Put on Your Wig Cap

Putting on a wig cap is an optional step for some wig constructions, but wig caps are highly recommended as they will provide structure and a good foundation for your wig to sit on. They also to keep the wig on your head all day.

However, some individuals find that wig caps feel too tight on their head and even cause headaches. If you experience this, it may be better to go without a wig cap.

Wig caps are available in nylon or mesh materials. Mesh is a cooler and more comfortable option.

Once your hair and been flattened and pinned down, then put a wig cap over your hair to further secure it in place. To do this, stretch the wig cap over your hair, and tuck in any stray hairs. Then, cut the wig cap down to just in front of your natural hairline. You can apply some gel or hair glue to secure the wig cap.

Matching the Wig Cap to Your Skin Tone

If the color of your wig cap doesn’t match your skin tone, you can remedy this by applying powder or concealer to the wig cap. Be sure that the makeup matches the color of your skin.  

Apply the makeup to your wig cap in the spot where you plan to part your wig.

Apply Your Wig to Your Head

Once your wig and hair are ready, it’s time to put on your wig!

  1. Bring the front of your wig to your hairline and pull the rest of the wig over the back of your head.
  2. Adjust the ear tabs and ensure that they lie flat against your head to hide your hair and hairline underneath the wig.
If the wig seems too tight or too loose, adjust the straps to give your wig a snug and secure fit. Be careful not to make the wig too tight, as this will become uncomfortable after a while and even cause a headache.

Create Your Part

Your wig may come pre-parted, but it may not be natural or fit your preferred hairstyle. To change your part, you should first determine where you want to move the part. The location you choose will depend on the cut and style of the wig and where you usually wear your part. Choose a middle part, side part, or off-center part.

When a wig already comes with a part, a new part will not easily stay in place. There are several options for moving the part:   

Option 1: Part the hair, and then gently smooth either side down with a curling wand or the outside of a flat iron to help it stay in place.

Option 2: Part the hair, pin the two sides down with an alligator clip, and spritz the hair with a small amount of water. If needed, apply a small amount of product such as mousse or gel to help the hair stay in place. Remove the clips when the hair is dry.

Glue Down/Secure Your Wig

To help your wig stay securely in place and to create a more natural hairline, you can use wig glue.

Apply s small amount of wig glue to your natural hairline underneath the wig and also to the hairline of the wig.

You can also use products such as wig tape or wig clips for more security.

Cut the Lace

If it is your first time wearing your wig, you will need to cut away all of the extra lace. Don’t forget to cut off the ear tabs on each side of the wig. 

You can use your regular every-day scissors or nail scissors for more precision – don’t use dull scissors, as they can damage the lace. Take your time throughout the process to ensure that you don’t cut off too much lace.

Melt Down the Lace

If the lace along the hairline of your wig is not natural-looking, then you can melt the lace along the hairline of your wig. To do this, apply a product such as hair glue or gel to the hairline and then blow dry it. This will get the lace to lay flat and blend in with your skin.

Style the Wig

The most fun part about wigs is the ability to try out different hairstyles, so be sure to experiment with styling your wig in various ways and changing up the part to discover styles that you’ll love!

If you want ultimate styling versatility, choose a high-quality virgin hair wig that will look natural no matter how you decide to style it. 


There you have it - a complete guide with all the tips and tricks for how to put on and wear a wig! If you’re a beginner, remember to have patience and take your time to properly prepare and apply your wig, as this will help you avoid wig damage and create the most natural look  possible.

Wigs are a fun and versatile styling option to define your look, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to experiment and express your individuality with a hot new look. Enjoy!