If you’re finally taking the leap to wearing a wig for the first time there are a few things you need to know.
Learn How to Put on Your Wig
It’s great to order a wig or try it on at the store, but do you feel confident putting it on by yourself? Spend some time with store staff learning how to get the wig on straight.
Many wig wearers have good luck slowly lowering the wig onto their heads from behind and pulling it snuggly toward their natural hairline. During this process, they can line the wig part up properly with the proportions of the face.
You may feel extremely self-conscious the first time you wear a wig, but there’s no reason to be. Whether you choose human hair or synthetic fibers, both types of wigs are extremely natural-looking. The vast majority of people who you interact with will not know you are wearing a wig, so stop stressing.
One way to help yourself feel more confident in your wig is to learn how to style it from the experts at Wig-A-Do. Being able to brush, curl, and accessorize your wig just as you would natural hair can help it feel more like your own hair. When you feel more in tune with your wig, it will feel less like a foreign object that everyone is staring at.
Be secure in yourself, but also be secure in your wig wear. Make sure that your wig can stay on. Working with the staff at Wig-A-Do can help you get a secure fit from your wig. You want a wig that is snug enough to stay on, but not so snug that it damages your scalp or natural hair underneath.
Before wearing your wig for the first time, research the best ways to hold it on. Different options may fit you more or less, so it can be helpful to talk to an expert at Wig-A-Do about the pros and cons of each.
Installing a wig by sewing it into your natural hair is likely the most stable way to get a secure fit, but also the biggest commitment. This type of installment can last for weeks, so it may be something you want to work up to as a new wig wearer.
Other wigs can be installed with glue. This also tends to be a lengthier wear option, but everyone’s skin has a different tolerance for glue.
Beginners might have the best luck with a wig cap and wig grip. These are accessories you wear over your natural hair or scalp. Caps may have combs that latch into the wigs. Grips have a textured surface that holds the wig in place.
The more secure your wig is, the more confident you will feel when out and about with it.