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How to make your wig look natural
I will be the first to admit that wigs used to scare me. I didn’t know how they worked nor did I know what the point of all the extra lace in the front was for. But overtime I faced my fear and decided to conquer the lace front wig. And now it is my favorite thing to wear. The main point of lace front wigs is the wig look like it is growing from your scalp and to allow for you to part the hair. Now in case you are wondering how to make your wig look natural, I can give you some quick and easy tips to help you along the way.
As you get more comfortable with lace front wigs, you will probably come up with your own way to make your wig look more natural. But here are some general tips I following that I want to share with anyone who is trying to learn how to make your wig look natural.
First you want to put the wig on your head with the lace and everything. You want to get gauge how the wig looks, where the front of the wig begins, and where you want to place the wig. A common mistake that people make is that they place the wig too far up on their head which shrinks your forehead and make is look unnatural. During the first step you want to figure out where you want to place your wig, which should be near your natural hairline.
The second thing you want to do is try to place your wig on a mannequin or you can do it on your head as well. But you want to get a feel on how the wig will look. The main thing about lace front wigs is that often times the hair line looks very square. If you look at your natural hair line, you more than likely have baby hair around your edges and you have shorter hairs in the front and it fades into your longer hair. So to make your wig look more natural, baby hairs are the things you want to re-create on the wig.
From the mannequin you want to grab a small bit of hair in the front. Get an eyebrow razor and start to razor toward the back and the front. This will help thin out the hair in the front so that your wig will have a natural looking hairline.
The third step, is after you thin out the hairline you will still noticed that the hairline has a very square look. If you look at your hairline you will notice that it is not in a straight line. So once again you want to imitate your hairline and use tweezers to pluck the straightness from the edges, mimicking a more natural hairline.
After you have done all of this you are pretty much done. Try on the wig one more time to make sure the edges of the wig looks the way you want it to look and once it does cut off the lace and you are done! Make sure to comb through the wig to get all the hair that came loose during this process.
Additional Information: On How To make Your Wig Look Natura
- Some people like to use the baby hairs of the wig to help blend with their edges. I am not a huge fan of baby hairs, but it can help to hide the lace and make the wig look more realistic. Some wigs come with baby hair or you can make your own by razoring the hair in the front to make them shorter.
- Combing a small amount of your own hair or edges forward then putting on the wig can help your wig look more realistic. Make sure to blend the edges and the wig.
- Some parts in wigs may look really fake, by being too narrow. This wig for some reason had a very short part. But to make your part look more real, use tweezers to pluck around the part to widen it.
Check out my video for more detailed instruction on how to make your wig look more natural.
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