How To Style Wigs: A Guide For Beginners

How To Style Wigs: A Guide For Beginners - My Sticky Little Secret

We are so excited to share our ultimate guide to wig styling with you today! Especially if you are new to wigs. Whether you're going for a natural look or something bold and adventurous, wig styling is all about having fun and expressing your unique style.

Wigs allow you to instantly switch up your look, and the styling possibilities are endless. 

Wig styling is fun; you can experiment with different colors, textures, and styles without committing to a permanent change. 

PS: Wigs are perfect for those bad hair days or when you don't have the time to style your hair.

So, let's talk about it!

How to style your wig 

Step 1: Choose the right wig

The first step to achieving the perfect style is choosing the right wig. There are many types of wigs, from synthetic to human hair, lace front to full lace.

Consider the occasion, style, and budget when selecting your wig.

Once you've chosen your wig, properly care for it to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

Step 2: Prepping your wig

Before styling your wig, it's important to prep it properly. First, gently detangle the wig using a wide-tooth comb or brush. If you need to wash your wig, you can shampoo it.

Then, apply a heat protectant spray to prevent heat damage to the hair. Finally, use a wig cap to keep your natural hair in place and provide a smooth surface for styling.

Step 3: Styling techniques

Woman wearing a styled wig

There are many different techniques for styling wigs, but here are a few of our favorites which are easy and quick as well:

Curling: Use a curling iron or wand to create loose or tight curls, depending on your desired look. Be sure to use a low heat setting to avoid damaging the wig.

Straightening: Use a flat iron to create a sleek, straight look. Again, use a low heat setting and work in small sections to prevent damage.

Braiding: Create a chic braided style by parting the hair and creating two or three braids. Once the braids are complete, gently pull on the hair to loosen the braids and create a more natural look.

Step 4: Finishing touches

Once your wig is perfectly styled, it's time for the finishing touches. Use a light-hold hairspray to set the style in place and prevent any flyaways. You can also add accessories such as headbands, clips, or scarves to add flair.

Step 5: Maintenance

Proper maintenance is essential for keeping your wig looking great for as long as possible. 

Store it in a cool, dry place when not in use, and avoid exposing it to excessive heat or sunlight. Wash the wig every few wears using a mild shampoo and conditioner, and rinse thoroughly to avoid any product buildup.

To keep your wig looking its best, use the right products and tools, like a wig brush or comb, and heat protectant if you use heat styling tools. And remember to store your wig correctly when you're not wearing it - a wig stand or mannequin head is perfect for keeping it in shape.


Experiment with different partings, add some volume with teasing or a volumizing spray, or try out some fun braids or updos. 

And there you have it, ladies! Our ultimate guide to wig styling. With these tips and tricks, you can create endless looks and feel confident rocking your wig. Happy styling! 

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