Wigs - tips for wearing a wig over new hair growth
When it comes to wearing a wig over new hair there are a few tips that can make all the difference.
Tips for wearing a wig over new hair growth
How to prevent your wig from slipping
You may need to find a new way to ensure that your wig feels secure. Take a look at our suggestions below:
A wig cap can be worn over hair or on a bare scalp to make the wig feel more comfortable. It is separate from the wig. Wig caps are an accessory made from fine elasticated fabric, shaped like one foot of a pair of tights (or a little footsie) that is worn as an under layer. A wig cap is put on the head before putting on the wig.
It really is a case of trial and error to see if a wig cap adds more comfort to you. It is worth a try if your wig is feeling uncomfortable or insecure.
Wearing a wig cap may help:
If your scalp is very sweaty making your head wet as it can help absorb sweat
If your wig feels as if it is slipping when worn over hair, e.g. new hair growth (or you could try using wig clips)
If your wig is itchy
If you are getting an irritable, spotty or greasy scalp when wearing your wig
When initially trying on wigs or headwear to gather and hide hair
A silk lining or fabric lining can be hand sown into a wig at a cost of around £50+. A lining often has silicone tapes added that help the wig to fit securely. Additionally, wig tape or wig clips can also be used.
A silk lining is ideal for added comfort and can help with anyone who is sensitive to the feel of the weft wig base. Silk linings can be fitted by a professional wig supplier but can also be hand sown on. Ensure that you don’t cover the inner adjustable belt straps if adding a silk lining yourself.
Clips in varying sizes can be hand sown strategically to the inside of your wig or hairpiece to help a wig fit securely when worn over hair or hair thinning. Following new hair growth after chemotherapy treatment, adding wig clips is an ideal way to add some extra security if you feel that your wig is prone to slipping.
For more ideas about wigs look in our extensive Wig guide section
Next planned review: February 2020