Every girl knows the best part of wearing a wig is not having to style their own hair. Wigs are one of the best beauty hacks out there, but there’s one fear lurking in the back of every wig-wearer–can people tell its a wig?
While not everyone can spring for human hair wigs, we are here to tell you that you don’t need the most expensive wigs to look natural. At the end of this article, you’ll know how to style a wig so well that you’ll want to tell everyone you’re wearing one.
This past year the wig industry raked in a sleek $346 million in revenue. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Rhianna, and Sia, all endorsing wig usage, the wig market has climbed with everyone getting into the trend.
Avoid looking like you just jumped on the bandwagon and instead look effortless with our top hacks on styling a wig. Grab your wig and let’s get started.
The Best Hacks on How to Style a Wig
Women sport wigs for a lot of different reasons so whether you are protecting your hair from the daily stress of styling, want to change up your style, or need a confidence boost after chemotherapy or Alopecia, get ready to act natural.
When it comes to most things, what you get is what you pay for, the same is for wigs however we are about to tell you all the ways to get away with making a budget wig look great. The higher quality the wig, the less work you’ll have to put into making it look effortless.
When shopping for a wig, there are some things to keep in mind: human hair vs. synthetic, full vs. partial, lace front vs. netting, color, treatment, and of course price. We like to have a selection when we wig shop, so we particularly like this website when it comes to wig assortments and styles for a reasonable price.
Use a Wig Cap
The first part in styling a wig is, of course, hiding the evidence that you have real hair—our last tip is an exception. Wig caps come in all types of styles and materials from lace, to nylon, to mesh and often come in tan or black.
Wig caps protect your hair and scalp from the wig and can also provide additional advantages such as directional parting. Choose your wig cap material carefully; you’ll want a cap that is breathable, to avoid that itchy feeling from wearing a wig all day.
The trick to getting your hair into the wig cap is cornrows or a slicked-back bun that lies flat. Avoid any thick hair ties or bobby pins that may poke out or tear the cap and wig.
Choose a Style That Works with You
When shopping for a wig, chose a wig style that works for you, not against you. Opt for darker rooted colors; this will add effortless dimension and create a natural look.
The second best part of wearing a wig is that your options are endless. Now’s the time to try out the bob you were always questioning.
Want to try a new hair color without the commitment? Wig.
Whoever said bangs are never a good idea obviously didn’t own a wig. Not only does a wig act as a trial run but wigs with bangs are excellent at hiding the wig hairline, which is often a dead giveaway that you are wearing one.
Opt for a Full Lace Front
To avoid that dead giveaway, our recommendation is choosing a wig with a lace front and microfilament. You can opt for a full lace wig if you know you are going to be parting your hair often and in many places. Lace wigs tend to stretch over scalp better creating a more natural-fitted look.
Choosing a full lace wig with microfilament is essential in fooling the world into thinking it is your natural hairline. Hair is carefully sewn into the tiny holes of the lace giving the illusion of a natural hairline.
Give Yourself a Trim
Now that you’ve purchased your wig, its time to style it. It’s not likely that your wig is runway ready right out of the box. A new hairstyle or even a trim can make the world of a difference in sporting the wig as your own.
Don’t be afraid to take a pair of scissors to it and bring out your inner stylist. Another quick tip is to tweeze the part a little to create the illusion of a natural part, instead of a part that is a little too perfect. If you can’t handle the pressure of doing your do, you can always bring it to the salon for some professional help.
Cut the Shine
No one’s hair is as shiny as “new wig” hair, not even the models in a Garnier Fructis commercial. If you are going to convince the world your hair is real, you’ll need to take the shine down a few notches.
Stylists swear by a few sprays of dry shampoo or other beauty powder on your wig roots before walking out the door. Be sure to rub in the product to your wig. Using the heat from your hands can also tame any flyaways.
Work With Your Natual Hair
If you are going with a wig that is similar to your natural hair color, then you are in luck. One of the best tips for styling your wig is pulling out some of your real hair and working with your natural hairline.
Blending your hair with the wig makes the hairline of the wig virtually undetectable. Just be sure to style your natural hair to match the wigs.
By following these wig hacks you can rock your wig in confidence and no one will ever know your secret.
What’s Hairstyle Will You Try Next?
Now that you know all the tips and tricks on how to style a wig, you can fool anyone into thinking you’re the ultimate hair stylist. The only question left to ask now is, what is your next hairstyle?
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