No need to pluck, just conceal!

If you saw our previous blog post with tips on how to create a natural parting, you would have seen the trick of using concealer.

Plucking out hairs and bleaching knots is not for everyone, and if you wanted a quicker solution, you could just go in with a bit of concealer instead. It works because it creates a seamless illusion when the colour of the parting matches the colour of your scalp.

For a seamless blend, use a very thin make-up brush to trace back over your parting, concentrating especially on the section where the lace ends and your actual scalp starts to show through. Many people like to use liquid foundation or concealer, but if you want to go for an even more natural look, try a powder foundation…Just make sure that it’s the correct colour for your skin!

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5 tips to make your parting look more natural

I think we can all agree that there is nothing worse than a bad looking, wig or closure with an unrealistic parting. It really can make or break your whole look. Below are our top 5 tips for creating that perfect natural parting:

1). Get the right colour lace!

When ordering your lace wig, there is normally an option of what colour you would like the lace to be, whether that be dark, medium or fair. If you get the right colour lace, this creates less work for you in the long run because it will already blend with your skin/scalp.

2). Bleach the knots

It can be annoying when you are trying to achieve the perfect parting and all you see are tiny black dots where the hair has been attached to the cap of the wig. A great way of disguising this is to bleach the knots on the reverse of the wig. Once this is done, the parting will appear much more natural.

3). Pluck away

If you don’t fancy the hassle of bleaching the knots on your wig, how about just grabbing a pair of tweezers and carefully removing some strands of hair from your parting. This helps create a better look as when you part your real hair, it seldom looks like a perfect, straight, minuscule line as some partings on wigs appear when straight out of the box. Please do not get too excited though and over-tweeze your parting! This could lead to a very large and scary looking, wide parting on your lace and can cause unnecessary shedding.

4). Wear the correct stocking cap

Most people wear stocking caps underneath their wigs, you can also get these in different skin tone, fleshly colours, making your parting look more natural because it is a realistic and believable shade.

5). Make it up!

Even if you wanted to skip all of the steps above, you could still get away with just doing this final step, using make-up. For a seamless blend, use a very thin make-up brush to trace back over your parting, concentrating especially on the section where the lace ends and your actual scalp starts to show through. Many people like to use liquid foundation or concealer, but if you want to go for an even more natural look, try a powder foundation…Just make sure that it’s the correct colour for your skin!

Has your old wig seen better days?…Chop it into a short bob!

So you’ve had your wig for a while, you’re getting bored of it, maybe it isn’t looking as good as it used to when you first bought it, or maybe it’s thinning out a bit. Well, not to worry, here’s a quick, cost effective way to solve your problem, without having to buy a new wig.

          Before – 14″ Glueless Indian Remy wig
                       After – Cut and dyed black

Why not cut the wig into a bob cut? Don’t be afraid to wear short hair as you will be surprised how much it actually suits you when cut correctly. If you have a mannequin head you can cut the hair yourself, or you could even ask a friend. If the ends look a bit rough, go back in with a hair razor and bump the ends with a straightener to add softness and volume.

This is a fantastic way to make the most out of your wig. If you give this a try, make sure to let us know by leaving a comment below!

 

 

Blend those baby hairs for a natural look!

Having baby hairs on your wig is a simple way to make your style look more natural and believable.

The trick is to make the baby hairs look as natural as possible and not to have them too exaggerated. Try to make them look like your own baby hairs.

Avoid things like really long baby hairs as this looks unrealistic. Shorten your baby hairs with a hair razor of hair scissors and do not cut the hair bluntly.

Only pull out the baby hairs in certain areas around the perimeter of the wig in little sections to create a natural hairline.

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Try plucking a few strands of hair here and there to make the hairline a bit more sparse. Most of the time, baby hairs are not very thick and grouped together around the hairline, but rather lightly spread out.

If you like, you can also leave out some of your own baby hairs for a more seamless and natural look, but this is optional.

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Finally, you can choose to lay the baby hairs down with gel, the Got2b glued gel by Schwarzkopf is a very popular choice and is good for keeping your wig in place because of its strong hold. You can smooth out the hairs using a fresh toothbrush, boar brush, fine toothed comb or your fingers.

Use clip in wefts to add colour and thickness to your wig

If your lace wig is not as thick as you would have liked, or you find that it is thinning out, there is a simple solution to this problem without purchasing an entire new wig. This problem can be temporarily solved by simply using clip in wefts. They’re versatile because they allow you to change how thick you would like your hair, whenever you like and you can also jazz up your look by adding coloured wefts for highlights or other styles.

For a natural look, part your hair into horizontal sections, adding in one weft at a time, ensuring that the perimeter of the lace wig has been left out and not clipped into the weft, this hides the tracks.

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If your hair is too silky, try teasing near the roots of the wig to ensure more security when installing the wefts. This is a really easy and fun method to wear your wig in multiple styles so that you do not have to buy a handful!

If your wig is a natural colour…you can dye it yourself!

Tired of the colour of your lace wig? Fancy a change?

If you have a natural coloured wig (unprocessed), you can choose to dye the hair yourself at home.  There’s no need to fork out a ton of cash for someone to do it for you, unless you really do not feel that confident.

If your lace wig is virgin, meaning it has not been chemically processed before, it is actually much easier for you to dye your unit yourself whether you would like it a classy jet black or a sassy tone of blonde, the options are limitless for you.

Customer’s at home DIY ombre effect on our   Indian Virgin Remy wig (before and after).

If you are not sure on how to dye your wig, there are many useful step by step tutorials on YouTube. The hair dye that you purchase will also come with a set of instructions, and you can even get a friend to help you.

Remember that unprocessed hair should be treated like your own, this means that it is sensible to avoid excessive styling, whether that be with heat, or constant dying of the hair, especially when bleaching to achieve the blonde or bright coloured looks. Be sure to use a deep conditioning treatment for coloured hair in order to restore and balance the goodness back to your wig!