Our beginners guide to wearing a wig answers some of the common questions we get asked on a daily basis and with the right advice, Wig Wisdom and style know-how, you’ll be stepping out in your fabulous new wig in no time. Learning how to wear a wig and making it look stylish and natural can be intimidating at first. If you use the right products and follow great tips like the ones below, you will look amazing in your wig every time!

Choosing the Right Wig

If you are wearing a wig for the first time, you may want a subtle transition from your natural color and style. Choosing a wig that is close to your natural color and cut initially can help you feel more comfortable in your new wig until you feel more confident in experimenting with new and different styles.

When it comes to size, the average is our most popular choice. Around 90% of customers opt for an average cap size which has a circumference of 22.5inch. Even if you don’t fall into this exact fit, all our ladies wigs come with adjustable straps which give around an inch either way so your wig can be tightened or slackened to fit snugly on your scalp. Take a look at our wig size guide to explore our full wig size range and how to measure yourself for the perfect fit.

Putting on a Wig for the First Time

First and foremost, you’ll need to prep your hair if you suffer from partial hair loss or still have natural hair to cover. If you have very short hair, simply brush the hair away from your face and pin in place towards the back of your head. You may want to spritz with some hairspray to keep this in place, taking care not to get any hairspray on the wig.
If you have long hair to conceal, tie your hair into two French plaits tight against the scalp and cross them over just above the nape, securing them at the top and bottom with clips or kirby grips.
If you are wondering do I need a wig cap, and decide the answer is yes, place the wig cap on your natural hairline and stretch it over to the back of your head. All that’s left to do is tuck away any stray hairs into the cap and secure in place with clips or kirby grips. Our Steph gets down to the nitty-gritty of wearing a wig and shows you how to put on a wig cap if you want a little more guidance.

Now it’s time to put on your wig. Unwrap your new wig hold it up in front of with both hands, ensuring that the label is at the back. Tilt your head forward and place the front of the wig on the front hairline and slide it on from there. Adjust until your new wig feels comfortable and sits comfortably with your natural hairline. You can now secure it firmly in place with wig clips or wig tape.   And now you’re ready to step out with style…

Just remember to stand tall and smile as you debut your new look. A smile is the best accessory you could have with one of our beautiful ladies wigs.

If you would like any more information about choosing a wig or wearing your wig for the first time, contact our lovely team of wig experts who will be more than happy to help you take the first steps on your wig wearing journey.

Stop hesitating and come to Elvahair to buy your favorite wig!