Guide to simply putting on your wig

Guide to simply putting on your wig

Prepare your hair

Do you wear a wig during your chemotherapy treatment? You can go directly to the next step. Otherwise, your natural hair must remain invisible under your human hair wigs. To do this, pull them back and flatten them with a comb or brush to remove unevenness. If your hair is long, wrap it around itself and secure it at the nape of your neck with clips. If they are short, just combing them should be enough to flatten them.

Cleanse your skin

The skin around your scalp should be clean. This is essential for the wig glue to adhere perfectly. To rid it of impurities and any excess sebum, clean it with a cotton pad soaked in alcohol or a make-up remover. Glue can cause irritation. To avoid them, apply a protective cream, gel or spray. Is your skin clear? It’s time to take the next step.

Put on a bamboo cape

The bamboo cape is a must-have accessory to hold your hair together. If you don’t have hair, it will protect your scalp and prevent the hair prosthesis from slipping. A natural and hypoallergenic material, bamboo fiber limits perspiration and the appearance of itching. Off-white, flesh or brown, it comes in different colors. It will also help you put your closure wig on more easily.

Apply a strip of glue

Apply one or two thin layers of hair glue around your scalp. Then let it sit for 5 minutes until it dries. Visually, the glue strip becomes thinner and looks more transparent. You can test with your fingers. If they are difficult to peel off, it’s ready! Do you want to wear a glueless wig? It’s entirely possible. You can then opt for adhesive strips. Place them along your scalp, spacing them out. You don’t necessarily have to put it all around your head. Place them, especially on the forehead and temples.

Put on the wig

Your scalp is ready to welcome your extra hair. Start by preparing this one by gathering all the hair. It is now time to move on to the main step, the installation of the wig:

Place your fingers at the front of the wig, on the part that will be at the level of the forehead;

Lay the wig on your head starting at the forehead;

Gently adjust it for a natural effect;

During this step, be sure to keep the edges of the wig away from the glue. It should not come into contact with the latter before being correctly placed. Do you find this step difficult? Rest assured, the installation of the wig will seem easier to you over time. You will also go faster and faster!

Fix the wig

Are you satisfied with the result? Now secure the wig with a long-toothed comb, compressing the edges. Start at the front then wait 15 minutes before repeating the operation for the back of the skull. Is glue residue visible? Do not panic ! Simply rub them with a towel or cotton ball soaked in an alcohol-based solution.

Style and add any accessories

Your wig is now fully attached! This is the most pleasant moment. You will be able to style it according to your desires and create a personalized hairstyle using hair accessories. To detangle your wig, use a suitable brush and proceed with gentle gestures. The wig brush has round-ended bristles for gentle detangling. If it’s a natural wig, you can give free rein to your desires: brushing, smoothing… In the case of a synthetic fiber wig, you can tie your hair using clips or enhance your hair from a headband, for example.

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