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Article: How To Put on a Wig and Make It Look Natural

How To Put on a Wig and Make It Look Natural
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How To Put on a Wig and Make It Look Natural

Wigs are a great way to change your look, enhance your beauty, or cover up hair loss.  

Whether you want to try a new hairstyle, experiment with different colors, or add some volume and length, wigs can help you achieve your desired look.  

However, wearing a wig can also be challenging, especially if you're not familiar with how to put it on properly.  

You might wonder how to make your wig fit securely, how to blend it with your natural hairline, or how to style it without damaging it.  

Don't worry; we're here to help you.

In this article, we'll show you how to put on a wig step by step and give you some tips and tricks to make your wig look natural and beautiful.  

We'll guide you through the process and answer some of the most common questions about wearing wigs.

By the end of this article, you'll be able to put on a wig with confidence and ease. 

  

Prepping Your Scalp or Hair Before Putting On Your Wig  

Depending on the amount and length of your natural hair, you may need to follow different steps to prepare your hair for wearing a wig. Here are some tips for each hair type: 

 

Short Hair 

If you have short hair, you can easily prepare it for a wig by following a few simple steps.  

Start by brushing your hair back from your face to create a smooth surface.  

Secure any loose strands with bobby pins and use a light hairspray to set the style. This will help keep your natural hair in place and prevent it from peeking out from under the wig.  

It's important to avoid spraying hairspray directly onto the wig, as it can cause damage to the wig fibers. 

  

Medium to Long Hair 

If you have medium to long hair, minimizing bulk, stray hairs and keeping your hair flat to achieve a seamless wig fit is essential.  

There are a couple of options to consider.

One method is to create pin curls by wrapping small sections of your hair around your fingers and securing them to your scalp with bobby pins.  

This technique helps to flatten the hair and create a smooth surface for the wig. Braiding hair is another option.

You can make two French braids starting from the front of your head and ending at the nape of your neck.  

Then, cross the braids over each other and tuck them under the opposite sides of your head.

Secure the braids with clips and bobby pins to keep them in place and avoid any stray hairs. 

  

Advanced Hair Loss to Complete Hair Loss 

For those with little or no bio hair (biological hair), wearing a wig cap underneath the wig can be beneficial.  

A wig cap is a thin, stretchy fabric that covers the scalp and provides a secure base for the wig.

It helps hold the wig in place and offers comfort and protection, especially for sensitive scalps.  

You can choose a wig cap that matches your skin tone or the color of your wig for a more natural look. However, with Dimples Hera wigs, you can skip the wig cap.  

Their PerFit® hand-tied wig caps are designed with a silky soft layer that provides an intuitive and comfortable fit, mimicking the feel of your own skin.  

These caps are ideal for those with sensitive skin seeking a barely-there-wear experience. 

 

How to Secure Your Wig for a Confident and Comfortable Fit 

Wearing a wig can be a great way to change your look, enhance your style, or cover hair loss.  

However, to enjoy the full benefits of wearing a wig, you need to make sure it is securely attached to your head.  

A loose or shifting wig can cause embarrassment, discomfort, or damage to your natural hair or scalp. 

 Fortunately, there are various methods you can use to secure your wig in place and feel confident and comfortable throughout the day.  

Here are some of the most common and effective ways to keep your wig from slipping: 

 

Wig Tape 

Wig tape is a double-sided tape that can be used to attach your wig to your scalp or wig cap.

It is a popular choice for many wig wearers because it is easy to apply and remove, and it can provide a strong and long-lasting hold.

To use wig tape, you need to cut small pieces of tape and stick the strip of tape along the perimeter of your wig cap or directly onto your scalp.  

Then, carefully align your wig with the tape and press it firmly onto the tape to create a secure bond. 

Make sure to avoid any contact with your natural hair or skin, as the tape can pull or irritate them when removed. 

  

Wig Glue 

Wig glue is another type of adhesive product that can be used to secure your wig in place.  

It is specially designed for use with wigs and can offer a more natural-looking and seamless attachment than wig tape.  

Wig glue comes in different forms, such as liquid, tape, or cream, and you need to choose the one that suits your preferences and needs.  

To use wig glue, you need to apply a thin layer of glue along the perimeter of your wig cap or scalp and wait for it to become tacky.  

Then, carefully position your wig on top of the glue and press it gently onto the glue to create a secure bond.  

Wig glue can provide a stronghold for your wig, but you need to be careful when using it.  

