Wigs are fun, and sometimes necessary, accessories. Whether you need a wig or just want to spice up your style, wig application can be difficult and tricky. Here are some easy steps to follow in order to make your wig look as natural and realistic as possible.
Prepare the wig. Before you can apply the wig, you need to make sure the wig hairs won’t get caught in the glue or adhesive tape. Make sure you pull all of the wig hair into a ponytail. Or, if the wig hair is short, clip back the hair closest to the edge.
Place the wig on your head. Hold your finger at the area of the wig that will be at the center of your forehead. Put it over your head and gently lay it down on your scalp, centering your finger on your forehead. After this, gently pull the rest of the wig over your head. Make sure you keep the sides away from the adhesive as much as possible so it doesn’t stick before you’re ready.
Secure the wig. Use a fine-toothed comb to gently press down the front edges of the wig. If you’re using a lace wig, make sure the lace areas are smooth against your head, making a natural hairline. Once the front half of your wig is secure, wait 15 minutes for it to set. Then follow the same steps as the front on the back portion. Wait 15 more minutes before you style to ensure the wig is secure.