Wig veterans and novices alike can make some mistakes. Don't worry if you've also made a few wig mistakes. But it's important to note that while these errors may seem trivial, they can cause serious damage to your wig. We've rounded up 10 common wig mistakes and what you can do to fix them.
1.Buying the wrong size wig
It's no secret that wearing an ill-fitting wig not only looks unflattering, it can also cause discomfort. For example, if you need a large wig, but choose a regular or even a small one, you will feel tight and possibly have a headache. However, if you are petite and buy a medium sized wig, your wig will not be stable and may slip off!
Therefore, wigs should always be just right and comfortable enough to make the wearer feel safe without causing pain or discomfort.
Before you buy a wig, measure your head. The 3 common wig sizes are. Small 21.5 "Medium 22.5" Large 23.5 ". If you are in between, choose the closest size and never shrink.
2.Choose the wrong hair density
Getting the hair density right may require trial and error, especially if you buy a wig online. While everyone has a different density preference, wigs that are too thick look unnatural, and wigs that are too thin look inappropriate.
In order to make the right decision when choosing density, please refer to the density chart we put together below.
3.Not Wearing It Right
One concern every wig wearer may encounter is how to fit the wig without damaging it. After all, wearing a wig the wrong way can lead to a host of wig problems, such as the fear of losing it in public and causing some damage to your natural hair and skin.
The right method for wearing your wig is the key to avoiding common wig mistakes. Combs, clips, and glue are popular ways to hold wigs in place. Use your natural hairline as a reference. Your wig should be placed slightly in front of your hairline.
4.Cut too much lace
Front lace wigs are meant to enhance the natural look, but a common mistake with front lace wigs is cutting too much lace, which can ruin the line of the wig. After all, you can always cut out more, but you can't put back what you've already cut out!
If you’d like a lace front wig but you’re not confident in cutting the lace yourself, please have a look at pre-cut lace front wigs. It is best to use a cuticle scissor to cut your lace in a zig-zag line rather than a straight line.
5.Ignoring natural hair
Wigs can be a great form of protection, but a common mistake people can make when wearing wigs is to ignore the natural hair underneath. Just because your hair is hidden under a wig doesn't mean you can forget about it. Even if you wear a wig every day, it's still important to take care of the natural hair underneath you to keep it healthy, or you could end up damaging it.
In fact, the steps to keeping your natural hair healthy under a wig are simple, including removing your wig at night, washing your natural hair regularly, and keeping it moist.
6.Over-styling Your Baby Hair
While overly styled baby hair continues to be all the rage, it’s actually best not to overdo it when wearing a wig to ensure the unit seamlessly blends with your hairline.
When you wear a wig with baby hair, you have to make it look as natural as possible and not overdo it. Less is more. Though it may be tempting to elaborately mold your edges, simply slicking them back with some edge control should suffice.
Bleaching the knots in wigs has become a common practice. However, too much bleaching can damage delicate lace. Be careful when bleaching the knots on the wig and keep a close eye on the timing so as not to overbleach and damage the wig.
Make sure your bleach consistency is thick, not runny. Use a spatula to spread the bleach evenly. Use 20 volumes of developer and leave it on for no more than 45-60 minutes.
8.Using the wrong type of product for your wig
When it comes to the most common wig mistakes, one of we often see is using the wrong type of wig care product for your wig. This can be a simple mistake, so it's important to double-check any products you use on your wig.
If you have a human hair wig, don’t use products for synthetic wigs (and vice versa). The products on our website are clearly labelled, so you know what wigs they’re suitable for.
9.Not Applying Or Removing Wig Glue Correctly
There's no doubt that applying and removing the wig glue incorrectly can cause a lot of problems. For example, it can damage your skin, hairline, and delicate lace wigs.
If you’re a die-hard lover of wig glue and are not ready to move on to other, gentler and easy-to-use fixing methods, always use the wig glue with caution and remove it safely to avoid creating additional problems.
10.Using too much heat
With human hair wigs and synthetic wigs, applying too much heat almost always results in irreversible damage. Don't worry, we're not going to ban heat on wigs altogether! Heat can be useful, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
Make sure you have a human hair or heat-resistant wig, use a low temperature and be careful.