You need to follow the instructions carefully, use the right amount of glue, and remove it properly to avoid any damage to your scalp or wig.  

You also need to check the ingredients of the wig glue before using it to make sure you are not allergic to any of them. 

  

Wig Grip Headband 

A wig grip headband is a convenient and comfortable option for securing your wig.

It is a stretchy, breathable fabric headband that has adjustable straps that can securely hold your wig in place.

It works by creating friction between the headband and the wig cap, preventing the wig from sliding or moving.

To use a wig grip headband, you simply need to wear it underneath your wig, adjusting it to fit snugly around your head.

The headband will grip your wig without causing any discomfort or damage. 

  

Silicon Sheet

A silicon sheet is a thin, adhesive sheet that can be placed on your scalp to create a non-slip surface for your wig.

The silicon material has a high friction coefficient that can grip your wig cap and prevent it from shifting or sliding.

This method can offer a secure hold without the need for tapes or glues that may leave residues or harm your scalp or hair.

To use a silicon sheet, you need to cut it into small pieces and stick them onto your scalp where you want to attach your wig.

Then, simply put on your wig and adjust it as needed. 

  

Hair Clips or Bobby Pins

Wig clips or bobby pins are simple and inexpensive tools that can be used to anchor your wig to your natural hair or wig cap.

They are small metal clips or pins that can be attached to your hair or through the wig cap, securing the wig in place.

To use them, you need to open the clip or pin and slide it onto your hair or through the wig cap along the perimeter of the wig.

Make sure not to place them too tightly, as they may cause discomfort or pull out your hair. 

 

Dimples Hera Wigs

If you are looking for an extra level of security and convenience for your wig, you may want to consider Dimples Hair's Hera wigs.

These wigs feature a hand-tied cap with silicone strips that provide a secure grip for your wig without any adhesive products or damaging tapes.

The silicone strips create a suction effect that prevents the wig from slipping or shifting on your head.

You can confidently wear these wigs without worrying about them coming off. 

By using these methods or choosing Dimples Hera wigs with advanced features, you can ensure that your wig stays securely attached to your head all day long.

This way, you can enjoy wearing your wig with ease and style. 

  

Steps For Putting On A Wig 

Putting on a wig can be a simple and enjoyable process if you follow some basic steps and tips.

Whether you are wearing a wig for the first time or you are a seasoned wig wearer, you want to make sure that your wig fits well, looks natural, and feels comfortable.

Here are some steps to guide you through the process of putting on a wig: 

  

Step 1

Prepare your hair or scalp for the wig. If you have long or thick hair, you may want to braid it or pin it flat against your head.

This will help create a smooth and even base for the wig.

If you have short or no hair, you may want to wear a wig cap or liner to protect your scalp and prevent the wig from slipping. 

Step 2

Identify the front and back of the wig. Most wigs have a label or tag at the nape of the neck, which indicates the back of the wig.

Some wigs also have ear tabs or combs on the sides, which help with alignment and security. 

Step 3

Hold the wig by the nape with both hands, making sure that the front of the wig is facing you.

Tilt your head slightly forward and place the front of the wig above your eyebrows.

Gently slide the wig over your head from front to back, being careful not to pull or tug on the wig. 

Step 4

Adjust the position of the wig until it sits slightly below your natural hairline.

You can use your fingers to gently move the wig around until it feels comfortable and balanced.

Make sure that the ear tabs or combs are in front of your ears and that they are visible and not covered by the wig. 

Step 5

Depending on the type and style of the wig, you may need to adjust the parting to suit your preference and face shape.

Some wigs have fixed partings that cannot be changed, while others have more flexibility and customization options.

You can use a comb or your fingers to create or change the parting as you wish. 

Step 6

Check the overall appearance of the wig and make any final adjustments as needed.

You can tuck in any loose hairs or wisps that may be showing or use some styling products or tools to enhance the look of the wig.

However, be careful not to use any heat on synthetic hair wigs, as they can melt or damage the fibers. 

Step 7

If the wig feels too tight or too loose, you can adjust the size using the tabs or straps at the back of the wig cap.

Most wigs have adjustable features that allow you to customize the fit to your head size and shape.

You can tighten or loosen them until you feel comfortable and secure. 

  

Putting On A Dimples Hera Wig 

Putting on a wig can be a hassle, but not with Dimples Hera Wig.

This wig is designed for everyday wear as it makes your life easier by eliminating most of the steps involved in putting on a wig.

Dimples Hera Wigs make wearing a wig easy and comfortable.

