The spookiest holiday is steadily approaching, and we can’t wait! We know all the great Halloween costumes have a grandiose ensemble and an even bigger hair situation! Wearing cheap and mass-produced wigs can cause scalp irritations and, in extreme cases, hair loss.
Here’s How to Keep Your Hair From Falling Out When Using Halloween Costume Wigs
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Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing a Halloween Costume Wig
If this is the year you decided to go all out on your Halloween costume, and there’s a wig included, there are certain things you can do to help both your scalp and hair stay happy under your wig. Taking suitable precautions can ensure you don’t experience significant hair loss. Understanding the proper ways of wearing wigs and keeping your hair healthy underneath can stop additional hair loss.
Shampoo your hair to maintain a clean and fresh scalp. Experts recommend that the average person wash their hair every other day or every 2 to 3 days. “There is no blanket recommendation. If hair is visibly oily, [the] scalp is [itchy] or [flaky],” then it’s time to wash!
As tempting as it might be, we urge you not to wear your wig straight from the Amazon box! Box hair is pretty outlandish, but the tangles are the worst part. As stylish as your Amazon wig might be, don’t wear it all day. It’s important to let your natural hair breathe. Also, don’t use heat-styling tools on wigs unless they are labeled heat-friendly. The last thing you want to worry about moments before your Halloween party is a burnt wig!
The Importance of a Wig Cap
If you’ve never worn a wig cap before, don’t worry; we have you covered! A wig cap is an excellent way of keeping your hair in place underneath your wig. This ensures your Halloween ensemble is secure, and you’ll look your best without worrying about your hair trying to make a personal appearance.
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How to Put On a Wig Cap
Here are a few simple tips to follow if it’s your first time wearing a wig cap for your Halloween costume! As recommended by Aderans Hair Goods:
Step 1: Put Your Hair Up
It’s recommended that you keep your hair toward the back of your head and put it in a flat bun (we know it can be challenging for thick hair, but try your best!), and use bobby pins if you need to! Remember to create multiple buns if you need to.
Step 2: Put on The Wig Cap
Remember that nylon or mesh caps closest to your wig's base color are critical to helping you achieve a flawless look. Aderans Hair Goods explains, “Hold the front of the wig to the front of your hairline and stretch the wig cap back over your head. Then work your hair under the cap from front to back.” Try your best to tuck whatever stubborn hair is under your cap. If your fingers aren’t doing the job, try using a rat tail comb!
After you’ve successfully tucked all your hair in, it’s time to try on your wig!
We know how excited you are to complete your Halloween costume with full-body wear and bigger-than-life hair but remember to show some TLC to your scalp. “Having a wig sit tightly in your head can cause the blood flow to your scalp to be reduced.” When you massage your scalp, you can prevent this and encourage a healthy blood flow that helps your hair grow. We recommend doing this every time you take your wig off! Studies have proven that “scalp [massages increase] hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles. This, in turn, stimulates the follicles to produce thicker hair. It’s also thought that a scalp massage may help dilate blood vessels beneath the skin, thereby encouraging hair growth.”
Remember this tip the next time you wear a wig for Halloween!
Now, if you’ve recently purchased a wig from Amazon and you’re trying to make it look expensive, here’s your quick-and-easy guide to doing so!
How to Make Cheap Halloween Wigs Look Expensive
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Cut or Trim
I know what you might be thinking. Does it matter if I cut the ends of the wig? And here’s why you might want to do so in order to make your cheap Halloween wig look expensive. When you cut the ends of the cheap wig, you’re actually cutting the dull-looking fibers, leaving you with a new look.
Here are what experts suggest:
- Slide Cutting: Hold your scissors with the tip pointed down. Softly open and close the shear, moving down to slide cut the section. This technique will soften the ends and remove weight along the base.
Point Cutting :
- Take a pie-shaped section and elevate it 45 degrees from the head.
- Point cut the bottom inch of the perimeter, cutting the hair closest to the base of your finger shorter. This will create a gradual softness at the perimeter.
- If the client is looking for some extra movement, create a natural layer just above the baseline using the slide-cutting technique.
Polyester and Synthetic Dyes
Although it might seem like a great idea to use boxed hair dye from your local drugstore on a cheap wig, we don’t recommend this! (We’re referring to synthetic wigs that are cheaply made and mass-produced.) Since these types of wigs are made of synthetic materials and don’t have natural pigments like your natural hair, we highly recommend using fabric dyes explicitly made for polyester and synthetic materials.
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Argan Oil Moisture Repair Hair Mask
With our specially formulated Argan Oil Moisture Repair Hair Mask, you’ll have your wig looking smooth and nourished in as little as 30 minutes! Our Repair Hair Mask uses argan oil's potent power to hydrate and restore natural balance. Its innovative formula restores elasticity, shine, and manageability!
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Whatever your look is this Halloween, we know you’ll kill it! We just want to ensure you’re giving your scalp and beautiful hair the attention and care it needs!