Ways to Secure a Wig
What Are the Different Ways to Secure a Wig?
Finding a wig you love that fits well is only part of your wig journey. Now, you need to find the best way to secure it so you can go out in the world feeling comfortable and confident.
Whether you're a novice wig wearer or have been wearing them for years, knowing how to secure a wig to your head is essential.
Wigs can sometimes feel scratchy and irritate sensitive skin. This can be an issue for anyone, especially those with total hair loss. That's where wig caps come in. Usually made of nylon, they are stretched over the head from the front hairline to the nape of the neck. The wig is then placed on top and adjusted to fit.
Wig caps are perfect for people with sensitive scalps as they provide extra comfort between the wig and your head. In addition, they can make you physically more comfortable and more confident that your wig will stay put.
Wig Grip Bands
Wig grip bands are similar to wig caps, though they only include the band portion, not the overall elastic cap. One side of the wig grip band is soft on your skin and hairline, while the other side of the adjustable band ensures that the wig does not slip on your head. Some prefer a wig grip because they feel it is cooler than a full wig cap.
Wig tape is a double-sided adhesive tape safe to use on skin and made specifically for wigs and toppers. This option is excellent for people with little or no hair in the area where the wig is secured. To use wig tape, attach one side to the underside of your wig and adhere the other side to your scalp. It's a fast, easy solution to keeping your hairpiece in place.
Wig glue is an adhesive used for synthetic or human hair attachments. For example, you want a natural look when you wear a lace frontal wig or closures. Wig glue can help you do that as it appears transparently and does not expose the edges of the wig. Also, it can keep your hair in place for a long time.
Metal Wig Clips
Metal wig clips provide extra security for your well-fitted wig or topper. Clips are often installed on toppers and easily snap to your natural hair. If needed, you can also sew in metal clips for extra security. This method only works if you have natural hair to clip to and are not using a wig cap.
A go-to for hairstylists everywhere, bobby pins are a great additional security tool when you want your wig to stay in place. As with metal wig clips, bobby pins are used underneath the wig hair after placing it on your head. Because they are small, bobby pins can be almost undetectable.
Feeling secure that your wig cannot accidentally come off during your daily routine is imperative to wearing and enjoying wigs and toppers. Try a few options to determine what works for you and if you plan to be outside or participate in sports or other physical activities. You may need to provide additional wig security measures.
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