You don't need to spend a lot of time preparing your hair or securing the wig.

You can simply follow these steps to put on your wig and style it as you wish. 

 

Step 1

First, look at the inside of the wig and locate the front and back labels.

The front label should be near the lace that covers the forehead, and the back label should be near the nape of the neck. 

  

Step 2

Next, hold the wig by the front and back labels and gently place it over your head.

Make sure that the ear tabs are aligned with your ears and that the wig is not too tight or too loose.

You can adjust the size of the elastic band by using the hooks or Velcro at the back of the wig. 

  

Step 3

Then, carefully position the front lace until it reaches your natural hairline.

The lace should blend in with your skin and create a realistic appearance of hair growth.

If you don't have a natural hairline or a reference point, you can use your fingers to measure where to place the wig.

A general rule is to leave about four fingers' width of space between your eyebrows and the edge of the wig for a realistic finish. 

  

Step 4

Finally, you can style your wig as you normally would with your own hair.

You can use a comb, a wig brush, or your fingers to arrange the hair in any way you like.

You can also use heat tools, such as a curling iron or a flat iron, to create different looks.

However, be careful not to damage the lace or the hair fibers with too much heat or friction. 

Check out this video tutorial on how to put on a wig!

Lace Front Wigs Are EXTREMELY Delicate

One important thing to remember when wearing a Dimples Hera Wig is to avoid pulling on the lace.

The lace is very delicate and can tear easily if you tug on it or use it to adjust the wig.

Instead, you should always use the ear tabs or the back label to move or reposition the wig.

This way, you can protect your wig and enjoy its natural beauty for a long time. 

Remember, putting on a wig takes some practice and patience, but it can also be fun and rewarding.

With time, you will become more confident and skilled at achieving the perfect fit and style for your wig.

Enjoy your new look with pride, knowing that your wig is well-fitted and comfortable. 

  

Final Wig Thoughts 

Putting on a wig can be a fun and transformative experience.

By following the steps outlined above and taking your time to adjust and customize the fit, you can achieve a natural and comfortable look.

Here are some final thoughts to keep in mind when putting on a wig: 

 

Practice Makes Perfect 

Don't be discouraged if it takes a few attempts to get the wig placement and style just right.

Putting on a wig is a skill that improves with practice. Take your time, be patient, and experiment until you find the most flattering and comfortable fit. 

  

Confidence Is Key 

Wearing a wig can enhance your self-expression and allow you to explore different hairstyles and looks.

Embrace your new look with confidence and rock it proudly.

Remember that your beauty shines from within, and the wig is just an accessory that adds to your unique style. 

  

Customization Options 

Many wigs offer customization features such as adjustable straps, wig clips, or lace front options.

Take advantage of these features to tailor the fit and style to your liking.

Don't hesitate to make adjustments and experiment to find what works best for you. 

  

Wig Care 

Proper wig care is essential to maintain its quality and longevity.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning, storing, and styling your wig.

Regular maintenance will ensure that your wig continues to look its best and provide a comfortable fit.

Use hair care products that are specifically made for wigs.

Try Dimples Hair Care, a range of shampoos, conditioners and sprays that are gentle, nourishing and effective.

Dimples Hair Care products are designed to keep your wig looking natural, healthy and beautiful.

Whether you have a synthetic or human hair wig, Dimples Hair Care can help you maintain its quality and style.

  

Seek Professional Help 

If you're new to wearing wigs or need assistance with fitting and styling, consider seeking guidance from a professional wig consultant.

They can provide valuable advice, make customizations, and help you achieve the desired look effortlessly.

Book your consultation with one of our hair experts today! 

  

Remember, putting on a wig should be a fun and enjoyable experience.

Experiment with different styles, hair colors, and lengths to discover your favorite looks.

Whether you're wearing a wig for fashion, convenience, or personal reasons, embrace the versatility and freedom it offers.

With a bit of practice and confidence, you'll be able to confidently wear your wig and express your unique style with ease. 

  

Frequently Asked Questions On How To Put On A Wig 

  

Are the steps for putting on a wig the same for all types of wigs? 

The steps of putting on a wig are very similar for most types of wigs, but there are some slight variations depending on the type of wig cap and the style of the wig.

For example, lace front wigs require more care and attention than other types of wigs, as the lace is very delicate and needs to be trimmed and secured properly.

Lace wigs are popular because they create a natural-looking hairline that allows you to wear the hair away from your face. 

