Is it your first time to wear a wig? Or are you a frequent user of it? Whichever you are, the first thing you should know is to how to wear a wig properly. Putting on a wig just doesn’t end upon putting it around your head and hiding your natural hair under them and maybe putting some bobby pins so it won’t fall off. It’s not that easy, but if you practice, then you’ll be able to do it the right way. It’s important for a wig-user to have knowledge because if not done properly,it may cause the wig to wiggle while you move, or worse, fall off. And you wouldn’t want that, would you?
The first thing to know is to what kind of wig and what are they made of are you planning to wear? There are three kinds of wig; the full lace, the partial or front lace, and the non-lace. The full lace is made with a lace mesh cap around it which gives a more natural looking hairline. It also allows more comfort because it breathes more. The front lace is cheaper than the full lace because instead of having a lace mesh all around, it is only found at the front. They are also hard to style because of the way they are made and they don’t really give you a natural looking hairline. Another kind is the non-lace, these wigs are cheaper than the full lace and the front lace but they are more durable than those of two. The only downside is that they are made of nylon mesh so they don’t really give you a natural looking hairline. Wigs are also made from two different materials; the human hair and synthetic hair. Each wig types and materials used have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is only up to the user to decide which suits them better. The next thing to know is to what materials you need to wear a wig. Some of the materials are easy and you could find them within your household. Go grab these; a fine toothed comb, make-up brush, wig cap, wig glue, scalp protector, some bobby pins and of course, your wig.
So now that you have your materials, first you need to fix your hair so when you put on your wig it won’t be uneven. You need to make sure that your entire hairline is pulled back so it won’t be visible under the wig.
Next is you need to make sure that your skin is oil-free so wipe your skin with a cotton with an alcohol solution then apply a scalp protector to the areas around your scalp. This protects your skin from irritation.
Now, wear wig cap, carefully stretch the cap over your head and make sure all of your hair is underneath it.
Put on several bobby pins around it to secure the cap.
Grab now a make-up brush and dip some wig glue and apply a thin layer around your hairline. Leave it for a few minutes to dry.
Now you’re ready to put on your wig. Put the wig over your head and lay it down on your scalp then gently pull the rest of the wig over your head. To know if the wig is wrapped around your head securely, try jumping and flipping your hair,if it wiggles then you need to add bobby pins around them. After making sure it’s secure, use a fine-toothed comb to fix the wig and you may now style it however you want it.