By Winnie The Fashionista | Jul 29, 2020
To look natural, make sure you get a wig that is a lace front or a 360 lace wig.
Cut It Well From The Beginning
There are different types of wigs and closures which we wrote about here. Good wigs usually come with excess lace at the front to enable you to cut and customize it to your hair line. So this is usually the start of the blending process. Ensure to cut this lace perfectly so that you don’t cut too little or too much!
Dye Your Lace
We are as diverse as they come and our scalps are no exception. A wig may come with a lace that is a different colour from your scalp. This may not look natural when you wear your wig. Get your lace dyed to match your skin tone. Alternatively, use a concealer on the lace to make it look like your scalp and provide a seamless transition and make sure the concealer that matches your skin tone. This helps the blending process! You are one step closer to your blending dreams.
Pluck pluck pluck
For an even more natural looking wig, you can pluck the part with a pair of tweezers. Do it yourself or even better, give it to a professional to do it for you. You do not want to ruin your nice wig!
Use a wig cap to flatten hair
In order for your wig to lay down well and look more natural,braid some cornrows with your hair and wear a wig cap. This will prevent your hair rising and causing bumps.
Edge control and maintenance
Once you’ve worn your wig, you can opt to use glue or not. Then finalize by using edge control to lay the wig’s baby hairs for a lovely,natural finish. The African Pride Silky Edges Edge Control does a fabulous job. It is not flaky and can be reapplied everyday. You can get it at your local beauty supply store. To keep your wig soft and moisturized on the daily, we recommend the African Pride Coconut Milk & Honey Leave In Conditioner which moisturizes but does not weigh down your beautiful wig!
A half wig does not cover the whole head. It is therefore very easy to blend with your hair. At the front, you can leave your hair open so that it appears to be part of the wig. You can also crochet your hair at the front using braids and weaves from Darling Kenya, depending on the wig texture.
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