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How to make cheap wigs look good

People wear wigs for several reasons, including hair loss and a change in style. Although you can choose wigs from a wide range of styles, colors, and textures, nice wigs can be expensive or out of your budget. Luckily, you can make a relatively low-priced wig look great on you by spending a little time and effort on it.

Whether your cheap wig is synthetic or designed with real human hair, you can change it to match the shape of your face and personal style. If you want that cheap wig to look great, try the tips shared in this article. Let us start with what you should consider when buying a wig that you can refurbish to adapt your style.

  • Before you purchase a cheap wig consider the length, curl pattern, texture, and luster. The longer the wig, the easier it becomes mat or tangled, ruining its durability. With time, some curl patterns improve in appearance. Curls with a 4A, 4B, or 4C curl pattern tend to last longer than curls with a 3A, 3B, or 3C curl pattern.
  • Try as much as possible to avoid too shiny wigs. They are too unappealing and tangle easily.
  • To buy the right wig size, measure your head accurately. Measure the circumference of your head around your hairline, across the top of your head, between your ears, and down the center of your head from your forehead to the nape of your neck. Use these measurements to order the wig, or have them taken by a professional to ensure they are as accurate as possible. This ensures that the wig fits tightly around your hairline without pinching or pressing against your skin.
  • Choose a wig that matches your natural hair texture. The wigs that usually look great on you are the one that resembles your hair type. People can hardly tell you are wearing a wig because it looks exactly like your natural hair, but more refined.

Now that you are aware of the best ways to choose your wig, let us make it look great together depending on which kind of wig you got.

Making a Synthetic Wig Look Real

  • To make synthetic strands appear more matte, apply a dry shampoo to the hair. Synthetic wigs are usually designed with plastic, which can have an unnatural glow. Wear the wig loosely and spray dry shampoo on it, just like you would your actual hair. To preserve the disheveled, matte look, avoid brushing or combing the wig. Holding the wig upside-down and spraying it with dry shampoo before putting it on could be helpful.
  • Apply a solution of fabric softener and water to condition wig strands. In a spray container, add an equal amount of liquid fabric softener and cold water and mix vigorously. After that, spray the wig with the mixture and let it air dry for 15-30 minutes. To speed up the drying process, you can wrap the wig tightly with a dry clean towel. Since your wig is made of synthetic fibers, avoid using hot tools like straighteners, curling irons, as well as a volumizing spray as this can burn and damage the strands.
  • To make your cheap wig appear more natural, pluck a few strands of hair from the middle part and hairline. Place your wig on the head without securing it, then pluck a few random hairs from the middle part and hairline using tweezers. Because wigs are made by machines, this part may appear too perfect, leaving you with unnatural-looking hair.
  • Eliminate the kinks on a cheap wig by steaming it on low. Use a handheld steamer on a low setting to style the wig, then comb or brush the hair as you move the steamer over the strands. To get curls, place your hair in curlers and then pass a steamer on each curler for 10-15 seconds.

Styling a Human Hair Wig to Look Good

  • Dye the hair to fit your personal style. You can consult a hairstylist if you are not sure which color is best for you. Your stylist may be able to add highlights for dimension around your face if you have a dark-colored human hair wig.
  • To avoid flatness, use volumizing spray on a human hair wig. Spray the volumizing agent at the roots of the hair and massage it with your fingers. To keep the wig in place throughout the day, style it as desired and finish with a setting hairspray. Spray some water on the strands before using the volumizing spray and styling the hair if it's safe to do so. Keep in mind that some wigs are not supposed to be wet, so double-check the care instructions before getting the hair wet.
  • Choose a cut that complements your face and is close to your natural hair. Take the wig to a hairstylist who is familiar with wig cutting. Explain your ideas about what you would want your wig to look like. Remember that, unlike natural hair, wig hair does not regrow after being trimmed. Make an appointment with a skilled stylist.

Use hot tools such as curling iron to modify the texture of your wig. Place your cheap wig on the head and use clips to split the hair into segments. Start curling, straightening, or blow-drying the hair to your desired style, just as you would with natural hair. Before you wear your wig out, spritz the hair with hairspray to set the look. If you plan to use hot tools to style your hair frequently, use a heat-protecting spray to avoid burning or damaging the strands.

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