We all know that wearing a wig can be one of the most exciting changes you can make in your life. A good human hair wig or even synthetic can make you feel sexy, bold, and super confident. Because of this, many woman like to make the change to wigs, and embrace them with open arms! This is fantastic and we highly encourage it. But it is important to know that there is a learning curve that comes with this lifestyle change.
One problem that can sometimes occur is a wig creeping up the back of your neck (not fun!). Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks you can use to stop your wig from sliding and keep your hair looking ready at all times!
How To Keep Wig From Riding Up In The Back
Silicone sheets are excellent to use for sliding wigs, as they are designed to cling to your head as well as the wig to ensure an extra strong hold. Many of our clients use the Jon Renau silicone sheets and highly recommend them for a solution. One of our wigs.org forum members writes,
"You told us in a post a while ago about the JR (Jon Renau) silicone sheet. I purchased this and finally had time to cut and sew a small strip into the nape of my wig. It is so soft, so comfortable and has totally stopped my wig from creeping up. Amazing"
Another member writes,
“I bought the small sheet to try it myself….It feels so soft and comfortable, and my wig is no longer creeping up the back of my neck. I don't have any bio hair there, so it is working really well for me. I can cut 6 - 8 pieces from the small sheet, so that would be enough for 6 - 8 wigs for me”
Ways To Secure A Wig
Metal wig clips are another fantastic solution, and are often sewn into wig in order to fully attach them to your hair once in place. Some wigs come with clips already attached, and some don't - but can be easily added. This is one of the most secure solutions to a sliding wig, and do absolutely no damage.
Another recommendation made by the wig community reads,
“I always tighten the stretchy bands so they cross over each other and find that helps. Plus I clip my cap to my own hair just behind my ear and find that keeps it even more secure.”
I personally love this solution and feel it has been the most secure for me in my personal wig journey. Wig clips are also very low maintenance, as once they are sewn in, you never have to worry about them again for the rest of your wig's lifespan (which is ideal for those of us on a bit of a time-crunch in the morning!).
Wig Grip Band
A gel band is used as headband that provides a more comfortable and secure hold. It also has some added benefits like preventing pressure headaches and relieving pressure points around the head. But on top of that, a wig grip also ensures that your wig never pops up in the back or slides down in the front.
This design is highly recommended as one of the number one ways to hold on a wig, especially if you have a sensitive scalp, as it provides gentle relief and reduces the heaviness of the wig. Click here for a full list of wig tapes and adhesives to try.
Overall, there are quite a few things you can do to keep your wig from sliding, but we have found these to be the top 3 tricks to do so. Sometimes wigs can be a little bit of a pain to secure and make work in the beginning, but once you do, you’ll find that your confidence level will be through the roof! So, don’t let this small issue turn you away from wearing wigs all together. Rather, think of it like a journey on the way to a new and beautiful you, and I assure you — you’ll love ever bit of it!
We want to hear from you. Tell us your secret for keeping wigs in their place in the comments!