Undercover Care: Nurturing Natural Hair and Scalp Beneath Wigs

Written by: Christina Jones



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Elegance Unveiled: The Art of Concealing and Styling Natural Hair for Wig Perfection

Wigs are a fantastic way to switch up your style or preserve your natural hair, but the real secret to a flawless wig experience lies in the care and preparation of the hair and scalp underneath. In this guide, we delve into the best practices for nurturing your natural tresses and achieving an undetectable wig look.

Caring for Your Natural Hair and Scalp:

The health of your hair and scalp is paramount when regularly wearing wigs. 

  • Moisturize and Protect: Keep your scalp hydrated with lightweight oils or serums that won't clog pores. Apply leave-in conditioners to your natural hair to maintain its health and prevent breakage.

  • Cleanse Regularly: Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse your scalp and hair, removing any buildup from products and sweat.

  • Nighttime Routine: Invest in a silk or satin pillowcase or a nightcap to reduce friction and prevent dryness while sleeping.


Concealing Your Natural Hair:

Achieving a natural wig look starts with properly concealing your natural hair.

  • Flattening Techniques: For short hair, slick it back with gel or mousse. If your hair is longer, try braiding it in cornrows or flat twists against your scalp.

  • Wig Caps: A good wig cap is crucial. It secures your natural hair and provides a smooth surface for the wig. Opt for a cap color close to your natural skin tone for a seamless look.


Keeping it Secure:

  • A neutral-toned wig cap can be your best friend, holding your natural hair in place and providing a barrier between your hair and the wig. It helps to prevent friction and makes wig-wearing more comfortable. Browse The Wig Company's selection of wig caps to find the perfect match for your skin tone and hair type.

  • For active days or windy weather, consider additional security with wig clips, grips, or double-sided tape. These can be a lifesaver, keeping your wig in place no matter the situation.

Perfecting the Hairline:

The hairline is often the giveaway that someone is wearing a wig, but with these tips, you can create an undetectable finish.

  • Direct the Hair: If your wig has a lace front, brush and comb at the base to redirect the hair.

  • Blend with Makeup: Use a little foundation or concealer on the lace to blend it seamlessly with your skin.

  • Baby Hairs: Customize your wig by creating baby hairs along the hairline, which adds to the natural appearance.

Styling your wig in harmony with your natural hair is the key to a natural and cohesive look.

  • Alignment: Ensure your wig aligns with your natural part and hairline. Use wig clips or tape for additional security.

  • Accessorize: Incorporate hair accessories that you would typically use, like headbands or clips, to add a personal touch to your wig.

By following these steps, not only will you protect and maintain the health of your natural hair and scalp, but you'll also master the art of wearing wigs. They will look so natural, only you will know it's not your hair. For more resources on wig care and styling, reach out to our Wig Expert, Christina Jones, at askchristina@thewigcompany.com

The 20th Century Styles:

The 1920s roared in with flapper bobs, symbolizing liberation, followed by the golden age of Hollywood, where wigs became a staple of silver-screen glamour.

Contemporary Chic:

Today, wigs embrace diversity and innovation, mirroring the latest fashion while offering comfort and versatility. The Wig Company proudly presents a selection of modern lace front wigs, hand-tied wigs, and Monofilament wigs that embody this transformative journey.

Check out our ultimate guide to choosing your first wig here.

The world of wigs reflects history's ever-changing face of fashion. From ornate ancient designs to modern masterpieces, The Wig Company invites you to experience the beauty and craftsmanship of wigs that have captivated us for centuries.

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The Author: Christina Jones

Recognized as THE Wig Expert at The Wig Company. My fascination with wigs began at age 6 when I wielded scissors on Barbie's head. Since then, I've immersed myself in the world of wigs, utilizing my hairstylist background to explore endless possibilities. Now, I have the privilege of sharing my knowledge with you!

Engaging with remarkable women who embody bravery, courage, and beauty has been invaluable. I am humbled to meet each and every one of you and provide assistance in any way possible.