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Tips For Wearing Wigs Every Day

Posted on September 18 2019

Do you wear a wig every day? Follow these tips to keep your wig looking its best, so that you never have a bad hair day. See the video at the end for visual assistance!

 

Everyday Wig Wearing 

Wig Cap Liners

Every time you wear your wig, wear a wig cap liner underneath it. Popular liners include nylon or mesh wig caps. This little cap is important because it keeps your wig secure and clean. If you don’t have any biological hair, you still should wear a liner. If a traditional wig cap isn’t your style, you can also try the disposable Headline It No Sweat liner.

Switch Up Your Wigs 

You probably don’t wear the same shoes every day, so why wear the same wig every day. It’s best to have three wigs ready at all times because you can rotate through these three wigs to reduce wear and tear. Wear the same style or switch up your hairstyle every day - your choice!

 

Wash every 8-10 wears

Just like biological hair, wigs shouldn’t be washed every day either. Depending on how often you wear a wig, your activity level, and how much you sweat daily will determine how frequently you should wash your wig. We generally recommend washing your wig every 8 – 10 wears.

If you follow the previous tip and have several wigs in rotation, you can cut down on how much time you spend washing your wigs! If you’d like to learn how to wash your wig like an expert, watch the video below.

 

 

Measure Your Head For The Correct Size

The size and fit of a wig are important to ensure all day comfort. Try on your wigs to check the fit. Is your wig itchy? Does it slide on your head? If you don’t have a secure fit, you might need a different size wig.

Wigs come in three sizes: petite, average, and large. You can use a tape measure to find out your wig size. Check out our blog on how to measure your head.

 

Protect Your Wig Features

At Wigs.com, we carry hundreds of ready-to-wear wigs that don't require tape or glue for a secure fit. However, if you do decide to secure your wig with tape or glue, we advise that you do your research first in order to protect your lace front. If you are having trouble securing your wig, you can measure your head for wigs again.

We also advise that you do not sleep in your wigs. The friction caused by your head rubbing against your pillow all night can damage the delicate parts of your wig, like the lace front or the monofilament top.

 

How To Properly Store Your Wig

    Before heading to bed every night, make sure you remove your wig. Everyday wigs should be stored safely on a wig stand or a wig head. It’s important to store your wig somewhere cool and dry.

     

    Touch-ups and Taming

      If your wig needs some taming throughout the day, avoid paddle brushes or round brushes. These tools can cause frizzing issues. Always keep a wide-tooth comb stashed in your bag for a quick touch-up.

      Your wig might start looking a bit flat or you might spy some flyaway hairs. To restore volume back to your hairline, gently rub at the knots of your wig towards the back of your head. For flyaway hairs, utilize heat and friction. Rub your hands vigorously together and use the heat to smooth the wig fibers.

      16 comments

      • The Wig Experts: March 31, 2020

        Hi Glenda,

        We do recommend using shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for wigs! We carry a beautiful selection of wig care products that you can browse here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/hair-care-products

        - The Wig Experts

      • The Wig Experts: March 31, 2020

        Hi Pamela,

        We recommend the WigSECURE to combat your wig sliding issue! One side has a silicone feature that will grip to your head for a secure fit. Check it out here: https://www.wigs.com/products/wig-secure-accessory-amy-gibson

        - The Wig Experts

      • The Wig Experts: March 31, 2020

        Hi Karin,

        We’ve never had someone ask about donating their points on our blog before, so please reach out to our Client Care Representatives about donating your points. You will probably have to have someone in mind and their email address to do so.

        - The Wig Experts

      • The Wig Experts: March 31, 2020

        Hi Shari and Debi,

        The wigs featured in this video are as follows:

        Crowd Pleaser by Raquel Welch in color RL10/12
        Jessica by Jon Renau in color 8/30
        Evanna by Rene of Paris in color Rose Gold R
        Sonoma by Rene of Paris in color Creamy Toffee R
        Epic by Gabor in color GL61-60

        - The Wig Experts

      • Mary: March 31, 2020

        So sorry for the way you are feeling, Starr. I have scarring alopecia & at one time was seeing a dermatologist for the condition. I stopped using any medications after a certain combination of drugs made me sick & was actually affecting my liver. I now am almost entirely bald & do wear a wig most of the time. I wonder if you have tried using any pretty scarves? This is what I use when I don’t want to be bothered putting on a wig. I really do feel like all insurance companies should cover a portion of wig expenses as hair loss can affect so much more than just cosmetics, including depression. Good luck to you, & happy that you have a supportive husband!

      • Glenda Thompson: March 31, 2020

        Do you have to use wig shampoo and conditioner or can you use just regular shampoo and conditioner

      • Fran: March 31, 2020

        Startlene, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel pretty. Sounds like you have inner beauty but you’d feel better about yourself when you get dolled up. I don’t know where you’re shopping for wigs but many of these companies sell lovely wigs for $39. Try some of the short piecey and pixie styles. And one of the blended colors. I know money is an issue for you but watch for clearance wigs usually affordably priced. Some companies will offer a discount to first time buyers. I’ve worn wigs for many years by choice. I take great care of them and always get compliments. Learn to style them so they look 👀 natural. Good luck 🍀 my dear. Ps. There’s a lot of pretty turbans or scarves 🧣 that can cover your head attractively. 🙋🏻‍♀️🥰🍀

      • Maria Salvação: March 31, 2020

        I allwais ofer my old wigs to some one or to the cancer hospital. Lets give one wig to these womem!
        I’m living in Portugal , far away from the USA, but please try to find someone generous to give her even a used wig.

