Wig Tips & Styling Ideas
Whether you have been wearing wigs for years or have just started wearing wigs, we have put together a list of the top wig tips that every wig wearer should know. Brush up on some basics like finding your size and colour, to tricks that wig experts swear by. You would be surprised that by following just a few simple steps you can change up your look, personalise your style and make your wig look even more natural. So have fun and experiment as to which tips work best for you.
The right attitude is key to pulling off any hairstyle. If you are constantly worrying or fidgeting with your wig it won't look good. Own it! Walk tall, be confident and you will be able to pull off any look you want.
Customise Your Cut
Take your wig to your hairstylist to have bangs cut or trimmed, shaped or thinned out to remove excess bulk. A custom cut can make a world of difference. Think of your wig like a designer suit. Sure, you can wear it off the rack (or out of the box) and it can look good, but with a little tailoring it can look GREAT!
Invest in The Right Care Products
If you want to extend the life of your wig and keep it looking beautiful the proper care products are essential. Synthetic wigs require care products specifically formulated for synthetic hair. For human hair wigs, choose sulfate free care products or products specifically formulated for colour treated hair to keep the colour looking vibrant, longer.
Always Think Ahead
You should always have two wigs ready to wear at all times.This way you always have something to wear when you are washing your wig and a back up if anything should happen to one. Rotating between wigs also helps to extend the life.
If you love to cook here is a tip every wig wearer should know; NEVER open the oven while wearing a synthetic wig! The sudden burst of heat will ruin your wig; even the hot steam from a boiling pot of water can cause irreparable damage. Avoid these kitchen disasters and swap your wig for a stylish scarf or comfy cap... better yet, kick back and let someone else do the dirty work.
Dial Down the Shine
Synthetic wigs with too much shine look fake and unnatural. To reduce shine, sprinkle a little hair powder on your wig, and then brush through for a more natural look. Why not try a Wig Wand, each tap distributes a small amount of wig powder to magically reduce shine.
Personalise Your Look
Add a headband, scarf or any hair accessory to create a personal touch. Just because you are wearing a wig doesn't mean you have to wear it the same way all the time. Be creative.
Blend in Your Own Hair
If your natural hair is somewhat close to your wig in colour, try blending in your own hair along the hairline for a more natural look. Apply the wig, then pull out small sections of your own hair along the sides and front using your fingers or a wig comb. Even if your own hair is just a few inches long, this will really help to make your wig look and feel more natural and create a seamless hairline.
Stay Close to Your Current Style
Choose a wig close to your current hairstyle. What is going to look the most natural on you, is a style that looks like YOU! A familiar style will help you feel more confident and make the transition from wearing your own hair to wearing wigs a good experience. Experiment with subtle style variations, but stay within your comfort zone.
Don't Forget Styling Products
Give your hair a salon finish and define layers using styling products that are specifically designed for either synthetic or human hair wigs.
Know Your Measurements
There is nothing worse than an ill fitting wig. You don't want your wig riding up, slipping off or to look unnatural by excess bulk at the crown. This is why choosing the right size is just as important as finding the right colour and style.
Create Different Hairstyles
If your hair is chin length or longer, try a half-up, half-down style. For longer wigs, try a loose updo or low ponytail. To make these looks work, try to keep it soft, loose and a little messy. Keep the bangs down (unless you have a lace front wig) and pull down a few hairs along the hairline to keep it looking natural.
Try a New Do
Bored with the same hairstyle? Today's wigs follow current hair trends. As new hair fashions hit the scene, new wig styles become available. Trying a new wig style is an easy way to test drive current hair trends without any commitment, keep your look modern and beat hair boredom. Try changing up your look from day to day and don't get stuck in a rut. Of course not all hair trends work for everyone, if you are new to wearing wigs we recommend keeping close to your current hairstyle!
Don't Be Afraid of Colour
If you've found a wig you love and don't want to change your style, try a new colour to freshen up your look. Most people can wear up to three shades darker or lighter than their natural colour. Also, don't be afraid to change your colour for the season. It's not uncommon to go slightly lighter in the spring and summer and darker in the fall and winter. Experimenting with colour is fun and a easy way to give yourself a completely new look. So go ahead, find out if blondes really do have more fun!