How to make your wig look natural
A right wig can make you feel confident and bring a whole other side of yourself to the surface that's just been dying to let loose! But honestly, there's a lot more to wigs than just picking the color you want, or choosing the most expensive one on the market. Perhaps the most common and difficult challenge when it comes to wigs is, to make sure that they don't look like wigs! Now we’re going to save you from the embarrassment unnatural-looking wig trauma, and tell you how to make your wig look natural.
1)Size is essential.
Perhaps the most frustrating part about ordering wigs online is when you discover that it doesn't fit your head properly, you're stuck trying to force it to work when you just know it's not going to. And not only is this incredibly frustrating for you, but if you do decide to wear it anyway, it becomes very apparent that you're wearing a wig and it makes you look cheap and fake. This is because when you wear the wrong size, it can move around or pop up in different areas of your hair and give away the authentic of your hair. So, to avoid this, make sure you measure your head prior to purchasing and see if your measurements fit petite, average, large, or extra large to ensure you're getting the best quality and look possible for your person needs.
2) Pluck Em'!
Parting and plucking wigs can be a bit of a hassle, but it really contributes to the natural feature of the hair. Most wigs don’t come pre-plucked, so sometimes the wig knots can stand out like a sore thumb and look very fake. The best way to fix this is problem is to start by parting your wig hair in a way to mimic your natural hair line, and plucking away any excess hair. Once you have a proper outline of your hairline, you can move on to plucking away hair throughout the entire wig to create this natural illusion. Although this can be tedious work, taking extra time beforehand to do this will save you from a mess of frustration in the future! Remember, the less“perfectly placed” the hair, the more natural of an appearance.
3) Cut That Lace.
Cutting the lace of a wig is another key step when going for that natural beauty look! After all, what natural hair line is so clean-cut that it has no baby hairs or loose fuzzies hanging out? To achieve this look, you can start by simply parting a section of your wig hair in the front in the shape that most fits your hair line, pulling the lace of the wig tight with your fingers, and cutting it back to create natural-looking baby hairs. Alongside the plucking and parting of before, this will offer an excellent illusion of natural hair to the hairline of your wig, and will help to frame your face and blend away any wig lines you may be insecure about.
4) Proper Pre-Application Is Everything
Understanding how to apply and secure your wig properly will make or break your look! Depending on your personal needs/preference of wigs and how often you’ll be wearing them, there’s a few different ways to go about this. Depending on the length of your hair, make sure you securely pin it down prior to applying your wig, and ensure your wig cap is smoothed down and tightened before moving onto the actual application. After everything is secured, tilt your head forward and apply your wig, lining it up with your hairline and smoothing it down. After this is done, you can begin adjusting and playing around with it to ensure it fits comfortable and smoothly to your personal preference and style.
5) Trim and Style
And lastly, one of the major giveaways that you're wearing a wig is when it looks a little 'too'perfect. More specifically, the parting on your head tends to give away the true authenticity of your hair. Wigs naturally come very out-of-the-box made so to speak, which means everything is very neat, tidy, and artificial looking. If you want to avoid this fake look with your wig, you can spice things up a little bit! And the best way to do that is with a new trim, style, or fresh parting. Pluck some hairs away from the natural parting of the wig down the middle, comb over and cut yourself some new bangs, or even clip away and add some layers. Also, if you don't want to worry about cutting the bangs yourself, try a style that already has bangs like Wave Cut by Hairdo. Get creative with your new weave and have fun with it! This will ensure you're always looking fresh, on fleek, and 100% natural.