Common Wig Mistakes that You Should Avoid

common wig mistakes

Wearing a hair wig is the best way to change your hairstyle quickly without damaging your own natural hair. However, there are some common errors that you may commit while wearing your synthetic hair weave, especially if you are wearing it for the first time. Here are some frequent mistakes that every wig beginner should avoid.

Choosing the Wrong Wig Color

The color of the wig matters the most because it determines whether the wig looks natural on you or not. However, some wig wearers make the mistake of buying the wrong wig color that doesn’t compliment their skin tone. Picking the wrong wig color can destroy your entire look. Also, your hair won’t look natural. Thus, before buying, ensure to select the right wig color that matches your skin tone. If you want to experiment and try something new, you can pick the wig color that matches the color of your eyebrows. 

Remember that the nearer the color of the wig is to your skin tone, the more natural it will look. For example, if you have a cool skin tone, the wigs in black, brown, or blonde color will suit you the best. However, if you have a dark skin tone with golden-brown eyes, you can go for wigs in golden brown or dark brown color. 

Having a Wig with an Unnatural Hairline

Many wig wearers believe that things with a straight form always make a good choice. But is it really true? Not everyone’s hairline is perfectly straight. Probably, your own hairline is uneven or naturally jagged. Thus, in that case, using a wig with a perfect straight hairline would look unnatural. Your aim should be to make your wig look as natural as possible instead of making it look perfect. 

You can carefully pluck out the random pieces of hair in the hairline of your wig using a tweezer. The purpose of doing this is to make a gradual fade from the hairline to the hair. It is better to take your wig to a professional lace wig stylist instead of trying to cut the hairline yourself, as you might end up damaging your wig. 

Not Cutting the Lace Edges

Many wig beginners avoid cutting the lace edges because of the fear that they might overdo it, making the wig unwearable. But it is one of the biggest mistakes that you will be making. Suppose you are out in an important meeting or a romantic date, and the wind starts blowing, moving the hair away from your hairline. Others will easily see the lace edges, which will be an embarrassing moment for you. 

Thus, cut the lace edges of your curly synthetic lace front wigs, but make sure not to cut off too much lace. Ideally, you should cut small portions of the lace instead of cutting all of it at once. Take long fluid scissors to cut the lace all around the sides and front of the wig. 

Using the Wrong Wig Adhesives

When you use adhesives or glue to secure wigs, you would want to ensure that the adhesives dry clear. Glues are chemicals that might not suit every skin type. Some of them leave a residue that doesn’t look attractive at all. And many of them draw unwanted attention to your wig. Some of these adhesives even make your wig look unnatural. Thus, to avoid such issues, ensure to have a look at reviews for the wig adhesive to buy the right one. Moreover, some glues or adhesives can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, you should first do a patch test before using the adhesives. 

To do so, apply a drop of glue on your forearm and then leave it for some time, preferably overnight or for a few hours. Once done, take a look at the area after the patch test. If there is no allergic reaction, it means you can use the glue without any worries. However, avoid using the adhesive or glue if you notice even the slightest skin irritation. A wig with a comfortable grip band may eliminate the need for clips, pins, or combs to secure the wig. 

Not Wrapping Hair Correctly

A wonderful wig cannot do magic without a good foundation like properly wrapped hair. If your hair is not wrapped properly, your wig will look fluffy and unnatural. If you want your wig to be undetectable, make sure to pin your hair down or wrap up your hair. However, avoid braiding your hair too tight to prevent unexpected hair and scalp problems in the future. 

Furthermore, sometimes, wig wearers do not secure their wigs properly. As a result, the wig either falls off or starts shifting, which can be a scary experience. Thus, make sure to secure your synthetic hair weave properly using bobby pins. 


These are some common mistakes that wig wearers often make, and you should avoid them at any cost. Have you also made any of these mistakes while using wigs? If you are using a wig for the first time, then these errors are likely to happen. Apart from avoiding these mistakes, ensure to take care of your natural hair. Even though your natural hair is underneath, do not neglect it. If you wear wigs every day, try to wash your natural hair regularly and keep it well-moisturized.