How to Wear a Wig with Long Hair
Nowadays, wigs are getting more and more popular among women as they can easily change appearance to reflect their personality and add a bit of charm to them. However, there are a little bit tricky about how to put on a wig with long hair for some beginners who haven’t already tried. We’ve found the detailed method and some tips you must notice about how to wear a wig with long hair in the following.
How to Put Long Hair In A Wig Cap
If you want to how to wear wig with long thick hair, the first thing you need to do is to tuck your long hair into the wig cap. Now let us keep reading three simple and easy-to-operate methods about how to put long hair into the wig cap together.
The Plait Method
First of all, you divide your hair into two or more sections according to the thickness of your hair. If you have thick hair, you can part your hair into four portions; while if your hair is thin, you can split all hair into two parts.
Secondly, you push each section behind your ear and divide each segment into three-part again. Then you can take it apart from the left side, pass it over to the right side, take a new piece from the outside of the right side and pass it back to the left side.
In addition, you have to repeat these motions until finishing all braids and use some hair ties to secure them. It is essential for you not to braid them too tightly in the procedures of braiding hair, which may easily prevent lumps under the wig and could protect your scalp.
Finally, you take braids you just now made to warp the head and keep the braids as close to your scalp as possible with some pins one by one. Of course, you need to notice not to overlap these braids as it will readily create lumps when you wear a wig.
With these tips, you can cover your head with a wig cap and put on a wig with long hair to fully enjoy the fun of wearing all kinds of wigs, for example, headband wigs, colored wigs, U Part wigs, and so on.
The Ponytail Method
Firstly, you can tie your long natural hair into a low ponytail as tight as possible with a hair band. If you feel uncomfortable, you could adjust the low ponytail until it is suitable for you.
Then you take your low ponytail to pull it over your head and make the end of your hair close to the forehead of your head.
In the end, you can wear a wig cap over the ponytail and hide all stray hairs under the wig cap. If you find the ponytail is a little lumpy under the wig cap, you can try to evenly distribute the hair under the cap by massaging the hair.
The Cornrows Method
At first, you can use a wide-toothed comb to part your hair in small rows from front to back.
Secondly, you slice off a small piece of your hair and separate a line down your scalp to the nape of your neck into one or more rows.
And you continue to divide each row into three sections. You could pass the right section under the middle section, make it the middle section, then keep crossing the left under the medial and becoming it the medial section.
What’s more, you had better add a little bit of hair to each side of the braid. By doing so, you can keep the braids attached to your scalp. After all, the braids will be loose quickly and come out from your wig cap if you don’t add some hair in each line. And when you reach the base of your scalp, don’t forget to add any hair to the braid and make a regular braid in the end.
Besides, it is necessary to use as small a hair tie as possible to hold it in place so as to protect it from lumps. When you finish braiding all hair, you can use a hair tie to secure each braid that should form a series of neat rows running from the front of your head to the back of your hairline.
Finally, try to twist several braids together, then wrap them around the back of your head near the base of the scalp, and pin them in place with large bobby pins. If your braids are very thick, you can pin them up individually and not overlap them to avoid lumps.
Put On A Wig Cap
No matter which method you choose and whether your wig is a human hair wig or a synthetic wig, the next step of wearing a wig with long hair is to put on a wig cap that not only can protect your natural hair, but also help your hair secure and hidden.
You can hold the front of the wig cap to the front of your hairline and stretch your wig back over your head. Then you can use a wide-toothed comb or your finger to tuck all hair into the wig cap until you feel comfortable. What’s more important, you must make sure the wig cap is at your natural hairline and looks natural when you wear it.
Put On Your Wig
Once the wig cap is in place smoothly, it is time to put on your wig With long hair.
In the first place, you need to hold your wig in the nape area of your head, place the front of the wig to the front of your wig cap and gently apply your wig to the wig cap from front to back.
If your wig is a lace front wig or an HD lace wig, you must confirm that you are very gentle and patient to avoid any harm to lace when wearing your wig. According to your head size, you can use an adjustable band and four combs to adjust the cap size easily and hold the wig stable. Just like this video.
Some Tips You Must Notice about How To Put A Wig On With Long Hair
1. Before you plan to wear a wig for a long time, you had better wash regularly your hair and scalp with shampoo or hair conditioner, which can help you remove any excess debris left on the hair and keep it clean.
2. Before wearing a wig cap for a long time, you can apply some conditioner to your hair, which can lock in moisture and keep your hair healthy. After all, your hair will get drier and drier under the wig cap.
3. It is essential for you to use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair gently and patiently, which is easy to remove any tangles and knots.
4. If you want to wear a wig as natural as your own hair, one point you have to notice is to choose a wig cap whose color is the same as that of your wig.
5. There are many types of wig caps in the wig store, but the wig cap with mesh-like construction is the best wig cap for you because it can allow the scalp to breathe, especially in hot summer.
6. Don’t place a wig on a wet head that will provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria because of the imporosity.
If you want to learn more details about how to put on a U part wig, you can watch the following videos as a reference.
What do you think of these methods and tips about how to wear a wig when you have long hair? If you are a beginner who doesn’t know how to wear a wig over long hair, you can have a try according to the above to enjoy fully the fun of wearing a wig.