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14 Jan 2012 - 02:2577383
How do you prep to wear a wig?
I just wanna ask you all how do you prepare to wear wigs? especially those with longer hair. I used to have long hair but I had it all chopped off recently and tbh it doesn't feel any different in terms of pinning my hair up to put the cap on.

So what do you all do? do you choose to pin it up or do you ponytail it first? and what kind of caps do you prefer to wear?


14 Jan 2012 - 02:3377384
Before I chopped my hair short, I used to always tie it up in a ponytail with a thin hairband before clipping/pinning it too my head. I would then pin/clip my fringe or loose pieces of hair too my head before putting on the wig cap.
Now that I have shorter hair, I just tend to clip up my fringe, put the wig cap on and tuck any loose strands of hair into it.
I tend to like the netted kind of wig caps better, they make my head less itchy and make the wig stay on better. But for some wigs like my Zanarkand Abes one, I use one that's kind of like the feet of Tights (forgot the name. >.<.

That's what I do anyway.


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14 Jan 2012 - 13:3377390
I either pull my hair into a ponytail or pigtails then use hair clips to flatten it against my head and then use a wig cap. I did this when I had really long hair too, so my methods haven't changed much from when I chopped half of it off either xP


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14 Jan 2012 - 13:4277391
I wear two wigcaps
One is a black net which has two holes in it so its easy to grab all hairs then a normal peach one to secutre it all. Takes about 30 Seconds and is great idea for short or long hair lol ^^


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14 Jan 2012 - 14:1577392
before I even owned a wig cap, I wore a pair of ordinary natural coloured tights on my head XD

they do the same job as a wig cap, just tie your hair into a bun, put the tights on and put the leg parts in aswell and the put the wig on

but now I have a wig cap as I brought a wig with a free wig cap that goes with it


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14 Jan 2012 - 14:4177393
I swear it's harder to put shorter hair in a wig than it is to put long hair in a wig XD

I use to have butt length hair, it was so easy to put in a wig as I'd literally put it in a medium ponytail, then wrap it around my whole head so it'd be nice and evenly spaced out, put one of those netted wig caps on, rub the hair around so it's even more evenly distributed and then pop the wig, shove on loads of grips and voila!

But now I have just below the shoulder hair length and omg... the bumps!!! Cause I use to have so much hair to wrap around my head it removed the bump from the ponytail. Now I actually need to use a proper method like plaiting my hair, pincurls or doing something to remove bumps. I haven't needed to wear a wig since it's been this short. But I'll still use those net wig caps because I feel they have more support than the ones that look like tights. Maybe two if I'll need to!

Lots and lots of hair grips are your best friends when prepping to wear a wig. With longer hair, not so much, but with shorter hair yes XD


14 Jan 2012 - 16:1977394
You'll often see me in the bathroom at expo's doing this because it's just too hit and miss on whether you'll get it right on the morning before you go. That and...well, I'm not sure if I want to walk out of the house with milkshake pink hair.

Now my hair is butt length, but I'll tell you what I do anyway.
Usually I'll get my hair in a ponytail and pull it up to the front, clipping it down. I don't use bobby pins because they have a habit of poking out left right and center, and my hair is just to thick for them to handle, so I use those other clips, which the names of escape me at the moment. I have about 20 of those in at a time and they keep it all firm and secured. I might even go back and redo clippings in appropriate places that need it later.
After that I put the wig cap on and I sort of pat/smooth/rub my hair to push it down and find any lumps. Basically you're pushing the loose sections of hair into the places it should be, then pop your wig on.

I use this exact same method with my fiance who has longer hair now (about shoulder length) and include the ponytail. Sometimes if I'm lacking an extra hair tie, I'll just curl his hair around and push it up. If hairs stick out, I'll take a clip to the outside of the wigcap and pin the hairs down to that. But his is usually tougher to do because it's so fine and has a habit of escaping me. In the future I'll probably put some hairspray at the back of his head to make it behave more.


14 Jan 2012 - 16:4577396
My hair is mid back length. I tend to tie my hair in 4-6 braids so they are not too thick and cross them in place with hair pins. I use a wig cap to flatten it and after putting the wig on I usually add a few more clips on the net of the wig so it stays in place.


