If you are new to wearing a wig in Mount Laurel, NJ, getting familiar with wig installments is a great first step in learning about wig wear and care. Installing a wig is customizing, fitting, and securing it to your head so that you have the most comfortable wear possible.
Installing a wig reduces maintenance and extends the time you can wear the wing – about a month a half – by securing it to your scalp or natural hair.
Options for Securing Wig Installments
There are many different options for installing a wig, including wig grips, tapes, glue, and sewing in the wig. Be careful with any natural hair to secure it properly under the wig installation. This will reduce breakage and keep the hair safe while wearing the wig. Braid hair or bundle into a wig cap for maximum safety.
Wig grips can be used with or without a wig cap. This tight headband goes around the head right behind the hairline. The wig is placed over the grip and is held in place. This is a great way to keep a wig stable for a short period of time.
Tape and Glue
Adhesives are the next best option, including tape and glue. Wig glue will not last as long as glue but secures the hair with strips of tape around the hairline. This tape is double-sided, so it is first adhered to the skin, its back removed, and then the wig hairline pressed into the exposed side.
Glue can be used for longer wear. It comes in paste, gel, or spray forms and is applied to the head around the edge of the hair or wig cap to secure the hairline of the wig.
The most secure option is to sew in a wig. With natural hair tightly braided around the head, the wig is stitched through its lace cap into the braids. This provides extra security and longevity for a wig installation.
What Kinds of Wigs Work with Installments?
Lace fronts allow you to customize your hairline when installing a wig. They can have both real human hair or synthetic hair, though like in most wig-wear situations, human hair wigs tend to last longer.
Sleeping in Your Wig Installment
Since wig installations are often done with the hopes of semi-permanent wear, many wearers tend to find themselves sleeping in their wigs. If this is attempted, there are some important steps to take so as to not damage the hair of the wig.
Be sure to moisturize the hair with a product like argan oil before laying down. Pull the hair back and make sure to tuck in stragglers. Then wrap in a silk cap or scarf. If available, get a silk pillowcase to reduce even more snagging while sleeping.
Thinking about a wig installment? Get in touch with Wig-A-Do at (856) 235-3534 to schedule an onsite fitting and ask about semi-permanent options.