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4 Steps To Wear A Wig With Long Hair Without Damage


Steps To Wear A Wig If You Have Long Hair


Wearing a wig with long hair can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! With a few key tips and techniques, you can achieve a secure and natural-looking wig style without doing any damage to your natural hair. 

Let’s face it: long hair is an investment, and nobody wants to compromise it for a temporary style change. But what if we told you there’s a way to enjoy the best of both worlds – rocking a stunning wig without waving goodbye to your Rapunzel-like tresses? Sounds like a magic trick, right? Well, it’s more like a carefully crafted strategy.

In this rollercoaster of hair dilemmas, we’ll explore four crucial steps to not only wear a wig flawlessly but to do so without sending your long hair into a tailspin. From prepping your natural locks like a pro to choosing the wig that’ll have heads turning, we’ve got your back – or should we say, your hair?

So, whether you’re a wig-whisperer or a total newbie, buckle up! We’re about to embark on a hair adventure that’ll leave you with the confidence to slay that wig game without a strand of worry. Ready to master the art of wearing wigs with long hair? Let’s dive in!


Step 1: Preparing Your Natural Hair

Wear A Wig If You Have Long Hair


Getting Your Hair Ready for the Wig Life: Clean and Simple

Before we dive into the wig world, let’s ensure your natural hair is in top-notch shape. No fancy metaphors here, just straightforward steps to get your locks ready for the wig journey.

1. Wash It Right: Start with a Good Shampoo

Give your hair a good wash with a gentle shampoo. No need for anything too fancy – just get rid of the day’s grime and build-up. Massage your scalp nicely; think of it as a little treat for your hair.

2. Conditioner is Key

Apply a decent amount of conditioner, focusing more on the ends. This is your hair’s best friend, providing that silky smoothness. While you’re at it, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle gently. No need for superhero moves; just be patient.

3. Detangle the Knots

Detangling might not sound glamorous, but it’s necessary. Whether it’s with a comb or your fingers, work through those knots. Think of it like untangling earphones – takes a bit of time, but worth it.

4. Towel Dry, No Capes Needed

Pat your hair dry with a towel – no superhero cape theatrics required. We’re aiming for damp, not soaking wet. Your hair is now clean, conditioned, and ready for wig action.

Preparing your natural hair is like laying the groundwork for a home renovation – you want a solid foundation. Clean, conditioned, and knot-free – your hair is prepped and set for the wig journey. Ready for Step 2? Let’s keep it simple and stylish!


Clean and Detangle Hair Thoroughly Before Installing Wig.

Before wearing a wig, clean and detangle your hair first to reduce friction between the wig and natural locks.

Since this can be tedious and time-consuming work, mix up a conditioner bath with one part conditioner and two parts water for an easier process.

Wet down your hair with this mixture and use a wide-tooth comb to deeply detangle each section of the hair, curling your fingers around each piece of tangles as you come across them. Working from the ends, make sure that all knots have been removed before putting on the wig.


Secure Natural Hair Underneath the Wig Cap.

Once your hair has been detangled and prepped, it’s time to put on the wig.

Put on a wig cap underneath the wig for extra protection and moderation – this will help hold all of your hairs in place and help keep them safe from rubbing against the edges of the wig.

Secure the cap with bobby pins around the perimeter to ensure it stays in place. Move on to trimming the hairline around your forehead if necessary before finally fitting your wig on top.


Braid Hair or put Knots at the Root for Extra Security

For longer hair, it’s best to knot or braid your natural locks up along the part line and the nape of the neck, as this will help to hold it in place even better.

Create a few small braids, twist locks together, or simply wrap them around each other until they form an intertwining mass, which will provide extra security without causing any discomfort.

Make sure not to pull too tightly on the strands for added comfort and safety!




Step 2: Applying the Wig Safely

Applying the Wig Safely


 Let’s Get Practical: Applying Your Wig Without a Hitch

Alright, you’ve prepped your natural hair – it’s clean, it’s conditioned, and those knots are history. Now, let’s dive into the hands-on part: safely putting on that fabulous wig without causing any chaos to your precious locks.

1. Find Your Wig Fit

Ever tried wearing shoes that are too tight? Uncomfortable, right? Same goes for wigs. Make sure your wig fits snugly but not too tight. There should be no hair-tugging or pressure points. It’s like Goldilocks – not too loose, not too tight, just right.

2. Secure It Right

Now, let’s talk security. Wigs have got to stay put, but not at the expense of your natural hair. Use clips, combs, or any accessories that come with the wig. They’re your secret weapons in keeping that wig in check. No sliding around or unexpected gusts of wind will mess with your hair game.

3. Easy Does It: Putting It On

Hold on, cowgirl! Before you go all-in, find the front of the wig. Most wigs have a tag or some indicator. Line it up with your natural hairline. Slow and steady wins the race – ease the wig onto your head, adjusting as you go. No abrupt moves; we’re aiming for a seamless transition.

