How to Make a Wig Look Natural

Avoid too-shiny wigs

Has your wig got that just-bought plastic shine? It's important to avoid very shinily, fine hair textures, Those tend to look like you put doll hairs on your head.Calm down the shine by misting it with a gentle spray of dry shampoo, or use a loose powder if you prefer.

 

Detangle your wig

To begin, grab a wide-tooth comb and start with a small section of hair. It’s best to lightly mist the section with a conditioning spray.

Using your finger, twist the curl and let it bounce back into shape. For tight curls, work with smaller sections. To achieve loose curls, twist larger sections. Try using a wide-tooth wet comb. This will detangle your wig gently without pulling too hard on the fibers.

If you’re styling rather than detangling a wig, go for a styling brush instead.

 

To Make A Wig’s Position Look Real

Don’t rush it. Take time to arrange the wig. If you can see little strands of your own hair coming through, pull it down a touch lower. If you’re not sure about the best arrangement, study your own hairline in the mirror for a while to think about how high/low it goes and how it frames your face naturally. Leave some of your natural hair out around your scalp. This helps your wig hair to blend in and look like it's growing from your scalp.

 

Blend it Out

Lace front wigs are great at mimicking a natural hairline, but they’ll never beat the real thing. If you’re lucky enough to have some natural hair, try ‘blending’ your natural hairline with the hairline of a lace front wig.

Place your wig an inch or two farther back on your head than you typically would, exposing your natural hairline. Fully attach the wig.

Spray a little dry shampoo into your hairline and along the part of the wig, and use your fingers to tease everything together.

 

If you have space and the kit to do so, keep your wig on a form. That will help it retain a detangled state for longer. Be careful when gluing it down and removing it. Be gentle when combing through the wig to avoid it getting those synthetic wig tangles. Keep your wig on a mannequin so it retains its style.


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