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From Basic to Glamorous: How to Style A Wig in Few Easy Steps in 2023

Are you tired of the same old look with your wig? Do you want to transform it from basic to glamorous? Look no further, because we have the ultimate guide to styling techniques that will help you achieve the hair of your dreams. If you want to find out how to style a wig, this article will tell you all about it.

Whether you’re a wig enthusiast or a beginner in the world of wigs, this article is for you. We’ll show you how to add volume, create stunning updos, and achieve natural-looking curls that will turn heads wherever you go. From simple tips and tricks to more advanced techniques, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to unleash your creativity and take your wig game to the next level. Let’s dive in and discover the art of transforming your wig into a show-stopping masterpiece.

 

Benefits of styling your wig

Styling your wig offers a multitude of benefits that go beyond just changing your appearance. Firstly, it allows you to express your personal style and creativity. With the right techniques, you can create a look that perfectly complements your face shape and enhances your features. Additionally, it gives you the flexibility to adapt your hairstyle to different occasions and outfits. Whether you want a sleek and professional look for the office or a glamorous and voluminous style for a night out, your wig can be transformed to match any desired look. Lastly, wig styling can boost your confidence and make you feel like a million dollars. The ability to experiment with different hairstyles and experiment with your look can be empowering and exciting.

This also allows you to prolong its lifespan. Regularly maintaining your wig helps prevent tangling and shedding, ensuring that it stays in good condition for longer. By investing time and effort into styling, you can enjoy your wig for a longer period of time, saving you money in the long run. So, whether you’re looking to revamp your current wig or considering purchasing a new one, mastering styling techniques is essential for maximizing the benefits and enjoyment of wearing wigs.

Understanding wig types and materials

Before diving into this styling word,it’s important to understand the different types of wigs and materials available. Synthetic wigs are made from artificial fibers and are more affordable, but they may have limitations when it comes to heat styling. On the other hand, human hair wigs offer the most natural appearance and can be styled using heat tools like curling irons and straighteners. However, they tend to be more expensive. Understanding the type of wig you have will help you choose the appropriate styling techniques and products.

Wigs also come in various cap constructions, such as lace front, full lace, and monofilament.

Lace front wigs have a sheer lace panel at the front that creates a natural-looking hairline, while full lace wigs have a lace cap that covers the entire head, allowing for versatile styling options. Monofilament wigs feature a thin, breathable material at the crown, giving the illusion of natural hair growth and allowing for multi-directional parting. Each cap construction offers different benefits, so it’s important to choose one that suits your preferences and styling needs.

When it comes to wig materials, there are also different options to consider. Heat-friendly synthetic wigs can withstand heat styling up to a certain temperature, giving you more flexibility in creating different looks. Traditional synthetic wigs, however, cannot be heat styled and require alternative methods for achieving desired styles. Human hair wigs, as mentioned earlier, provide the most versatility in terms of styling options. Understanding the materials of your wig will help you determine the best techniques and products to use during the styling process.

 

Essential tools for wig styling

To achieve stunning wig transformations, you’ll need a few essential tools in your styling arsenal. Here are some must-have tools for wig styling:

1. Wig brush or wide-toothed comb: A wig brush or wide-toothed comb is essential for detangling your wig without causing damage. Start by gently combing the ends of the hair and working your way up to the roots. Be careful not to tug or pull too hard to avoid shedding or loosening the wig’s construction.

2. Heat styling tools: If you have a human hair wig or a heat-friendly synthetic wig, heat styling tools like curling irons, straighteners, and hot rollers can be used to create different textures and styles. However, make sure to use these tools on the lowest heat setting to prevent damage to the wig fibers.

3. Wig stand or mannequin head: A wig stand or mannequin head is essential for styling and maintaining the shape of your wig. This allows you to style the wig more easily and ensures that it retains its shape when not in use.

4. Styling products: Invest in quality styling products specifically designed for wigs, such as wig hairspray, wig mousse, and wig shine sprays. These products help to hold styles in place, add shine, and protect the wig fibers from heat damage.

5. Accessories: Hair accessories like clips, headbands, and scarves can be used to enhance your wig’s style and add a touch of personal flair. Experiment with different accessories to create unique and eye-catching looks.

