How To Put On A Wig For The First Time?

Put on a wig for the first time seems strange, we’re not used to changing hairstyles instantly especially when it comes to hair that isn’t our own. Our guide to wigs for beginners answers some of the questions we’re asked every day.

With the right advice, wig knowledge and styling know-how, you’ll be wearing your new wig in no time. Sit back, relax and read our top tips for all first-time put on a wig to achieve your own effortless style and wear it with confidence.

How to fit a wig for the first time?

The ideal wig for beginners.

If you’re are putting on a wig for the first time chances are you’re looking for a complete transformation of your look and hairstyle. But choosing a wig that’s close to your natural color and hairstyle can help you feel more comfortable in your new wig. This technique will give you time to feel comfortable with a new style and will make it easier for you to try out new, completely different wigs.

It’s important to know that once you’ve bought a new wig, you can cut it at the hairdresser’s if it’s made of natural hair, so that it blends in with your facial features and gives you a look which makes you feel “yourself” again.

What’s more, you can use a straightener (straightening iron, curler…) to straighten your natural wig or curl it to get the haircut you want. The straightening holds just like on your own hair.

How to put on your natural wig

The ideal type of wig :

Basic wig :

If you want to change your head and haircut instantly, we recommend starting with a basic wig. You can put it on and take it off easily and whenever you want. This is the most durable and affordable wig on the market, with an open weave for better ventilation and natural volume.

Lace Front Wig:

If you want to keep your wig on for a long time without taking it off, a Lace Front wig is the perfect choice. The front part of the wig is hand-tied, allowing you to part your hair where it suits you best, creating an undetectable hairline and giving your hair a more natural look. a very natural effect to the wig. Our Lace Front wigs are ideal for women suffering from total hair loss, as they feature a non-slip poly band, which is discreetly inserted at the front of each cap for reliable hold day after day.

The ideal wig size:

When it comes to size, medium is the most popular. Approximately 90% of customers opt for a medium cup size, which has a circumference of 55.8 cm. Even if you don’t fall into this exact size, all our ladies’ wigs come with adjustable pull tabs that set the size so your wig can be tightened or loosened to fit your scalp perfectly. Check out our wig size guide to discover our full range of wig sizes and how you can measure them for the perfect fit.

Wig fitting : wig sizing guide

How to fit a wig

First of all, you’ll need to prepare your hair according to its length to optimize the fitting the wig.

Wig on short hair :

If you have very short hair, simply brush it away from your face and secure it at the back of your head. You can spray with hairspray to hold the hair in place, taking care not to get any on the wig.

Wig on long hair:

If you have long or medium-length hair to conceal, tie your hair into two tight French braids against your scalp and cross them just above the nape of your neck, securing them at the top and bottom with tweezers.

Setting up a wig cap:

  1. Place the wig cap over your natural hair and stretch it to the back of your head.
  2. Thread any excess hair through the cap and secure with clips.

how to put on a wig

Putting on a wig:

  1. Now it’s time to put on a wig. Unpack your new wig, holding it in front of you with both hands and making sure the label is on the back.
  2. Tilt your head forward and place the front of the wig over your hairline, then slide it on from there.
  3. Adjust until your new wig is comfortable and fits your natural hair.
  4. You can now secure it firmly in place with wig clips or wig tape.
  5. You’re ready to enjoy your new haircut !


Remember to stay confident and true to yourself when wearing your first wig.

Putting on a wig: A beginner's guide

If you’d like more information on choosing a wig or on how to put on a wig for the first time, contact our charming team of wig experts who will be happy to help you take the first steps in your wig-wearing journey.

Wig care:

Once you’ve chosen your wig, don’t forget to care for it with a hair routine for shiny, smooth hair. You need to wash your hair with shampoo, conditioner and conditioner adapted to your hair type (natural wig or synthetic wig) and apply hair care products to prevent hair damage (nourishing products, argan oil, hair mask, hair care, castor oil, hair products…).

Good quality wig

At crownwayhair, you’ll find all the hair care products you need to keep your hair looking voluminous, healthy hair (shampoos for synthetic wigs, shampoos for natural wigs, hair care…)
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