How to hide hair under wig?

How to hide hair under wig?

There are a lot of people who wear wigs for different reasons. One of those reasons is because they have cancer and chemo has made their hair fall out. Maybe you’re one of them or maybe your loved one is. Either way, it can be tough to find ways to hide the hair that’s been lost so far without the wig on top showing through. In this blog post we’ll go over some tips and tricks to help you hide your hair under a wig!

Find a wig that matches your hair color and style

The first thing you need to do is find a wig that matches your hair color and style. It’s important that it looks natural in every way because this will help with hiding your real hair underneath it.

Use weave tracks under the wig

Weave tracks are great way to hide your real hair without showing through when you put on the wig. You can sew them in yourself or get them installed by someone else at a salon for much cheaper than getting an entire weave sewn in, which is another option if you don’t want to sew the tracks in yourself. Weave tracks are typically made out of plastic, but there are some silicone ones also available if you’re looking for something more natural-looking.

Get a wig that’s slightly bigger than your head

When you’re trying to hide your real hair under a wig, it can be difficult since wigs tend to be snug. Try to find one that’s only slightly larger than your head. This will help with hiding any hairs underneath the wig without them showing through when you put it on. It also helps make the styling process easier because the wig won’t be as tight and will fall into place more easily once you start styling it.

Use tape or adhesive before applying the wig

Before applying the wig, use tape or some sort of adhesive (like Glue Dots) to secure down any pieces of hair where they meet at the roots. Afterward, put on the wig cap and you should be good to go!

Use hair clips or bobby pins on your hair

If you still want to show off some of your natural hair and aren’t keen on sewing in weave tracks, try using a few bobby pins or even claw clips (a type of plastic clip) to help hide the roots that will poke out from underneath the wig.

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Style the wig once it’s on

If possible with your styling preferences, style the wig once you have it on. Maybe go for a natural look with straight hair or something more fun like curls with waves in them! This will help hide any pieces of your real hair that are sticking out underneath the wig, plus you get to have fun doing your hair at the same time.

Keep these tips in mind when trying to find ways to hide your real hair under a wig. You’ll also want to make sure you give yourself some time before wearing the wig so that your natural roots have some time to grow back in – waiting about three weeks before wearing one is usually recommended so don’t rush it!

Put the wig on to see how it fits

Once you’ve done all your styling and you think the wig looks like it will fit well, put it on! This is where having a slightly larger wig comes in handy – if it’s too tight, go for one that’s just slightly bigger because you don’t want to ruin your hairstyle.

Make sure everything fits together properly

If you’re wearing weave tracks or bobby pins to help hide the roots of your real hair underneath, now is not the time to check them out. You could end up taking off some of the adhesive or getting poked by a sharp piece of plastic from the bobby pin which will definitely cause irritation and maybe even bleeding if it gets bad enough! So make sure everything is fitting well before trying to adjust any part of the wig.

Wear a hat over the top of the wig for extra coverage

This is a great way to help hide any and all pieces of your real hair that might be sticking out underneath the wig. Just pull on a beanie, hat, or hoodie and you should be good to go!


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By Sarah Jay

Sarah Jay is a beautician that loves to write about the fashion and beauty industry. This love of writing led her to start her own blog, where she shares articles on everything from hair care tips to how-to guides. She's also passionate about gadgets, and has knowledge of the latest trends in her field. Sarah knows what people want when it comes to caring for their skin and hair.



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