With these essential tools at your disposal, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle various wig styling techniques and achieve stunning results. Now that you have a grasp of the basics, let’s move on to preparing your wig for styling.

 

Preparing your wig for styling – washing, conditioning, and detangling

Before diving into the exciting world of styling, it’s important to ensure that your wig is clean, conditioned, and tangle-free. Properly preparing your wig will not only make the styling process easier but also help maintain the wig’s overall health and appearance.

To start, gently remove any tangles or knots in the wig using a wide-toothed comb or wig brush. Start from the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots, being careful not to pull or tug too hard. This will help prevent any unnecessary damage or shedding.

Next, it’s time to wash. Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of wig shampoo. Submerge the wig into the water and gently swish it around, ensuring that the shampoo is evenly distributed. Avoid rubbing or twisting the wig, as this can cause tangling or damage. After a few minutes, rinse it thoroughly with clean water until all the shampoo is removed.

Once the wig is clean, it’s important to condition it to keep the hair soft, smooth, and manageable. Apply a small amount of wig conditioner to the hair, avoiding the cap or base.Gently comb through the hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner evenly. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly with clean water.

After washing and conditioning, gently squeeze out any excess water.Avoid twisting or wringing the hair, as this can damage the wig fibers. Place the wig on a towel and pat it dry to remove any remaining moisture. Avoid using a blow dryer or applying heat to speed up the drying process, as this can cause damage to the wig.

Once the wig is damp, it’s time to detangle it again using a wide-toothed comb or wig brush. Start from the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots, being careful not to pull or tug too hard. This step will ensure that the wig is free from any knots or tangles before you begin styling.

Now that your wig is clean, conditioned, and tangle-free, you’re ready to dive into the exciting world of wig styling. In the next section, we’ll explore some basic wig styling techniques to help you achieve the desired look.

 

Basic wig styling techniques – brushing, combing, and parting

Brushing, combing, and parting are basic wig styling techniques that can make a significant difference in the overall appearance.Mastering these techniques will lay the foundation for more advanced styles and allow you to create various looks with ease.

When it comes to brushing your wig, always start from the ends and work your way up to the roots. This prevents unnecessary pulling or tugging, which can cause damage or loosen the wig construction. Use a wig brush or wide-toothed comb specifically designed for wigs to avoid any potential damage to the fibers. Gently brush through the hair in sections, ensuring that you remove any tangles or knots along the way. Continue brushing until the hair is smooth and free from any tangles.

Combing is another essential technique that helps maintain the hair’s overall appearance and manageability. Use a wide-toothed comb to gently comb through the hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. This helps distribute the natural oils from the scalp throughout the wig, keeping the hair healthy and shiny. Be careful not to pull or tug too hard, as this can cause shedding or damage to the wig fibers.

Parting your wig is a technique that allows you to change the direction of the hair and create different hairstyles. To part, use a comb or your fingers to create a parting where desired. For a natural-looking part, consider using a wig cap that matches your scalp color. This will help create the illusion of hair growing directly from the scalp. Experiment with different parting styles to find the one that suits your face shape and desired look.

By mastering these basic techniques, you’ll have a solid foundation for creating various hairstyles and looks. Now that you have the basics down, let’s move on to more advanced wig styling techniques.

 

Advanced wig styling techniques – curling, straightening, and adding volume

When it comes to transforming your wig from basic to glamorous, advanced wig styling techniques can take your look to the next level. From adding curls and waves to straightening and adding volume, these techniques will help you achieve stunning and versatile hairstyles.

Curling your wig is a popular technique for adding volume and creating soft, bouncy curls. There are several methods you can use to, depending on the type of wig and the desired curl pattern. One common method is using heat styling tools like curling irons or curling wands. Make sure to set the heat to the lowest setting suitable for your wig’s material and test it on a small section of hair before proceeding. Divide the hair into smaller sections and wrap each section around the curling iron, holding for a few seconds before releasing. Once the entire wig is curled, gently run your fingers through the curls to create a softer and more natural look.

Straightening your wig is another technique that can completely transform its appearance. To straighten, use a flat iron or straightener set to the lowest heat setting suitable for your wig’s material. Divide the hair into smaller sections and run the flat iron through each section, starting from the roots to the ends. Be careful not to hold the flat iron in one place for too long, as this can cause damage to the wig fibers. Once its all straightened, run your fingers through the hair to create a sleek and polished look.

