A Beginner’s Guide to Wearing a Wig
Wearing a wig for the first time can be a scary experience and fill even the most confident person with dread. Our wigs for beginners guide answers some of the common questions we get asked on a daily basis and with the right advice, wig wisdom and style know-how, you’ll be stepping out in your fabulous new wig in no time. Sit back, relax and read through our top tips for first time wig wearers so you can achieve your very own effortless style and wear it with show-stopping confidence.
Best wigs for beginners
Wigs for everyday use:
If you are wearing a wig for the first time, you may want a subtle transition from your natural colour and style. Choosing a wig that is close to your natural colour and cut initially can help you feel more comfortable in your new wig until you feel more confident experimenting with new and different styles.
Our lovely client Hilda has shared with us how she loves to try out new looks as often as she can, encouraging other ladies to change your wig style with confidence. Once you have purchased a wig, you can ask your stylist to cut the wig into a shape which complements your facial features and give you a look that makes you feel like ‘you’ again.
Lace front wigs:
If you like to wear your hair away from your face, a lace front wig is a perfect choice. The hand-tied, delicate finish allows you to part your hair in whatever place suits you best and the superfine front section provides the all-important undetectable hairline. A lace front wig is also great for ladies suffering from complete hair loss as many of our range are fitted with a non-slip poly strip, which is discreetly fitted into the front of each cap for reliable staying power day after day.
Experimental wig wearers:
If you like to experiment with different styles, hand-tied wigs are a great way to change up your style without comprising on the look and feel of your wig. Each individual hair is lovingly hand-tied onto a soft mesh cap to provide a super-comfortable and super-soft fit. There are no wefts and no mechanical stitching used to imitate all-over natural hair growth, even if you look really closely! So play around with the style of your new wig as if it were your own natural locks!
Sizing up wigs for beginners
When it comes to size, average is our most popular choice. Around 90% of customers opt for a medium cap size which has a circumference of 22”. Even if you don’t fall into this exact fit, all our ladies wigs come with adjustable pull straps which give around an inch either way so your wig can be tightened or slackened to fit snugly on your scalp. Take a look at our wig size guide to explore our full wig size range and how to measure yourself for the perfect fit.
Putting on a wig for the first time
First and foremost, you’ll need to prep your hair if you suffer from partial hair loss or still have natural hair to cover. Get all your hair back either in to french plaits going back, or use kirby grips to get all your hair flat to your head with all hair off your face. USE hairspray if needed.
If you have very short hair, simply brush the hair away from your face and pin in place towards the back of your head. You may want to spritz with some hairspray to keep this in place, taking care not to get any hairspray on the wig.
If you have longer hair to conceal, tie your hair into two French plaits tight against the scalp and cross them over just above the nape, securing them at the top and bottom with clips or kirby grips.
Putting on a wig cap:
- If you are wondering do I need a wig cap, and decide the answer is yes, place the wig cap on your natural hairline and stretch it over to the back of your head.
- All that’s left to do is tuck away any stray hairs into the cap and secure in place with clips or kirby grips.
Putting on your wig:
- Now it’s time to put on your wig. Unwrap your new wig hold it up in front of with both hands, ensuring that the label is at the back.
- Tilt your head forward and place the front of the wig on the front hairline, then slide it on from there.
- Adjust until your new wig feels comfortable and sits comfortably with your natural hairline.
- You can now secure it firmly in place with wig clips or wig tape if needed.
- And now you’re ready to step out with your new style…
Just remember to stand tall and be true to yourself.
If you would like any more information about choosing a wig or wearing your wig for the first time, please don’t hesitate to contact us who will be more than happy to help you take the first steps on your wig wearing journey.