How to Wear a Wig

by Kahlea Pendleton ; Updated September 28, 2017

A wig can be worn to dress up a costume for a party.

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Wigs have been worn for centuries by Egyptian men and women either as a fashion statement or to hide their heads from the hot sun. Wigs are also worn to compensate for hair loss or to create a new appearance. Wigs are easy to put on. All you need to do is make sure it is placed evenly and that any hair is distributed on the head and covered completely.

Items you will need

  • Hairbrush
  • Hairband
  • Short bobby pins
  • Long bobby pins
  • Wig cap
  • Wig brush
Step 1

Remove earrings and brush out your own hair to remove knots and tangles.

Step 2

Wrap your hair tightly into a high ponytail and wrap a hairband around it. Then separate your hair into two ponytails, which are pulled tightly.

Step 3

Wrap the hair around the base of the ponytail, placing your fingers in the middle of the wrap to pull the end piece of the ponytail between the wrap to create a knot.

Step 4

Press down on the bun. Place long or short bobby pins into the hair to secure the bun and keep it close to the skull.

Step 5

Place a wig cap on your head. Push all strands of hair that are on the side, the back, and front of your head, under the cap, creating a smooth surface.

Step 6

Brush the wig gently with a wig brush to remove tangles and knots. Look inside the wig and pull the adjustable straps to accommodate your head snugly.

Step 7

Make sure the adjustable straps are hidden in back of the wig. Hold the top and bottom part of the wig and pull it from the front of the head, then pull it back gently. Adjust the wig to cover the cap and to fit perfectly around and on top of your head. Make sure that the ear tabs are evenly placed above the ears.

Step 8

Pin the sides of the wig to the wig cap and to your hair. Brush the wig again on your head.

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About the Author

Kahlea Pendleton has worked as a freelance editor since 2008. She has edited content for ChaCha.com a well-known, fast-moving texting company as an expeditor and has served as a homeschool teacher assistant for the past two years. She also has her degree in music education.