How To: Make A Wig Look More Natural special thanks to Nicole Guerriero

People who wear wigs for the first time worry that their wig will not look realistic and that others will know they are wearing a wig. However, this is not the case if you are buying a high quality wig, have the proper fit and take the time to care for your wig properly. Here are our top expert tips for making your wig look natural and real.

Fit: Ensure that your wig fits properly

When a wig is ill-fitting, it can move around on the head or pop up in the back. This will not only be uncomfortable, but it will not look natural. Real hair does not move in this way. Our wigs features step-by-step instructions for measuring your head. Once you have your head measurements, you can shop for a wig in either a petite, average or large size depending on your measurements.

If you purchase your wig and find that the fit isn’t quite comfortable or slips slightly, you can try wearing a wig gripper underneath to help create a comfortable barrier between your head and the wig cap that will also keep it from sliding back.

Cut: Have Your Wig Trimmed by a Stylist

Just like with your natural hair, you can have a professional stylist trim your wig to create a look that best compliments your face shape. This will give you a unique, customized look that frames your face perfectly, which will make the style appear more natural. Thinning in strategic areas to compliment your face shape is also a good option. For the best results, have your stylist trim the wig while you are wearing it. If this option is too expensive for you (living on a budget) consider going to a Beauty School – I ask for an senior and the instructors monitors their work. Plus it’s so very cheap!

Hair Fibers

You may feel as if your wig is more like your own hair if you select a wig that can be heat styled.  While you cannot use heated styling tools on regular synthetic wigs, you can use them on human hair wigs and synthetic heat friendly wigs. These fibers allow you to create a variety of looks. Changing up your look from day to day can help give the illusion that you are styling natural hair. Try experimenting with curling irons and hot rollers to give your wig body and curl, or use a flat iron to create a straight style.

Consideration must be given to buying the highest quality product that you can afford. The hair fibers on budget wigs will be of lower quality, have a different hair texture and generally will not look as real as a higher end product. Consider shopping online it’s convenient, easy and inexpensive.

Construction: Select a wig with premium construction features

The type of wig cap that your wig features can make a big difference in how natural it looks. A wig with a monofilament cap will give the illusion of hair growth directly from the scalp and also allow the hair to be parted in multiple directions to give you styling versatility. Hand tied wigs allow for an even more natural look because the hairs are individually tied to the wig cap, allowing the hair to move more like your own hair would. 

My personal favorite, lace front wig cap  gives you a nearly invisible looking hair line and allows you to wear the hair pushed back away from the face or behind the ears without the base of the wig showing. Choosing a wig with any one of these features will ensure a more natural look, while a wig with two or three of these features will look even more realistic.

When shopping for a natural hair wig, look closely at the construction. The details make a difference. Remember to have fun and enjoy your wig journey.

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