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Wig Wearing Tip

Sally Stone

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Recently, I was helping a girlfriend with her new wig and she was wearing it in a way wasn't quite as flattering as it could be.  A common mistake, the same one she was making, is to wear a wig too low on the forehead.  This results in an unnatural hairline and it hides too much of the face.  It is much more flattering to wear a wig higher up on the forehead, making sure the front of the wig cap is even with the natural hairline. 


To ensure I wear my wig so it looks best, I comb my natural hair back away from the forehead and then place the front edge of the wig exactly in line with my natural hairline.  This works effectively for a conventional wig or a lace-front wig.   It's important to remember that we don't want to hide the face, instead, we want to frame it.  Wearing a wig too low, unfortunately, makes a wig look fake and is a dead giveaway the hair is not our own.  It's a simple technique that significantly enhances the look of any wig style.



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I agree in principle, but "natural hairline" is problematic for many of us late-transitioners.  I forget where mine used to be, and I sure don't want to use my current hairline! 😁

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I have a demonstration of this in my Gallery here @Sally Stone https://www.transgenderpulse.com/forums/gallery/album/1573-wigging-out/


In addition to this good advice, do not be afraid to take you wig into a stylist who can cut the bangs on the wig to your face.


Even for those whose hairlines are closer to the back of your head, the position above your eyes where my demo is should give you some idea of where the new wig should go.  In those cases, it is even more important to find a good stylist or local wig store.  The stores deal with Cancer victims and Alopecia patients who are also in need of hair placement advice.

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Carolyn Marie

Great advice, everyone.  I had good results with my first wig that has bangs.  My newest wig can be a little more problematic as to placement, and sometimes it won't stay where I put it.


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