More and more women are embracing the versatility that comes with a wig, but still some ground rules needs to be set.
So here is a list of wig do’s and don’ts for every wig lover to follow:
Don’t wear a wig straight from the package. The first thing you want to do is shampoo it before you start wearing it. If it’s synthetic, you can use dish detergent and condition it with fabric softener. It’s a fabric so if you shampoo it like it’s real hair, it won’t work correctly. Let it hang to dry and it will look great. If it’s a human-hair wig, use a wig shampoo and conditioner and let it hang to dry
Do take it to a hairstylist to have it cut into a shape and style that suits your face
Do get the most natural looking wig as possible in a modern style.
Don’t go for outrageous colors and be very careful with retro styles—unless you’re Nicki Minaj or Someone famous.
Do go for a natural looking hairline.
Don’t cover your forehead. Let it be great.
Do go age-appropriate. Sure, short wigs are fun but can make your average 21 year old look 57.
Do leave the lace fronts to the professionals. Even celebs get lace front wigs wrong, so leave it alone if you’re not 100% sure of what you’re doing.
For the love of your edges, don’t be a frequent user of wig glue.
Do try a half-wig. They’re easier to pull off since some of your own hair is exposed, just make sure the texture matches your natural hair.
Do brush out the curls on a curly wig with a paddle brush for a more realistic look.
Do help keep your wig’s shape by keeping it on a wig head.
Do keep your natural hair smooth and flat underneath and covered with a wig cap. You can plait it to keep it flat. Didi is the most recommended to keep your natural hair flat.