Definition: Headband wigs are certainly not new to consumers who regularly wear wigs on a regular basis. Headband wigs, as the name suggests, they’re wigs with headband securely attached, and the entire hair is neatly sewn into a soft, removable wig cap. While they’re commonly known as “half wigs,” they actually only go on the side of your head, so those folks who don’t like looking like they’ve shaved their heads completely miss out on the benefits of headband wigs. If you’d like to get rid of that “merely” attached hair on the side, headband wigs are the perfect choice.
If you’ve ever worn a wig and had the stray hair fall in place when you brushed or comb it, you know exactly how frustrating it can be to get that hair to stay in place without falling back out again. While there are a number of different products on the market today that claim to provide a similar result, the real reason you can’t seem to find a consistent hairstyle and headband wig solution is your own hair. Even if you try your best to create the look you want, hair is always going to be prone to breakage and fly away during regular use. With half or full headband wigs, this problem is completely eradicated, making for an incredibly easy and quick application process every time.
Ever wear wigs to cover hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation? If you do, you know that the constant pulling and bending over your head causes your hair to eventually break at the roots. Even if you wear a natural-looking headband wig, the constant forces on your hair due to the styling tools you wear can wear wigs down to their roots in only a few short months. By wearing headband wigs instead, you can prevent this from happening and keep your head or face looking perfectly styled even after a short period of time.
As you may have noticed from past information about headband wigs, they use a special type of adhesive to attach the hairpiece to your head or face. In recent years, some companies have developed headband wigs that use a much stronger adhesive than the original, allowing for a much more secure attachment to your scalp. However, some companies still make their headbands with glue, which still has long-term disadvantages compared to the latest technology.
What’s the difference between glue and air? Actually, nothing. Yes, both headband wigs and a lace wig use the same type of adhesive. The big difference lies in how easy they are to put on and take off. A lace wig is a simple affair to put on; all you have to do is pull a few threads, spread them apart, secure them using either Velcro or hook and loop tape, then pull the whole headband on and off. A headband wig, on the other hand, takes a bit more time and effort because you have to pull the threads tightly and securely while holding the headband in place – an action that makes it a bit more difficult to remove.
Now that we’ve defined both glue and air, how can we compare air wig use to that of headband wigs? To answer this, it would probably be best to look at how headband wigs are worn. Unlike a typical adhesive, which is usually worn directly on the head, a headband wig (and most air headbands) must be worn underneath a cap or headpiece, which is placed over the head and held in place by elastic bands, straps, or clips. This requires that the wearer actually use his own headgear to wear headband wigs – something that might make some people wince, but with the proper headgear on, wearing a headband wig is as easy as wearing a regular hair wig.
Air hairheads, on the other hand, are designed to look and feel like regular hair, but are packed into a plastic tube that contains a compressor and power cord. Because these headband wigs are so similar to our own hair, it’s a very easy step to make the transition from regular hair to this completely undetectable headband wig. Simply wear a regular hair wig and blow out the air inside the tube, allowing the air to escape through the top of the tube. Next, pull on some Velcro to seal the hair in place. That’s all there is to wearing headband wigs!
It’s important to point out that the process described above is quite effective in keeping the natural hairline intact, as well. Wearing wigs that cover your entire headline are best suited for those who are looking to change their overall appearance by masking a less than perfect hairline. These wigs can be made with a variety of synthetic hair colors and patterns, including greys, blacks, reds, tans, browns, as well as various combinations. The combinations are almost endless, which makes these headband wigs a great way to express yourself without sacrificing your own natural hairline. For most people, keeping their headline un-scarred is a huge benefit of these wigs, as they allow them to still keep their natural hairline while sporting a new look.