10 Hacks To Keep Your Wig Secured

10 Hacks To Keep Your Wig Secured

Securing the Wig

#1 Bobby Pins for Security

If your wig does not come with clips inside of it, be sure to get some bobby pins to add to the wig to secure it.

With bobby pins, you can pin the sides of your clipless unit down to your perimeter braid and rest assured that your wig is stable. Just take two to four bobby pins and pin both your braid and your wig cap together.

You should typically do one above each ear and two at the nape of my neck for extra security; because the hair falls over the pins do not worry too much about the pins showing and giving away your secret!

 

#2 Baby Powder the Oil Eliminator

If you tend to put a lot of product in your hair or constantly run your fingers through your hair this could result in an oily wig. No problem!

Outside of washing the wig, you can also eliminate an oily unit with baby powder. Shake a small amount of baby powder on to the roots and work it down through the wig with a wig brush, comb or your fingers until you have dulled the shininess.

The powder will absorb the wig’s oil and leave your wig oil free!

baby-powder

 

#3 Edges

It is a blessing to have thick and tamable edges! Quite frankly not all of us are that lucky to have them.

In fact, some may blame the friction of a wig rubbing against their hairline for the loss of their edges. If you are protecting your edges under a wig, be sure to coat your edges with oil so that the friction does not rub them out.

If you are protecting your edges under that wig, you should try to customize yours until by creating baby hairs in the front. Adding just a little can help the unit look more realistic when it is installed on your head.

No one has a hairline that goes from forehead to scalp; the baby hairs add just enough hair to help with the transition from forehead to hairline then scalp. If the process of creating baby hair on your unit is a little too complicated for you, try to purchase a wig with pre-cut baby hair on the unit!

Wigs with this type of styling option provide realistic baby hair that you can gel down and emulate your favorite look!

 

#4 Washing & Drying the Wig

A good rule of thumb to use when washing a wig is to grab it at the root of the hair.

While creating a fist, pull the soap and water to the tips of the unit, begin washing downward. Do not scrunch the wig when cleaning it because that can tangle the hair strands and leave knots in the unit.

 

Harsh soaps can dry the human hair out so to air on the side of caution we are putting in this disclaimer.

When drying the wig, you can hang it up on a hanger if you don’t have a wig head and let it air dry overnight. In the morning the wig should be dry enough for you to blow dry on low heat. After this you can style your wig as desired.

 

#5 Wig Caps

Not all nudes were created equal, find your nude.

You should find a staple wig cap that you go to protect your hair. This cap should match the color of your scalp, and it should not be darker than your skin tone. If you cannot find your exact nude that is okay, go lighter!

Find a wig cap that is lighter than your scalp and darken it with concealer. Some say it is easier to darken a cap than it is to make a dark brown cap lighter.
For those of you who may have ordered a full lace wig with a lace color that does not match your skin tone, you can turn the wig inside out and brush a concealer that matches your skin tone throughout the wig.

This hack will reduce the time that you have to spend plucking and then fill your part with concealer when you apply the unit. I mean, honestly, who has time to do that every morning?

 

#6 Save a style

Sleep with your wig on and a tight scarf to keep hairs in place overnight.

If you braids are chunky, you should also use this hack to flatten the bump that tends to form on the back of the head.

head wrap

#7 Start From the Bottom

When combing the wig do not rake from the roots down!

Take a comb and starting from the bottom, work your comb from the bottom up. This way of combing will reduce hair loss in the unit.

 

#8 Wig Grips

Some of us cannot use Got2B Glue or Gorilla Snot.

Different adhesives can cause reactions and agitate sensitive skin to the point of irritation. To prevent your wig from sliding back try a wig grip! You can find these adjustable velvet-like bands on Amazon or eBay. Place the wig grips around your head like a flat headband.

The wig band is a thin strap of fiber that can save your edges while keeping your wig in place. It also helps to lay and secure the lace of the wig if you are experiencing any rolls or bunching of your lace.

Word of advice: Purchase a light brown band so that the coloring blends in with the lace.

wig band

 

#9 Hide the Holes

Have you ever walked up to someone and realized that they did not conceal the grid pattern on their frontal or closure?

A suitable way to hide the grid pattern without bleaching the knots would be to camouflage the lace with Scar Away!

Take a bandage from the silicone scar sheet and cut a small, thin and long piece, to stick on to the portion of the lace that you are using as your part, sticky side up.

If your scalp is a little darker than the bandage, you can still use this method. Make sure to apply concealer to the top of your part as well.

 

#10 Fill in Your Bald Spots

If you are trying to customize your wig and you over pluck the part, use waterproof mascara or eyeliner to fill in the bald spots.

We have all been there. You may have gotten a little too ambitious when plucking your frontal and pulled thirty-two hairs too many. Not a big deal!

Your mascara brush is made for jobs like this and can fill in that hole in no time. Always remember to use a waterproof product. Your hands and any moisture in the air can rub or wash that color right out of the unit.

 

Comment below to let us know some tips or tricks you use when wearing a wig.


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