How to Wear a Wig: Do’s and Don’ts

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When learning how to wear a wig, it is important to know that wigs are no longing being worn exclusively in secret. They are not only being used to cover up baldness. They are being worn to change your hair without having to harm it using heat and chemicals. If you are thinking of “wigging” out, please read these simple tips on what you should and shouldn’t do while wearing a wig!

Do’s:

Do try on different wigs before selecting one. This is one of the most important guidelines when learning how to wear a wig. Not every hairstyle flatters every face shape or personality.

Do take your wig to a hairstylist and have them cut it into a shape and style that suits your face.

Do get the most natural looking wig as possible in a modern style that you enjoy.

Do make sure the hairline looks natural.

Do consider 1/2 wigs. They will allow the font of your hair to be left out so there is less stress on your hairline. just make sure you match the texture with your natural hair.

Do protect your hair while wearing a wig. Wrap it, cornrow it, or do small plaits under your wig.  Never squish your hair under the wig, this will cause tangles and damage.

Do maintain the health of your naturalhair, wash and deep condition weekly. Massage your scalp with warm castor oil. Trim your natural ends 1/4″ every 8-12 weeks.

Do go age-appropriate. You don’t want a wig that makes you look 30 years older.

Do brush out the curls on a curly wig with a paddle brush for a more realistic look.

Do take care of your wig by storing it on a wig head at night, no matter what kind of hair it’s made of. This helps it keep it’s shape and the hairs stay in line.

Do wash and condition your wig! You must take care of your wig(s) as if they were your hair in order to keep them looking fabulous!

Do curl and style your wig on your head! This way you know how the curls and style will look on you.

Don’ts:

Don’t wear a wig straight from the package!

Don’t wear your wig 24/7. Wigs rub at the hairline and may rub your hairline away.

Don’t wear a wig that is too tight! It can cause headaches and break your natural hair.

Don’t put a wig on over wet hair. It will cause bacteria and breakage.

Don’t go bulky at the crown. It screams “I am a wig!”

We hope these tips on how to wear a wig are useful for you! Please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us here. Not a customer of ours? You can fill out an application here.

Do check out these awesome articles for more information on wig maintenance and wig care!

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