Introduction: How to Wear a Wig With Long Hair

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Wigs are awesome, but they can be hard to wear with long hair. This tutorial will show you how to tuck and hide all that long hair so you can wear a wig with long hair!

*As shown by my picture, wigs make you happy!

Just a warning, if your wig is tight (small) and/or you have thick hair, this still might not work with your hair, but try it out to see :)

Step 1: Braid

First, here is what I used.

  • Wig - The wig I used was a short black one I bought from ebay for my Halloween costume.  Stay tuned to see it!
  • Wig Cap - these are pretty cheap.
  • Bobby Pins - Roller pins work really nice
We are going to start by doing separating your hair right down the middle and doing two french braids.

Here is a tutorial on how to do a French Braid.

Step 2: Swirl and Tuck Braids

Now we are going to swirl and tuck those braids into a Heidi Braid hairstyle.

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 secured the braid with bobby pins around the front.  I left it looser at the back, but you can bobby pin that if you want too.

After securing the first braid, I took the next braid and crossed that under the opposite braid and brought it around the front of the previous braid.  I, again, secured it with bobby pins.

Step 3: Hair Cap

If you don't have a hair cap, that's fine.  I used a hair cap to help hold the braids in place, to keep the bobby pins from sticking into the wig, and to help hold in those stray hairs.

Try to tuck as much hair under the cap as you can.

Step 4: Wig Time!

Time to put on your wig!

Since I had the braids at the base of my skull, I found it easier to put the wig on starting from there.  The braids help hold the wig so it doesn't try to slide right off as you stretch it over your head.

Optional: once the wig is on, you can use bobby pins or other hair clips to hold the wig on.  Mine had a hook at the back I could use to tighten it.

Enjoy your ability to hide your long hair and wear a wig!
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