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5 Tips for a Completely Natural Look With Wigs

Posted on May 05 2019

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Look completely natural in your wig with these professional tricks used on celebrities everywhere. Your wig can look so perfect you'll actually want to tell everyone "it's a wig!"

 

Although human hair wigs are amazing... you don't have to have the most expensive wig to have a natural look. Don't break the bank thinking the most expensive wig is always the best.  

 

Go with your budget, needs, and personal taste and then use some professional tricks of the trade to maximize your investment.  Wigs are a game changer for every woman.  Now we just have to learn to use them to our advantage!  Use these tips to make you feel completely confident you look your best.  

 How To Make Your Wig Look Natural

The most important wig tips are not about what brand to buy or what style to wear.  You will get the best and most natural results when you focus on how you are wearing your wig and what features you don't skimp on! See all you need to know (below) to take it up a notch and make your wig look flawless:

 

 Wig Tips and Tricks

Tip #1. Rooted Colors 

Natural Looking Human Hair Lace Front Wigs

Product shown is Spirit by Ellen Wille

Rooted colors give your wig dimension and a very natural look as it gives the illusion of the hair growth from your scalp. Rooted colors are also a product of a high-end salon visit. This also helps give the illusion of natural hair. However, if you just can't get used to the idea of the rooted look or If you cant find a rooted color for your wig, make sure you pick a color that has a blend of two or more colors to give you dimension. Highlighted color has relatively the same affect as rooted. Solid colors and wigs have a tendency to look less natural. 

 

Tip #2 Lace Front and Monofilament Top are Key! 

Raquel Welch Wigs, Lace Front Wigs

Product shown is Crowd Pleaser by Raquel Welch

Having good quality human hair or synthetic hair and the right color is important but the right wig cap is key. You don’t necessarily need to buy the most expensive wig to achieve a natural look. 

 

Lace front wigs have a feature which gives you a virtually natural hairline which is seamless and looks like the hairs along the hairline are growing right out of your head. 

 

Monofilament tops feature the same benefit of lace front in that they also give the illusion of hair growing out of your scalp where the hair is parted.  Because each hair is sewn in just like natural hair grows...It's a much more natural look.

 

TIP #3 Product and Heat From Your Hands

Raquel Welch Wigs

Product shown is Raquel Welch Stunner

These simple tools can improve the look of any wig.  Product is important to condition the hair (make sure to keep the conditioner mostly at the ends). Also... our favorite trick for tempering the glossy look some wigs may have is to use spray powder or dry shampoo lightly on the hair to bring the gloss to a natural shine. 

 

Use the heat from your hands to tame the flyaway hair and to help the hair at the hairline stand up off your head.  Warm your hands together to create heat. Then place your hand on top of the wig. The heat will help with any unnecessary flyaways and will help create lift where you need it.

 

TIP #4 Placement of Your Wig

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Where you wear your wig will definitely make a difference in how natural it looks.  If your wig is too far down on your forehead, it will be noticeable. First you want to make sure your wig is the right size. Then we recommend wearing a nylon or mesh cap underneath. This will conceal your own hair and help any hair fall out under the wig.  Your wig should lie right on your natural hairline.

 

Now, if you don’t have any hair and you’re trying to figure out where your natural hairline would be… Use the 90-degree angle trick. Simply hold one hand in front of your face pointing up while the other hand will rest on top of your head. Touch the fingertips of both hands together creating that 90-degree angle.  Right where you finger tips meet will be where your hairline is!  Watch the video to see how easy it is for you. 

 

TIP #5 The Magic Blend Trick

Blonde Wig with dark roots, Forever young wigs
Product shown is Daisy Short Side Braid by Forever Young

One of our favorite tricks is blending a wig in with your own hair. Leave the front section of your hair out and wear the wig a little farther back on your head to expose your natural hair. Make sure to style your own hair to match the wig's texture or curl pattern for the most seamless look.

 

Lace front wigs gives you a beautifully natural looking hairline… But your ACTUAL hairline can't be beat! So if you have the hair to do it… Try it!

 

Now that you know some of the pros best tricks, try some or all of them. You'll be surprised what a difference they make in the styles you already own. But, it may prompt you wanting to get a new style!  Whether you need to wear wigs or simply want to wear them to make life easier… These tips will give you the confidence to flaunt it.


 

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43 comments

  • The Wig Experts: August 12, 2019

    Hi Andrea!

    We always recommend wearing a wig cap (mesh, nylon, or bamboo) under your wig to act as a barrier between the wig and your hair. You can see more wig cap options here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/caps-liners

    Hope this helps!

    - The Wig Experts

  • Andrea Dotson: August 12, 2019

    I recently had a battle with hair thinning and decided to wear a wig so I dont have to be embarrased and I can give my hair a rest from trying fix it. What should I wear under my wig to allow my natural hair to grow and not have any breakage while i let my hair regrow?

  • Wigs.com: May 10, 2019

    Hi Cristina,

    Great question! Yes, you can use an alternative hair steamer on traditional synthetic hair as well as heat-friendly synthetic hair. We recommend the Jon Renau Wig Steamer you can find here:

    https://www.wigs.com/products/wig-steamer-accessories-jon-renau

    Thank you for reading the Wigs.com Blog!

    The Wig Experts

  • Cristina : May 10, 2019

    I purchased the hat magic wig twice and want to continue to have that piece in my collection but I feel like it gets dry and gets crinkles after a short time. I use all of the required cleaning products and follow care. Can this piece be steamed out after cleaning?

