Wigs are fun, and sometimes necessary, accessories. If you’re new to wigs and are concerned with the difficulty of wearing one, there’s actually no need to worry—it’s easy! In fact, virtually all wigs come to you pre-styled. It literally takes but a couple of minutes to get them completely ready to wear. Here are some easy steps to make your wig look as natural and realistic as possible.
Step 1 Secure your natural hair
Fixed your hair to avoid bumps or uneven places once you apply your wig. For long hair, you can braid longer lengths to your scalp to create a flat surface. Or you can separate the hair into two pieces and twist them, then attach them across the top and bottom with bobby pins. Shorter hair can simply be combed and pinned away from the hairline. Whether a short or long hair, you need to ensure that all natural hair is pulled back from your hairline so that it won't be visible under the wig. You can also wrap your natural hair with a cap. Make sure all of your own hair is secured before applying any adhesive.
Step 2 Apply the glue or adhesive tape
Applying a thin layer of glue around your hairline and let it dry. You will know it is done when the glue is no longer thin and wet and is instead sticky and tacky.
For the adhesive tape, gentle place double-sided strips along your hairline, securing it to your skin. To ensure the moisture can get out when you sweat, remember leaving a small space between each strip of tape. And there is a small tip to make your cap and skin more stable together. That is to apply the glue or tape slightly on the edge of the cap.
Of course, some people don't like applying any adhesive. It’s just not such tight.
Step 3 Put Your Wig On
Gently shake the wig to fluff the style. Identify the front and the back of the wig. The label always goes in the back. Notice the adjustable tabs inside of the wig. They can be adjusted if the fit is too loose or to tight.
Grasp the wig by the ear tabs on the side of the wig and flip the wig over the top of your head. Slip the wig on, starting at the front hairline and working towards the back. The front of the wig should sit where your hairline is (approximately 4 finger widths from the top of your eyebrows). Gently rock the wig back and forth until it is sitting on your front hairline.
Step 4 Secure and fit your wig
Regardless of the type of adhesive or clips you used, you need to secure the wig to your head. Once you have your wig where you want it, use a fine-toothed comb to gently press down the front edges of the wig. You can also use bobby pins to make your wig feel more secure. Place bobby pins through the top of your wig, hooking them into your wig cap and hair underneath. If there is any glue residue visible under the wig, remove it by gently rubbing the areas with a cotton pad dipped in an alcohol solution. Your wig should feel secure, but not tight. Adjust the tabs inside of the wig to achieve a comfortable fit.
Reminder: If you don't get the placement of your wig right on the first try, gently run a Q-tip dipped in alcohol solution around the area to detach it from your skin. Re-position your wig and reapply.
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