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The Ultimate Guide How to Wear a Wig Cap: Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Fit

Wigs offer a quick and convenient way to switch up your hairstyle without committing to a permanent change. But to achieve a flawless look, you need to start with a good foundation. That’s where wig cap comes in.

Wig cap not only help to keep your wig securely in place but also protect your natural hair from damage. However, wearing a wig cap can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the wig game. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to wearing one.

In this guide, we’ll share tips and tricks for choosing the right one, how to properly put it on, and how to care for it to ensure a comfortable and perfect fit. Whether you’re a seasoned wig-wearer or a newbie, this guide will help you achieve a flawless and natural-looking hairstyle every time. So, let’s dive in and discover the secrets to rocking a wig cap like a pro.


Benefits of wearing a wig cap

This has numerous benefits, including:

  1. Protects your natural hair

Wearing a wig cap protects your natural hair from damage caused by friction and sweat. The wig cap acts as a barrier between your hair and the wig, preventing the wig from rubbing against your hair and causing breakage.

  1. Keeps your wig in place

Wearing one helps to keep your wig securely in place, preventing it from slipping or sliding around on your head. This is especially important if you have a synthetic wig, as they tend to have a smoother, more slippery surface than human hair wigs.

  1. Creates a smooth surface for your wig

Wearing one creates a smooth surface for your wig to rest on, making it easier to style and ensuring a more natural-looking hairstyle.


Different types of wig caps

There are different types of caps available, each with its unique features and benefits. Here are some of the most common types of caps:

  1. Nylon wig cap

Nylon caps are the most common type. They are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable to wear. Nylon wig caps come in a variety of colors, so you can choose one that matches your skin tone for a more natural look.

  1. Mesh wig cap

Mesh caps are similar to nylon caps, but they are more breathable. They are an excellent choice if you live in a hot climate or if you tend to sweat a lot.

  1. Cotton wig cap

Cotton caps are the most comfortable to wear, but they are not as breathable as nylon or mesh caps. They are an excellent choice if you have sensitive skin or if you want a cap that feels soft against your scalp.

  1. Silicone wig cap

Silicone caps are the most expensive type of wig cap, but they offer the most secure fit. They are ideal if you have a lot of hair or if you want to wear your wig for an extended period.


How to choose the right size wig cap

Choosing the right size wig cap is crucial for achieving a comfortable and secure fit. Here’s how to measure your head for one:

  1. Start by measuring the circumference of your head

Using a soft tape measure, measure the circumference of your head by placing the tape measure at the center of your forehead and wrapping it around your head, just above your ears, and at the nape of your neck.

  1. Check the size chart

Once you have your head circumference measurement, check the size chart provided by the wig cap manufacturer to determine the best size for you. If your head circumference falls between two sizes, choose the larger size for a more comfortable fit.

  1. Consider the material

Different wig cap materials have different levels of stretch. Nylon and mesh caps tend to be more stretchy than cotton or silicone wig caps. If you have a lot of hair, choose a cap with more stretch to accommodate your hair comfortably.


Steps to wearing a wig cap properly

Now that you’ve chosen the right wig cap size and type, it’s time to put it on. How do you put on a wig cap ideally.

  1. Put your hair up

Before putting on your wig cap, put your hair up in a bun or a tight ponytail. This will help keep your hair out of the way and create a smooth surface for the cap to rest on.

  1. Put on the wig cap

Starting at the front of your head, place the wig cap on your head and pull it down towards the nape of your neck. Make sure the cap is snug but not too tight. Adjust the  cap as needed to ensure a comfortable fit.

  1. Secure the wig cap

Once the cap is in place, use bobby pins or wig clips to secure it to your hair. Place the pins or clips around the perimeter of the wig cap, making sure to catch some of your natural hair in each clip or pin.


Tips for securing a wig cap

Securing a cap is essential for a comfortable and natural-looking hairstyle. Here are some tips for securing your wig cap:

1. Use wig tape

Wig tape is a double-sided adhesive tape that you can use to secure your wig cap to your scalp. It’s an excellent option if you have a lot of hair or if you want a more secure fit.

2. Use wig clips

Wig clips are small metal clips that you can attach to your wig cap to secure it to your natural hair. They are easy to use and can be removed quickly.

3. Use bobby pins

Bobby pins are a classic way to secure a wig cap. They are affordable, easy to find, and can be used to create a more customized fit.


How to style hair under a wig cap

Styling your hair under a wig cap is essential for achieving a natural-looking hairstyle. Here are some tips for styling your hair under one:

1. Comb your hair

Before putting on your cap, comb your hair back and away from your face. This will help create a smooth surface for the cap to rest on.

2. Use a wig liner

A wig liner is a thin, stretchy cap that you can wear under your wig cap. It helps to keep your natural hair in place and creates a smoother surface for the wig to rest on.

3. Use a wig grip

A wig grip is a band that you can wear under your wig cap to help keep it in place. It’s an excellent option if you have a lot of hair or if you want a more secure fit.


Common mistakes to avoid when wearing a wig cap

Wearing a wig cap can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the wig game. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when wearing one:

1. Choosing the wrong size

Choosing the wrong size cap can lead to discomfort and an awkward fit. Make sure to measure your head properly and check the size chart provided by the manufacturer.

2. Not securing the wig cap

Not securing the cap properly can lead to a wig that slips or slides around on your head. Use wig tape, wig clips, or bobby pins to secure the wig cap in place.

3. Not styling your hair properly

Not styling your hair properly can lead to a wig that looks unnatural or bulky. Comb your hair back and away from your face and use a wig liner or wig grip to create a smoother surface for the wig to rest on.


Cleaning and maintaining a wig cap

Cleaning and maintaining your wig cap is crucial for ensuring a comfortable and long-lasting fit. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your wig cap:

1. Wash your wig cap regularly

Wash the cap after every use to remove sweat, oil, and dirt. Use a mild shampoo and warm water and rinse thoroughly.

2. Air dry your wig cap

Don’t use a blow dryer or other heat sources to dry your wig cap. Instead, air dry it by laying it flat on a towel.

3. Store your wig cap properly

Store the cap in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Don’t fold or crush your cap, as this can damage the material.


Choosing the right wig cap for different hairstyles

Different hairstyles may require different wig caps. Here are some tips for choosing the right one for different hairstyles:

1. Short hairstyles

For short hairstyles, a nylon or mesh wig cap is an excellent choice. They are lightweight and breathable and provide a secure fit.

2. Long hairstyles

For long hairstyles, a silicone wig cap is an excellent choice. It offers a more secure fit and can accommodate a lot of hair comfortably.

3. Updo hairstyles

For updo hairstyles, a wig grip is an excellent choice. It helps to keep your wig securely in place, even when you’re moving around.



Wearing a wig cap is an essential part of achieving a flawless and natural-looking hairstyle. By choosing the right size and type of wig cap, properly putting it on, and securing it, you can ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Remember to take care of your cap by cleaning it regularly and storing it properly. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to rock a wig cap like a pro and enjoy all the benefits of wearing one.

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    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:

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