This headband wig is going to change your life! Over the last few years, the popularity of lace front wigs has skyrocketed.
Between offering a realistic scalp and hairline, and being able to achieve various styles from a silky, neon green bone straight look to waist-length box braids, lace fronts really do seem like the answer to all of your hair needs.
But if we’re going, to be honest, lace fronts have the tendency to be relatively high maintenance!
With all the plucking, bleaching, cutting, and gelling you have to do to get it to look even halfway decent, it’s really no surprise that some of us simply do not have the time or skill to regularly wear them.
This is why the reintroduction of the headband wig is truly coming at the right time!
If you haven’t heard of a headband wig, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a full or half wig that comes equipped with a headband at the hairline.
This is the perfect solution for those of us who are beginners and have not yet mastered the craft of “what lace?!” and baby hair. And not only are they convenient, but they are affordable, too!
Headband units are great for beginners in every way. Even then, if you haven’t worn wigs very often or even at all, it can be a little tricky to properly secure one with a headband.
After all, there aren’t many wigs you can just put on and go. If you need a little guidance on how to secure your headband wig, try these tips:
First things first, make sure your hair is flat underneath.
Whether it’s braids, flat twists, or a slick back bun, make sure your hair is flat so your unit can lay flat as well.
Both mini twists and jumbo flat twists are the best options to wear under wigs because they’re easy to put in, easy to take down, and cause a lot less friction than buns or braids would.
Check for clips, combs, and bands.
Most units, no matter if it’s a full wig or a half, come with clips, combs, bands, or some variation of the three.
The clips and combs will be located at the front of the wig and/or at the nape. Apply the wig how you would like it to sit and then attach the combs/clips directly to your hair, or for less tension, to your wig cap.
If there is a band, fit it on your head before sliding your wig into place and it should help the wig fit more snug.
Make your own headband wig solution.
Perhaps your headband wig unit doesn’t come with any clips, combs, or bands.
That’s perfectly okay because you can actually sew in an elastic band yourself. You can purchase an elastic band from pretty much any arts and crafts store or beauty supply.
Measure the band from ear to ear, cut what’s extra, and sew each end. For better direction, here is a video to help you out.
Style your edges beforehand.
Not only will the gel or edge control help the headband stick to your head better, but having your edges styled before you put the wig on helps to complete the look faster.
This is a good tip to use if you’ve decided to slick your hair down into a bun under your wig cap.
Tie another headband around it.
Most of these headband wigs come with relatively thin, solid black headbands that can easily be covered with other headbands or scarves. For extra security, you can place another headband or tie down your own scarf.
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