Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Put on a Wig

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Put on a Wig

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Put on a Wig

Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to put on a wig! Whether you’re a first-time wig wearer or looking to enhance your wig-wearing skills, this step-by-step guide will provide you with all the instructions you need to achieve a flawless and natural-looking wig application.

Wearing one can be a fun and transformative experience, but it can also be a bit intimidating if you’re not familiar with the process. That’s why we’re here to guide you through each step on how to wear  it , from preparing your natural hair to securely attaching the wig and styling it to perfection.

With our expert tips and tricks, you’ll be able to confidently wear it with ease, whether it’s for a special occasion or simply to switch up your look. So, grab your favorite wig and let’s dive into this comprehensive guide that will have you rocking your wig like a pro in no time!

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Put on a Wig


Why wear a wig?

Wigs have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a convenient and versatile way to change your hairstyle without committing to a permanent change. Whether you want to experiment with different looks, cover up thinning hair, or simply add length and volume to your natural hair, a wig can be a game-changer. It also provide an opportunity to protect your natural hair from daily styling and heat damage. With the right wig, you can achieve any desired look effortlessly.


Different types of wigs

Before diving into the process of wearing one, it’s important to understand the different types available.

There are two main categories: synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs are made from artificial fibers and are generally more affordable. They come in a wide range of colors and styles and are pre-styled, meaning they require less maintenance. On the other hand, human hair wigs are made from real human hair and offer a more natural look and feel. They can be styled and treated just like your own hair, providing endless possibilities for customization. Choosing the right type of wig depends on your budget, desired look, and level of maintenance you’re willing to commit to.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Put on a Wig


Choosing the right wig for you

Once you’ve decided on the type of wig that suits your needs, it’s time to choose the right one for you. Consider factors such as color, length, style, and cap construction. When it comes to color, opt for a shade that complements your skin tone and matches your natural hair color if you want a more realistic look. If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t be afraid to try something bold and different.

As for length, choose one that suits your lifestyle and personal preference. Short wigs are low-maintenance and great for everyday wear, while long wigs can add drama and glamour to special occasions. The style of the wig should also align with your personal style and the look you’re trying to achieve.

Lastly, pay attention to the cap construction, as it affects the comfort and fit of the wig. There are various cap types available, including full lace, lace front, monofilament, and basic caps. Take your time trying on different wigs and consult with a wig specialist if needed to ensure you make the right choice.


Wig preparation and care

Before putting it on, it’s essential to properly prepare your natural hair and the wig itself. Start by washing and conditioning your natural hair to ensure it’s clean and moisturized. This step not only promotes a healthy scalp but also prevents any oils or residue from transferring onto the wig.

Once your natural hair is dry, tie it up or braid it close to your scalp to create a flat surface. This step helps the wig sit more securely and evenly on your head. Next, prepare the wig by gently brushing it to remove any tangles or knots.

If you’re wearing a synthetic wig, avoid using heat styling tools as they can damage the fibers. Instead, use a wig-specific brush or a wide-tooth comb to detangle the wig. For human hair wigs, you can style them as desired using heat tools, just like your natural hair. Additionally, invest in wig care products such as shampoos, conditioners, and sprays designed specifically for wigs to keep them looking fresh and prolong their lifespan.


Step-by-step instructions on how to put on a wig

Now that you’ve prepared your natural hair and wig, it’s time to wear it. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a seamless application:

  1. Start by placing a wig cap over your tied-up or braided natural hair. This helps keep your hair in place and creates a smooth base for the wig.
  2. Hold the wig with both hands and position it at the front of your head, aligning the front edge of the wig with your natural hairline.
  3. Gently slide the wig over your head, adjusting it as you go to ensure it’s centered and sitting comfortably. The ear tabs on the wig should be aligned with your temples.
  4. Once the wig is in place, use your fingers to gently adjust the wig to make sure it’s secure and sitting naturally on your head.
  5. If necessary, use the adjustable straps or hooks inside the wig cap to tighten or loosen the fit according to your comfort level.
  6. Check the wig in a mirror from different angles to ensure it’s positioned correctly and looks natural. Use a comb or your fingers to style the wig as desired.


