Using U-Part Wigs: What Are Its Pros and Cons?

U-part wigs can be as elegant or basic as you’d like, and are great for experimentation with colors, textures, and lengths, and, it allows a natural look without looking “wiggy”.   But why is it called a U-part wig in the first place? The main reason for this is that a U-part wig has a U-shaped piece cut into the front that allows you to pull a small part of your hair through the u-shaped opening.  This means that the part shows your own scalp, which lends to the natural look. 

U part wigs are attached by securing with clips and combs for short-term wear, or by sewing on to braids, similar to the way sewn-in extensions with “leave out” is installed.


What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of using U-Part Wigs?

Using a U-part wig as part of your daily style can give you some advantages. And some of them are:

  • Having a more versatility than a sew-in
  • Easy access when it comes to your hair and scalp
  • Easy and chemical free way of trying different hairstyles and colors
  • Undetectable
  • Creates fullness and length

Some of the disadvantages of u-part wig:

  • Short duration in wearing time
  • If heat is required for blending, it defeats the purpose of protective styling
  • Possible breakage of hair due to excess heat from blending
  • Clips and combs required to attach the wig can be uncomfortable for those with sensitive scalps
  • It is not suitable for people with alopecia, or excessive hair breakage in the area where the parting will be

Knowing the advantages and the disadvantages of having or wearing a U-part wig is important before considering if getting it for your hair is crucial or not. Now that you already know it, the decision is still up to you.

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