  • The Wig Experts: October 23, 2018

    Miss Princess,

    Great question! A nude nylon cap is a great option that would help prevent your natural hair color from showing through the wig. If the nylon cap is not your exact skin shade, you can apply some foundation on the cap to match the area of concern with your skin.

    Hope this helps!

    - The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 23, 2018

    BI,

    One way to fix a stretched out lace front is to sew the lace together at the ear tabs to have the lace lay flat again. We highly recommend that you take your piece to a wig stylist to have this professionally done for you.

    - The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: October 23, 2018

    Tracy,

    Yes, any wig can be worn with your own front hair shown. For this, we recommend a basic cap wig. Or, if you have a lace front wig, we recommend having your stylist cut the lace all the way back to make sure there is no indentation in the hairline.

    Also, we think toppers and top pieces could be a good fit for you. Check out our selection of toppers here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/womens-top-pieces-toppers

    Hope this helps!
    - The Wig Experts

  • Tracy Farole: October 23, 2018

    Can any wig be worn with your own front hair pieces sticking out? Or are there some wigs made in a different way shape to allow for the fit?! How can I be sure my color matches up to the wig so I can leave my own bangs out?

  • Miss Princess: October 23, 2018

    I recently bought a short Marylin Monroe style wig that I absolutely love. However, my hair is a dark auburn brown, and when the wig is positioned on my hair line, I can see the natural color of my hair near the forehead area, how do I temporarily color or what can I do to prevent it from showing. It doesn’t show through the wig, it just shows where the forehead and the wig meet. It’s a full cap wig. I figured I could just add some foundation (as I’m light skinned) on my natural hair (where it shows) to try to lighten it temporarily so it isn’t so noticeable. I am not using a hair cap under it, but did consider getting a nude nylon cap to use prior to putting on the wig. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  • Bl: August 16, 2018

    Can you tell
    Me how to fix my lace front that Suddenly has a ripple effect at the hairline. It is t smooth and flat anymore. It now has a wavy look and is t so natural

  • The Wig Experts: June 12, 2018

    Hi Cheryl!
    The most natural looking wigs we offer are the Ellen Wille Wigs. They will be very natural looking. Linked below are all our Ellen Wille style’s:

    https://www.wigs.com/collections/ellen-wille

    Hope this helps!
    -The Wig Experts

  • Cheryl: June 12, 2018

    Head so small, hair so thin, cannot clip pieces into it and when wear full wig it looks like I’m wearing a hair hat! I’d like a wig that still looks appropriately thin, but not balding. Suggestions?

  • The Wig Experts: March 19, 2018

    Hi Lisa!
    The wig shown at .58 seconds into the video is Red wig is Seville by Noriko in Crimson LR: https://www.wigs.com/products/seville-long-wig-noriko

    Thanks for your question!
    -The Wig Experts

  • D Mendell: March 17, 2018

    Hi~
    I just wanted to comment on how beautiful the wigs are in the 5 tips video. Can you tell me which wigs she is wearing and in what colors?

    Thank you!

  • Lisa: March 17, 2018

    What wig and color is shown at .58 seconds into the video? It’s red with bangs. I’m looking for a bright copper auburn wig with bangs.

  • The Wig Experts: February 16, 2018

    Hi Mary!
    We recommend a wig that is hand-tied, has a monofilament, or if a basic cap; one that is capless. We would definitely recommend purchasing the no sweat liners we carry. The nude back layer, is great for camouflaging the liner under wigs and headwear. The unique combination of micro-fiber materials are engineered specifically for your needs to stay dry and comfortable. The moisture transport system quickly draws perspiration away from the skin, wicking it into the transport layer.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Mary Jones: February 15, 2018

    I wear a mono, lace front topper. I sweat so bad where the mono is.
    I’m considering a full wig, not sure but what I want most is the (coolest) possible. Can you recommend the wig or topper that I would not sweat so much. It’s embarrassing dripping down my neck. Help!

  • The Wig Experts: February 05, 2018

    Hi Marilyn!
    You can try spraying some dry shampoo on the part of the wig and then massaging it into the fibers to temporarily lighten the color. They also have dry shampoos with a hint of color that you can try as well!

    Thank you for your comment!

    -The Wig Experts

  • The Wig Experts: February 05, 2018

    Antonia,
    You must be careful when coloring wigs because they can be easily damaged. It also depends on what type of wig you are trying to color… I would not recommend doing it yourself unless you are a licensed cosmetologist.

    You could try using dry shampoo with a hint of color to achieve a rooted look. This is temporary and will not damage the wig.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Antonia: February 04, 2018

    Personally, I hate dark roots because I have naturally champagne blonde hair (or fluff) and roots make it look like a person dyes her hair. I find the rooting way too much of a contrast and wonder why wig manufacturers can’t do subtle shading instead.

    Which brings me to my question. Roux Fancifull hair colour (a temporary water-rinse) Is a darkish toner for blonde hair that comes in a variety of shades from pale silver to “chocolate kiss”— which sounds dark but isn’t. I guess it would be fine to paint this on the roots with a makeup brush (?) I tried it on the hair wheel and it seemed to work just fine and was subtle, but one would have to be careful not to colour the actual mono. I have recently ordered three wigs from you, none with roots, and am now concerned they will not look natural.

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