Blog - How to apply a wig

Blog - How to apply a wig

How to Apply A Wig

Wednesday, May 23, 2019 9:43:00 AM  Posted By #teamwigz

 

How to Apply A Wig

 

Step1: Prepare your hair

 

You can twist or simply pull your natural hair all the way back if it is short. Make it as flat as possible, so it will not make bumps or uneven places when you have your wig on.

If your hair is long, you can separate the hair into two pieces and twist them, crossing the two pieces behind your head. Attach them across the top and bottom with bobby pins.

If you have long and thick hair, you can do small 1 inch twists curl and pin them all around your hair. Grab a 1 inch wide portion of your hair and twist it, wrapping the end around your forefinger. Curl the stand down towards your head, making a 1 inch wide circle with your hair. Once all the hair is in the curl, pin it with two bobby pins, making an X over the curl. Do this for the entirety of your hair. This will give you a smooth surface on which to apply your wig.

Shorter hair can simply be combed and pinned away from the hairline. You can also use a stretchy cloth headband or similar item to push your hair away from your hairline.

 

Step2: Prepare your skin

 

Wipe the skin  around your hairline with a cotton pad dipped in alcohol solution. This removes any access oils and impurities from your skin, which will help the glue or adhesive tape stick better to your skin. Next, apply a scalp protector, which can be a spray, gel, and cream, to the areas around your scalp. This will protect this sensitive skin from irritation and damage from the glue or adhesive tape.

Step3: Put on a wig cap

 

Gently stretch the cap over your head and line it up perfectly a little behind your hairline. Secure it in place with a few bobby pins. We will send 2 pieces of brown wig cap as free gifts with purchase, hope you will like it.

Step4: Apply the glue or adhesive tape

 

For the wig glue, dip a small makeup brush or your fingers into the glue ( we highly recommend Got2B Gel instead of glue) and apply a thin layer of it around your hairline. Let it dry. This may take a few minutes or you can just use hair blower. You don’t have to apply glue/gel to your entire scalp line, but make sure you place some at the front of the forehead and on your temples. These are necessary areas for a natural looking wig.

 

Step5: Place the wig on your head

 

Cut the lace : You can start from the side, cut along the edges of the hairline, make sure your do not cut any of the hair. You can pin the wig to a manikin head, clip all hair back before cutting.

Place the wig on : Hold your finger at the area of the wig that will be at the center of your forehead. Put it over your head and gently lay it down on your scalp, centering your finger on your forehead. After this, gently pull the rest of the wig over your head. Make sure you keep the sides away from the adhesive as much as possible so it doesn’t stick before you’re ready.

Secure the wig : Once you have your wig where you want it, make sure the lace areas are smooth against your head, making a natural hairline. Wait 15 more minutes before you style to ensure the wig is secure. You can also use bobby pins to make your wig feel more secure. We will send you a Anti-slip Wig Grip Band as free gift, which can also help you secure your wig.