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Whether you're a first-time wig wearer, or you just need a refresh, Divatress has you covered with all the tips and tricks on how to put on a wig. When you're done reading this, you'll be half-way to becoming a wig pro! Now let's get started...
The first thing you want to do after removing your new wig out of the package, is to put it on a mannequin head or wig stand if you have one. Because of the way wigs are packaged, sometimes they arrive with a 'cone head'. Placing the new wig on a mannequin head for a day or two can help to reshape the cap to its original roundness. Once you're ready to wear your wig, cup your hands inside the wig while shaking it to loosen its fibers. Run your fingers through a curled wig or use a wig brush for a straight wig to separate fibers. It's very important that when working with wigs to only use styling tools specially made for wigs. Once you have fluffed your wig and it looks a bit fuller, you're ready to start prepping your hair.
Your natural hair length will determine the best method to use when prepping for a wig. For longer hair, you will want to do flat pin curls evenly around your head, making sure to avoid bumps that could be seen while you wear the wig. If you have short hair, brush it back and away from your face. Avoid making a ponytail in back, because this can create the dreaded 'cone head' look. It's best to make a flat bun and then put on a wig cap. For individuals with little to no hair, a wig liner or wig cap is also recommended. A wig cap can help to keep your wig in place and can also act as a barrier for those with sensitive scalps. You can also use a wig cap if you have longer hair as well. Wearing a wig cap can protect your hair from breakage or additional shedding. Now that your hair is prepared, you're ready to begin putting the wig on.
Now you are ready to put your wig on. Follow the below steps to learn how to put on a wig:
Congratulations, you're ready to put on your new wig!