How to Make Wig Parts Look Natural

by Jen Oda

Natural wig parts make even the wildest hair colors look real.

see my wig image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com

Wigs can looking stunningly natural and flattering. They can also look cheesy and obviously fake. A large factor in the difference between a realistic looking wig and a mop on your head, is the hair part. Wig parts are what give away the secret that you are actually wearing a wig. Camouflage the artificial scalp underneath the wig hair to make it look like your natural scalp. Blending the skin tone of the wig scalp and your hairline makes the wig's hair look like your very own.

Items you will need

  • Wig cap
  • Wig
  • Comb
  • Makeup pencil sharpener
  • White eyeliner pencil
  • Skin colored concealer
  • Fine tipped makeup brush
  • Makeup powder slightly darker than your skin
Step 1

Cover your hair with a wig cap and place the wig on your head. Adjust the wig to sit on your head exactly how you want it and secure it with bobby pins. Part the hair in your wig to your desired look. Wig parts slightly to the side look more natural than parts in the center.

Step 2

Sharpen a white eyeliner pencil to a point. Lightly draw a white line on the parted area of the scalp with the white liner pencil. Make the line thin, and as close to the scalp as possible.

Step 3

Shake and open the bottle of skin colored concealer. Dip a thin makeup brush into the makeup -- collecting a small amount of concealer on the tip of the brush. Lightly brush the white liner-covered part with a thin layer of skin colored concealer.

Step 4

Wipe the makeup brush off with a paper towel. Dip the clean brush into a small amount of makeup powder that is slightly darker than your skin tone. Brush a thin layer of makeup powder over the part to seal the concealer.

Step 5

Apply a tiny amount of hair oil to your fingertips. Dab the hair oil on the hair around the part -- combing out any excess makeup or powder that may have gotten into the hair. Gently comb your wig out.

Photo Credits

  • see my wig image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Jen Oda has been writing since 1999. Her stories and poetry have been published in Fordham University's newspaper "The Observer" and in "My Sister's Voices," a collection by Iris Jacob. Oda holds a Bachlor of Arts in theater performance from Fordham University.