Navigating the world of wigs can feel daunting at first, especially for newcomers concerned about achieving a natural look. However, putting on a wig is a breeze, even for beginners, so there's no need to worry!  

In this blog, we will show step-by-step how to put on a wig.  

Step 1: Prepare your scalp  

The preparation for wearing a wig varies depending on your current bio hair situation, whether you have some, none, or a longer style. 

  • If you have very little hair, we typically recommend wearing a wig cap. This will keep your bio hair and your wig secure. 
  • If you have short hair, you should brush your hair away from your face and apply a wig cap. 
  • If you have mid to long length hair, it is important to pin your hair up away from your face keeping it as flat as possible to your scalp. Another tip would be to tie your hair in two French braids, crossing over at the nape and securing them with grips. 

Step 2: Fitting your wig  

Now that your hair or scalp is prepared, let's focus on positioning your wig correctly. This step is crucial for achieving a natural appearance - you don't want it sitting too high or too low on your forehead. Aim for the ideal placement, approximately four fingers above your brows if you're without hair. If you still have your bio hair, always align the wig with your natural hairline for the most seamless blend. 

  • Tilt your head slightly forward, position the wig above your eyebrows and slip it on your head from front to back  
  • Gently ease the wig over your forehead until it’s placed where your natural hairline should be. 
  • Use the ear tabs to centre the wig 

Step 3: Wig styling  

Experiment with adjusting the wig until you achieve your desired style. It's all about getting comfortable with your new hair. Practice multiple times to build confidence and perfect your look! 

Things to remember: 

  • If your wig feels tight or loose, use the adjustable tabs located at the nape of the wig 
  • Wigs with a lace front should be handled with more care! Lace is delicate and may fray if stretched 
  • You can use different types of wig caps depending on the amount of bio hair you have.  
  • Sleeping in your wig can damage it and shorten the life span of the product by half! If you wish to sleep in your wig we would recommend purchasing one specifically for nighttime wear. Another alternative would be to purchase a piece of headwear to sleep in 
  • Silk pillowcases are great for preventing friction frizz on both bio hair and wigs! 

If this guide was helpful, let us know in the comments below!  

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