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How to Style a Wig Using The Easy Methods

Styling a wig as a beginner does not have to be some herculean task. As a matter of fact, it can be an enjoyable process for you as long as you do it the right way. One of the awesome benefits of human hair wigs is their vast versatility when it comes to styling. You can style and change up your wig look for any occasion whether formal, semi-formal, or informal events. Are you ready to get started? This article will show how to style a wig for beginners in easy practical steps so keep reading.

What You Should Know Before Styling

Before you begin to style your wig, keep these in mind:

1. The Proper Tools and Products

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Using improper tools and products on a wig can break and cause other forms of damage to its delicate fibers. For example, drying products (products with alcohol) and harsh detergents can cause your wig to experience dryness. Improper tools and products can also result in the wig losing its shape. Furthermore, they can give you a hard time and lengthen the styling process. On the other hand, the right tools can help to achieve a good styling outcome. They can also help the wig to last longer.

2. Be Gentle

When it comes to styling your human hair wig, don’t yank and pull at the hair even if you’re in a hurry. This can damage the wig. Instead, take your time to gently detangle, comb and manipulate the hair. This way, you will preserve your wig for a long period.

3. Use Low to Medium Heat

When applying heat to your wig, it is advisable that you use a low to medium heat setting. This is because high heat can melt or burn your wig. Such damage is usually irreparable and you may just have to either trash your wig or get new bundles to fix what was damaged.

4. Do Not Style When Wet

Styling a wet human hair wig can cause it to tangle, snap, break, and ruin its construction. So, before you begin styling, make sure your wig is dry.

5. Store Properly

A wig stand
A wig stand
A wig on a mannequin head
A wig on a mannequin head

Improper storage such as direct exposure to sunlight, dust, and dirt can cause a wig’s color to fade, and become dull, and weak, among others. This can affect the styling outcome by not giving you the perfect finish. Another thing is throwing your wig anywhere you like can cause it to experience tangles. So, make sure to store your wig on a wig stand or a mannequin head in a cool dry place.

6. Take Care of Your Wig

A wig that you take good care of is easier and better to style than one that you neglect. Check out these tips here on how to care for your wigs properly.

How to Curl a Wig: Different Styles

This is a step-by-step process of how to achieve the perfect bouncy and shiny curls on your human hair wig. In this short video tutorial, ThatsSoBlessing shows how to style a wig without a wig head:

The Tools and Products You’ll Need

  • Your wig without curls
  • Heat protectant
  • Rattail comb
  • Curling iron
  • Mannequin head or wig stand (if you’re not doing it on a human’s head)
  • Hair clips

1. Prep The Hair

Prep The Hair

  • First things first, make sure the hair is detangled so styling can be easy to do. Then part the hair into sections with the tail of your rattail comb and clip each section

2. Create the Curls

Create the Curls

  • Pass the curling iron through one section of the hair once to straighten it.

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  • Pass the curling iron again through the same section of hair but this time, roll it up together with the hair twice. With the hair still firmly on the curling iron, pull down the curling iron a bit and then roll it back up twice. Repeat that until the curling iron has rolled up the ends of the hair.

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  • Hold it in that position for about 20-30 seconds and gently release the curling iron from the hair. Then slowly let go of the curl. Repeat for all the other sections.

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  • Your wig with bouncy and shiny well-defined curls is ready to wear.

How to Style a Wig With a Scarf

One hair scarf can help you achieve versatile styles with your human hair wig. In this video, Lexis Nicole shows 14 ways to style your wig with a scarf:

How to Style a Wig With Bangs

If you’ve been experiencing issues with cutting bangs for your wig the right way, then this tutorial is for you. YouTuber Vihair shows you an easy way to do it. She also shows you how to make a wig:

The Items You’ll Need

  • Mannequin head or wig stand
  • Hair thinning shears/scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Fine-tooth comb
  • Hot comb
  • Hair serum
  • Your wig

1. Measure the Width of Your Bangs

Measure the Width of Your Bangs

  • The first thing you’ll need to do here is put your wig on a wig stand or a mannequin head so you can work freely. Then measure the width you want to use for the bangs on the front hair. You can measure between 4 to 6 inches, depending on your preferred width.

2. Comb

Comb hair

  • Run your fine-tooth comb through it to ensure it is free of tangles.

3. Cut


  • Ideally, your bangs should be below your eyebrows. To help you get an accurate measurement, place the measuring tape on your hairline and bring it to a stop at your eyebrows. Then use that measurement for your wig on the wig stand or mannequin head. Snip off the hair with the hair scissors.

4. Comb Again

Comb Again

  • Use your hot comb to straighten the bangs and the rest of the hair.

5. Thin Out the Bangs

Thin Out the Bangs

  • When bangs are too thick, they can alter the style or retain heat on your forehead. So, it’s important to use your hair scissors to thin out the bangs.

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  • Run your fine-tooth comb through the bangs again. Apply your hair serum for that extra shine. There, you have successfully styled your wig with bangs.


Now you know how to style a wig to look natural. If you’re a beginner at this, you may either get it right the first time or may make mistakes. Either way, constant practice will perfect your styling skills. If you’d like to purchase quality human hair wigs for styling, then check here.

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