For wig wearers, it is pretty basic knowledge on how to hide hair under a wig. But for those who have never put on a wig before, they may think it is daunting to hide so much hair under a wig. So in today’s blog, we just want to walk you through the basic process of putting your hair up underneath the wig cap. You will find that is not complex actually and just simple to practice.

how to hide hair under a wig

Hairstyles for you to hide natural hair under a wig


No matter what hairstyle you weave to hide hair, the purpose is to make your own hair as flat as possible. cornrow is the most effective way to make your own hair flat. But at the same time, it is also the most time and energy consuming hairstyle. Many people will think that it is intimidating to braid a cornrow. Continue reading the detailed braiding cornrow method provided below. If you practice carefully, you will discover simple.

The first step is to separate your hair into rows with a ponytail comb with a tip from front to back. Make sure each rows not too thick, because as we all know, the thicker the rows, the bulkier the cornrows underneath the wig.
Starting from one side as the first row, hold a small amount of hair near the temple and part it into three equal halves. Then begin to braid, starting with the most basic three-strand braid, braiding one layer once, adding the surrounding hair at a time, braiding all the way to the ends, and finally securing it with a hair tie.
Repeat the braid for the remaining rows of your hair until all the rows have formed cornrows.

Flat Twists

Flat Twists also known as two-strand braids, is a simpler version of cornrows that is easier to learn.
The first step is to divide your hair into sections just like cornrows. Following by holding piece of hair from your already sectioned and parting the hair into two. Then twist from the base of your hair and continue all the way down. Make sure that the twisted hair lies tightly and flat on the scalp.
Repeat the above twist technique until complete the flat twists hairstyle.

flat twists

Two wrapping braids

This hairstyle is friendly for women who have long and thick hair. To begin with, brush your hair back with a tail comb. Then part your hair in the middle into 2 sections, and braids each sides into the easiest three-strand braid with hair ties. If you have a lot of hair, you might need to do more than two braids, just make the braids itself not too thick and flat as much as much as possible.

And then came the most crucial part-wrap braids around your head. Wrap the braid you just produced from your temple to your forehead with your dominant hand, then use the other hand to tie the hair to your scalp with hairpins.

Make sure that the type of hair looks flat with no lumps. Finally put on your wig cap, making sure it completely encloses your hair. After that, you can actually remove the bobby pins that are use to fix the braids in place. You don’t have to do this but sometimes it makes more comfortable without pins in a wig cap.

two wrapping braids

Low bun

A low bun is a bun made near the rear of the head which is the most typical location for hair hiding. It is the easiest and time-saving method for ladies who do not want to waste time covering their hair.
Begin by swiftly brushing your hair back with a comb, with the purpose of eliminating knots and making your hair flatter and smoother. At the back of your head, pull your hair back into a low ponytail. Then, twist the ponytail by pinching the ends with one hand and twisting to create a low bun. If your hair is long and thick, part it down the center to create two low buns.

low bun

Putting on the wig

All of these hairstyles for hiding hair are presented today can achieve a flawless, natural-looking wig install, and protect your natural hair. The next step is that it's time for you to practice, find one of these hairstyles that works for you and then put on your favorite wigs.

put on a wig

Things to remember when wearing a wig

1.Don’t install a wig on a wet head-wet hair can harbor bacteria in an airtight environment.
2.Wear a wig cap between the braids and the wig- wearing a wig cap is an effective and favorable way to protect our own hair.
3.Don't wear a wig when you sleep-take off your wig at bedtime to give your scalp and hair a break.
4.Avoid wearing braids on your natural hair for too long-to keep your hair clean, you should cleanse and condition it once to twice a week.

In conclusion

Now that, you’ve learned about how to hide natural hair in several hairstyles and precautions when wearing a wig, go ahead and wear your wigs while still maintaining the gorgeous appearance and feel of your natural hair.

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