DO’S AND DON’TS OF WEARING A WIG
Dec 06, 2023
For those wigs beginners, it’s good to clue yourself up on what you should and shouldn’t do when choosing and wearing a wig. Whether you’re a full-time wig wearer or looking to wear one every now and again, there are certain things you can to that will ensure maximum comfort and a flawless look!
Style Your Wig – When you’ve bought a new wig, it’s an important step to make sure the cut and colour of the wig suits your style and face shape. It’s a good idea to take your wig to the hairdressers and have them style it for you. This ensures that you’re wearing a style that suits you!
Choose a Natural Hairline – Hairline is extremely important in achieving a seamless look that people will assume is your own. To achieve this, make sure your own hair is hidden and you line the front of the wig up with your natural hairline. Anything further back or forward is going to make the wig appear unnatural. A lace front wig allows you to part the hair on the wig wherever you like, helping you to achieve a style that suits you best.
Care for Your Wig – Whether you have a human hair, it’s extremely important to maintain and look after it – just like you would with your own hair! There are various wig care products that can help you clean your wig easily and efficiently. Make sure you’re investing in products that are suitable for your human hair wig. Caring for your wig helps to prolong its life and keep it looking fresh!
Choose a Complementary Colour –If you’re hoping to achieve a natural look, be mindful of the colour you choose. Keep in mind to choose a colour that is going to match your skin tone and therefore looks natural. The most natural look will be achieved when you choose a wig colour that matches your own natural hair colour.
Use a Wig Stand – When you’re not wearing your wig, keeping it on a wig stand will help to keep it in shape and away from anything that can tangle or pull on the hair strands. It’s also useful for keeping your wig in one place – you don’t want to misplace your lovely new wig!
Wear a Wig Straight Out of the Box – You don’t want box hair when wearing a wig. It’s important to brush through your wig and allow it to hang and fall into place. Wigs can become slightly tangled or misshapen when they’ve been boxed up on their way to you!
Choose a Bulky Wig – To achieve a wonderfully natural look, avoid wigs that are just too bulky. Excess bulk on the top of the head is a real giveaway to a wig and isn’t a good look.
Wear Your Wig 24/7 – It’s important to take your wig off so that your scalp and own hair can breathe, as well as then being able to look after your wig properly. Some choose to take their wig off each night, whereas others prefer to take their wig off every few days. It’s personal preference but either way, it’s important to have a break from wearing a wig.
Use Excessive Heat – As human hair wigs are, well, human hair, heat can damage the wig just like it would your own hair. If you’re curling or straightening your wig on a regular basis, it’s good practice to use a hair protection spray. Synthetic wigs can only be styled with heat if they are labelled as heat-friendly, otherwise, you can’t use heat to style your wig.
With this knowledge in tow, you should be well on your way to enjoying your lovely new wig! Check out the rest of our blog for more tips on wig wearing. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help with anything.