Rules For Choosing & Styling A Half Wig
The use of extensions and wigs has quickly grown to become more accepted and considered by women in recent years. Prior adding faux hair to your natural hair wasn’t something that was as openly discussed or accepted for that matter. We don’t know about you, but we love that so many women are openly embracing the use of wigs and extensions – hey, why not?! Even more recently there’s been some rising popularity around half wigs. Naturally, there are a few rules for choosing and styling half wigs if you’re considering adapting this hair trend.
If you’re not familiar with what a half wig is, they’re created to give wearers more volume and/or length to their hair in a really quick way. Typically they’re made with heat –resistant faux hair that allows you to style the hair freely without having to worry about damaging your own hair. Additionally, they’re great if you’ve dealt with any hair loss and want/need to give your natural hair a bit of a break. There are countless different options when it comes to half wigs when it comes to choosing a half wig that’s right for you. It’s important to consider what you plan on doing with the wig in terms of any hair styling and of course the color options. Since it is a wig, you want to either get as close as you can to your natural hair or color it yourself/by a professional if you can’t get the perfect match.
When it comes to styling your half wig, before inserting it into your hair it’s suggested that you blow dry your hair and it is COMPLETELY dry. Adding a little volumizing product is advised in this process. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to actually insert the half wig. Experts suggest applying the half wig in a zig-zag type of pattern to make sure it’s really locked into your natural hair. Essentially, you insert it similar to a headband accept going from the back of your head forward instead of the opposite.
Now to create a more natural look with your half wig, it’s important to create a more blended look between your natural hair and the wig. To do this, teasing your hair at the roots and near where the half wig has been placed is a huge key step. Bringing a small amount of your natural hair over the comb portion of the half wig is also a great trick to masking that area of the wig and creating a more blended look. Adding little hair accessories like a headband can also be an easy way to detract from the half wig comb until you get used to the technique of applying the wig to look natural.
All in all, it does take a bit of practice and patience when it comes to choosing and styling a half wig. The good news is, they’re one of the easiest faux hairstyles to try out and totally doable for the average at-home user!