A wig can instantly alter an individual’s appearance and provides a great deal of flexibility in terms of length, color and styling. And now most women are turning and considering on purchasing their own set of wigs.
But, for the first time wearers, putting a wig on can be a difficult task. Don’t worry though, whether you have short or long hair, we will show you how to put and keep your wig securely in place.
Even if you are new to the world of wigs, this breezy tutorial should help you along the way:
First of all, you will want to secure or braid your natural hair as firmly to your head as you can. This is so that your natural hair is not bulky underneath your wig.
If you have short hair, you can easily pin it down with hair pins to fit it into the wig cap. If you have a long hair, twist your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Flip the ponytail so that it lies up against your head and the tail is pointing across or toward your forehead.
If you want something easy, quick and comfortable, then try doing 2 French braids. Once your hair is braided, you need to clip the hanging plait in circular motions and mimicking the natural shape of the head.
If your hair is very curly or thick, you can make it easier pulling your natural hair back by wetting it a bit. You can also put your hair into pin curls if it is too long.
Try to tame any tiny baby hairs by combing them backward in order to conceal your natural hair. I recommend using a toothbrush and hairspray to comb those tiny hairs in place since it picks up even the smallest hairs and put it in place.
A wig cap is a requirement for wearing a wig. There are usually 2 types of wig caps in the market. One kind of wig cap is similar to a pantyhose while the other type of made of a fishnet-like material.
A pantyhose type wig cap is typically preferred since it is not so tight and covers all of your natural hair. The fishnet wig cap, on the other hand, is usually tighter and your natural hair may come out of the holes.
When you have chosen your desired wig cap, you are now ready to wear it on. Wig caps typically will not have a specified back or front.
Start by pulling the wig cap from the back of your head, especially if you have a lot of natural hair in a ponytail. Stuff as much of your natural hair as possible down to the back of your neck and make sure that it is still contained by the cap. For short hairs, you can simply pull the wig cap on. Just make sure that most or all of your hair are hidden by the wig cap.
Next, you will need to secure the wig cap to your head with snap clips. You will need at least 10 snap clips in total. Use 6 clips and space it evenly around the front of your head. Then, the 4 remaining snaps should be clipped towards the back of your head. You can use less or more clips if necessary.
Also, make sure that the top of the clip is over the cap and at the wig’s bottom us under the cap and hair.
Hold your wig with both hands. Make sure that the backs of your hands are facing each other and your fingers inside the wig with only your thumbs positioned outside of the wig. Slowly and surely begin to slide your wig over the wig cap.
Place the scalp of the wig against your forehead and should be placed just above the eyebrows. Slowly stretch the sides and back of the wig down over the wig cap as you tilt your head forward and sliding out your fingers from underneath the edges as you pull it down.
Pull down the wig until it covers the back of the wig cap. Your wig should stretch in order to accommodate any hair which you have stuffed to the back of the wig cap. Take the back of the wig and tug it down until its front sits just below your hairline.
In case you choose to wear a wig with bangs, then you can let it sit a bit higher, right at the natural hairline. Also, make sure that your ear tags evenly lay at your temples.
Always use bobby pins in order to secure your wig. A hairpin is open while bobby pins are closed, making bobby pins much better when securing wigs. Begin piercing the bobby pins through your wig, the wig cap and to your hair below.
Work the bobby pins to your wig along its edges and at every possible angle. The wig should be more secure with every bobby pins you use. I recommend you use at least 10 or more bobby pins when securing your wig.
Now, test if your wig securely in place. Do it by shaking your head from side to side, jumping up and down, or flinging your wig hair around. If you have added enough bobby pins, the wig should firmly stay in place and not wiggle at all. If it moves around, then just add more pins.
Once your wig is securely in place, you can now style it to your own liking. You might not need to style it at all, but you might want to at least brush it down in order to test how secure it is. Or there are some wigs that already have style like ponytails, bun ponytail, etc.
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Quick tip: Hairsprays can damage synthetic wigs. So, you might want to ditch hairsprays unless you have a wig that is made of human hair.