1. Be Confident
The right attitude is key to pulling off any hairstyle. If you are constantly worrying or fidgeting with your wig it won’t look good. Own it! Walk tall, be confident and you will be able to pull off any look you want.
A custom cut can make a world of difference.
2. Customize Your Cut
Take your wig to your hairstylist to have bangs cut or trimmed, shaped or thinned out to remove excess bulk. A custom cut can make a world of difference. Think of your wig like a designer suit. Sure, you can wear it off the rack (or out of the box) and it can look good, but with a little tailoring it can look GREAT!
BeautiMark – Care Products for Synthetic & Human Hair Wigs
3. Invest in the Right Care Products
If you want to extend the life of your wig and keep it looking beautiful the proper care products are essential. Synthetic wigs require care products specifically formulated for synthetic hair. For human hair wigs, choose sulfate-free care products or products specifically formulated for color treated hair to keep the color looking vibrant, longer.
For Human Hair, try the BeautiMark Pure Care System especially formulated for human hair wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions. Pure Care products are Sulfate and Paraben-free!
BeautiMark | Wig Head Stand
4. Always Think Ahead
You should always have two wigs ready to wear at all times.This way you always have something to wear when you are washing your wig and a back up if anything should happen to one. Rotating between wigs also helps to extend the life.
NEVER open the oven while wearing a synthetic wig!
5. Kitchen Tips
If you love to cook here is a tip every wig wearer should know; NEVER open the oven while wearing a synthetic wig! The sudden burst of heat will ruin your wig; even the hot steam from a boiling pot of water can cause irreparable damage.
Jon Renau | Wig Wand
6. Dial Down the Shine
Synthetic wigs with too much shine look fake and unnatural. To minimize shine, sprinkle a little hair powder on your wig, and then brush through for a more natural look. Try a wig wand! Each tap distributes a small amount of wig powder to magically reduce shine.
Add a headband, scarf or any hair accessory to create a personal touch.
7. Personalize Your Look
Add a headband, scarf or any hair accessory to create a personal touch. Just because you are wearing a wig doesn’t mean you have to wear it the same way all the time. Be creative.
Apply the wig then pull out small sections of your own hair along the sides and front using your fingers or a rattail comb.
8. Blend in your Own Hair
If your natural hair is somewhat close to your wig color try blending in your own hair along the hairline for a more natural look. Apply the wig then pull out small sections of your own hair along the sides and front using your fingers or a rattail comb.
What is going to look the most natural on you, is a style that looks like YOU!
9. Stay Close to your Current Style
Choose a wig close to your current hairstyle. What is going to look the most natural on you, is a style that looks like YOU! A familiar style will help you feel more confident and make the transition from wearing your own hair to wearing wigs a good experience. Experiment with subtle style variations, but stay within your comfort zone.
10. Don’t Forget Styling Products
Give your hair a salon finish and define layers using styling products (Shaping Cream or Style & Hold Hair Spray works great on synthetic hair).
Know Your Measurements
11. Know Your Measurements
There is nothing worse than an ill fit wig. You don’t want your wig riding up, slipping off or to look misshapen by excess bulk at the crown. This is why choosing the right size is just as important as finding the right color and style.
Create Different Hairstyles
12. Create Different Hairstyles
If your hair is chin length or longer, try a half-up, half-down style. For longer wigs, try a loose updo or low ponytail.
To make these looks work; keep it soft, loose and a little messy. Keep the bangs down (unless you have a lace front wig) and pull down a few tendrils of hair along the hairline to keep it looking natural.
Go Curly or Straight
13. Go Curly or Straight
A new generation of hair tools, Gold N’ Hot curling irons and flat irons allow you to curl or straighten both human hair and synthetic hair! These revolutionary new tools have a special setting specifically for synthetic wigs, hairpieces or hair extensions so you can easily go curly to straight or straight to curly without damaging your wig. A must-have for any wig!
Today’s wigs follow current hair trends.
14. Try a New Do
Bored with the same hairstyle? Today’s wigs follow current hair trends. As new hair fashions hit the scene, new wig styles become available. Trying a new wig style is an easy way to test drive current hair trends without any commitment, keep your look modern and beat hair boredom. Change up your look from day to day. Don’t get suck in a rut.
Of course not all hair trends work for everyone, if you are new to wearing wigs we recommend keeping close to your current hairstyle!
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
15. Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Don’t Be Afraid of Color! If you’ve found a wig you love and don’t want to change your style, try a new color to freshen up your look.
Most people can wear up to three shades darker or lighter than their natural color. Also, don’t be afraid to change your color for the season. It’s not uncommon to go slightly lighter in the spring and summer and darker in the fall and winter.