Do you envy those with natural hair? And do you sometimes wish you could hide your baldness or thinning scalp for, say, a job interview or a night on the town? Get ready to be able to rock any deep wave wig like its own tresses with these styling tips from our blog.
Straighten the wig before putting it on
You may have heard that even heat damage can cause wigs and extensions to become frizzy and unmanageable. This is why a small section of hair should be set using an iron before the rest of the wig is placed on top. This will make it easier to style and keep straight without fear of smudging makeup or pulling anything out by accident.
Spray the wig with hairspray
Hairspray will hold a wig’s shape and keep it from flapping without making it stiff and hard to walk in. Natural hair tends to absorb too much moisture, especially when washed. This is where hairspray can save your scalp.
Dunk the wig in water
The more porous the hair, the more water is needed for it to look good on you. If you want to wash the wig before wearing it, skip the shampoo and gently soak it in lukewarm water for 20-30 minutes. Use your fingers to massage the water into the wig, and brush the hair with a wide tooth comb. You can buy these wigs at Kameymall!
Lace the wig
If you want to emphasize the shape of your natural hair, lace it in the back and use pins to hold it.
Use a scarf
An easy way to pull any wig together is with a scarf that complements it. You can choose a silk scarf, velvet, or satin ribbon, depending on how much you want to accentuate your natural look. Make sure your scarf is light enough not to weigh down your framed face or cause any tension on the neckline of your dress.
Use a paddle brush
Have you ever pulled your natural hair with a brush? It doesn’t feel so good. A paddle brush is designed to glide through wet hair without causing pain or damage. It distributes the natural oil on your scalp through the wig and adds shine to it.
If you want some highlights in your wig, try applying a permanent light dye to the strands using an applicator bottle or a silicone sponge. Avoid regular shampoo as it fades out artificial colors faster than natural ones.
Protect your wigs
Buy at least two wigs: one for the office and one for going out at night on a date with your man. If you wash your wigs and store them properly, they can last for years.
Match your wig to your hair
If your natural hair is black, opt for brown or auburn shades of wigs. If you have blonde or red hair, go for platinum or white/blonde shades. The contrast will make your look stand out from the crowd and draw attention away from the fact that it’s not real hair.
Use some shine serum
Straighten the wig before putting it on, but to keep its shine afterward, use a shine serum applied sparingly with the tips of fingers after the wig has been washed with shampoo wrung well.
Wigs are made of human hair, which can be brittle. Sulfate-free shampoos are gentler on your wig and will help keep it soft, shiny, and manageable. Use hairpins to hold the wig along your natural hairline or the back of your head, depending on how you want to wear it.
Wide tooth comb
If you’re trying to conceal a bald spot in the back of your scalp or if you have an unnatural part line that you wish to melt into your natural hair, use a wide tooth comb after showering to gently smooth out tangles and then brush through the wig’s strands with one side of the comb before styling it.
Lace front wigs
Lace front wigs will conceal many of your hair’s crowns and root areas. You can also use this technique to hide bald spots on the back of your head. It’s best to begin at the crown and work down to the roots.
Use bobby pins
If you’re wearing a lace front wig with a wig cap, use bobby pins to hold it in place once your hair has been styled and you are ready for pictures or events.
Use a head scarf
If you want to hide your hairline and conceal the top of your scalp, wrap a head scarf around your natural hair before putting on a wig cap or lace front wig.
Braiding is another way to frame your face wearing a wig. Try to mimic the hairline at the front top of your real hair with opposing cornrows (plait from left to right). This will push all attention towards your face and away from bulky areas at the back.