      • Cindy : March 31, 2020

        Starrlene…
        Boy can I relate!! I am much older than you and my hair had been thin and falling out for a few yeats…and it’s embarrassing for me. I got a wig about two years ago…was very self conscious about it. Had trouble adjusting…I didn’t get a petite..not sure what size..all I know is she sewed it smaller. It had too much hair and I just was not comfortable in it. I was also told it could be styled if need be. Long story short….I opened the oven door and melted the bangs!! So now I went back to square one and the wig went in the drawer. I just recently tried one from Wugs.com and I love it. The cap is a petite so it fits great, the color is right on and I love the style. I didn’t pay a big price for it…about $236 which was cheaper than the first one. It looks like my own hair and even if people know it’s a wig…I DON’T CARE!! If Dolly Parton can make the statement that she is artificial on the outside but real inside …I can too!! My hair loss has never been called anything particular but I think it’s from medications as well. There are worse things in life than hair loss but I sure am glad that I found this company!! Good luck Starrlene and thanks for sharing…we will always look good!!
        Cindy O

      • Pamela: March 31, 2020

        Because my head is kind of flat at the nape (occipital bone), my liner always slides up in the back and doesn’t keep my wig secure. A liner just doesn’t seem to work for me. What are my options?

      • Karin Sousa: March 31, 2020

        I have accumulated a lot of points. Is it possible to donate them

      • Sheryl Effren: March 31, 2020

        I was Humiliated, embarrassed, no self esteem with such awfully thinned hair to the scalp. Going out was painful. I understand you.

        When I saw a commercial on tv about wigs for men (Bethesda, MD), within 2 hrs I was sitting in the shop trying on and buying a synthetic hairpiece. (I wear full wigs now). Immediately- self esteem!, dream job within 2 wks and a changed life forever.

        Do you have health insurance? CALL YOUR INSURANCE CO FIRST, ask if they will cover a “CRANIAL PROSTHESIS “ with dr prescription. Follow their guidelines completely. starting a wig business of my own, I LEARNED IT MAY BE POSSIBLE, IF YOU GET A PRESCRIPTION written FOR A ”CRANIAL PROSTHESIS” FROM YOUR DOCTOR then submit your sales receipt (ask sales person to include words on receipt “cranial prosthesis”) to your insurance company, you may get a refund or partial refund. I hope this helps.

      • Sharon Bowden: March 31, 2020

        Starrlene,

        My heart goes out to you. My hair is thinning because of a medication, but I was able to stop taking that medication. However, I don’t know if my hair will ever thicken up again. I know that my problem is nothing like yours, but I wanted you to know that I care about you. I’m glad that you shared your feelings because I’m sure there are other women who are reluctant to do that, and you may have given them the courage to talk about their feelings, too. Please know that you are a beautiful person. I wish you the best and I pray that God will bless you in myriad ways.

        Sincerely,
        Sharon Bowden

      • shari: March 31, 2020

        Great instructional

        but it would be even better if you NAMED/ IDENTIFIED each wig the (beautiful) model was wearing (especially the blonde one with the beachy waves)
      • Debi: March 31, 2020

        I really like the styles that the model is wearing in the last video could you tell me the names of the styles she’s wearing? Thank you

      • Starr: October 01, 2019

        I’m so glad u showed how to measure your head. Plus, I never knew that a petite wig cap was even available! I was never, ever told this when I went to buy my first wig in a very popular wig store where I live. My story is that I’ve been on 2 different types of medications since I was 15 years old. I have to be on it for the rest of my life. Now I’m 44.Unfortunately, I had no idea that this medicine very slowly can sometimes, with some people make their hair fall out & become extremely thin.I used to have very thick long hair. I had probably been on my meds for about 10yrs at that time & noticed over a short time my hair was starting to get so thin that I was always wearing it up cause I was so embarrassed by how my hair looked. So, I went to the Dr & was diagnosed with alopecia. I’m not completely bald, but when my hair starts to grow back in, the way it grows back is horrible! I have bald spots all over my head. So I just cut what I have of my own hair down to my scalp. So I’ve been wearing wonderful wigs for decades now. I love wigs, but with my medical issue, I have to be on disability. So it’s beyond difficult for me to afford a good wig. But as I was looking through your site, I found 2 wigs that I so absolutely love!!! Being able to afford them is an entirely different story. I basically don’t leave my home unless I’m forced too. Like having to go to the Dr’s office. The most difficult thing about this is, that I’m married to the most wonderful man who accepts me as I am. But I’d Love to look for once, beautiful for him. I really don’t know why I’m even writing this. Guess I just wanted other people to know that there are women out there that have this issue & just can’t afford the 2beautiful wigs that I put in my shopping cart. Even though knowing the entire time I can’t afford them. I just don’t understand how all these other women can afford to buy wigs as often as they do. I’d just for once love to go out with my husband and not have him be embarrassed to be seen with me. I just stay home, & it’s making me severely depressed. I apologize for telling you all this, but I guess I just needed to tell someone who I thought would understand in some way. Thank you for listening to me, it’s much, much appreciated. Very Sincerely, Starrlene Holloway --( lalavillarosa9pump@gmail.com)

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