How to make your wig look natural?

Many people wearing wigs for the first time worry that their wig will look unnatural and that others will know they are wearing a wig. However, this is not the case if you are buying a high quality wig, have the proper fit and take the time to care for your wig properly. Here are our top expert tips for making your wig look natural.

1. Choose a wig made from real human hair. 

One of the advantages of human hair wigs is that they provide the most natural feel and appearance.Compared with artificial wigs, human hair wig is very soft, dynamic and shiny. Human hair wigs are also very versatile. They can be easily cut and designed in a way that suits personal taste. 

2. Choose a suitable hair color. 

Choose wigs that compliment skin tones. Before buying wigs, you should have a general idea of colors you want. The hair color is as important as the hairstyle, and changing the right one will make you look more beautiful.

3. Choose a wig with bangs

Wigs with bangs are one of the easiest. Get the bangs professionally trimmed to fit your face shape and off you go, the bangs hide the hairline.

4. Wear Accessories as You Would in Your Own Hair

Adding a bright scarf or headband to your wig can help it appear as if you are just accessorizing your natural hair. Strategically placing a headband or scarf around the front of the wig cap can also help to keep any of the wig cap from showing around the edges of the wig and help to keep the wig more securely in place on the head.

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5. Select a wig with premium construction features

The type of wig cap that your wig features can make a big difference in how natural it looks.
A wig with a full machine made cap will give the illusion of hair growth directly from the scalp and also allow the hair to be parted in multiple directions to give you styling versatility. 
Full lace wigs(hand tied wigs) allow for an even more natural look because the hairs are individually tied to the wig cap, allowing the hair to move more like your own hair would.
A lace front wig cap gives you a nearly invisible looking hair line and allows you to wear the hair pushed back away from the face or behind the ears without the base of the wig showing. Choosing a wig with any one of these features will ensure a more natural look, while a wig with two or three of these features will look even more realistic.

6. Choose a lace that is close to your scalp

The most common lace colors on the market are medium brown, light brown, transparent lace, and HD lace. Choose a lace color that is close to your scalp, that will be perfect to get a natural looking.

ashimary lace color chart

7. Apply foundation to hide lace

Get a pressed powder or foundation (even an eyeshadow) that's as close to your natural scalp as possible and press it on the part (or any exposed lace) to add to the illusion of your scalp.

natural hairline and part line of human hair wigs

8. Choose a soft lace

Soft lace tends to lift and roll more than hard lace which lays flatter because of the stiffer material. If you don't have sensitive skin (and don't care about your edges) go for a hard lace wig. For soft lace you could glue it down or Bobby pin the sides of your wig down. 

9. Ensure that your wig fits properly

When a wig is ill-fitting, it can move around on the head or pop up in the back. This will not only be uncomfortable, but it will not look natural. The picture below features step-by-step instructions for measuring your head. Once you have your head measurements, you can shop for a wig in either a petite, average or large size depending on your measurements.
If you purchase your wig and find that the fit isn't quite comfortable or slips slightly, you can try wearing a wig gripper or cushion gel headband underneath to help create a comfortable barrier between your head and the wig cap that will also keep it from sliding back.

wig size chart

10. Make sure your real hair is as flat as can be underneath.

You want the wig to look like it's coming out of your scalp. Wig caps and head scarves can help to flatten your hair but ultimately it comes down to your choice of flat hairstyle. I recommend cornrows (stay in longer harder to take out) or flat twists (easy in but easy to come loose).

11. Have Your Wig Trimmed by a Stylist

Just like with your natural hair, you can have a professional stylist trim your wig to create a look that best compliments your face shape. This will give you a unique, customized look that frames your face perfectly, which will make the style appear more natural. Thinning in strategic areas to compliment your face shape is also a good option. For the best results, have your stylist trim the wig while you are wearing it.

12. Care for your wig like your own hair

To make sure your wig has a natural shine. As this is your own hair please shampoo and condition your wig regularly. Use a good leave-in conditioner, brush hair and lay flat to dry over night on towel. A good medium is to not look too greasy but not look like you're craving moisture. Click here to get 12 hair care tips from experts.

A customized wig would be perfect.

If you really have the money to spend, a custom wig can be so well made it is nearly impossible to tell it is a wig.

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