Wig wearing has so many benefits! Achieve a fresh new hairstyle quickly and damage-free while protecting the health of native hair. To help enhance your wig-wearing experience, we have summarized 5 common mistakes when wearing wigs based on years of communication with customers and their feedback. If you are a wig beginner, or you've worn a wig fewer times, read on to know these mistakes and how to avoid them. It's time to say hello to a positive wearing experience!
1. Not getting accurate head measurements
Wigs come in different sizes, just like clothes. Customers sometimes choose a cap construction that is too large, which would lead to unstable wearing, while too small will squeeze the head and cause headaches. Choosing a wig of the correct size is essential, so don't neglect to understand your measurements before choosing length, color, and style. See below for an easy guide to measuring successfully!
2. Cutting off too much lace
A common question that always comes up is exactly how much lace should be cut during the install. Some wig beginners feel like the baby hairs are right here so they should just cut along that. Beware of this mistake! This would be removing too much. If the lace is cut too much or too close to the hairline, the wig will fall off easily. A little bit of extra lace will help blend the wig into your skin, especially if you want to use glue. Use the scissor to cut the lace around the front and sides of the lace and mimic the dips and turns of the real hairline. If you are not experienced with doing it, cut small pieces of the lace instead of all at once as once it's cut, there's no going back!
3. Sleep with the wig on
Some people may avoid the complicated process of putting on and taking off, they will sleep with the wig on, but this will shorten the lifespan of a good quality wig. It is better to remove the unit every night and store it on a mannequin head to keep it in perfect condition!
4. Choosing the Wrong Hair Adhesive
Adhesive or hair glue contains certain chemicals that can clog your pores and hair follicles, so be cautious about product ingredients or directly consult your stylist. When using wig adhesive, it's best to make sure it is dry to take a firm and natural finish. Also, if you have a glueless wig that will make wearing the wig with no glue or adhesives achievable, most problems will be disappeared.
5. Not take proper wig maintenance
The last most common mistake is not caring for the wigs properly by using the wrong wig care products. When you wash your wig, please be sure to choose care products that are specially designed for wigs. After washing, dry, comb, and then add conditioner to keep your wig soft and looking good.
It is always a good idea to do some research and get a lot of practice and overtime you will perfect your wig install and ongoing care routines!