How to Style a Human Hair Wig
- Gather All the Tools.
- A wide-tooth comb
- A Sulphate free shampoo
- A hairbrush
- A foundation or a concealer
- Wash and Condition Your Wig
- Comb Your Wig
- Define the Part on Your Wig
- Cut the Lace
- Apply the Wig
The first step is to wash your wig. Handle the wig with care, and avoid applying force while washing. It is a gentle process, and to prevent any damage to your wig, be careful to not pull any strands of hair. Remember to use a Sulphate free shampoo. Human hair wigs, do not regenerate and rejuvenate. They don’t have the natural oils of human hair; hence chemicals can have lasting damage on your wig,which you do not want. A Sulphate free shampoo helps to prolong the shelf life of your wig and prevent wear and tear. While applying conditioner to your wig, remember to not condition the roots of the wig.
Protip – for the best wash, detangle your wig with a wide teeth comb before you wash your wig.
Once your wig is clean and dry, pick up a detangling comb. Don’t comb the wig, while it is wet, wait for it to dry before your start styling. To quickly dry up your wig, you can blow dry it as well. Start at the bottom of the wig, and detangle the knots. Work your way up as you keep detangle the wig. Do not comb the mesh at the base of the wig; this can structurally damage the wig. Gently comb through, and once detangled, run the comb from top to the bottom mildly to make sure, the wig is knot-free.
Once your wig is prepped, to give your wig natural look and a gorgeous hairline, you need to part your wig perfectly. There are two types of wigs, lace front wigs, and 360 lace wigs. A front lace wig will let you play with the perimeter around the front of your wig, you can style it in ponytails and you can section or part your hair at the front. Full lace wigs or 360 wigs have a little more area to play with. You can braid your hair, plait your hair, etc. it is more versatile in terms of styling.
Protip – Customize your look by having a professional stylist with wig cutting experience to define the part, trim and shape your wig as per your preferred style.
Lace front wig: A good start is to, decide a section that you want to part and create a natural-looking parting. Once you have decided where to attach the wig, outline the area of the lace, which will be in use and cut the rest, remember to leave a little extra before the final fitting, to be on a safe side.
Protip – Bleach your lace, to make it blend easily into your forehead. Bleach all the visible knots. This works for all skin tones.
How to Style Synthetic Wigs?
- Use a stainless, steel hairbrush, to comb and style your synthetic wig.
- It’s recommended not to use the regular styling products with synthetic wigs. Rather than using heat and metallic tools, use steam to style synthetic wigs.
- Do not use regular styling chemical products like hair spray; it can make your wig, deteriorate faster.
- Do not wash or condition the synthetic wig with regular shampoos or conditioners. Some people use fabric conditioners to wash synthetic wigs, but it’s a complete NO! There are conditioners and shampoos specially made for synthetic fiber and only use these on your synthetic wigs if you want it to last long.
Ways to style your wig:
- Use accessories: to glam up your wig you can use hair clips, hairband, or a fancy scarf. They all act as perfect complements to your wig.
- Half up, half down: you can let the lower half of the wig flow, to give length and to not make it too messy use a hair tie or bobby pins to secure the upper half of your hair cleanly.
- French braids: this is a chic way to make your look voluminous and elegant at the same time. Braiding is a classic.
- Messy buns: buns make your wig look natural and flowing. A messy bun gives a stunning hairline and is easy and quick to do.