How to Choose A Right Wig Color

by Perstar Hair on May 18, 2020

How much light reflecting off of the wig can decide how the same color wig could look different.If you are under a full sun, just like with natural hair, your wigs tend to look brighter and more detailed outside, and darker and less textured inside or late at night.Naturally, this can make choosing the right wig for you somewhat challenging. 

 How to Choose A Right Wig Color

It can be tricky to start to picking a wig for your skin tone. Generally speaking, you want to choose colors that are no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color—or, to be really safe, stay within your natural shade for your first few wigs. When you want to go much lighter or darker, change the color gradually so that you can get used to it.


Feel free to play within the color range of your hair’s temperature. All hair has a warm tone or cool tone.You can absolutely pick a wig with much lighter or darker highlights to spice things up while you’ll want the base to be within two shades of your natural hair color. Just be careful if you’re considering investing in a human hair wig. Make sure it’s a color that will work for you for a long time!


Contrary to how it may look, the color system is actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it:

  • Vibrant reds range from 130 to 134
  • Grays range from 34 to 60
  • Natural reds range from 27 to 33
  • Blondes range from 14 to 26
  • Browns range from 2 to 12
  • Blacks range from 1 to 1B


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