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How To Put On A Wig

Wearing a wig can transform your look and boost your confidence. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you put on a wig correctly and comfortably:

Step 1: Prepare Your Natural Hair

  • For Short Hair: Brush your hair back and away from your face. You can use a wig cap to hold it in place.

  • For Long Hair: Pin your hair up in flat twists or braids to evenly distribute the bulk. Cover with a wig cap to create a smooth surface.

Step 2: Prepare the Wig

  • Inspect the Wig: Check the wig for any tangles or styling needs. Gently brush it starting from the ends and working your way up.

  • Adjust the Wig Cap: Many wigs have adjustable straps inside the cap. Adjust these for a comfortable, snug fit.

Step 3: Position the Wig

  • Find the Front and Back: Identify the front and back of the wig. The label is usually at the back.

  • Tilt Your Head Forward: Hold the wig by the ear tabs and tilt your head slightly forward.

Step 4: Put On the Wig

  • Place the Front: Position the front of the wig above your eyebrows, and then roll it back over your head. This can help avoid pulling on any baby hairs.

  • Secure the Back: Once the wig is on your head, adjust it so that the back is in place at the nape of your neck.

Step 5: Adjust the Wig

  • Align the Ear Tabs: Make sure the ear tabs are even and positioned just in front of your ears.

  • Check the Fit: Ensure the wig is centered and aligned with your natural hairline.

Step 6: Style the Wig

  • Blend with Natural Hairline: If the wig has a lace front, trim the lace if needed and gently blend it with your skin using a small amount of foundation or powder.

  • Style as Desired: Style the wig using your fingers or a brush. For heat-friendly wigs, you can use styling tools on a low setting.

Tips for a Secure Fit:

  • Be Gentle: Handle the wig carefully to maintain its shape and integrity.

  • Use Wig Accessories: Wig glue or double-sided tape can be used for extra security, especially for lace front wigs.

  • Stay Comfortable: Make sure the wig is not too tight, which can cause discomfort or headaches.

Final Touches

Once your wig is securely in place and styled to your liking, do a final check in the mirror to ensure it looks natural and feels comfortable. With your wig perfectly fitted, you're ready to showcase your new look with confidence!

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