigs for men, consider buying style over quality. Like coloring, it’s hard for a beginner to know exactly what style looks best and how to maintain it. When you’ve decided on your favorite look, invest money in a wig that is fully styled, and to maintain it, consider visiting a hairdresser who has experience in styling and maintaining wigs to keep them looking their best.


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