How to Hide Your Hair Under a Wig
Wigs are by far the easiest way to switch up your hairstyle without harming your natural strands, but don’t be fooled – it’s a little more complicated than plopping on your wig and running out the door. A huge part of wearing a wig is hiding one’s natural hairline underneath, and there’s a ton of tips and tricks for achieving the best look.
Prep Your Hair:Before placing your wig, make sure your hair and scalp are clean. Deep conditioning or adding leave-in oils can help your hair stay hydrated and reduce any frizz that might peek out from under your wig. Depending on your length of hair, braiding it back in cornrows is a great way to create a seamless flat surface over which your wig can lay
Style Your Hair:Depending on the length of your hair, the way you style it underneath your wig can make or break your style. From buns to cornrows, there’s a few go-to styles that wig wearers use
- Cornrows: The perfect way to create a seamless flat surface over which your wig can lay, cornrows are a great choice for those with thick or textured hair. This style creates the flattest look to avoid any bumps or lumps on your wig.
- Buns:Buns are one of the quickest and easiest styles to achieve, and offer great range.No matter your hair texture or density, it’s easy to gather your hair into one or two buns at the nape of your neck. For shorter hair, bobby pin smaller flat buns across your head.
- Braids:Braiding your hair into one or two french braids can do the trick, or even bobby pinning two pigtail braids around your head can create a great flat base.
- Twists:Small twists take a while to learn, but once you get the hang of it they can create the same flat result as braids minus the wrist pain and time.
Wig Cap:Wearing a wig cap is a great way to keep your hair in place and protected, and it absorbs extra moisture and sweat. Make sure to pull the wig cap down past your face, and then back up to your hairline to ensure it’s captured all of your hairs. You can always use the tail of a comb to push back the remaining strands, or hair spray to tame them down.
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