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4 Simple and Efficient Steps on How to Wear A Wig with Long Hair

Last updated date Thu Jan 25 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Hair is every woman's crowning glory, they say. Well, hair here doesn't mean your natural hair. Some brave and bold ladies want to look different by wearing a wig, whether they have short or long hair. The more eager you are to change your look with a wig, the sexier you become. Read on and learn how to wear a wig with long hair on your own. There are expert hairdressers you can approach to help you wear your best-chosen wig fitted for an occasion. However, going to a salon to try a new look with a wig might be expensive. You might consider learning how to wear a wig with long hair instead. It is still not a bad option to wear a wig independently.

Things That You Need To Put A Wig On Long Hair

Before going through the steps on how to wear a wig with long hair, you need to prepare the items you'll need. Putting it on comes in handy if you have the following things ready:

·   Wig

·   Hair Bands

·   Bobby Pins

·   Hair Tie

·   Wig Cap

Once you have the things mentioned above, you can start working on the steps on how to wear a wig with long hair.

4 Simple Steps To Put A Wig On Long Hair

Wearing a wig is not complicated unless you have naturally thick and long hair. You might be having trouble concealing them. So, read on and learn how to wear a wig with long hair.

Step 1: Choose your wig

While some are not particular about what wig to wear, you must still consider this step. You need to choose the correct wig that best fits your head size and desired look.

Also, make sure that the wig you will use is a quality wig.

Step 1: Choose your wig

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Step 2: Wrap your hair up

Several hairstyles keep your thick, long hair from messing with your wig. Some of these hairstyles include pin curls, braids, and ponytails.

Here are the three methods you can use to wrap your hair up for wearing a wig:

Method #1: Braids

Method #1: Braids

Braids are one of the most common hairstyles that people with thick and long hair do before putting on their wig.

Here's how you do it:

1. Divide your hair into 2 to 4 sections using a comb, depending on how thick your hair is, and ensure there are no loose strands. If your hair isn't too thick, divide it down the middle from front to back. If you have thicker hair, divide each side into 2 sections vertically, so you have 4 sections.

2. Start the braids down near the base of your scalp. If you're just doing 2 braids, you can start each one just behind your ears. Secure it with a small hair tie. But do not overdo it. Just keep it simple and not too thick. Your goal is to keep your hair intact to conceal your natural hair easily.

3. Wrap one of the braids you just made around the crown of your head, then fasten it with a bobby pin at the back of your head. Wrap the braid up and toward the front of your head until the entire braid rests against your scalp. Stop wrapping a few finger lengths away from the front of your scalp, though, so the braid doesn't show through the front of the wig. Once the braid is completely wrapped, secure it with bobby pins all the way around.

4. Take the other braid in the back and wrap it in the other direction, placing it just underneath the first braid. Pin it in place with bobby pins as you go, finishing the wrap around the front, just like the other braid.

Method #2: Ponytails

Method #2: Ponytails

A ponytail is one of the simple hairstyles you can use to wear a wig with long hair. It conceals your natural hair easily.

If you choose this hairstyle, you may prepare a couple of hair ties, like cotton-wrapped elastics and those little colorful rubber hair ties for kids, to help you with the process of how to wear a wig with long hair.

To start, do the following:

1. Tie your hair loosely to make it more flexible and easier to flatten.

2. Then, pull the tail over your head, almost touching the end of your hair to your forehead. Don't forget that bobby pins are always of great help. You can use them to lock in those loose hair strands.

Keeping your long hair fixed on your head before wearing a wig prevents strands from falling out of the wig.

Whichever hairstyle you choose, you must remember that the main goal is to keep your hair as flat as possible before putting on the wig.

Method #3: Cornrows

Method #3: Cornrows

Cornrows are a hard hairstyle to do, but they work perfectly when you want to put on wigs.

You need to follow these steps:

1. One by one, separate the hair into little rows with a comb. Using a small section of hair, draw a line from front to back along your scalp. Work your way across your head, starting on one side. The hair section should only be 1 to 2 inches wide.

2. Start with one row at the front of your scalp, then divide it into three equal portions using only the front portion of the row. Pass the right section into the middle section by passing it underneath. Pass the left under the center, creating the part in the middle.

3. Pull the hair into the appropriate portion of the row you're working on. Hair from the row you're working on should be added to the left side. This is similar to a French braid, but you work the hair under the cornrows rather than over them.

4. Continue braiding down the hairline you've made. When you reach the base of your scalp, add any remaining hair from that portion to the braid and continue braiding the rest of the way down. To keep it in place, use a little hair tie.

5. Continue to separate and braid little parts of your hair from side to side. When finished, the braids should make a series of clean rows that extend from the front of your head to the back of your hairline. Each one should be tied with a hair tie.

6. Twist a few tails together and wrap them over the back of your head towards the scalp. Using huge bobby pins, secure them in place. Repeat with the remaining braided tails, being careful not to overlap them.

Pro tip: The secret to perfectly wearing a wig is to have a perfect base.

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Step 3: Put the wig cap on

Step 3: Put the wig cap on

It is highly recommended to use a wig cap before wearing a wig. This will make you feel comfortable and confident while keeping your natural hair secure and concealed underneath the wig.

In this step, you may need to find an alternative for wig caps. Some wig enthusiasts have their preferences. While some use wig caps, others use a hair net or the end part of an old pair of pantyhose.

It doesn't matter which one you use. What matters most is that your natural hair must be kept intact. You may wear the wig cap once your braided hair or ponytail is fixed.

Wig caps are designed to fit just right on your head.

Ensure that the wig cap will cover all the hair on your head. Double-check your head's back part and see if all the hair is held properly and tightly. Do not forget to check the hair above your ears, too. The wig cap must fully cover them.

To check if it's properly worn, your hairline must align with the front edge of the cap before you wear your wig. You may also check the sides for any loose hair. Learn more about how to properly put on a wig cap right here.

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Step 4: Put on the wig

Step 4: Put on the wig

After those easy steps, you can now wear your chosen wig on top of the wig cap. Here's how to put it on like a pro!

1. Pull the bottom portion of the wig cap up and over your hair. Draw up the rear half of the wig cap from the base of your skull, keeping the elastic in place all around the edge of your scalp. As you draw up, the back end of the wig should extend and you'll have the back hole in your hand. Draw the cap's end up to your crown and attach it using bobby pins or a hair clip.  Turn the wig upside-down before putting it on.

2. Stretch the elastic band around the wig's edge with your fingertips. Pull it on over your braids, tucking them completely below. Lift up some of the wig's hair and insert bobby pins into the mesh to secure the wig to your head.  Place it on your brow slowly.

Depending on your chosen wig's length, you can still style it as you please. You get that new look wearing a wig, even if you have thick and long hair.


No one and nothing can keep you from showing your style by wearing a wig you love. Choosing the best wig that suits you will always depend on the confidence you wear along with the wig. Pair this with the steps above on wearing a wig with long hair, and you will get a fabulous look!


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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