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Tips for making your wig look, feel and stay looking natural

Gareth Bushell

As one of the leading UK wig suppliers, we know all of the tips and tricks you’ll ever need to make your wig look, feel and stay looking natural. The careful selection of the right wig is certainly crucial to achieving this, although the right everyday care - as we also detail below - is similarly vital.

The best-constructed wig is crucial

When choosing a wig, there are two key things that you should consider - its construction and its style.

Regarding construction, we recommend opting for a cap that has a lace front. These wigs don’t have anything frilly attached to the edges; ‘lace’ simply refers to the practically invisible mesh at the hairline, to which individual hairs are hand-tied. This gives the impression of hair growing directly from the scalp – a must for a natural look.

While on the subject of hand-tied hairs, fully hand-tied wigs are also available, offering the utmost in natural looking and feeling hair.

As for the cap itself, we would recommend a monofilament option. The cap with this option is more natural looking, which allows you to switch up your parting as you wish, while it is also much softer, making it an ideal choice for sensitive scalps.

You and your wig: choosing the right style

Next up is style. When we talk about the style of a wig, we are referring to both its cut and its colour.

If you’re having trouble selecting what sort of cut you’d like, a practically infallible way to rule out cuts that may be unsuitable is to choose on the basis of your face shape.

Alternatively, do you have an oval-shaped face? In that case, you're in luck; practically any cut will suit you. Much the same rule applies if you have a heart-shaped face, but we recommend avoiding anything with too much height.

Those of you with round faces should look for the opposite, opting for styles with height to help elongate the face. Lastly, anyone with a square face should search for styles that are off the face and have no fringe.

For colour, it’s always best to take your eye colour and skin tone into account. Choose a wig colour that is in keeping with your tonal chart, and you should be good to go.

Keeping your hair on point

Now that the tricky matter of choosing the right wig is out of the way, there are steps to be taken to make sure your wig looks out-of-the-box fresh for as long as possible.

Ensure that you wash your day-to-day wig with our Revlon wig shampoo and conditioner, and use the corresponding Revlon wig spray to maintain its natural style. Also, make sure you invest in the Revlon wide tooth comb to keep your wig tangle-free. Remember, products and tools for natural hair will often not work with – and may ruin – wigs.

Top tip for everyday wearers

One final tip is to always keep two wigs in circulation; one for work and everyday life, and one for special occasions when you want to look and feel your absolute best. It really is worth the extra investment to ensure that you look consistently dazzling throughout your day.  

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