If you are wearing a wig for the first time it can be daunting trying to figure out how to wear it properly and ensure it is secure to your head. The first time you open your wig from brand new it is advised you give it a gentle shake to open the fibres which may have been flattened due to the packaging. It can take a lot of effort and practice to get your wig positioned perfectly to your head and how you feel most comfortable. Your confidence will grow once you have had a few attempts and it will eventually become second nature to you - you won't even need a mirror!
For smooth flat styles, gently brush the fibres of the wig with a wide tooth comb or brush and this should help you achieve the desired look easier if you use a poly head to place the wig on. Both hands should now be free to style the wig as necessary and you may use a light spray of styling spritz to help hold the hair in position. This should not take you long and should require minimal effort.
If you are looking for styles with movement and curls then you can use the same wide tooth comb or brush to gently tease the hair into position, using your fingers to style with a little styling spritz. This should help maintain the style.
As soon as you are happy with the styling of the wig you can begin to position the wig to your head:
- Hold the wig in front of your face with the label at the back of the wig positioned closest to your face. Try to set the Velcro adjusters to the halfway position located at the back nape of the wig near the manufacture labels.
- Place the wig over your head in a front to back motion and slide it into place ensuring that the label rests at the back of your neck and the ear tabs should be aligned equally in front of your ears. Check they are level from side to side and the wig hasn't been inadvertently turned sideways when positioning.
- Ensure the front of the wig is in the correct position to which your own hairline would start. The wig should feel as though it is seated comfortably, matching the hairline of your own hair and the shape of your head. It should not feel completely alien to you.
- Finish by lightly finger styling or brushing the wig back into style.
The wig shouldn't feel loose once it is applied correctly. If it does feel loose then there are a few options you can consider to make it feel more secure. If you have some of your own hair you can use snappy comb locks which are sewn to the underside of the wig and lock onto your own hair. Wig users that have complete hair loss should use a medical double sided wig tape which fixes to the scalp and wig. Monofilament wigs at http://www.wigs4u.co.uk come with built in skin like taping areas for the tape to be fixed to and will make life a lot easier.