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14 Jan 2012 - 19:5477405
I have shoulder length hair and a fringe. I use one of them make up fabric band... things (They probably have a proper name, but I don't know what it is 8D) to keep my fringe back and generally hold the rest of my hair up. I then hold the rest of my hair up and have my brother quickly shove the wig cap on my head ^^; I then use hair grips to secure and bits of hair that the make-up band missed.

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Last edited by Lady Bahamut (14 Jan 2012 - 21:28)
14 Jan 2012 - 20:5977408
well luckly for me my fringe has grown long enough so it can be tied into my ponytail

i usually tie my hair into a bun and then place the wig on my head and if the wig is too small then i place clips on the net of the wig to my hair if it is gonna eaisly fall off


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14 Jan 2012 - 21:0877410
I have long hair and a fringe, so you would think that getting a wig on would be difficult XD
However my hair is pretty thin, so putting it in a couple of braids and flattening them anf my fringe against my head wit bobby pins usually does the trick.

Word of advice, ALWAYS USE A WIG CAP! Y'know, like the ones that look like tights. They are inordinately useful for keeping all your hair under a wig, and also provide a little extra friction to keep the wig in place. Also, use a bunch of hair grips to pin the wig to your head to keep it in place! The longer the wig, the more pins you use as longer wigs are heavier XD


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14 Jan 2012 - 21:2977413
I have short but very thick hair (I can't imagine a wig going over my hair back when it was long!). I usually pin in place any stray bits of hair with grips. I then put a wig net over the top, although sometimes I find it a little tight and uncomfortable. Put the wig over the top and push under any visible bits of my own hair.


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14 Jan 2012 - 21:5377414
I've had a variety of hair lengths, from butt-length to a shaved head/mohawk. When I had enough hair to tie up I'd bung it in a ponytail or bun and pin it down and pin my fringe back before putting on a wig cap then securing the wig with pins. Shorter hair requiresonly the pinning and not the ponytail and it was great wehn I had my fauxhawk and only had to bung on a wig cap. The length it is now, I'll need to start pinning it back again.


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14 Jan 2012 - 22:4077418
It also helps to have different colour wig caps.
I have a light tan one for light wigs and a dark brown one for darker wigs.
Having different wig caps means that if you need to style a wig, especially into ponytails, it's harder to dee the wig cap underneath c:
(For unusual wig colours, maybe cut the foot from coloured tights if needs be- primark do cheap ones!)


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15 Jan 2012 - 01:3377424
I have below shoulder length hair and a side fringe. I seperate my hair into 3 then plait each section (plaiting is the best option for me as I also have layers and feathering so it keeps it all together). My fringe is brushed up, twisted then gripped onto the top of my head. The plaits are then gripped into place, evenly spaced out. I use the longer hair grips that hairdressers usually use when doing up-dos for formal events and weddings.

I don't grip my wig caps into place as the grips always end up poking through my wig and bugging me so I have to pull them out. Instead once my hair is all pinned up I will put a bit of Fructis Manga Head wax (what I use to style wigs) onto my hairline and when the wig cap goes on it sorta sticks to it and doesn't move about unless I keep adjusting my wig/itching. This also helps to keep back any whispy bits of hair, especially around the ears.

I use blond, brown and black wig caps depending on the wig colour.


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Last edited by Leonie Heartilly (15 Jan 2012 - 01:34)
15 Jan 2012 - 11:4277432
When I had medium length hair (past the shoulders) I would put it in a ponytail and then flatten it over my head, while using hair slides to tuck away my fringey bits.

Now my hair's neck level and I still use slides for the fringe but use brown hair grips to pin my hair in place. Then I use a nude coloured mesh wig cap and use grips for anything I'd missed out!


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15 Jan 2012 - 22:1577451
I have almost but length hair. But getting it in a wig is no problem for me.

A split my hair down both sides so I have 2 plats and then wrap them around my head like in a crown. Pinning them down as I go. (alot of hair grips are usually used though XD)
I then use a little hair spray to hold back any fly aways and then my wig cap that is made from a pair or tights. (I have tried other caps but find them too tight and give me a headache.)

