Braid your hair into a small bun or braid and wear a wig cap. Apply the gel to your hair before styling to help smooth baby or flyaway hair. Line up the front of the hat with your natural hairline and pull it up so that the backrests on the spine of your neck.
2. Pull the shorter, thinner hair back into a low bun or braid.
You can also wear a wig clip without a wig cap. If you have short or fine hair, you can simply pull it back into a bun or braid it at the nape.
Smooth any flyaway or baby hair with gel or hairspray.
3. Position the clip 1 ⁄ 2 inches (1.3 cm) from your natural hairline.
Tuck the handle behind the ear as well. Wig clips are similar to headbands and are usually made of double-sided velvet that holds hair or skin on one side and a wig on the other.
There are also wig grips made of gel with a pebble texture on one side to prevent slipping. If you have a gel wig grip, place it with the textured side facing your head.
4. Use the Velcro tab to fasten the wig clip to the head.
Place the Velcro behind your head, at the nape of your neck. You want the wig to feel secure, but not tight.
Wig straps are often helpful for people who have headaches after wearing a wig all day. The belt redistributes the weight of the wig and is good for stress relief.
If you have a small head, you may have a long extra piece of fabric at the back of your neck after you attach the Velcro. Tuck it under the rest of the wig so it doesn't get in your way when you put the wig on.
5. Put on the wig so that it aligns with the wig clip.
Hold the wig with both hands so the back of the wig is facing you. Tilt your head forward, align the front of the wig with your natural hairline, and put it on.
If you shake your head slightly and the wig starts to slip, you will be able to tell that the clips are not aligned.
6. Shake your head from side to side to make sure the wig clips are not loose.
If your wig is wiggling back and forth over your head, the grip of the wig is not tight enough. If this is the case, remove the wig, tighten the Velcro fasteners, and repeat the process.
Wig clips are a great option if you plan to put on and take off your wig throughout the day, as there are no glues or adhesives involved.
While it can be a bit of a hassle, once it's securely installed, you'll be free to go out and play.