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Top Reasons Why Your Wig Is Sliding Back And How To Fix Them

Top Reasons Why Your Wig Is Sliding Back And How To Fix Them

Wearing a wig should be fun, comfortable and exciting, but constantly having to readjust a wig that's sliding back can make your wig-wearing experience anything but. In this blog post we'll be looking at not only the top reasons why your wig is sliding back, but also how to fix them. 

Your Wig Is Too Small 

When it comes to top reasons why your wig is sliding back, an ill-fitting wig is one of them. Although you should never have to force a wig onto your head–it should always be easy to apply and fit you just right (where's Goldilocks when you need her). A wig should also never feel loose on your head.

Before buying a wig, always make sure you're aware of your head size and use this to cross-reference it to each manufacturer's size chart or provide your stylist with your measurements so you get the perfect wig fit every time. 

Reasons Why Your Wig Is Sliding Back Head Measurement Chart For Wigs

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Before relegating a wig that is too small for you to the corner of your closet, try these handy tips outlined in this video and you may be able to save your wig from wig jail:  

Your Attachment Method Isn't Working 

Another common reason behind a sliding wig is a poor attachment method. If you use basic wig attachment methods like glue, combs or clips and wonder why your wig is sliding back, try the Wig Fix instead. 

Created by The Renatural, this 100% medical-grade silicone hair gripper uses the natural gripping abilities of silicone to keep wigs secure and was named one of VOGUE's best beauty products of 2020. It takes just seconds to apply and remove, is sweat-dissipating and even rollercoaster-proof.

It works with full circumference wigs to keep them secure for a comfortable, all-day fit without the need to constantly readjust it. 

 Your Hair Is Too Bulky Under Your Wig 

Sometimes people focus so much on finding their perfect wig, they give little thought to their natural hair. How you style your natural hair underneath your wig is just as important as the wig itself. After all, how do you expect to build a great house without the right foundation? The same goes for your wigs and your natural hair. 

The best way to style your hair underneath a wig to stop it from sliding is by carefully putting it away not only to protect it, but also allow your wig to lay as flat as possible. Anything bulky can make it difficult for your wig to fit on top and lead to it sliding around and not fitting at all.

One great way to style your hair underneath your wig to stop it from sliding back is by putting it into braids. There are many different styles to choose from that can work with a range of hair textures. Coily and curly Afro hair textures may be more suited to cornrows and flat twists while straighter textures do well in French braids or even pigtails. 

So what about styling your hair under a wig if you're not good at braiding? The key is to keep your hair as tidy and flat as possible–something you can achieve without a full head of braids. A slicked back, low-bun is a great way to style your hair under you wig. Couple this with a couple of wig caps and you're good to go. 

Your Wig Needs A Wash

A dirty wig can be one of the top reasons why your wig is sliding back. Think about it–for an everyday wig, you're wearing it multiple times a week for extended periods of time. Over this time, your wig can pick up dirt from your environment, as well as sweat and oil from your skin/scalp.

This excess oil builds up over time and can lead to a slippery wig. To combat and prevent this, make sure you're washing your wig regularly and also washing your natural hair regularly.

Reasons Why Your Wig Is Sliding Back

If you have oily skin, try using oil-regulating products to keep excess oil at bay. Some translucent powder near your hairline could also help prevent excess oils from your skin impacting your wig's ability to stay attached. 

Will you be trying out these tips? Let us know in the comments!

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1 comment

Thank you so much for all the tips, I learned a lot reading this blog and I also know that some learning experience I was doing correctly, but even when I do the correct way to prepare the steps for wearing my wig. I’m still having problems keeping my wig on and correctly. Please help me! And my natural hair is short I can’t put any braids ,any bands etc, I have a correct wig band but it hurts around my forehead, I wish someone could help me putting my wig on my head!

Shannon Marie Diggs

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