I then put my wig on, depending what it's like i might add a few under the wig if the cap seems to be moving but more often then not it's stays put.

<--- just to show how long my hair is. And people are surprised i can get it all in a wig XD


16 Jan 2012 - 03:1877467
Am I the only one who doesn't plait?

If I tie my hair back in any way beneath a wig cap, it just gets bumpy, not to mention can feel uncomfortable at times. I simply scrape all my hair back with my hand, twist it, hold it in place, then pull the wig cap over the top. Sometimes I have to jiggle the hair about once the cap is on, but that's about it.

Although I do have quite thin hair (approximately shoulder length).

I don't use clips/pins to keep the wig in place either. I tried to do it once, but they made absolutely no difference at all except for the fact that they irritated me. Only ever worn short wigs, though (the longest I've worn for cosplay is the one in my avatar to the left).


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Last edited by Quinzel (16 Jan 2012 - 03:19)
22 Jan 2012 - 04:1877745
It depends on the type of wig how i do my hair underneath/what wig cap i wear. it seems to help me if i vary as my hair is thin and uncontrolable. If i have a long wig ill use an open ended wig cap twist my hair and clip it up with a few hair slides before pulling the cap on (as you can pull it over ort your hair and then pull it up). If i have clip on poytails/ pigtails ill tie my hair up the same because having a bump under the wig helps keep the clip on, and disguises the fact my hairs tied up underneath. If i have a short wig ill do the same as the logn but recently found out instead of using poking annoying clips use hair gel to hold in those anoying whispy bits that stick out the cap (i also do this with my boyfriends short curly hair) works wonders =3


12 Oct 2013 - 07:20108082
Usually if I want to change the hair style I will buy the cheap hair wigs at the online shop so that it will neither cost me a lot and I can reach the goal of change my hair style easily.



Last edited by RedlaFlizan01 (15 Oct 2013 - 05:16)
12 Oct 2013 - 08:55108084
Quote Quinzel:
Am I the only one who doesn't plait?

If I tie my hair back in any way beneath a wig cap, it just gets bumpy, not to mention can feel uncomfortable at times. I simply scrape all my hair back with my hand, twist it, hold it in place, then pull the wig cap over the top. Sometimes I have to jiggle the hair about once the cap is on, but that's about it.

Although I do have quite thin hair (approximately shoulder length).

I don't use clips/pins to keep the wig in place either. I tried to do it once, but they made absolutely no difference at all except for the fact that they irritated me. Only ever worn short wigs, though (the longest I've worn for cosplay is the one in my avatar to the left).


Nope, you're not alone; I don't tie or plait or anything, just scrape up and shove under a cap. And then tuck in stragglers.

(But I have thin hair, and it's pretty short.)

I *do* pin longer wigs on though, because they tend to slide around otherwise. And I'll pin sections into place for styles, too; especially over the ears, wigs sometimes just don't sit right on me otherwise.



Last edited by Storme (12 Oct 2013 - 08:56)
27 Mar 2014 - 09:57112301
wear a wig
I take the first braid and bring it under the opposite braid and up and around the front of my head. Originally I secured the braid at my crown, but this time I secured it a couple inches from the crown of my head. When it was at the front of my head it seemed to catch and hold the wig on better, but I feel it was more noticeable. You can put the braids wherever you want.I think the human hair wig is the best choice.You can try IZIWIG website.I think the human hair wig is the best choice.



Last edited by Cheslocks (09 Apr 2014 - 03:34)
06 Apr 2014 - 07:44112528
with short hair I would spend a long time tucking in hair even with hair net. My neice showed me a trick that works great. Put you wig on backwards make sure its well seated then twist it around to the front. all the natural hair just pulls up into the wig,easy

For those who use a hair cap first do the same it works only for short hair , don't try it with long hair.


06 Apr 2014 - 17:02112542
I put my hair into a ponytail near the base of my skull, then twist it up, spread the hair out again and pin it as flat as possible. Then I put a wigcap over the top.


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