We all have hair (even you bald folk). So obviously BJDs have hair too (SHOCKER, RIGHT). But, did you know that there are several different kinds of BJD wigs? No, I’m not talking style. Like human hair styles, BJD wig styles differ in the hundreds. What I’m talking about is material.
We all cut, dye, style, and decorate our hair. Some girls even wear feathers. Could you imagine your actual hair being made of… fur?
That’s right. Fur. Some BJD companies make wigs out of fur, called simply “fur” wigs or “mohair” wigs.
To start simply, there are fiber wigs, which are the most common. (Fawn has a fiber wig!) They aren’t made of real hair, but style just the same. They also come in the same colors (every hue of the rainbow as well) and style like human hair does. Did I mention you can style heat-resistant fiber wigs? Well you can. If you buy a wig that is naturally straight, but get bored, take your curling iron to it. Play around. Dye it. Do whatever you please. Have a curly wig that you’d like to see straightened? Take your straightener to it. It’s that easy. (Most fiber wigs are heat-resistant and the company will list if it is such).
Then there’s mohair wigs. Mohair wigs are fluffy. That’s the best way to describe them. They’re made from the hair of goats and sheep that still have the skin attached. That’s right… skin. Others take the wool from the sheep and attach it to a wig cap (wig cap being the half circle of a certain material that fits on a doll’s head). Like I said, these wigs are fluffy and soft.
Next up is fur wigs. Fur wigs are funky fresh. And, believe it or not, fur wigs are made from synthetic craft furs instead of real furs (I feel better about these wigs too, trust me). They’re very soft and very easy to style. How do I know? Because Keith’s wig is a fur wig. (Winning). They’re rather self explanatory.
And finally.. human hair wigs. Yup. Human hair. Surprised? I honestly wouldn’t be. They’re the more uncommon of that listed above. But, if you do get your hands on a real human hair BJD wig, then guess what? You’ve got some advantages. That wig will dye, bleach, curl, straighten and color better than the rest. Why? Because it’s real. What’s the downfall of real human hair BJD wigs? … Split ends, frizz, static, burnt hair.. yup. Just like our hair. Duh. The thing is, how do you tell the difference between a fiber and human hair wig? Well, you don’t, unless the company specifies or you do some experimenting once you have said wig.
(To be honest with you I can’t tell if these wigs are human hair or fiber, so here ya go either way. Hurray for more pictures).