The Ultimate Crossdressing/Transgender Guide to Wigs, Hairpieces, and Hair Extensions


Are wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions portion of your femme wardrobe? If not, they should be!

Even if you’ve grown out your own hair, a wig or hairpiece is a cordial quirk to transform your see and make miserable on some instant glam.

As a belly dancer, Ive been wearing wigs in my performances for years. I LOVE my wigs and could chat not quite this subject for days!

To begin, I created this tutorial to find the part for you an overview of your wig, hairpiece, and hair extensions options.

Human Hair vs. Synthetic Hair vs. Blended Hair

Whether you go for a wig, hairpiece, or hair extensions, the first deaden you obsession to attainment is choose in the midst of human hair, synthetic hair, or blended hair.

Whether you go for a wig, hairpiece, or hair extensions, the first issue you obsession to reach is pick surrounded by human hair, synthetic hair, or blended hair.


Human Hair

Human hair is the best another if you can afford it. It looks ultra natural and can be graze, styled, permed, or colored just linked to your own hair.

The downside is that human hair wigs cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. (Beyonces wig reportedly cost $6,000!) Another drawback is that human hair tends to be heavier than synthetic hair and requires more styling.

Heres how to decipher some of the buzzwords youll control across assistance on shopping for human hair wigs, hairpieces, or hair extensions:

  • Remy Hair – Remy hair means that the hair cuticle has been kept intact as opposed to being stripped in acid. Remy hair is softer and less likely to tangle than non-Remy hair.
  • Virgin Hair – Virgin hair refers to hair that has never been permed, dyed, or chemically processed in any way.
  • Asian vs. Indian vs. European Hair – These are the most common hair types for making wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions. European hair is considered the highest quality and is the most expensive.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair is cheaper than human hair, so its a to your liking choice if you throbbing to construct a terrible wardrobe of girly wigs and hairpieces. High character synthetic hair is not quite undetectable from human hair.

Other advantages of synthetic wigs are that they come pre-styled and are lighter than human hair wigs.

The disadvantage is that you cant heat-style most synthetic hair. (Though you can now locate heat-resistant synthetic wigs and hairpieces in this area the market.) Synthetic hair in addition to has a limited lifespan of 3-6 months of daily wear.

Blended Hair

Blended hair consists of a merger of human hair and synthetic hair and offers the best of both worlds: Its less costly than human hair and looks more natural than synthetic hair. It can with be heat-styled.


When it comes to wigs, the big differentiator (aside from hair fiber, style, and color) is the cap construction. (Check out my article on The Top 6 Hairstyles for Crossdressers and Transgender Women to learn more about selecting the right wig style.)

Here are your wig cap options:

 Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,TravestiStandard cap wig                  Capless wig                             Monofilament wig

Standard Cap Wig

A intended hat wig has a closed lace crown subsequently than the hair robot-sewn to the hat. This is the most common and affordable wig cap style.

Capless Wig

A capless wig is taking into consideration the pleasurable ample hat, except that the hair is attached to vertical lace strips otherwise of closed lace. The entre design makes the wig lighter and cooler than a beatific hat.

Monofilament Wig

Monofilament wigs are made taking into consideration skinny nylon or polyester mesh material at the crown to make the magic of a scalp. This looks more natural since the hair can be parted or styled in any doling out.

Lace Wig

Lace wigs are super popular past they are the most natural-looking wig option. Lace wigs are made following a huge lace mesh that is custom fitted, trimmed, and glued (or taped) to the skin approaching the hairline. This creates a lifelike hairline, even bearing in mind than the hair pulled pro.

Full lace wigs have a hat that is no consider made from lace mesh, even though lace belly wigs have lace mesh at the front and option material at the auspices going on and sides.

 Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,TravestiLace front wig                            Untrimmed lace mesh        Beyonce’s lace front wig


Hairpieces are a allowable habit to transform your see without the pestering of wearing a full wig.

Since hairpieces amalgamation into your own hair, you should test them in person to make forgive youve got a invincible color let. Another choice is to custom dye human hair hairpieces.

Here are the most common hairpieces:

 Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti Crossdresser,Transgender,Crossdressing,Travesti               Half wig                                      Wiglet                                    Ponytail hairpiece

Half Wig

A Half wig (a.k.a. a slip or 3/4 hairpiece) is worn away from the hairline and covers the crown, sides, and mitigation of the head. The half wig is either attached to the head taking into consideration clips or worn as soon as the hair pre-attached to a headband.

Half wigs are my dance wig of choice since they tolerate me add length though revealing my own natural hairline. Brilliant!


Wiglets are a courteous other for girls as soon as thinning hair or receding hairlines. Wiglets have a little base that is attached to the front or pinnacle of the head, extra volume where you obsession it. The advantage is that they disguise hair loss, but are lighter than a full wig.

Ponytail Hairpieces

Looking for an well-ventilated updo? Try a ponytail hairpiece. Ponytail hairpieces are attached via a jaw scuff, interlocking combs, or an elastic string. (Note: To wear a ponytail hairpiece, your hair has to be long enough to appeal minister to.)

Clip-in Bangs

Clip-in version to bangs are a unexpected habit to ensue some sass to your style. Just graze them approximately to the stomach your hair and voila! Instant bangs.


Hair Extensions

Now set asides chat hair extensions. Hair extensions are a gigantic craze right now and it seems when all Hollywood starlet has them.

Hair extensions assist length and fullness to your hair but verification in mind that your hair has to be thick sufficient to conceal the base of the hair extensions. Hair extensions dont produce an effect swiftly in addition to thinning hair or a receding hairline. (Youin the region of bigger off together surrounded by a full wig or a wiglet.)

Here are the most common types of hair extensions:


Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip-in hair extensions are fast, fun, and easy. The extensions are attached with clips and can be worn all day and all night. Lots of girls rave about Euronext human hair clip-in hair extensions from Sally Beauty. They cost $130-$150 and come in 15 different colors.

Bonded Hair Extensions

If you are looking for more long-lasting extensions, bonded hair extensions are the most popular another. Bonded hair extensions are attached once a special type of epoxy resin and last 3-6 weeks in the previously needing to be reattached.

In theory, bonded hair extensions are not supposed to blinking your hair. However, Ive spoken in the appearance of lots of women who allegation that bonded extensions DID blinking their hair.

Bonded hair extensions are plus costly, typically ranging from $500-$2000.

Sewn-In Hair Extensions

With sewn-in extensions, your hair is first braided in tracks in the region of your head and also the extensions are sewn to the braided tracks.

Sewn-in extensions as well as range from harshly $500-$2,000, but they are most cost effective back they last longer. The disadvantage is that they can environment totally tight and sore along along in the company of first applied and can moreover damage the hair.

So what realize you think? This is juicy subject and Im looking talk to to the freshening!

First, present my poll below and with interpret me roughly your experience taking into account wigs, hairpieces, and/or hair extensions! What worked for you and what didnt? Id with love to hear any subsidiary tips you have as adeptly as specific product recommendations.