  

Lace Front Wigs

Lace front wigs have a thin strip of lace along the front edge of the wig cap that mimics the look of your natural hairline.

The lace is designed to sit flat and flush against your forehead, creating a seamless transition between the wig and your skin.

However, not all lace front wigs are the same.

Some lace front wigs come pre-cut and ready to wear, while others have excess lace that needs to be cut before wearing.

Dimples Hera Lace Front Wig stands out from other lace front wigs with its unique features that make it easier to wear and more natural-looking. 

  

Uncut vs. Pre-Cut 

Some lace front wigs have excess lace that extends beyond the hairline.

This lace needs to be carefully cut before wearing the wig, following the shape of your natural hairline.

Cutting the lace can be tricky and intimidating, as you don't want to cut too much or too little or damage the wig in the process.

If you are not confident or experienced in cutting lace, you may want to opt for a pre-cut lace front wig instead.

Pre-cut lace front wigs have the excess lace already trimmed for you, saving you time and hassle.

Dimples lace front wigs come pre-cut and ready to wear, so you don't have to worry about cutting the lace yourself. 

  

What is the difference between a Hand Tied wig vs. Machine Made wig? 

Wigs can be made using different methods of production: hand-tied or machine-made.

Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on your preferences and needs. 

  

Hand Tied Wigs 

Hand-tied wigs are made by hand-knotting individual strands of hair onto a thin mesh cap.

This creates a very natural look and feels, as the hair can move freely and be parted in any direction.

Hand-tied wigs are also more breathable and comfortable than machine-made wigs, as they conform to your head shape and do not have any bulky seams or wefts.

Dimples Hera Wigs are 100% hand-tied, giving you the highest quality and most realistic wig possible. 

  

Machine Made Wigs 

Machine-made wigs are made by sewing hair onto strips of fabric called wefts, which are then attached to a cap.

This method is faster and cheaper than hand tying, but it also results in a less natural look and feel.

Machine-made wigs tend to have more volume and density than hand-tied wigs, which can make them look unnatural or heavy.

Machine-made wigs also have limited styling options, as they can only be parted in certain directions due to the way the wefts are sewn onto the cap. 

  

Why are hand-tied wigs more expensive? 

Hand-tied wigs are more expensive than machine-made wigs for several reasons: 

  • The labor involved in making a hand-tied wig is much more intensive and time-consuming than making a machine-made wig. It can take up to six times longer to make a hand-tied wig than a machine-made wig. 

  • The skill required to make a hand-tied wig is also higher than making a machine-made wig. Hand-tied workers need years of training and experience to master their craft. Many brands do not offer hand-tied wigs because they cannot find enough qualified workers. 

  • The hair used for hand-tied wigs is also more costly than the hair used for machine-made wigs. Hand-tied wigs need longer hair strands to account for the return hairs, which are the hairs that are knotted through the cap and then folded back over. 

  

I'm confused! What is the difference between Synthetic Hair, Human Hair & Remy Hair? 

Synthetic Hair, Human Hair, and Remy Hair are different types of hair fibers that are used to make wigs.

Each type of wig hair has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on your preferences and budget. 

  

Synthetic Hair 

Synthetic hair is made from man-made fibers that mimic the look and feel of natural hair.

Synthetic hair wigs are easy to care for, as they do not require styling or washing.

They also retain their shape and color well, even in humid conditions.

However, synthetic hair wigs cannot be exposed to heat, such as curling irons or blow dryers, as they can melt or damage the fibers.

Synthetic hair wigs also tend to have a shorter lifespan than human hair wigs, as they can become frizzy or dull over time. 

  

Human Hair 

Human Hair is made from real hair that is collected from donors.

Human hair wigs offer the most natural look and feel, as they can be styled, colored, and washed just like your own real hair.

They also have more movement and shine than synthetic hair wigs.

However, human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic hair wigs, as they require more processing and care.

Human hair wigs also need to be styled regularly, as they can lose their shape or curl after washing.

Human hair wigs can also be affected by environmental factors, such as humidity or sun exposure, which can alter their color or texture.

 

Remy Hair 

Remy Hair is a type of human hair that is considered to be the highest quality and most desirable.

Remy hair is collected from donors in a way that preserves the natural direction of the cuticles, which are the outer layer of the hair shaft.

This means that all the cuticles are aligned in the same direction, which reduces tangling and matting.

Remy hair also undergoes minimal processing, which preserves its natural strength and softness.

Remy hair wigs are more expensive than other types of human hair wigs, but they also last longer and look more natural. 

 

 

 

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