Are You Making These Wig Mistakes? (9 Things You NEED to Know)

in Aug 11, 2019

Get the Look: Soft & Subtle by Gabor

If you’ve never worn a wig before, or you’ve only worn a wig a few times and you don’t take the time to properly learn how to wear your wig. You could be making one of these common mistakes. 

We want to make sure that you’re going to have a positive experience wearing your wigs, so you’re going to want to make sure you’re not making these mistakes. Here are the 10 Most embarrassing mistakes, along with how to fix them. 


9. Not Pinning Down or Wrapping Up Your Hair

You want your wig to be as undetectable as possible. If you don’t pin your hair down, your wig will most likely look puffy on your head an unnatural. 



8. Cutting off Too Much Lace from a Lace Front OR Wearing your wig too far down on your forehead

To ensure that the wig looks natural you’re going to want the lace to be visible at the part rather than along the hairline. Same thing if you’re not wearing a lacefront, you want the wig to start right along your natural hairline and then let the bangs or front of the wig go from there. 

In the image above, you can see the lace that she is wearing. 



7. Adding No Product To Your Wig

A common misconception is that you’re not supposed to wash or add any product to your wigs. YOU NEED TO ADD SOME PRODUCT TO YOUR WIG! This is a necessity. Since wigs do not produce natural oils you do have to add some products that will keep your wig soft, healthy looking and in good shape. 


6. Seeking Perfection

Ever heard the saying nature doesn’t make a straight line. Well your hairline isn’t perfectly straight, and no one’s hair ever looks completely perfect. In fact, when you see someone with a perfect looking wig, it oftentimes doesn’t look great. 

Don’t try to make your wig look perfect, just try to make your wig look as natural as possible on both your hairline and on your head!



5. Using the Wrong Wig Adhesives OR Wig Glue

When using glue or adhesives to secure your wigs or pieces you want to make sure that the adhesives dry clear. Some of them leave residue that looks pretty unattractive when seen and draws attention to your wig. Some of them leave shine as well, which stays on your forehead and also makes your wig look unnatural. 

Make sure to look at reviews for the wig adhesive, to make sure that you won’t have any of these issues. 



4. Not Matching Textures & Styles

When you wear a wig that is not the same texture or in the same style as your natural hair, it is going to look uneven and mismatched. When you’re wearing a wig with a different texture from your natural hair styling your hair is actually very difficult. 

If your hair is straight and soft, pick a wig that’s straight and soft. If your hair is coarse and curly pick a wig that’s coarse and curly. You get the picture. 



3. Wearing the Wrong Color Wig Cap

Surprisingly this makes a difference. Especially when you’re wearing lacefront wigs. Wearing the wrong color wig cap actually allows the wig cap to show, and signals to others that you’re wearing a wig. 

If you push the hair out of your face and the cap hiding your hair is visible, it’s going to be embarrassing. 


2. Not Styling the Wig At All OR Using an Unflattering Style

Another problem is not styling the wig once you get it or styling it in a way that doesn’t flatter your face. Not styling your wig properly can lead to early damage of the wig and also affect how your hair looks. 

When wearing any wig you want your hair to be style to properly suit your face so that you look great, rather than wearing an unflattering style.



1. Not Securing Your Wig 

Sometimes people do not properly secure their wig and it either falls off or it starts shifting. Any wig wearer knows that there’s nothing more scary than thinking your wig is going to fall off. 

Make sure to use the combs in your wig, or use bobby pins to secure your wig.


If you can avoid doing these things, you're going to be in perfect shape!  

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