6 Basic Wig-Wearing Mistakes That Can Grant You an Unnatural Look

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Wigs are great for quickly achieving great hairstyles. Unless you are going for the completely wacky look with a purple or a bright yellow, you want your wig to look as natural as possible. A fake-looking wig can lead to some really embarrassing moments. In this brutally honest post, we reveal the 6 fundamental wig wearing mistakes that can lead to an unnatural look. Here we go then.

Not Seeking Help from a Professional: Wearing a wig for the first time can be a daunting experience if you are doing it alone. The best way forward is to seek help from a professional hair stylist. This will help you the learn the little tips and tricks that go into wearing a wig. You can even ask a friend who has experience wearing wigs to help you fit on your first wig. No matter what, never shy away from asking help, especially if you are a beginner.

Not Wearing the Wig Cap High Enough: Wig caps protect your delicate scalp and are absolute essentials. However, wearing the cap to low can be a dead giveaway that you are sporting artificial hair. Make sure the edges of the cap sit above your natural hairline so that they remain hidden from view underneath the wig.

Not Selecting the Right Color: To achieve an ultra-realistic look, it’s important to match the wig color to your natural skin tone. You can even match wigs to the natural shade of your eyebrows. However, you can wear blonde lace front wigs even if you have dark eyebrows as long as you have a naturally light skin tone.

Not Cutting Away the Lace Edges: Cutting away the lace edges of a lace front wigs is an essential step. This is mainly because these edges are the first things that are visible if the wig shifts from its fitted position. Watch a YouTube tutorial video or a consult an expert on how to cut the edges off your lace front wig.

Choosing a Wig with a Straight Hairline: No one has a straight hairline. Some lace front wigs especially cheap ones have an unnaturally straight hairline. These wigs look unnatural no matter how you wear them. What’s worse is that there are no practical ways to alter the hairline to give it a more natural look. Thus, the only thing you can do is to never buy wigs that have visibly-artificial hairlines. To avoid buying wigs that have unnatural hairline always insist on putting them on before the purchase. If you are buying online make sure to get them from stores that offer easy returns.

Not Neatly Prepping Your Natural Hair: Unless you are bald, you need to prep your natural hair before you can put on a wig. This involves wrapping the hair tightly so that it hugs your scalp. This allows the wig cap to fit snugly and ensures the wig does not look puffy and unnatural.


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