This is our brief overview on how to prep your hair to wear a wig. We’ll be adding a video guide to this section very soon but wanted to provide some information until them. If you have any questions about how to put your own hair up to wear your wig, don’t hesitate to ask!
If you have hair that is more than 4 inches in length, you’ll need to do something to keep it contained under your wig. To do this, you’ll need bobby pins, a mesh wig cap and a few hairpins. You can purchase these at most drugstores or beauty supply stores, or you can order our Hair Prep Kit.
You may need to improvise a slightly different method of prepping your hair. This might involve wrapping your hair around your head or making several buns (keeping them as flat as possible). Feel free to send us a photo of your hair and we’ll be happy to offer some suggestions. The most important thing is simply that your own hair be secure, as flat and contained as possible, and comfortable enough that you can wear it in this manner all day.
Once your hair is pinned up, put a wig cap over it to help hold it in place and keep it secure. A mesh cap is usually better than a dense, stocking-like cap, and much easier to put pins into.
The cap will need to be pinned to your hair at the temples and nape with bobby pins. You should use a hairpin to gather any excess wig cap and pin it to the top of your head.
The more secure your hair is, the more secure your wig will be.
The wig cap should always be completely behind your own hairline, and should generally be the same color as your own hair.
Ideally, you’ll use the same placement and method of hair prep every time. If your hair is in a very different placement or isn’t as flat, your wig will fit differently. A small amount of variation won’t be a big deal, but a significant difference can cause problems.
If you usually wear your hair straightened, you should plan to wear it that way when you take your head tracing and whenever you wear your wig. The opposite is also true – if you don’t straighten your hair, plan to wear it in it’s natural texture when you take your head tracing and whenever you wear your wig.