How to Wear a Wig: For Beginners

Picture this: You work into a bar to catch up with friends. You can feel everyone’s eyes on you as you navigate your way to your table, where you’re greeted with a chorus of “OMGs!” and “your hair looks amazing!”  

While your pals are convinced you’ve sold your soul to the hair gods, you know the truth. The secret to what makes you the envy of all your friends isn’t a magic potion or a deal with the devil—it’s a wig. But not just any wig. A premium, luxurious human hair wig made with the most exquisite quality hair. 

Learning how to wear a wig that looks unbelievably natural shouldn’t be a rocket science. With a little practice, you’ll achieve a stunningly seamless look that will make everyone do a double-take. 

Here, we’ll share everything you need to know about how to wear a wig for beginners, courtesy of renowned wig maker Daniel Alain.


Figuring out how to properly wear a lace front wig comes down to five basic elements: 

Size, Hair prep, Wig cap, Placement, Adhesive 

To master this delicate art, be sure to give yourself ample time to get ready. After all, you wouldn’t rush and risk ruining your fabulous new ‘do. Depending on what the day holds, pour a mug of your favorite tea or grab a glass of wine, and let’s finally put an end to the question: how to wear a lace front wig. 

Find Your Perfect Fit 

measurement guide

Buying a well-fitting, realistic wig is half the battle. The fit of your wig will ultimately determine if the piece simply slides onto your scalp (much like Cinderella and her glass slipper) or if you’ll be left with a headache-inducing hair accessory that feels more like a vise grip. 

To avoid the latter, take careful measurements of your head using a soft measuring tape. To get an accurate circumference, place the tape above your ears and around your hairline, making sure not to pull too tight. Once you have your number, add about half an inch to account for any minor adjustments that need to be made. 

With your cap size determined, you’ll need to select the color and length you want along with the wig type. While there are seemingly endless wigs available, lace front human hair wigs are by far the most realistic-looking and versatile pieces on the market. 

Learning how to wear a wig is easy when you invest in one from Daniel Alain’s Follea collection. Our wigs are constructed with 100% quality human hair sourced from our private reserve. Each strand is delicately hand-tied to our comfortable caps designed with a thin, nearly invisible lace that outlines the hairline—giving the illusion that the wig is growing directly from your scalp.  

Bought the perfect wig? Check. Ready to put it on? Let’s do this.

Prepare Your Hair

The next step in learning how to wear a lace front wig is preparing your hair. Depending on the length and thickness of your natural locks, you’ll want to either flat iron or cornrow your hair. 

If you have short hair, we recommend using a small amount of gel or pomade to lay your baby hairs down before donning your wig. Not only will this give you a polished look, but it will also help to create a barrier between your natural hair and the wig adhesive.  

For those with long hair, things are a little bit more complicated. The key to cornrowing your hair is working in small sections: 

  1. Start by parting your hair down the middle of your head and creating two ponytails. 
  2. Once you’ve got your hair pulled back, use a comb to create neat rows that lie flat against your scalp—the flatter, the better. 
  3. When you’re finished, secure each row with an elastic band. 

Is the thought of cornrowing your hair too daunting? Don’t worry, there are several alternative hairstyles that will do the trick and keep your wig looking flawless all day long, like a loose bun or braided up do. 

Please note that if you suffer from any kind of hair loss or thinning, you’ll want to avoid overly tight styles. Friction can further damage already delicate strands and lead to breakage. 

Put on the Wig Cap

Also referred to as a wing liner, a wig cap is a stretchy, close-fitting headpiece that helps to keep your wig in place and provides a protective layer for your natural hair and scalp. 

While some people go without the cap, we highly recommend using one—especially if you have sensitive skin or are still in the beginning stages of learning how to wear a wig properly. Caps and liners can keep your head cool and dry throughout the day.

To put on the wig cap, start by placing it over your head so that the edges line up with your hairline. Once it’s in place, use your fingers to gently push the cap down onto your scalp. Think of it like pulling on tights, except they’re on top of your head. 

