How to Put Your Wig on

January 24th, 2024

Hurray! You just received your first wig. You are so excited you take it out of the box to try it on. However, this process doesn't seem as easy as you initially thought. You try to position the wig on your head, but it keeps sliding back. Or, the wig doesn't want to sit right on your head. Or, worse, the wig doesn't look like it did on the website. Soon, you start to second guess getting the wig. What do you do now?
Never fear. In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the steps on how to put your wig on with ease. Before you know it, you too will be a wig-wearing expert! 
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A Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Put Your Wig on:

  • Take a deep breath, open the box, and carefully remove the wig.

  • Shake or finger comb the wig before putting it on.

  • Hold the wig upside down and by the ear tabs, with the front aimed at your forehead, and start putting it on. 

  • Position the wig at your hairline, ensuring the ear tabs align with your ears.

  • Make necessary adjustments, including parting it to your liking.

  • If your wig feels tight or loose, adjust the straps at the back (if your wig has any adjustment features).

  •  Style your wig with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers, using water if needed for smoothing.

  •  For additional help, consider booking a complimentary video chat with one of our Client Care Representatives. 

Common Concerns for How to Put Your Wig on 

  • Remember: the wig has been sitting in the box for a while during transport. It will need a bit of work to avoid “box hair.”

  • Avoid touching or pulling on the lace front if the wig has one.

  • If you have biological hair, braid or wrap your hair and put on a wig cap

  • If you do not have biological hair, use the wig cap for the initial try-on. After you try it, wearing one will be your choice. 

  • If the wig doesn't match the picture, assess whether the desired style is achievable through styling products or heat tools, especially if the fiber is heat friendly.

  • Address strange bends in the hair or unruly bangs by spraying the affected area with water and combing it.

  • If the fit isn't perfect, utilize the adjustable straps or measure to ensure you’re trying on the correct cap size. determine the right size.

  • Regarding color discrepancies, note that some wigs come in certain shades. Evaluate if the received color is close enough or if you need a different shade.

  • The goal is to make your wig look natural. By working with the hair, changing the part, and using simple styling techniques will help you achieve this goal.

  • If this is your first time wearing a wig, getting used to your new look and the “new you” will happen over time!

Final Thoughts on How to Put Your Wig On

Whether you’re an experienced wig wearer or new to wigs, we hope these tips gave you insight on how to put your wig on properly. Now that you have your wig on, now you can enjoy rocking your new hairstyle and spend your day in confidence!