It's normal to have the feeling of trying a new hairstyle without wanting to commit. Maybe you've started to experience hair loss, and you hate what it does to your self-esteem. If any of that describes your situation, then it's time to try something new.
If you're reading this guide, you must have purchased your ideal v part wig from our platform. Now what remains is to know how to wear your wig. But if you've not purchased yours today, then you might want to check out our comprehensive wig buying guide.
The fact is that putting on a wig is not something you can wake up and start doing. There’re important things you should take note of. It helps to ensure that it fits correctly, feels comfortable, and gives you the best look. To attain all that, be sure to go through the whole of this informative guide.
Remove the Wig from the Box
Provided you have a professional wig, be sure to stand everyday use. However, it helps to handle your wig correctly when you remove it from the box. When unboxing and removing the wig, there're a few things you need to consider.
Ensure that you keep the box intact when opening it for the first time. That's because you'll use the box to keep the same wig between wears. Hold the wig with both hands on the cap and lift it gently from the box to avoid making mistakes. Lift the wig slowly to not rip or snag on the package.
How About Prepping the Wig?
Before you wear the wig, you want to insert two hands in the wig cap and give it a small gentle shake. It would help if you shook to let out the wig fibers loosen it so that your wig has enough volume and a realistic look.
But if your wig has ringlets or curls, you want to use your hands to separate the curls gently. Suppose the curls get stubborn, release them with the help of a pick comb.
For straight wig styles, it's advisable to use a wig brush to work on it gently. Note that wig brushes are generally meant to brush your wig delicately without interfering with the overall quality.
Though you might be tempted to comb your wig with a regular wig, it is one mistake you must never make. Regular brushes are natural too harsh on wigs, so they'll spoil the cap and create split ends that you can’t fix.
How to Prep Your Hair?
The method you use to prepare your hair underneath will depend on the type of wig you intend to wear and the type of hair you have.
Suppose you have short hair, you want to brush it back away from the face. Do this to stop your hair from showing beyond the hairline.
Those with long hair can secure them using flat pin curls or by braiding to their head. Regardless of the method you use, you want to keep the braids and pins as flat as possible.
It's also possible that you might have little to no hair on your scalp. In that case, you'll need to purchase a professional wig liner. You need the wig liners to keep the wig in place and can stop irritation if your scalp gets into contact with the wig.
According to some experts, regardless of hair type, you should wear a wig cap underneath the wig. The caps create a perfectly smooth surface beneath the wig, making it look as natural as possible.
This is an important step that you need to master, so you must practice it many times. The deal is to ensure a flat surface beneath the scalp. Avoid the bumps as much as possible because they'll make people know that you're wearing a wig.
But if you find it hard to complete the processes on your own, invite a friend and practice with them. Still, you can join various support groups to help you learn how to prepare your wig and hair.
How to Prepare Your Skin?
Before you wear your favorite wig, you want to ensure that your skin is ready. First, you should clean your hairline using warm water or a good cleaning solution. You must complete this step to get rid of all impurities that might be on your skin. Note that the impurities might make the wig not stick properly.
Right after washing and drying your skin, you want to use a scalp protector. This can be a gel, cream, or spray. You need a scalp protector to protect your sensitive skin from damage or irritation.
1. Pick an Adhesive
Did you know that there are two surfaces on which you can apply your wig? The first area is your scalp using adhesive tape, wig glue, or with nothing at all. You can also use a wig cap. If you choose a wig cap, make sure you gently stretch it over your head so that it covers all your hair. From there, keep it in place with some bobby pins, and you're all set.
If you want to use wig glue, commence by dipping a makeup brush into your wig glue and applying a thin layer of it around your hairline. Could you wait a few minutes so that it dries? Once the glue is not thin and wet, you'll be certain that it's now dry. However, it should feel sticky.
Those using adhesive tapes should place double-sided strips around their hairline so that it's secured to their skin. While doing that, you want to leave small spaces between the strips of the tapes. That way, you'll leave enough space for moisture to escape from your scalp when you sweat.
Before you put on the wig, you want to make sure that it's ready. Suppose you're using adhesive tape, you want to ensure that the wig hairs are not stuck to the glue or tape. If you're dealing with a long wig, try to pull the whole hair into a ponytail or use some clips to pin it back. Bobby pins would work great if the wig is short.
2. Putting On the Wig
Up to this stage, you’re ready to put on your wig and rock the day. If you follow the easy steps below, your wig will slide smoothly into place.
Start by finding the location of the label and grab that area with two hands. Now you want to tilt your hair forward slightly. Position the wig right above your eyebrows and then slip it in the way you would a shower cap.
Push the front of the wig slowly until it's resting in front of your natural hairline so that it covers the wig cap, adhesive tape, or wig glue. Be careful not to expose the hair underneath the wig, so make sure it covers the natural hairline. The bottom line is to ensure that no one realizes that you're putting on a wig.
To center your wig, grab the ear tabs on it and position them on both sides right in front of the ears. Note that you should not cover your ears with the wig. Once you feel that your wig is comfortable and into place, find out if any of your hairs are sticking out and tuck them in.
3. Adjusting the Wig
After wearing your wig, you want to place it into the right position by adjusting it. Some of our wigs come with Velcro tabs on the back that you can use to adjust them to achieve the desired comfort.
Suppose your wig has a lace front, be very careful when using it for the adjustment. The laces are meant to show the front of the hairline, so you want to be extra careful when using the same to place your wig into position. The lace is quite delicate and can easily come out cautiously if you don't handle it.
Up to this stage, you should have your v part wig. You must have noticed health concerns when putting on the wig, especially if you have sensitive skin.
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