Put on the Wig

Finally, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—it’s time to put on your wig!

Everyone eventually finds their own rhythm and method for how to put on a wig, but we find the following steps work best: 

  1. Tilt your head forward. 
  2. Place the front part of the wig on top of your front hairline.
  3. Gently slide the rest of the wig over your head, ensuring that all of your hair is tucked underneath.

Violà! You’re now a wig-wearing pro. 

Secure the Wig on Your Head

Even with a well-fitting wig, you’ll want to take preventive measures to keep things from slipping and sliding around. Here are a few of the most common options for securing your wig in place: 

Bobby Pins: Easily the cheapest and most accessible option, bobby pins can be used to secure flyways and keep your wig from moving. Just make sure to use pins that match your wig color as closely as possible.

Wig Tape: This double-sided tape is specifically designed for wigs and works well to keep lace fronts in place. Wig tape is also hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin.

Wig Glue: As you might expect, wig glue is a powerful adhesive that’s designed to keep wigs firmly attached to your head. We recommend using glue sparingly, as it can be difficult to remove and may cause irritation. 

Wig Clips: Wig clips are small metal clasps that can be used to attach your wig to your natural hair. They’re easily the most comfortable and secure option, which is why Daniel Alain offers various wig clips.

Adjust the Wig Accordingly

Once your wig is in place, take a look in the mirror and make any necessary adjustments. You want the wig to sit flush against your forehead and blend in with your natural hairline as much as possible, so take the time to get it just right. 

If you’re using a lace front wig, you can use concealer or foundation to camouflage the lace. This will give the illusion of a more seamless look. You can also carefully trim away any excess lace that’s peeking out with a pair of tweezers. Just be careful not to go too wild—you don’t want to damage the wig in the process. 

And that’s it! With these tips, you should have no problem learning how to wear a human hair wig like a pro. Just remember to take your time, be gentle with the wig, and experiment until you find what works best for you. 


Going through the steps of how to wear a wig for beginners will help you achieve a pretty seamless look. But if you really want to step up your wig game, here are a few extra tips: 

Avoid constantly touching it. Wigs can become tangled and matted if you’re constantly running your fingers through them. So, try to keep your hands off as much as possible. 

Be careful with heat. Just like your natural hair, human hair wigs can be damaged by heat. When styling, use the lowest setting possible and avoid putting the wig directly in the path of the blow dryer. 

Take precautions for warmer weather. If temperatures are hot, wear your wig in an up do to keep your tresses off the back of your neck. You can also invest in a sweat-proof wig liner or an anti-humidity spray to keep everything fresh. 

Wash it regularly. Depending on how often you wear your wig, you’ll need to wash it at least every few weeks. Be sure to use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner designed for human hair wigs. 

Give your scalp time to breathe. Taking the wig off every night before you go to bed will help keep the piece in good shape and extend its lifespan. 

By following these tips, you’ll be able to wear your wig with confidence—and without any tell-tale signs that it’s not your real hair. Now, go forth and enjoy your fabulous new look!


If you’re on the hunt for a wig that looks like the real thing, look no further than RONBEAUTYAMAZEMENT. We specialize in creating beautiful, realistic wigs that will have you feeling your absolute best. Whether you need a wig for medical reasons or just want to change up your look, we can help. 

Our wigs are made with 100% human hair sourced from the world’s only private reserve, so they’re soft, silky, and easy to style. By combining the highest quality hair with our expert craftsmanship, we’re able to create wigs that are virtually indistinguishable from real hair. 

What’s more, we offer a wide range of wig styles, colors, and lengths to choose from, so you can find the right one for you. And if you need any help along the way, our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts is on hand to assist. 

Before you can learn how to wear a wig properly, you first need to find the right one. Browse the best human hair beautiful, realistic wigs for women from Ronbeautyamazement!

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