Three Common Wig Installation Mistakes

Have you decided to do a hair makeover and explore various hairstyle options, including wigs? It’s understandable why you would find the prospect of getting into wigs very exciting. After all, it actually is.


There are so many possibilities that you can enjoy when you style your wig hair, for sure! However, if you’re new to this whole process, you need to be sure that you understand what wig installation and care entail.


To save you the trouble–and wasted wigs–here are three of the most common wig mistakes people make.

Leaving Your Hair Unbraided Underneath

This is one of, if not the most rookie mistake you can make when it comes to installing your wig. Never leave your hair unbraided when applying your wig. That’s like setting up a building without laying down the foundation.


The braids need to be neatly prepared, so that the wig can settle into it nicely. Otherwise, the wig will look bumpy or uneven, going against the very effect you want, that is for it to look natural.


Stop with the habit of tying your hair in a bun, or simply pulling it back. Not only will it compromise the quality of installation, it will also be very uncomfortable for you, always at risk of falling off.


If you’re not confident about your braiding skills, then simply head over to your trusted hairstylist. They should be able to do it for you, as it really is an integral part of the wig installation process.

Thick Lace Closures

Look, if your wigs are lace-front, the last thing you want is to get thick lace closure right in front. You want the wig to achieve that seamless, discreet look and feel of the wig, and thick lace closures go exactly in the opposite direction of what you want.


When buying lace-front wigs, always get the ones with the thin lace. With this, you can melt the lace faster, and without the unsightly demarcation.

Bleaching and Plucking Hair Knots

This actually makes for very good practice when wearing a wig. These knots can draw attention, and not the type you want. You’d much rather hide them from plainsight, believe it. To get rid of any signs of their presence, you can bleach and pluck the knots in the front to make the appearance more seamless and natural.


If you’re not sure how to go about this, you might as well leave it in the capable hands of your stylist. There’s no point thrifting on your wig installation by pulling a DIY procedure on your wig installation, when you’re only going to end up ruining not just the wig but your own hair.


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