How to Wear Your Wig with Confidence

No one has to know you are wearing a wig, if it looks natural. When it comes to wearing wigs, people often get nervous. No one wants to wear a wig that looks wiggy. Your wig should like it is coming out of your scalp. Most importantly, you want your wig to be secure and not sliding or lifting. We have a few tips to help you wear your wig with confidence.

1. Your base is important. Your wig should lay as flat as possible. No lumps or bumps

  • If your hair is short, it is easy to lay your hair down flat You can use gel  or mousse to mold your hair. Once your hair is molder, put a cap on top of your head. I suggest getting a stocking or wig cap that closely matches your skin complexion. 
  • If you have medium length to long hair, I suggest you cornrow your hair to ensure that it is flat. But you can also mold your hair down with gel or mousse. It's important that your foundation is flat so that you avoid having your wig look lumpy. 

Now that your foundation is set, it's time to secure your wig. There are many options you can use to secure your wig.  taken care of, it’s time to move on to the security. Security is important, and there are multiple ways to get your wig secure.

2. Wig Grip Band

A wig grip is a double-sided  velvet band with one side made of Velcro. The band prevents the wig from slipping and it is kind to your hairline. Wig grip bands can be found on Amazon, online beauty supply stores, or in your local beauty supply store.

3. Glueless Wigs/Combs 

Glueless wigs are wigs that have combs attached inside and can be used to secure the wig to your head. If you are making a wig you can add combs to help secure your wig in place. I

4. Wig band

Most wigs come with adjustable straps. These help your wigs to feel incredibly secure and are also kind to your hairline. Make sure the straps are not too loose or too tight. 

5. Glue/Tape method

Glue and tape are both methods you can use to secure your wig. You can even go swimming, exercising, or whatever else you please without having to worry about your wig lifting. The glue method did not work for me. As soon as I started to sweat, my wig started to lift. Some women swear by it. When removing the glue and or tape you want to use a remover to make sure you do not pull your hairline out.  


Some women use gel to lay down the lace. Got2b glue, Eco Styler, Gorilla Snot gel are products that I've seen Youtube influencers use. I've tried all three and my favorite is Eco Styler. It is easy to apply and simple to remove.

Wearing wigs can be fun and can ease the pressure of wearing a weave, but it is important to remember to have a flat foundation and a method to secure your wig in place are key to wearing your wig with confidence. 

~ Kesini

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