When you first wear a wig, you may wonder why my wig is not as natural as others. Then you may not have noticed the following problem.
Most newbies do not cut the lace edges for fear that they might overdo it and make the wig unwearable. But not doing so is a disaster in the making. If you are out on a romantic date and the wind blows just right to move the hair away from your hairline, your date will be able to see the lace edges and that’s just humiliating.
Do not cut off too much lace. Cut small portions of the lace instead of all of it at once. Cut the lace all around the front and sides of the lace wig using a long fluid scissors strokes to avoid the jagged edges.
Gorgeous wigs cannot work their miracle without a great foundation– a neatly, properly wrapped hair. Not doing so will cause the wig to look puffy rather than natural. While braiding takes more time, it is ideal, especially for those with longer hair. Do not braid your hair too tight as this might lead to scalp and thinning hair problems in the future.
Always choose wigs that look natural on you. The wig should look as realistic as possible. Never choose heavy density wigs unless you have lost all your hairs or if you are in the entertainment industry where a voluminous look is a must.
Choosing a wig that allows your scalp to breathe is very important. Proper breathability of the materials will keep your scalp comfortable and dry. A net wig cap is a great option, this will not dry the hair as cotton and nylon do.
Proper hygiene and keeping the scalp dry is important. Wearing a wig on a wet or damp hair can cause bacteria and fungus to grow. This can cause irritation and unpleasant odor. Those who sweat more must shampoo their hair more frequently and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Extreme care should be taken when combing the wig hair and it should always be from tip to root. Never comb on wet hair. When styling, take extra care around the knots, making sure you do not pull on them. Use a wide tooth comb or a wig brush. Do not wash a wig with extremely hot water as this will lead to shedding. Excessive heat from a blow dryer can also damage the wig hair, always blow dry on a low heat setting.
Choose a wig color that compliments your skin tone. This will make the wig look natural. If you prefer to experiment, your other option is to match it to the color of your eyebrows. The closer the color is to your skin tone, the more natural it will look.