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Trimming a wig can be a bit intimidating, but it's actually a relatively easy process that can help you achieve the perfect style.
Here are 6 steps you can take as a consult to trim a wig:
1.WIG STAND: First of all, you should have a wig holder or something that can hold your wig, place your wig smoothly on the wig stand, and then you can just start to trim your wig. This will help you see the wig clearly and make it easier to trim. (It will be better if the wig holder is in human head shape, that is, a mannequin head, while it’s also okay if it’s not. You can find two simple stands of any material at your home and just do the work.)
2.COMB THE WIG: A wide-tooth comb, a steel comb or any brush for wigs are good, please use a comb to comb the wig out and remove any tangles or knots. Some people worry that combs will damage the wigs, well it is quite the opposite, combs will just brush your wigs better, especially the long hair ones. Wigs need to be combed frequently, so a steel comb is a kind of necessity at home for wig users. You can only trim your wigs after you combed well.
3.HAIR PINS AND CLIPS: Clips are good helpers! While you are trimming your wigs, clips can help you layer your wig and secure excess hair clusters. Due to the different needs of styling, when trimming and shaping your wigs, it is necessary to cut the wigs in layers, which is why clips are needed.
4.CUTTING AND TRIMMING: Divide the wig into sections, starting at the back and working your way forward. Use hair clips to secure the sections you are not working on, then trim your wig little by little with scissors. Hold the hair between your fingers and use sharp scissors to trim the ends. Start by trimming a little bit at a time, pay attention of not cutting the hair too much or there will be no room for redemption. Keep the scissors at an angle, rather than straight across, to create a more natural look. After all, there is enough time for most to regrow a haircut that goes wrong, but it’s not suitable for your wigs as they cannot grow. So, be careful when you do the trimming.
5.BLENDING AND STYLING: Once you have trimmed all the sections, use the comb to blend the hair together and ensure that it looks even. According to the hairstyle you visualize in your mind at the beginning, you can apply some hair wax appropriately for styling. Be careful not to use too much wax at once, dig out the moderate amount of wax each time and apply it to the wig, and then we cam make the final look.
6.TRY ON THE WIG: Put the wig on and check to make sure that it's the length and style you want. If you need to make further adjustments, you can repeat the process until you achieve the desired look.PS: Note that it's important to use sharp scissors and to trim a little bit at a time to avoid cutting off too much hair. It's also a good idea to have someone else help you with the trimming, especially if you're new to wig styling.
And after you trimmed the wig, how can you make a wig fluffy? Whether it is a pure human hair or artificial hair wig, it will be contaminated and dirty over time, so it is best to sew a hairnet in the hair cover before using the wig, which will not only help fix, but also facilitate cleaning. Wigs are generally washed every 3-7 days. Before washing, gently comb from top to bottom with a coarse soft brush or a thin-toothed wood comb to clean the dirt and dust. Then put the wig in warm water dissolved in detergent (water temperature 25-30 degrees), soak for 10 minutes and rinse gently by hand, you can use a comb to comb the sticks on the wig when rinsing.
Note that you should not rub the wig in water to avoid wig falling out and breaking. Finally, rinse the wig with clean water, gently wipe the moisture on the wig with a dry towel, apply a little hair conditioner to the wig, hang it in a ventilated place to dry naturally, and then fix it with a curling instrument or blow air to set it.
If your wig is not used frequently, it can be sealed and stored in a plastic bag. In addition, the wig can be trimmed and dyed according to the user's requirements, just like hair, and the hairstyle is sorted out. Wear it daily with a soft ribs brush and a thin-toothed wooden comb to gently comb your hairstyle. If you don't use it temporarily, you can use the hairpin to clamp it in the direction of the ripple; Before going to bed, remove the wig cover and tidy it in a ventilated place.
Finally you may want to know that how to protect the scalp when wearing wigs? After wearing a wig, the scalp is heated because it is like wearing a thick hat on the head, and heat is a catalyst that can promote the metabolism of the scalp to speed up. As a result, the scalp sweats easily and secretes more oil, becoming greasy. If there is a tendency to increase dandruff, wearing a wig can make the symptoms worse. Therefore, it is best for wigs to wash their hair once a night to remove greasy and dirt on their heads to protect the cleanliness and hygiene of the scalp and hair.