Adding volume to your wig is a great way to achieve a glamorous and full-bodied look. To add volume, start by gently teasing the roots of the wig using a comb or teasing brush. This creates a base for the hair to sit on, giving it a lifted and voluminous appearance. You can also use volumizing products like wig mousse or hairspray to enhance the volume. Apply the product to the roots of the hair and gently massage it in, being careful not to weigh down the hair or create a greasy appearance. Once the product is applied, use your fingers or a comb to gently lift and fluff the hair, creating the desired volume.

By mastering these advanced styling techniques, you’ll be able to achieve an array of stunning hairstyles and looks. Whether you prefer curly, straight, or voluminous hair, these techniques will help you transform your wig into a show-stopping masterpiece. In the next section, we’ll explore how you can create different hairstyles, from elegant updos to playful braids and ponytails.

Creating different hairstyles with your wig – updos, braids, and ponytails

Creating different hairstyles with your wig allows you to experiment with various looks and express your personal style. From elegant updos to playful braids and ponytails, the possibilities are endless. Here are some popular hairstyles you can create with your wig:

  1. Updos: Updos are a classic and elegant hairstyle that can instantly elevate any look. To create an updo with your wig, start by gathering the hair into a ponytail at the desired height. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie or a scrunchie. Next, twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins. You can also leave a few strands loose for a softer and more romantic look. Finish off the updo by spraying it with wig hairspray to hold the style in place.
  2. Braids: Braids are a versatile hairstyle that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. To create braids with your wig, start by dividing the hair into three equal sections. Cross the right section over the middle section, then cross the left section over the middle section. Continue crossing the right and left sections over the middle section until you reach the end of the hair. Secure the braid with a small hair tie or a clear elastic. For a more intricate look, consider trying different braid styles like fishtail braids or Dutch braids.
  3. Ponytails: Ponytails are a simple yet stylish hairstyle that works well for both day and night. To create a ponytail style, gather the hair into a high, medium, or low ponytail, depending on your preference. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie or a scrunchie. For a sleek and polished look, use a small section of hair to wrap around the hair tie, securing it with bobby pins. To add volume to the ponytail, gently backcomb the hair at the crown before gathering it into a ponytail.
  4. These are just a few examples of the hairstyles you can create with your wig. Feel free to experiment with different styles and techniques to find the ones that suit your personal style and desired look. In the next section, we’ll explore how you can enhance your wig’s style by adding accessories.
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Conclusion

Wig styling is essential to keep it looking beautiful and also gives the hair longetivity.Learn with some easy styling tips with this article as a guide.

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    At Eternal Wigs we ensure that all our products are made with the finest materials and utmost quality.  

    We offer  refund for all black or non-coloured units/wig. For black or non-coloured wigs, we are happy to offer a 72 hour refund or exchange on unused items.

    For the purpose of hygiene, we request that you wear a wig cap in all cases when trying on a purchased wig. Any item that has been altered chemically or physically no longer qualifies for an exchange or refund. This includes but is not limited to:

    • The wig must have its tag.
    • The wig must not be coloured, styled, bleached, washed, brushed or combed. 
    • The wig must not have been worn. The lace in front of wig must not be cut. The wig must not be in contact with any food smells, smoke, hair spray or perfume.

    Please note: Eternal wigs does not offer refund or exchanges for coloured / custom coloured pieces.We dont hold stock wigs,hence all our wigs are made to order and of custom nature.Scenarios where refund / exchange on custom/coloured items will not be accepted includes the following: changing your mind, feeling the colour doesnt suit you or ordering the wrong cap size.  Please ensure you measure your head to know your cap size before placing an order. Cap sizes are measured in inches. If you have any issues with cap size, please contact us for assistance at info@eternalwigs.com

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    We process all refunds within 7-10 working days of receiving returned items. This may take longer during busy periods. An email confirmation will be sent confirming we received the returned item and we are processing your refunds.

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    You are liable for organising the return back to us and we do not bear the shipping cost for the return of the item. We recommend using a service that can offer proof of delivery to avoid items going missing in the post.
     
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