How To Rock a Wig!
Confidence: It doesn’t matter what you are wearing, as long as your attitude and your confidence is high. In the early days of the GoGo’s, Belinda Carlisle used to literally wear black garbage bags as dresses. Not only did she get points for originality but it also got Belinda Carlisle a great record deal and she became a mega hot 80’s vixen. Now, you are not going to wear a black garbage out, (unless you are, in which case, own that look girl!) so that automatically puts you head and shoulders above Belinda Carlsisle. And considering she double snapped that garbage bag dress, you can certain rock a wig.
Confidence is really the key to being sexy. Whether you have a wig, a head full of fluffy hair or are bald. Beauty is in the eye of beholder and nothing is sexier than a confident woman who is self-assured. Let go of your insecurities and create something and someone new.
Be whoever and whatever it is you want to be. Let go and let in the fun!
Customize and Style Your Wig
It’s a common misconception that you have to take your wig just out of the box and put it on. You wouldn’t do that with a new outfit, so why would you do that with your new wig? Think the bangs would look a little cuter on you if they were slightly shorter? Go for it, just snip them a bit and Viola, Perfection! You can also curl wigs if you have the heat setting on low to medium. Never set your curling irons or hair straightener on high when you are styling your wigs. You want them to be hot, not get overly hot. We will leave the melting for your man, for when he sees how smoking hot you look rocking a new saucy look.
For styling sprays, most beauty stores such as Sally’s Beauty have products specifically for synthetic wig care. If you have a questions as to if the styling product will work, just make sure to ask the experts at the store. I personally like to use Mane and Tail on my wigs, as it keeps the fly aways down and gives it a great shine.
For a wig with too much shine (which means you went overboard on the hair products, not that I’ve ever done this…*cough* *cough*…, you can try a little bit of hair powder or even a little bit of your own face powder. Use in moderation, as you don’t want the hair color of your sexy new wig to change. Take this in mind, especially with black hair wigs. Little specks of white are not a fashion do!
Blend your sexy wig with your own hair for a natural look
If your natural hair is somewhat close to your wig color why not try blending in your own hair along the hairline for a more natural look. To do this, just put on your hot new wig, and gently then pull out small sections of your own hair along the sides and front using your fingers or a rattail comb. I tend to get the best results using my fingers, but I know some people swear by rattails because they can also use them to give the hair and the wig a bit of a body in the front. Even if your own hair is just a few inches long, this will really help to make your wig look and feel more natural and create a sexy and amazingly seamless hairline.
The best combs to use for styling your wigs are the old school wide tooth comb that generally have a rounded handle. You can use it get out any tangles and to keep the wig looking clean and smooth. Remember to use a spray to keep the flyaways down! Generally brushes don’t do well with wigs because they tend to pull the hair out, so stay with something with wider teeth and be gentle with your wig to keep it looking fantastic for years to come.
Wig Caps are your friend!
Not all wigs come with wig caps, so if you find yourself without a wig cap, you can easily improvise. I have cut out the top of a stocking and put them over my hairline for most of my wigs. Wig caps are great but I’ve found that these tend to stay great and work in a jiffy. So, safe any stockings with runs in them and use them again for your wig cap. Just put the top of the stocking over your head and then smooth your hair back, cutting about 6-8 inches off of the stocking and Viola! You have a homemade wig cap that will keep flyways from coming out of your wig and also give you a wonderfully polished and stunning!