How To Apply A Wig You Just Got?
In Meru's last op-ed, we covered how to choose and buy your first wig. If you followed that guide and bought one, I think you'll be thrilled with your new-to-you wig. This time, let's take a look at what you should do with your first wig when it arrives.We cover handling methods including how to inspect the goods, cleaning, and how to maintain your wig for the first time.
What to Do When Your Wig Shows up
1. Check the wig you got
You have acquired your wig and now it has shown up. There are a couple of things you wish to do-- prior to you remove any tags or cut the lace. Make sure that this is the wig you purchased, and it is in the color you desired. Mix ups take place so make certain this is the proper wig prior to you continue. Next, you want to remove it from the packaging and remove the netting (if required) and examine the wig. Examine the cap construction and fibers to be sure it's up to par.
2. Slightly loose the wig
When you determine this is the proper wig and you are pleased with the quality, clean the wig a bit. Though most wigs are packaged well, they still require to be shaken to loosen up the fibers.
TIP FROM DONMILY: I frequently try the wig on quickly - tags on, lace intact - for a basic idea of how they wig looks on me. Bear in mind that you may require to "play" with the wig or tailored it a bit, to get it to a place where you feel satisfied. Putting in on can offer you a basic idea as to whether the color, length, style, and fit will work for you. Remember wigs that are customizable and have lace fronts that need you to cut them, can fit a little tighter while the lace is undamaged.
What Should You Do For Pre-wearing of the Wig
If you are pleased with the preliminary look and fit, go on and take the tags off and prepare to place on the wig. Prior to placing on your wig you want to think about wig security. There are a number of features and products that contribute to how well your wig will stay on when you wear it. Wig caps, whether they are nylon, bamboo, mesh or another product, can be a huge part of wig security. They likewise assist consist of and secure your bio hair and can offer a layer of convenience between your head and scalp and the wig.
Some wigs will include combs and adjustable straps that can be Velcro, hook and eye, or a pulley system (similar to a bra strap). Lots of name brand wigs do not featured combs, as lots of are used for medical factor where combs would not be needed or would be uncomfortable. In that case a wig grip is the method to go. Not all caps and wig grips are produced equal, so I made videos talking more about wig caps along with examining and comparing a range of wig grips.
Lastly, you want consider wig positioning. A common error for newer wig users is to position their wig too far forward or 2 far back. If you aren't sure where your wig need to be, have a look at the little technique I shared in the last blog site. Keep in mind, do not be afraid to move the wig around till you feel the wig feels and look the best.
How To Make Your Wig To Be Natural
This is the last step in your wig purchasing-- and wearing-- journey. For numerous, making your wig appearance as natural as possible and sensation comfortable and confident in it is a crucial part. I shared a list of wig tools and products you are going to wish to have on hand that will help your wig look as natural as possible.
I have actually included additional deets to that list to assist you much better comprehend why they are essential and how to utilize them.
1. A broad toothed comb
Though I frequently utilize a wide tooth detangling brush, I suggest you stick to a large tooth comb in the beginning. Wide tooth combs will help prolong the life of your wig and will not damage the wig fibers like some other combs and tools might.
2. Dry shampoo
Often you might get a wig that looks a bit glossy. Shine in bio hair is good-- shine in a synthetic wig is not! Shiny wigs can look "phony" in a doll hair kind of method. Using dry shampoo assists take that shine down.
3. A wig spray
A detangling wig spray will likewise help lengthen the life of your wig. There are lots of sprays readily available that are formulated particularly for artificial wig fibers. Artificial wig fibers are not porous like hair and for that reason product develop will cause the fibers to break off and end up being breakable in time.
I use a pressed powder foundation in the part and along the hairline of a lace front wig to make it look more natural and blend in with my skin. You can use most powders you have on hand although I choose a pressed powder structure as it appears to stick a bit longer than other powders.
5. A wig head or wig stand
Wig stands or wig heads can help you keep your wig in good shape in between wears. It can likewise help you be ready to put it on and go when you are on the move. I enjoy to utilize a wig head to style my wigs. I have numerous with wigs on them in various styles, in case I need to go somewhere at the last minute.
Once again, this isn't an extensive list and does not consist of any heat-related tools or products, as some wigs are not heat-safe. These are the tools and products I recommend for those of you simply beginning with wigs as there are tons out there to select from. In the beginning-- keep it basic! The more you learn more about wigs and the more experience you acquire, you will incorporate various and/or extra tools and items to your package. Do not waste money on things you may not utilize or desire.
TIP FROM DONMILY: You may require to "mess with" or "play with" the wig a bit-- especially if the wig has bangs and/or is a full cap. Do not forget all the things you might already have or can acquire to design and accent your hair that can be used for wigs. Get an adorable headband, sparkly barrette, or a pretty hair headscarf to take your wig to the next level. Using wigs must be enjoyable, so do not limit it to simply putting it on as is. Grab a cute hat, include braids, or pin it up for a quite or casual updo.
So, there you have it! Your step-by-step guide to buying and using your first wig ... or your next! Do not forget, wig using is a journey! It can be so much enjoyable and add to your life in ways you may have never ever imagined. Enjoy this ride and as always ... Life is short, Wear Wigs!
How do I prepare my hair for a wig?
Prepare your hair. You need to fix your hair so it will not make bumps or uneven places once you have your wig on. Whether you have long or short hair, you need to ensure that all of your natural hair is pulled back from your hairline so it won't be visible under the wig.
How to take care of your new wig?
When removing a new wig (human or synthetic hair) out of the packaging, give it a nice shake before brushing or applying any products (if you are able to do so). You want to be gentle with your hairpiece and stick to wig-friendly hair products. As mentioned above, human hair is easier to style.
How to choose the right wig for You?
Pick a wig type. There are three major kinds of wigs: the full lace, the partial or front lace, and the non-lace. There are also three main materials they can be made out of, which are human hair, animal hair, and synthetic hair. Each wig type has its pros and cons, so make sure you buy the wig that is best for you.