Everything You Need to Know About U Part Wigs
U-part wigs is an underrated style you don’t hear much about in the hair care community. But just because you don’t hear about it, does not mean people are not loving these wigs. Before lace fronts, and sew-ins became so popular the number one style women would try are u-part wigs. So, we have decided to put a spotlight on these amazing wigs, and inspire some of you to try them out. So, let's get straight into this blog post on everything you need to know about U-part wigs.
What are U-part wigs? So, before we get started its best, we tackle the most important thing, and that is what are U-part wigs? U-part wigs are wigs that are made into a U shape structure. The tracks of the weave are sewn onto a wig cap with an opening. The opening of the wig is left for your natural hair to go through. What makes these wigs even better is that you have the chance to be truly versatile with your hairstyle. You can create the part on either sides of your head or straight down the middle if you prefer. A benefit that has women falling in love with U-part wigs is the way they leave people thinking that this unit is your natural hair. Being able to have your own tresses blend smoothly to the wig helps with a flawless finish hairstyle. U-part wigs can be made into multiple sizes and are readily adjustable to fit your head shape.
How Do You Wear a U-Part Wig?
Wearing U-part wigs are now easier than ever. There are a few steps that you will need to follow to ensure that the installation is perfect.
First, you should place the u-part wig on your head, and part your natural hair where the opening will be. For example, if your part is down the middle make sure you separate a good amount of hair so that when the wig is installed it can cover up the edges/tracks of the U-part.
Next, when you have the natural hair, you parted out of the way, try braiding it or clipping it down to make the process easier when installing the wig. Now that the part you want is secure you can proceed with laying down the rest of your hair as flat as possible. The easiest method is braiding your hair into cornrows in a horizontal direction. If you try braiding the cornrows straight back it may cause the hair that is closest to the u-part to appear bulky and unnatural. If you are someone with shorter hair you can easily gel your strands back into a sleek low style and then secure with bobby pins.
Lastly, it is now time to secure your U-part wig to your braids. Thankfully, most U-part units come with clips and combs that you can easily slide into your hair. Adjustable straps can be tightened or loosened for a more comfortable style. If you are someone who is looking for more security, you would simply sew the tracks at the edge of the U-part to the surrounding cornrows on your head until you are just left with your natural hair leave out. Once the wig is properly secured you can now un-pin your leave out, and lay it down to cover up any parts of the wig. It helps to use a flat iron to blend your natural hair into the wig.
How Do You Style a U-Part Wig?
There, are so many different ways that you can style your U-part wig. As we have mentioned through the blog post you have the options to try as many colors and styles that you like. Whether you want an asymmetrical bob or a wet and wavy hairdo, these U-part units give you the option to try a new style every day.
Are U-Part Wigs Better?
Now, for the ultimate question, are U-part wigs better? The answer is yes, if you're someone who knows how to treat their natural hair. Most women have said that u-part wigs help prevent hair loss due to the fact that it does not pull so tightly on your head. Also, if you are someone who is transitioning from perm to natural then u-part wigs would be ideal for your lifestyle. Sometimes trying to go natural can be hard, you don’t know what hairstyles to try, and you may be going through that awkward phase of curly hair at the roots and damaged hair at the ends. U-part wigs allow you to hide those imperfections while simultaneously keep your natural strands healthy. Although you get all these amazing benefits you have to make sure that you are treating the hair that is left out as best as possible. You want to stay away from excessive heat damage on your leave out.
Can I Sleep In My U-Part Wig?
You can sleep in your U-part wig just like any other hair unit. You will just have to ensure that the leave out hair is braided down to prevent frizz, dryness, or split ends. Before bed, we suggest placing the wig in a silk bonnet, or wrapping it with bobby pins and then placing a silk scarf over the unit. Try your best to not excessively flat iron or curl the leave out before going to sleep.
Do U-Part Wigs Damage Hair?
There have been lots of mixed thoughts when it comes down to a serious question, and that is do U-part wigs damage your hair? As we stated earlier U-part wigs help alleviate tension on your scalp and your natural hairline. With regular sew ins you have to tightly sew down the weave to each braid on your head. Thankfully, with u-part wigs you have the option to just clip the unit into your braids. And even if you are someone who wants to sew the unit down it does not have to be as intense as a sew-in. For these reasons u-part wigs help protect your scalp and your natural tresses.
How Long Do U-Part Wigs Stay On?
U-part wigs can last for a long time you properly take care of them. Some hairstylists say the longest the wig can last is up to 12 months, but they suggest you take it out to wash your natural hair every 2 to 3 months.
Would You Wear a U-part Wig?
So, we hope that this blog post has been helpful to anyone out there considering purchasing a u-part wig. If you stick with these helpful tips, we know that you’ll enjoy your hairstyle to the fullest. But now we want to know your thoughts, would you ever wear a U-part wig? Why or Why Not? Comment Your thoughts down below.