Everybody’s wiggin’ out because I got a wig! But, I seem to have had a lot of people fooled. How did I do it you ask? Keep reading…
So, recently I wasn’t feeling myself. I wasn’t happy with my appearance, my mood and was basically just a bit bored. When my student loan dropped and I had a couple more pounds to spare, I thought why not treat myself to something a bit more fun? So I did and I purchased a wig.
After a lot of deliberation, and my mum’s opinion, I bought a shoulder length, ombré black to grey lace front from good ol’ Amazon. I bet you’re still thinking I’m going crazy right? I’m fine I assure you… I think.
First, the boring stuff. I keep Sabrina, as I call her, brushed and hung all the time. I use hair product in the ends to ensure they don’t go too affray or look dry. I also straighten/curl it as and when it needs to be for added body and style – always using heat defence. Finally, to make it look less ‘wiggy’, I spritz the roots (black hair) with dry shampoo and rub that in to matte out the hair and decrease the shine. Using a wig cap is also a must because the one time I didn’t, my own hairs started peeping out all over the place and ruining the look.
I also ended up tweezing hairs from the front of the parting and dabbing concealer onto the part too to make it look more blended into my own hair and a lot more natural. These were tips I’d found on YouTube, thanks to Gurus like Chrisspy and Nicole Guerriero.
Now I’m not a hairdresser and I don’t really have a lot of patience when it comes to my hair – especially because it’s naturally quite silky and UBER straight so it always just drops back into it’s natural self anyways – so please don’t judge me or my hair styling skills.
After applying heat in whatever way, I add something else to the wig just to tart it up a bit more and have as much fun as I can with it.
The main way that I like to style my wig is with bandanas. Luckily, between my sister and me, there’s a few floating around the house. I simply pop on the wig and tie the scarf around my forehead like a Ninja Turtle and I’m good to go.
Another accessory I love is caps. I am thankful to them for bad hair days and times when I want to go to Tesco but, not bump into everyone! I add a cap on top of my wig to add a sporty edge and can some extra security!
Finally, I don’t do too much to the wig as I don’t wanna look too crazy but I like to wear it half up-half down or ‘The Arianna Grande’. Usually ending up twisting it into a bun at the top, I like the dimension it adds and you’re able to see more of my face on the day when I’m into my make-up.
And that’s all I have! I’m only new to this wig business so if you have any tips or if there’s something I should know – or even a style you wanna see on me – let me know! #WigginOut