When one wears a wig, they intend for it to look as realistic and natural as it possibly can. No one wants to wear a hairpiece that looks fake and weird. Today, one has to part with a considerable amount if they wish to acquire an incredibly natural looking wig. The steps shared in this article help you counter that, by giving your ideas on what you can do to transform your hairpiece with minimal effort. If your pocket allows, however, you can purchase a high-quality hairpiece that already looks flawless. For a cheaper wig, especially the synthetic ones, these steps will come in handy.
The boxy and plastic look of synthetic hair may be perfect for a Halloween look, but not for everyday wear. If you are the bold DIY kind of girl, the following tricks will come in handy. Make your wig to look realistic by trying out any or all of these tips and tricks.
Trim the wig
This is the easiest way to transform your wig. A well-thought trim will make the style you choose suited for your face, regardless of its color. If you are not very good with scissors and don’t trust yourself enough to do this, have a professional hair stylist do it for you. She/he might even advice on the style that best suits your face.
Dye the wig
If the color of your wig is not natural or appealing, you might need to switch up its color a little bit. However, you might not find this to be an easy process if your hairpiece is synthetic. It is therefore advisable to buy 100% human hair extensions as you can be sure the results will be perfect. You could play around with the coloring techniques by adding pops of color or highlights. The Balayage method can be so good with this. I would advise letting professionals do this for you, but if you trust in your skills, go ahead.
Making the roots darker
Naturally, the hair roots are usually darker than the rest of the hair strands. This is because the strands usually lighten as a result of being exposed to the sun for long periods, whereas the roots are still younger hence darker. So, darkening the root area guarantees a natural look especially if your hairpiece is dark brown. The transformation will not go unnoticed. This can easily be done at home.
Customize the hairline
Plucking a few strands on the hairline will instantly mimic the natural hairline. If you are keen enough, you’ll notice that no one has a perfect looking dense hairline. The strands on this region are usually thinner and are hardly sleeked down. Use a pair of tweezers to pluck some hairs and you’ll be surprised at how the transformation instantly changes your wig look.
Explore with fringes
Any wig look is highly influenced by how its hairline looks. If the hairline is not looking good, even the wig is not appealing. Why not avoid the hairline altogether by experimenting with fringes? Not only does it make you look trendy, but also camouflages the hairline flaws. Isn’t that awesome?
Powder up your wig
If your hairpiece is synthetic, you’ll notice the unnatural shine that comes with it. This is mainly caused by the light bouncing off the plastic fiber. Natural hair strands cannot be so shiny. Hence this needs to be reduced. The easiest way to counter this is by adding some powder and then dusting it off. The appealing matte effect leaves your hairpiece looking very natural.
Enhance your hairpiece’s appearance using hair products
Today’s market has a number of products that effortlessly leave your piece in pristine condition. Besides shampoos and conditioners, moisturizing the strands using natural oils and products designed to maintain the texture of the hairpiece play a key role. Hair masks also help in locking the moisture and prolonging the lifespan of your hairpiece. Once you’ve established a routine that works for you, stick to it. Also, avoid excessive product build up as this will result in frequent washing, which in turn damages your hairpiece.
You cannot expect to just put on your hairpiece and walk out of your house and still have it look natural. Spend a couple of minutes styling it to your preference. Restore your wig’s color by applying a curling cream. The realistic look of your wig does not depend on its quality alone. The daily step by step processes also plays a key role. Spend a few more minutes showing some love to your wig, and it will surely love you right back. The tricks and tips shared are simple enough to be applied by anyone. Use them to achieve a glamorous look and enjoy a realistic looking wig throughout your day!
About the Author
Candice Hall is the Marketing Manager of Dynasty Goddess Hair, with a factory in Thailand & Office and Shipping Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, they are one of the top retailers in Virgin Remy Hair Extensions in the USA.