Wigs seem to be more and more popular. This is indeed the best way to have a variety of hairstyles without changing your natural hair color and style. In addition, it can also help reduce the damage to the hair in daily life.

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But if you want to have the perfect hairstyle, its not enough to just buy a wig and put it on. Owning a natural and realistic wig is not as easy as we think. The first step is that you have to braid your hair under a wig in order to better wear your favorite wig. Today we will introduce you to some basic methods of braiding hair for wigs.

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Why do You Need to Braid Your Hair?

Someone asked, "Should I braid my hair before putting on a wig?" Our natural hair is generally fluffy and messy, and the purpose of wearing wigs is to hide our real hair. After braiding our hair, it will be easier to wear the wig cap, which can also minimize lumps or bumps under the wig, so that the wig will look more natural and look like the real hair growing from your scalp. It's also a convenient way to clean and moisturize the scalp.

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How to Braid Hair Under Wig?

There are many methods to braid your hair. Today we will introduce the easiest way for you so that you can learn it rapidly. So in the following, we will tell you how to braid your hair into straight-back cornrows.

1. Before braiding

First of all, you need to wash and condition your hair. After your hair is completely dry, use a comb to remove the tangles and knots to prepare for the braiding later. Then use a comb to separate your hair down the middle. Later you need to braid one side and take a rubber band or anything else to tighten the other sides hair.

2. Section your hair

You can section your left part of hair into three parts, if you have thick hair, you can divide it into more parts. This is a crucial step, which will ensure your braids not be too big to be bulky and unnatural or be too small to cause your wig to slide back.

3. Moisturize each part of the hair

Firstly, start from the section at the top of the hair. And the section at your ear should be the last one. Besides, all the sections should be horizontal to your hair.

Grab about a section of your hair that is about an inch wide and tighten the rest of your hair. And then you need to do is apply some moisturizer and oil to protect your hair. Because you will keep your braids under your wig for a few days, moisturizing your hair adequately is essential. Then brush the hair through to make all the hair gets enough moisture.

4. Braid your hair

Now you can start braiding your hair. Close to your scalp, and braid the hair from the top of your head. During the process, you need to make sure your hair is braided tight and flat enough. Then repeat the braiding steps. Take a section of hair, get the hair moisture, brush your hair, and braid it tightly to the end all the way.

After finishing braiding one side of the hair, the same goes for the other half. In addition, you can also apply some hair edge gel and brush the edge hair back. Your hair will be flatter.

5. Tight all your braids together

After you braid all the sections of hair, they will be small long braids at the back. Grab all your braids together and apply a rubber band to tighten them together. And then take a regular bobby pin and twist the braids up to get into the hair sliced up. If your hair is long, you can twist them into a ball and fix them with rubber bands.

6. Put on a wig cap and your wig

Now you have all the steps of braiding your own hair, its time to put on the cap. If you braid your hair following the above steps, you will find that it is the surface of the cap is pretty flat after you put on it. Then you can put on and adjust your wig. Congratulations! You are succeeding in getting a wonderful new hairstyle now!


Today we mainly introduce the steps and some details we should pay attention to braid hair for a wig. Braiding hair well is the premise of getting a natural and wonderful hairstyle with a wig. In addition, it can also help reduce the damage to the hair that may be encountered in daily life. Actually, this is a post for the first hair wig users. There are different ways to braid your hair, but this is the most common and easiest way. Our aim is to make our wigs natural, and all our hair will be covered under the wig, so we only need to make sure our braids are proper and flat enough. I hope this blog can help you master the way to braid your hair under a wig.