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How Can I Hide My Hair Under A Wig?

Last updated Jun 26, 2024

There is no doubt that wigs can bring the most natural look without damaging your natural hair. But if you have too long or thick hair, it may not perfectly hide under your wig. In order to help you better hide your hair under a wig and protect your natural hair under a wig, we especially provide some great ways to wear your hair under a wig for you.

The Best Way To Wear Your Hair Under A Wig

1. Bun

Generally, the best place to hide your hair under your human hair wig is at the nape of the neck since most wigs have some extra room in this area to accommodate this. If your natural hair is extremely long, please follow these steps to wear your natural hair under a lace front wig.

Step 1 Remove Tangles And Flyaways

First of all, use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair until there are no any tangles or flyaways.

Step 2 Make A Low Ponytail

Tie all your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.


Step 3 Create A Low Bun

Twist the ponytail from where you secured it at the bottom and twist andntil you start to feel the hair lift up. Then lift up the hair and around into the base. In the process, you had better make the bun as small and tight as possible so that it will not be visible when your wig is on, or create any bumps.

Step 4 Secure The Low Bun

Take a bobby pin to open it up, go it into the inside, and pin it into the base of the ponytail.

2. Plaits

Having your natural hair in plaits is one of the best and easiest ways of hiding your hair under a wig. Although this style is not as flat as other styles, it allows for your natural hair to be protected and allows you easier access to your scalp for cleansing and moisturizing.

For medium hair:


Step 1 Make Braids

Brush your hair to avoid any tangles, divide your hair into two parts, and plait both sections.

Step 2 Secure One Plait

Place one plait under the opposite plait, take it up around the front of your head, and secure the plait with pins.

Step 3 Secure Another Plait

Take your second plait, cross it under the opposite plait and bring it to the front of the head, finally securing it with pins.

For long or thick hair:


Step 1 Make braids

Tie your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head and divide the hair equally into 4 or more sections and plait each part.

Step 2 Around And Secure The Braid

Take one plait, wrap it around your head about an inch away from your hairline, and pin every few inches to secure.

Step 3 Repeat The Above Step

Repeat this process with other braids, wrapping each braid behind the rows of the previous plait.

Step 4 Hold All Braids In Place

Use the final plait to wrap it into a spiral that ends at the base of the original ponytail. Remember, you need to notice not to overlap these braids as they may readily create lumps when you wear a wig.

3. Cornrows

Cornrows are a much-loved hairstyle for concealing your natural hair flawlessly under a wig, particularly for those with thick or textured hair.


Compared to braids, cornrows are the more common style to wear your hair under a headband wig and have a flatter surface so that your natural hair is less bumpy under a wig. Although cornrows can be done on most lengths and are great for short to medium length hair.

Not to mention simply divide hair into small rows from front to back, and braid down the length of your head, you can achieve this effortlessly. If you are interested in how to use cornrows to hide your natural hair under a wig, look at the following video for a reference.

4. Twist

The twist is the easiest way to wear hair under a wig but the least popular. That is because this style is easy to create and also frizzes and tangles faster. Remember to make the twists small to avoid leaving bumps under the wig!

Here is the tutorial about how to do some twists under the wig.

Step 1 Prepare Your Natural Hair

Firstly, brush through your hair with a wide-toothed comb and divide it into two parts.


Step 2 Twist

Take out one section and start to it from the top downward. When it becomes a smell rope, hold the bottom of the twist firmly and place it diagonally across the back of your head toward the opposite temple. In the end, don't forget to secure the twist with a bobby pin.

Notice: The twist should be sitting flush against the back of the head, but not so tightly that it’s causing you discomfort.

Step 3 Repeat The Above Step

Repeat this process on the other section of hair and secure it with a bobby pin toward the opposite temple, crossing over the original twist to make the twists placed over one another and even create an X shape.

Some Important Tips To Hide Hair Under a Wig

Before you start to hide your natural hair under a wig, there are a few tips you need to remember.

Tip 1 Wear A Wig Cap Or Wig Liner

Wearing a wig liner or cap under your wig can offer great hair protection from the wig and keeps your hair in place while naturally hiding under the wig. If possible, please opt for a skin color wig cap to keep your natural hair as concealed as possible and keep your natural hair healthy and frizz-free under a wig.

Tip 2 Keep Natural Hair Moisturized

Prior to putting on your wig, be sure to give your hair a generous amount of moisture. It means you should wash and condition your natural hair with high-quality moisturizing hair care and leave-in conditioners. If you have worn your wig all day and you feel your natural hair is very dry, please take off your wig to moisturize again and allow your scalp to breathe.

Tip 3 Never Put A Wig On Wet Hair

Never put a wig on wet hair as it can cause mold and bacteria growth on your wig. Before wearing a wig, please make sure the hair and your lace front wig are both completely dry.

Tip 4 Clean And Condition Your Hair Regularly

Even though your hair is hidden under a wig, it’s still important to wash it regularly, which can reduce the build-up of dirt.

Tip 5 Use Pins To Secure Hair

Nothing is better than using some U-shaped hairpins to secure your natural hair in place. For instance, 20-30 are enough for short hair, while for long hair, you will need 30-50 or more pins.

Now, we believe you have already known how to hide your hair under a wig. If you have long hair, check out our earlier post on how to wear a wig with long hair!

And read our previous blog for some tips on how to keep a wig from slipping.

Plus, if you’re new to the world of wigs, check out our beginner’s guide about how to prepare your natural hair for a wig.

For more care knowledge about natural hair under the wig, check out our blog on how to protect natural hair under a wig!

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