Halloween is the annual chance to be someone else, if only for a night. Wigs are a great way to transform your look and get into the festive spirit. They are quick and easy. So, whether you want to give someone a shock or a scare, here we can give you a guide to styling your Halloween wig like a pro. Now let's get started!
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When it comes to styling your Halloween wig, the first thing we need to consider is choosing a wig. So, which wig should you choose for your Halloween?
Which Wig Should I Choose For A Halloween Wig?
1. Match Your Halloween Costume
For those who spend months or possibly even the whole year planning for Halloween, costume details are imperative. Seriously, a transformation just shy of turning into the subject of your costume is the only acceptable form for the diehard Halloween fans out there.
After determining which character to display on Halloween, your wig should match your whole Halloween costume. Long or short, green or pink. Hair is an important and conspicuous part.
2. Your Budget
As we all know, it can be expensive to prepare for the whole Halloween look. If you don't have much budget for hair after purchasing the whole Halloween costume, go get a synthetic wig.
Synthetic wigs tend to be much cheaper and have multi-color choices for you, but that can be a good thing if you're looking to play multiple roles. It is enough for Halloween night if you chase a low-key look! But the fact is that the synthetic Halloween wig you need to complete your costume might be tricky to style if you tend to get a complex and gorgeous look.
In this case, a human hair wig can help if your budget is adequate. As we all know, unlike synthetic wigs, human hair wigs are made from 100% human hair and can be styled and colored like your own hair. That means you can use heat tools to style your Halloween wig and dye the wig to the color your like. Any sophisticated hairstyle can achieve with a human hair lace front wig.
3. Your preference
It's a personal choice whether to choose a synthetic wig or human hair wig. If you use it for one Halloween Eve, a synthetic wig can meet your demand, but if you chase a natural and realistic look, a colored human hair wig can satisfy you!
But, no matter whether you choose a cheap synthetic wig or a real human hair wig, you'd better get a lace front wig that can give you a complete hairline. A lace front wig is beneficial for you styling your hair for Halloween Styles. Try to choose one lace that matches your skin tone, if you can't, then get an HD lace front wig that suits all skin tones.
Here we come to the most important part-styling your Halloween wig. For both human hair wigs and synthetic fiber wigs.
How To Style A Halloween Wig Like A Pro?
1. Make sure flat your hair
Preparing your natural hair as flat as possible is the first thing you need to do before putting on the wig. A flat surface can help avoid hump on the top of your wig and make your wig look more natural.
Here are many different ways to hide your hair under your Halloween wig. If you have short hair, you can brush all your hair back with gel or a mouse and secure them with hair pins. If you have long hair, twisting and braiding can help.
2. Put on a wig cap
A wig cap is needed if you want to protect your natural hair from damage. As we all know, everything is possible to happen on Halloween Eve. If you don't want your natural hair to get dirty, put on a wig cap before applying your Halloween wig.
Related Read: How to put on a wig cap?
3. Pluck the hairline
As we all know, some wigs may come with an unplucked hairline which makes it obvious to tell you are wearing a wig. You can pluck the wig strands around the hairline with a tweeze to soften it and softer and more natural.
Related Read: How to pluck a wig?
4. Dyeing your Halloween wig(Optional)
If you already get the colored wig you desire, you can skip this step.
If you work with a blonde human hair wig, and it required dye to match the role you are going to play on Halloween Eve, this step-by-step guide is for you. Visit our blog about dyeing a human hair wig to learn more details.
5. Detangle your wig
To avoid knots and shedding during the styling process, it is suggested to detangle your wig with your finger or wide-tooth comb.
Related Read: How to detangle a wig?
6. Reduce excessive shine with powder. (Optional)
If you are going with a synthetic wig, the hair strands have an unnatural shine. You can counter this by misting on dry shampoo or applying other kinds of hair powder.
7. Styling your Halloween wig on a mannequin head
Place your Halloween wig on the mannequin head and use T-pins to secure it. (Instead of styling the wig on your head, set it on a mannequin head that can also easily style the back). If you are working with a human hair wig. Use heat tools to style your Halloween wig, like a flat iron or curling iron.
Notice, don't use heat tools on a synthetic wig. It will fry the fibers, and there's no coming back from it. You can add the volume and movement by magic hair rollers.
If you are going with a human hair wig, it is important to store your wig properly for the next time installation.
How To Store A Human Hair Wig
1. Put the wig on a wig stand or wig head.
Putting the wig on a wig stand can avoid the wig become deformed, especially for straight hair, as its patterns are easy to become messy.
2. A silk bag is suitable for short hair wigs.
A silk bag can keep your wigs softness and gloss, and reduce water loss, it is the best choice for short hair wig, and it is easy to carry, especially for the person who need to travel often with the wig. However, this method is only suitable for short wigs, for long hair, it could cause tangle.
3. A cardboard box.
Most hair companies send the wig in a cardboard box, you can just keep it to store the wig will be fine, just like your shoe boxes, they are very convenient to tidy up. This method can apply to all hairstyles, no matter long hair or short hair, straight hair, or curly hair.
1. Wash and condition your wig before storing
Cleaning is an essential part of storing a wig, as we can see how dirty the wig is after taking off from the head, the glue, the dust, and the smell, You won’t want to keep a wig like that, right? If you want to prolong your wig lifespan, please take care of your wig like your own hair, wash help your wig clean, and condition help your wig keep longer.
2. Air dry, no blow dry
A blow dryer may cause split ends, especially when you did not use an essential oil on the hair, air dry will be the better option.
3. Avoid direct sunlight
Store your wig in a cool and dry place away from light and heat to avoid direct sunlight, in a damp place.
4. Away your wig from kids and pets
If you don’t want your cute wig to be scratched, torn, and pulled, store the wig in a place that kids and pets can’t touch.
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