by Princess Adedoyin
Getting into wigs can be overwhelming for first time buyers and even those that are not new to wearing wigs! One of the many questions people have is "what are the things I'll need in order to wear a wig?". Thankfully, each of our wigs come with a Wig Starter Kit, that includes many of the wig wearing essentials such as wig caps, small scissors to cut the lace, tweezers and a dust bag! However, there are also other great products that can come in handy when wearing your wigs:
A wig grip is an adjustable headband that places a soft barrier between your head and your wig's interior cap. They are very useful because it allows you to secure your wig onto your head without using any lace glues, tapes or freeze sprays. It can make heading out for the day much simpler, as you have one less thing to do, while still offering the security that your wig won't slip around. They are great for beginners and regular wig wearers! Wig grips now come in a variety of colors so you can match it to your skin tone or your hair tone as well.
Freeze sprays and gels are also a great way to secure your wig without using harsh lace glues. Strong lace glues can leave unsightly glue residue stains on your lace that will need to be cleaned up frequently and can hold risks to damaging the hairline if not properly used. However, freeze sprays and gels are less harsh and are relatively easy to use. Just spray it on the areas of your forehead where you would like the lace to be, dry it down with a blow dryer on a low, cool setting, and then wrap it with a scarf to set it!
Not all laces will match your exact skin tone, so it's likely you'll need to make the lace work for your skin tone. A great way to do this is by using concealers and foundation powders. Just add the color of your choice to the lace, turning the wig cap inside out, and lightly blot it on with a foundation brush. You can also use concealers to sharpen the parting on your lace, by adding it to your part with a fine, angled brush - creating an even more seamless look!
Wide tooth comb
Excessively brushing the hair with a brush can lead to increased wig shedding, and you should always avoid brushing your wig while it is wet! Wide tooth combs are much gentler in comparison - it is designed to gently detangle the hair without pulling, snagging or ripping. You can use a wide tooth comb on dry or wet hair, just always make sure to work from the bottom up.
Hot comb / Blow dryer
A hot comb and blow dryer is very helpful if you want to get your wig as flat as possible and create a very sleek look! It definitely isn't necessary for all the time use, but can be a great addition for those few moments where you want to especially stand out.
Alcohol-free wrapping mousse
Wrapping mousse is a great product to use to set your wig and styles without using heavy styling products such as gels, creams and oily hairsprays. Because it is light, it won't weigh the hair down too much, avoiding greasy looks and tangles.
Good quality shampoo and conditioner
Proper maintenance of your wig is key to ensure you're getting the optimal life span out of the wig. Having a good quality shampoo and conditioner is one of the first steps to maintaining your wig. You want to use a quality, shampoo and conditioner that you would use on your natural hair!
What are some wig products you would recommend?