4. Tweak, Tuck, and Adjust

Once the wig is on, it’s tweaking time. Make those little adjustments to ensure it sits comfortably. Tuck any stray hairs underneath, so they’re not peeking out like party crashers. Your wig should feel like a natural extension, not an unwelcome guest.

5. Take Breaks – Your Hair Needs to Breathe

Wigs are fantastic, but your hair needs a breather too. Don’t forget to take breaks from wearing wigs. Give your natural hair some downtime, so it can stretch, relax, and breathe. It’s like letting your garden get some sunlight between bursts of rain.

Applying a wig safely is all about finding that sweet spot – snug yet comfy, secure but not constricting. Your natural hair will thank you for this seamless integration. Ready for the final touches? Step 4 is up next – maintaining the harmony between wig and natural hair. Let’s keep this hair journey rolling!

Step 4: Maintaining Your Wig and Natural Hair

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Harmony in Hairland: Keeping Both Wig and Natural Locks Happ

You’ve conquered the art of wearing a wig with finesse, but the journey doesn’t end there. Now comes the crucial part – maintaining the delicate balance between your wig and your natural hair. Let’s dive into the final step of this hair adventure and ensure that both wig and natural locks stay in their prime.

1. Brush Away the Tangles

Think of your wig like a garden – it needs a bit of grooming now and then. Invest in a wig-friendly brush, and gently detangle any knots or snags. Regular brushing keeps the wig looking fresh and prevents it from turning into a hair jungle.

2. Wash and Repeat – Wig Care 101

Your wig deserves a spa day too. Depending on how often you wear it, give it a wash regularly. Follow the care instructions – some wigs prefer a gentle soak, while others like a quick rinse. Treat your wig right, and it’ll return the favor with flawless strands.

3. Let Your Natural Hair Breathe

Remember we talked about breaks? Your natural hair still craves some fresh air. Plan wig-free days to let your hair breathe. It’s like giving your skin a makeup-free day – refreshing and revitalizing.

4. Nourish Your Natural Locks

While the wig takes center stage, don’t neglect your natural hair. Keep up with your regular hair care routine – moisturize, trim when needed, and show those locks some love. A healthy foundation means a happy wig life.

5. Store Smartly – Both Wig and Hair Need a Home

When the curtain falls on the wig spectacularly, store it properly. Use a wig stand or a mannequin head to maintain its shape. As for your natural hair, a silk or satin pillowcase can work wonders, minimizing friction and preventing tangles.

6. Know When to Bid

Wigs, like all good things, have a lifespan. Know when it’s time to say goodbye and welcome a new one into your life. Overused wigs can lose their charm, and your natural hair will appreciate a fresh start.

Maintaining the harmony between your wig and natural hair is the grand finale of this hair symphony. A well-cared-for wig and healthy natural locks make for a winning duo. Congratulations, you’ve mastered the art of wig-wearing with finesse! Now, go out there and flaunt those fabulous locks – wig and all!


Step 4: Style Your Wig

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Unleash Your Inner Stylist: Transform Your Wig, Transform Your Look

Now that your wig is snug and your natural hair is prepped, it’s time to turn up the style volume. Whether you’re feeling a casual vibe or channeling your inner glam goddess, styling your wig is where the magic happens. Get ready to play with textures, lengths, and vibes – here’s how to make your wig an extension of your unique style.

1. Heat-Friendly Wigs? Let the Curling Wand Dance!

If your wig can handle the heat, it’s time to bring out the curling wand or straightener. Create loose waves for that effortless beachy look or go sleek and straight for a polished finish. Remember, the world is your styling oyster – experiment and find the look that screams “you.”

2. Braids, Twists, and Ponytails – Oh My!

Wigs are versatile, and so is your styling playground. Experiment with braids, twists, or ponytails to switch up your look. It’s like having a hair chameleon – a new style for every mood. Plus, it’s a fun way to keep things exciting without committing to a permanent change.

3. Trim and Tailor: Customize Your Wig

Maybe you’ve got a specific length or fringe in mind. Don’t be afraid to trim or tailor your wig to match your vision. Just like clothes, your wig should fit you perfectly. If you’re unsure, a professional stylist can work wonders in customizing your wig to suit your style.

4. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Elevate your wig game with accessories. Headbands, scarves, and hats can add a whole new dimension to your look. It’s the small details that make the biggest impact, and accessories are the cherry on top of your fabulous wig creation.

5. Go Retro or Stay Modern – Your Call

From vintage pin-up curls to sleek modern layers, your wig is a canvas for your style dreams. Channel your favorite era or mix and match for a look that’s uniquely yours. It’s like having a costume party every day, but with hairstyles!

6. Embrace the Messy-Chic Vibes

Sometimes, the best styles come from embracing the messy-chic vibes. Finger-comb your wig for a tousled, effortless look. Messy buns, loose waves – the key is to make it look like you woke up this fabulous.

Styling your wig is the grand finale, the moment where you let your creativity run wild. Play, experiment, and discover the myriad of styles your wig can rock. After all, it’s not just a wig – it’s an expression of your style persona. Get ready to own the spotlight with your uniquely styled wig!




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