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How To Wear a Wig If You Have Long Natural Hair

This entry was posted in Wig Tips By Meru

Having long natural hair doesn't mean you can't have fun with wigs. Wigs are a great opportunity to experiment with different styles & colors of wigs, and the wide variety means you can change your look with your mood!

I. If you have a long natural hair

If you have long hair, you may find it challenging to know how to wig on long natural hair. That's why we're always here to help you! We have found two tried and tested methods for how to wear a wig on long natural hair. Why not give them a try and see which one you like best?

You may also want to know if you need to wear a wig cap underneath your wig. Wig caps are a great tool, they can protect your hair and can make wearing a wig more comfortable. While many people struggle with how to wear long hair in a wig cap, we will show you the steps to make the process go smoothly.

II. How to wear wigs if you have long natural hair: braid method

Step 1: Clean and comb your hair

If you plan to wear your wig for a long time, your natural hair should dry out themselves, so make sure you have thoroughly washed and cleaned your hair before wearing the wig. If you have a human wig, you can even treat your hair with a deep conditioning hair mask! This will help moisturize your locks. You will also need to comb through your hair to remove any tangles or knots. If you are having trouble detangling your synthetic wig, we recommend that you first wash your wig with a synthetic-friendly hair product.

Step 2: Braid your hair

Braiding your natural hair is a great technique that will help you when discovering how to wear a wig with long hair. Separate your hair into two sections and then braid it. Classic braids work well, but for extra security, why not try a French braid? If you have particularly thick hair, you can part your hair into four sections. It's important to start each braid at the back of your neck, as you'll be wrapping these around your scalp.

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Step 3: Wrap your braids

Wrap your braid around your head and secure it to the top of your head. Make sure your braids are not too close to your natural hairline; otherwise, they will show up underneath the front of the wig. Once you are happy with the placement of your braids, use Bobby pins to secure them firmly in place.

Step 4: Put on the wig cap

Once you have picked out the best wig cap for your hair, place it on your head. Not only will the wig cap protect your natural hair, but it will also help keep long hair safe and hidden. Double-check that the front edge of the wig cap lines up with your natural hairline and note any loose hair you need to tuck into the cap, such as baby hairs or sideburns. Or, if you're feeling experimental, you can keep a few pieces of your natural hair; this is a good idea if you want to achieve a more natural look by mixing your own hair with the wig.

Step 5: Put on a wig

When you're happy with how you're wearing your long hair in a wig cap, it's time to put on your beautiful wig! Make sure it's aligned with your natural hairline, then style it fabulously. Feel free to use Bobby pins (to match the color of your wig) or other great tools like wig tape to further secure the wig.

III. How to wear wigs if you have long natural hair: The ponytail method

Step 1: Clean and wash your hair

As we explained in Method 1, your natural hair may be affected if you want to wear a wig for a long time. Take the time to prepare your wig for wearing it by washing it thoroughly. You should also wash your wig properly to keep it in tip-top condition, using a wig care product that is appropriate for your wig type.

Step 2: Tie your hair into a ponytail

Next, tie your long natural hair into a very low ponytail as tightly as possible without feeling uncomfortable. Then, take the ponytail and pull it over your head so that the ends of your hair almost touch your forehead.

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Step 3: Put on the wig cap

The next important step is to know how to put on a wig cap for long hair while keeping it smooth. Pick up the wig cap and stretch it to the bottom of your ponytail. Using the bottom of the ponytail as an anchor point, pull the cap up onto your head and stretch it until the mesh covers your face. Slide the front of the cap back until it is about the same as your hairline. Then, reach your fingers underneath the hat and re-cover any stray hairs underneath the hat. You may find that your ponytail is a little clumpy under the hat, so try to evenly distribute the hair under the hat by massaging it in.

Step 4: Put on your wig

Wig time! Place the wig upside down, forehead first, and pull the rest of the wig back. Notice that the back of the wig has a flap - when you pull the wig on, pull this flap over the bottom of the ponytail. This will help hold the wig in place on your head.

Step 5: Adjust and further secure the wig

Then, simply adjust the wig by pulling on the front and sides, making sure that as little natural hair is visible as possible - this will help your wig look natural. As a final step, secure it with pins!

III. Additional tips on how to wear long hair in a wig cap

Wearing a wig cap is always optional, but there's no denying that a wig cap can help you understand how to wear a long hair wig without compromising the natural look. We've already covered how to wear the wig cap with long hair above, but here are some additional tips.

1. Make sure your wig cap is the same color as your wig to ensure that your wig looks as natural as possible. If your wig cap is visible for whatever reason, then having the correct color match will help maintain a natural style.

2. There are many types of wig caps to choose from, but a wig cap with a mesh structure is the best wig cap for long hair because it allows the scalp to breathe while holding the natural hair in place. There is a lot of natural hair under the wig to use as an extra layer, so a breathable wig cap is essential.

How do you put a human hair wig on with long hair without a wig cap?

With long hair, you need to tuck the hair up under the wig. The easiest way to contain your hair is to braid it and wrap it around your head. If you want to wear a human hair wig longer than a day, you can also try cornrows, which are braids you weave tightly against your head.

Why is long hair attractive?

Long hair is beautiful and sensual, adds extra feminine flavour to a woman and looks sexy against a white pillow. Good long strong hair is a biological factor traditionally linked to feminine attributes of a woman, and a heterosexual man will often naturally and subconsciously find himself seeking such partner.

Is it okay to oil my long hair overnight?

No. It is best to avoid using hair oil at night as greasy hair can lead to scalp infections and hair loss.

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