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!

Need to remove your wig, but don’t have adhesive remover? Try Olive Oil

Removing full lace wigs can be a tricky and fiddly job, one that requires a bit of time and patience.

If you’ve ever used adhesive to secure your wig, you know of all the products needed to maintain its style and the products needed to remove the wig.

If you’re tired of using alcohol based adhesive removers, or you’ve simply run out, why not try using olive oil instead?

This method is affordable and does not involve use of any harsh chemicals which is a bonus. The olive oil also works well in removing any left over adhesive that remains on the skin after removing the wig.

You can apply the olive oil to the areas of adhesive on the lace with your hands or by using a spray bottle. After allowing the olive oil to set for a few minutes or so, gently begin to lift parts of the lace up bit by bit, ensuring that you’re not too forceful, avoiding damage to the lace.

Please be sure to leave a comment if you try this method out and it works for you, or if you have any other useful tips.

Need to hold your wig in place better? – Try the elastic band method

Get that wig laid with an elastic band!

Regardless of whether you’ve ordered a wig in a small or medium to fit the size of your head, the reality is that the wig still may not fit you perfectly, because everyone has a different shaped head.

To avoid the frustration of having a wig that slips, slides, moves from left to right and doesn’t lay flat, we recommend the elastic band method. This is used by so many women because it firmly secures the wig to the head, removing the fear of your wig slipping off and improving the appearance of the front by making the lace lay flatter than before.

All you will need to for this method is elastic, scissors, thread and a needle. Elastic can be purchased from craft stores, market stalls and so on. Because the elastic is used to hold the wig to your head securely, the thicker the width of the elastic, the more secure the hold will be with less chances of it snapping. Some people may find it easier to use a weaving needle and thread to stitch the elastic onto the wig, however the method still works with a regular needle and thread.

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The first step is getting your elastic and holding it to one side of your head near your ear, and then pulling it tightly, all the way to the other side of your head, reaching the opposite ear. The elastic needs to be pulled tightly otherwise the wig will hang loose and it will not fit snug! Once you’ve measured how long the elastic should be, simply take a pair of scissors and cut it to the desired length. Once you have done this, simply stitch either end of the elastic on, or right underneath the ear tabs on your wig depending on what you personally prefer, and there you have it, a tailor-fitted wig!

 

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If you are ever unsure about any tips or tricks featured on this blog, why not try searching YouTube for in depth, step by step tutorials?

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!