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How To Put On A Wig? A Complete Guide

Fashion Blog Tue Aug 25 2020

If you are just getting started with wigs and are concerned about the difficulty involved in wearing one, you should stop worrying. This is because putting on a wig is pretty easy. When you receive a wig, it is already pre-styled and ready to wear instantly.

It just needs a little effort and a few minutes to put your new wig on, step out and nobody would ever know you just put it on. 

There are a few methods you can use when it comes to wearing a wig. It can be a little tricky to find out which method works the best for you. In this guide, we discuss various methods that suit different hair lengths to help you choose the most suitable one for you. 

This is a comprehensive guide with step-by-step application instructions to help you get a natural look effortlessly. 

Putting On A Wig With Short Hair

When you have short hair, it can take a little more preparation as compared to longer natural hair. Wearing a wig cap is a good option for someone with short hair as it helps secure the wig. Before putting on a wig on short hair, you can prepare the head by brushing the hair back away from the face. 

This would prevent your hair from showing near the wig’s hairline. You can also consider pinning the hair in place and adding some hair spray to secure it. However, you should ensure you don’t spray anything on the wig. 

How To Put On A Wig Without Glue?

Securing wigs with glue is one of the most common methods as glue can secure the wig in such a way that it hardly gets noticed. However, there are alternatives to glue for those who want other methods to put on a wig. Here are some of these. 

Bobby Pins

Bobby pins can be used instead of a glue to secure the wig from morning till night. They are affordable and easily found. They are also easy to work with. 

Clips

Wig clips offer a long-term solution to making your wig operation easy. Plastic or metal clips can be added to the wig by sewing at different places as you prefer. Clips slide directly into the natural hair and secure the wig for a long time without being visible. 

Elastic Band

An elastic band can be attached to a wig for a quick way to secure it. You can sew any elastic band on the inside of the wig from ear to ear. Elastic is quite simple for beginners and provides a quick way to secure a wig without glue. 

Wig Grip

Wig grips need no natural hair and they are quite easy. They feature velvet for a soft grip on the sides while the gripping material sticks to the scalp and the wig for a secure grip. 

When you use this method, you can quickly remove the wig whenever you want. Grips don’t tug at your natural hair and reduce any chances of discomfort. 

Wig Packaging Methods

When you get a new wig and haven’t yet opened the package, it is important to know that wigs come in special packages designed to preserve and protect them. You should be careful while opening the packaging so as to avoid ruining the product itself. Depending on the style of the wig, the wig makers use different methods to pack the products to preserve the style. 

As an example, you can find that your wig is packaged inside out. Wigs are often packaged inside out to make sure the integrity of the wig is preserved. This type of packaging helps the wig maintain the airy and open design of the wig. You can also notice other types of packaging methods like upside down, tucked and folded. 

Preparing Your Natural Hair

Before you can put the wig on, you need to prepare your original hair first. If you have no hair, you will need to use a wig cap to secure the wig nicely to the head, keeping it in place all day and getting a natural appearance. 

If your natural hair is short, you can prepare it by brushing the hair towards the back, away from the face. Longer hair can be pinned away from the face to keep it flat. You can consider making flat pin curls or keep them distributed evenly over the head. 

Putting the Wig On

Once you have prepared your head, it is time to put on the wig. Follow these easy steps.

1. Use your hands to hold the wig at the nape near the label. 

2. Bend the head forward slightly, place the wig above your eyebrows and slip it onto the head from front to back like a bathing cap.

3. Push the wig from the front to the back until it is placed properly on the head. 

4. See that the wig rests on or below the natural hairline. Make sure you don’t expose your own hair beneath the wig.

5. Use the ear tabs on the wig’s sides to centre it but see that you don’t cover them.

6. When you feel comfortable, tuck any stray hairs and you are good to go!

7. If the wig feels loose or tight, use the Velcro tabs at the back to adjust the fit to your head. 

Putting On a Lace Front Wig

If you want to wear a lace front wig, you will need to follow some extra caution while putting it on the head. This type of wigs is quite popular because they have subtle hairline and allow creating more natural appearances. While the process of putting on a lace front wig is pretty much the same, the only difference is with the uncut wigs. If you have an uncut lace front wig, you can trim the extra lace at the front with caution. 

While wearing the wig, you should take care to avoid damaging the delicate fabric at the front. To put the wig on, you should place the front of the wig above the eyebrows and see you don’t fold or bend at the front hairline. When the wig covers the head, position it without stretching the delicate lace at the hairline. Once the wig is in place, you can style it as you wish using wig styling tools and products.


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