“Why Wear a Wig Cap?” and Other Good Questions
Wig Cap Shown Above: Bamboo Wig Cap by Henry Margu
Why Bother with a Wig Cap?
That’s a question that I see and hear at least once a week. Like so many things pertaining to wigs and wig wearing…well, the answer can be the same. “It’s a personal thing” and that answer can sometimes be frustrating.
Let us look at some of the pros and cons and then decide:
- If you have minimal to no hair a wig cap can give you a layer of comfort between your scalp and wig, especially a wig with wefts.
- No direct contact with the wig material or fibers can help those with sensitive scalps as well as those with little or no hair.
- It can help prevent the wig from slipping.
- For wig wearers with no hair loss, or minimal hair loss, the wig cap can help contain the bio hair so that the wearer is more comfortable, and more secure about their bio hair not showing.
- Some wig wearers do not like the added layer on their heads and might feel it makes the scalp too warm. Some also feel that nylon caps can cause the scalp to sweat more than it would normally.
- The other con that seems popular is that the cap can feel restrictive and cause headaches.
What is the Best Way to Secure your Wig?
This question is one of those “everyone has a favorite” answer. But it is true, there is no best way, there is only the way that works best for you. Each answer/solution has pros and cons, and if you need more expert advice, please consult the helpful employees at Wig Studio 1 support. They also have several videos about the many ways to help you feel more secure in your wig.
Here, I will list a few wig security options with a brief description of how they might work for you:
- Wig Cap: As noted earlier in the blog, the wig cap has its pros and cons, and it all depends on your personal situation. Do you have all your bio hair? None of it? Or do you have hair and wonder how that will work with a wig cap?
- Wig Grip: I believe the grips have gotten better over the years. Now they are made with better adjusters in the back, and that are also thinner and easier to lay flat. They also now have lace front grips that line up with the front of your wig, giving a seamless look. This is such a great idea. I have heard some say the grip gives them headaches, but I think that may be due to incorrect adjustment. However, some people may just be prone to headaches, and this could be a factor. I know a lot of people that love their grips.
- Wig Tape: This is just like it sounds. You use tape strips to secure the wig. It is a double-sided, medical-grade, sticky tape that you place on your skin. It can be removed with an adhesive remover or rubbing alcohol simply by dabbing it along the hairline.
- Bobby Pins: The easiest and quickest solution. If you have a well-fitting cap, this seems to work great; all you must do is slide a pin above your ear on each side and put one at the nape if needed. This will only work if you have enough bio hair to pin it to, so that is the one drawback.
- Other things: Roll on adhesives that are similar to tape. As well as metal clips or silicone strips sewn in or roll that can help keep the wig from sliding.
Each of us will find the best thing for ourselves with a bit of trial and error. I go with the bobby pins mostly though I am thinking of getting one of the new grips now since they have improved so much.
In conclusion, do not get discouraged or frustrated and give up on your wigs too soon. You will find the right wig style, color(s), and ways to secure it if you just give it some time. I promise.
Until next time,