Ensuring your wig is secure is one of the most critical parts of your routine before leaving the house. After all, nobody wants their wig to be slipping throughout the day.
Securing your wig to a bald head can be difficult, especially if this is a new challenge for yourself. Whether this is due to a condition, treatment, or personal choice, you want to feel confident and secure when you leave the house in your wig!
We are sure that you look fantastic no matter what, but wigs allow us to experiment with hair looks and styles and express our creativity. Why not mix it up once in a while?
Those wondering how to keep a wig on a bald head, just keep on reading, for the answer is just below!
How to Keep a Wig On:
There are a few options for securing your wig to a bald head. As with anything in life, preparation is vital!
Prepping your head correctly can keep your wig secure without worrying about a strong gust of wind. Let’s look at your options in closer detail now.
Wig tape is a great place to start and is best for hair-free areas.
The tape is double-sided, which can be uncomfortable to remove if stuck to the hair. Glue removers are available, but this is something to be aware of if you have some hair.
To use wig tape, you can follow the following steps:
- Clean the area the wig tape will be used to remove excess oils and dirt. This will help the tape to secure firmly.
- Attach the wig tape to the underside of the wig
- Peel off the side of the tape to create a bond to your scalp.
It is as simple as that! Wig tape is widely available either in a roll or as pre-cut strips. Generally, the roll is a cheaper option and allows you to customize the strip size. The tape allows for natural movement while keeping your wig securely attached to your scalp.
The wig tape works well with polyurethane tabs, which some wigs are fitted with. If yours does not, the tape does work against standard caps, or you can add silicone solution sheet strips to your wig, which the tape can then attach too,
The wig tape will provide excellent security and keep your wig on; however, if you remove your wig often, this may not be the solution for you, as it can be tricky to remove the wig once the tape is secure.
Wig grips were designed to provide security and comfort for those wearing wigs during hair loss.
The grips can adjust to body movements for natural-looking movement, stop the wig from slipping, and distribute a wig’s weight evenly.
You can use your wig grip following these steps:
- Place the grip wig inline with your hairline.
- The size and grip can be adjusted with velcro tabs, usually located by the nape of your neck.
- Put your wig on from the front to back, adjusting as necessary to get a natural and comfortable look and feel.
A wig grip is an excellent option for those who want to remove their wigs throughout the day as it will quickly come off. It is also a perfect choice for anyone suffering from tension headaches that need to relieve the pressure a wig can cause without compromising security.
It is a comfortable solution, but the grips usually only last for roughly six months if cared for properly. The elasticity can be lost over time, meaning they do need to be replaced.
Silicone Solution Sheet
We touched upon these briefly earlier; a silicone sheet is exactly what it says, a sheet of silicone.
These can be cut to the desired shape and size and stitched into your wig cap.
You can use a silicone sheet following these steps:
- Cut the silicone sheet to the right size and shape.
- Stitch it inside your wig cap.
It is as easy as that! The result is a gentle suction effect, which provides additional wig security. You can choose how and where this is stitched into the wig for a truly customized design.
Once attached, the silicone should last for your wig’s lifetime and will grip your skin comfortably. They are an excellent option for those with little to no natural hair.
The most challenging part is sewing the silicone in, so if you are unsure, it is best to seek professional help to avoid any disasters!
If you have a capless wig, then a wig cap is the best solution for securing your wig.
They work well whether you have hair or not and are a popular method. A wig cap creates a sanitized barrier between your wig and scalp, maintaining your wig’s cleanliness.
You can use a wig cap with the following steps:
- Clean the skin areas the wig cap will come into contact with to remove oils and dirt from the area. It will help secure the wig cap.
- Place the wig cap on your head. Start from the front of your hairline to the back of your neck.
- Check for any air pockets that can cause unnatural bumps and smooth them out.
- Place your wig on top of the cap.
Wig caps are an excellent option for keeping your wig secure, whether you have hair or not. They come in a wide range of materials now, so you are sure to find one that is comfortable for you to wear.
Sometimes you can get a little warm under the wig cap and wig, impacting the comfort levels.
As you can see, there are a few different ways you can secure your wig if you have a bald head. It can be worth trying a few methods and seeing which one works best for you and your wig.
It is essential to consider what you want from a secure wig, such as comfort or an easy removal at the end of the day.
It can be trial and error to find the right method, but whichever you go for, your wig shall remain secure until you decree otherwise!