Styling and maintaining your wig

Once you’ve successfully put it on, it’s time to style it to perfection. Whether you want to keep the wig’s original style or customize it to suit your taste, there are a few tips to help you achieve a natural and polished look:

  1. Use heat styling tools sparingly on synthetic wigs to avoid damaging the fibers. Opt for wig-safe styling products such as sprays, gels, or mousse to create different looks.
  2. For human hair wigs, you can use heat tools to straighten, curl, or add volume to the hair. Remember to apply a heat protectant spray beforehand to minimize damage.
  3. Experiment with different hairstyles, such as updos, braids, or ponytails, to switch up your look and add versatility to your wig.
  4. Regularly brush or comb your wig to prevent tangles and maintain its shape. Start from the ends and work your way up to avoid pulling or damaging the hair.
  5. When you are not wearing it, store it on a wig stand or mannequin head to preserve its shape and prevent tangling. Keep it away from direct sunlight and excessive heat to maintain its quality.


Tips for a natural-looking wig

Achieving a natural-looking wig application takes practice, but these tips will help you get it right:

  1. Customize the wig to fit your face shape by trimming the bangs or layers if needed. This helps create a more personalized and natural look.
  2. Use makeup to blend the wig’s hairline with your skin tone. Apply foundation or concealer along the hairline and gently blend it in for a seamless transition.
  3. Add baby hairs or sideburns to the wig for a more realistic appearance. Use a small brush or comb to pull out a few strands of hair at the temples and trim them to the desired length.
  4. Experiment with different wig styles and colors to find the most flattering look for you. Don’t be afraid to try something new and have fun with your wig-wearing experience.


Wig accessories and tools

To enhance your wig-wearing experience, consider investing in the following accessories and tools:

  1. Wig cap: A wig cap helps keep your natural hair in place and provides a smooth surface for the wig to sit on.
  2. Wig grip or adhesive: If you want extra security, a wig grip or adhesive can help keep the wig in place, especially during physical activities.
  3. Wig brush or comb: A wide-tooth comb or a wig-specific brush is essential for detangling and styling your wig without causing damage.
  4. Wig stand or mannequin head: Storing your wig on a stand or mannequin head when not in use helps maintain its shape and prevents tangling.
  5. Wig care products: Invest in shampoos, conditioners, and sprays specifically designed for wigs to keep them clean, soft, and looking their best.


Frequently asked questions about wearing wigs

  1. How long can I wear a wig?

   – You can wear it for as long as you’re comfortable. It’s recommended to remove the wig before sleeping to prevent tangling.

  1. Can I swim or exercise with a wig on?

   – While it’s possible to swim or exercise with a wig on, it’s best to secure it with a wig grip or adhesive to ensure it stays in place.

  1. How often should I wash my wig?

   – The frequency of washing depends on how often you wear the wig and your personal preference. Generally, it’s recommended to wash a wig every 6-8 wears.

  1. Can I dye or color my wig?

   – Synthetic wigs cannot be dyed, but human hair wigs can be colored or dyed just like your natural hair. It’s best to consult with a professional hairstylist for the best results.

  1. How do I store my wig when traveling?

   – When traveling, place your wig in a protective bag or box to prevent it from getting damaged. Avoid folding or crushing the wig to maintain its shape.



Putting on a wig may seem daunting at first, but with the right instructions and practice, you’ll become a pro in no time. Remember to choose a wig that suits your style and preferences, properly prepare your natural hair and wig, and follow the step-by-step instructions for a seamless application. Don’t forget to experiment with different styles, take care of your wig, and have fun with your new look. Whether you’re wearing a wig for a special occasion or as a daily accessory, embrace the versatility and confidence it brings. Now go ahead and rock your wig like a bossWea

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Sarah Mitchell

Sara's journey into the world of wigs began with a profound fascination for the artistry and versatility they offer. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from the prestigious Parsons School of Design, she seamlessly blends her creative flair with a deep understanding of the intricate details that make each wig a masterpiece.

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