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How to Put on a Wig Cap?

Last updated Mar 15, 2024

As is well-known, wigs are popular with women all over the world as they can enhance their beauty and complement their features. However, the scalp will be irritated because of the fabric of the wig, the accumulation of bacteria, and sensitive skin reactions to the glue or tape often used to keep wigs in place.

Therefore, it is essential to put a wig cap on to protect your natural hair and scalp. We will provide a detailed introduction of some steps about how to put on a wig cap with you in the following.

How to Put a Wig Cap on?

You can watch this video if you are looking for a more detailed tutorial

Step 1: Apply Some Hair Gel to Your Hair


If you have short hair or some baby hair around the hairline, it is time to take the advice of using a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to run some hair gel through the hair to make it easier to smooth down and tuck under the wig cap. Besides, you can add more hair glue to these areas that are easy to have more flyaway, such as around your hairline, the nape of your neck, and so on.

If you don't have hair gel, it is a good option for you to make your hair flat, smooth, and glossy by applying water to it. After all, the flatter your hair under the wig cap is, the more natural the lace frontal wig you wear appears. However, it must be aware that the hair must be dry as it will provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria if the hair is wet.

Step 2: Style Your Natural Hair Under The Wig Cap

Whether your wig is a real hair wig or a synthetic wig, the most important thing about putting on a wig cap is how to tuck your hair into the wig cap. There are three ways about how to hide your hair into the wig cap. Now let us keep reading together.

Cornrow Method


When it comes to wearing your hair in cornrows, there is no doubt that it is a wonderful way to hide your natural hair in the wig cap. For example, you can divide your hair into even rows from the front of your head to the back and braid every row along the scalp. In the end, don't forget to use a hand tie to hold these braids. And the more and smaller braids you make, the flatter cornrows will be along the scalp. Of course, you can also apply some detangling spray to your hair to avoid tangles in the procedure of braiding.

Braid Method


If you have long hair, you can choose to try different types of braids and wrap the braids around your head, for example, twist, fishtail braid, french braid, and so on. First of all, you can part your hair into two sections down the middle and then braid each side separately. After finishing braiding, remember to secure each braid with a hair tie, then crisscross them against the back of your head to hold them in place. Finally, you need to pull the braids up behind your ears and use bobby pins to secure the braids in place on top of your scalp.

And if your hair is very thick, you can split it into more parts in order to flat against your head and scalp. Besides, don't forget to make sure these braids under the wig cap are not very tight. Because if these braids are very tight, they will pull on your hairline and make you feel a bit uncomfortable when wearing your U-Part wig.

Bun Method


If you have short or shoulder-length hair, nothing is better than making a bun to put your short hair in the wig cap. You can try to pull all of your hair to the back of the head in a low and tight bun, and then secure it with some hair pins. It is a good option to make two small buns to help your hair flatter along the scalp. When some short hair or baby hair attempts to slip out of the bun, please spray some hair spray to keep them in place.

Step 3: Spray Some Protective Product to Your Scalp


Even though the wig cap can protect your scalp, the scalp may be itchy if you have sensitive skin in some ways. In order to prevent any possible irritation, you had better spray the suitable scalp protective product on your head and let it dry completely in twenty or thirty minutes before putting on a wig cap.

Step 4: Put On Your Wig Cap


When putting on the wig cap, you can first align the wig cap with your natural hairline, which can make sure all of your hair is hidden in the wig cap so that none of the hair is exposed. Once your wig cap is lined up properly with the front hairline, then continue stretching the wig cap over the back of your head to the nape of your neck.

You can choose a wig cap whose color is the same as that of your wig so as to put on a wig as natural as your own hair. Besides, summer is coming, and the weather is becoming warmer and warmer. So we strongly recommend opting for bamboo wig caps that can move sweat to the outer surface of the fabric and dry more quickly to help avoid excess sweating on the wig.

Step 5: Adjust Your Wig Cap


When you put on a wig cap over your head, the wig cap will cover your ears. In this case, you need to adjust the wig cap to make your ears exposed by pushing it up or cutting out the extra part. Of course, if it happens that some stray hair escapes from the wig cap, you must tuck it under the wig cap.

Step 6: Hold Your Wig Cap In Place with Some Hairpins


In order to keep the wig cap from slipping, you can use some bobby pins to keep your wig cap in place on every side of the edges when wearing a headband wig or other wigs.

Above all, there are all the detailed steps about how to put on a wig cap.

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