How to Style Your Wig to Make it Look Natural
All the insider’s tricks to make your wig look its best!
Wearing a wig shouldn’t be obvious. Discover our tips below for selecting, styling, and wearing a wig that will make it feel like an extension of your style.
COLORS & CUTS
When choosing a wig, select colors close to your natural to create a seamless transition between your hair and a wig. If you’re toggling between wigs outside your natural colors, ensure that you’re choosing colors that compliment your natural skin tone. Reference the undertones of your skin (pink, blue, olive) to create your range of wig options. A wig can become evident if it doesn't compliment your natural features. For example, a natural redhead should steer clear of a jet black wig because it will overpower their features. As another option, wigs with darker roots mimic natural hair and are a great option for creating body and dimension into your wig. Alongside darker roots, coloring your with subtle highlights or lowlights can offer a similar effect.
The cut is just as important as the color. Before choosing a wig, define your face shape. Not sure what your face shape is? Read this blog to find out. As you uncover your face shape, keep in mind that certain cuts accentuate your natural features. For example, oval face shapes work with nearly every cut, while square face shapes should avoid blunt pixie cuts that can widen the face further.
Human hair wigs should be treated with salon-quality sprays, shampoos, conditioners, and heat protectants. One of our favorites includes the Global Keratin Thermal StyleHer, which protects your hair during heat styling while adding moisture and keratin back into the hair. As you begin to style your wig, feel the texture. If the hair looks and feels dry, use more products that add moisture as needed.
You can also try the Eufora Retain Spray and the Eufora Illuminate Shine Spray. Together they protect during heat styling, add a little hold, and offer shine to your wig. Good news! Your regular heat tools are good to use on human hair wigs. Just make sure the heat isn’t set over 300F for light-colored wigs and 350F for dark-colored wigs. Another major tip, before using the flat iron on your wig, run or squeeze the tool on a dry, white towel or durable paper towel. If the flat iron is too hot, it will search the towel instead of the wig. This can save your wig from some serious damage!
Also, consider what you’re willing to commit in terms of time and effort styling. How much time do you allocate for yourself to get ready? Make sure your wig matches up with your current styling regimen. If it’s too long, you’ll be tempted to cut corners on styling.
WEARING THE WIG
One of the biggest contributing factors to making a wig look natural is how it sits on your head. Wigs sitting too high or too low can often be a dead giveaway. To help achieve the perfect placement, the ear tabs should be even at the temples and the front of the wig should sit about four fingers from the top of the eyebrows. If your wig is sliding, consider wearing a wig cap underneath for extra grip. If you have some natural hair underneath your wig, use bobby pins to anchor the wig in place, just make sure they match your wig. When placing bobby pins, put them in an “X” shape with the grooves facing inwards to achieve the best grip.
You can also pull some of your natural hair out from the wig near the nape of your neck and temples to create a seamless transition around your hairline.
The winning combination of styling, color, and wig placement will help give you a wig that looks natural. Learn more about wigs on our blog.