How to Adjust a Wig Cap

Updated February 21, 2017

Wig caps are typically made of mesh netted fabric and are worn over the head as a barrier between the scalp and the wig. Both people with and without natural hair often use wig caps in order to obtain a better fit while wearing a wig. If you have hair, wearing a wig cap will help the wig blend more naturally. If you do not have hair, it will prevent itching and make wearing a wig more comfortable.

Gather all of your natural hair and secure it into a loose ponytail on top of your head and secure it with the hair tie. This step is only necessary if you have long, natural hair. If your hair is short, or if you do not have hair, simply proceed to step two.

Place both hands inside of the elastic band on the seams of the wig cap and pull outward, so that the wig cap is expanded. Determine which side of the wig cap is the front and which side is the back and turn it. so that the front is facing forward.

Lay the front of the wig cap up against your forehead, so that it is flush against your natural hairline. Pull back, so that the wig cap covers your scalp, while making sure that the sides are tucked behind your ears. The back of the wig cap should be flush against the nape of your neck and all of your hair should be gathered inside of the cap.

Use your fingers to tuck any stray hairs into the wig cap. Adjust the hair inside of the cap using your fingers to make sure it is laying as flat as possible, and that you do not have any obvious lumps underneath.

Tug gently at the wig cap to ensure that it is fitted firmly against your head, and that it is pulled down evenly on both sides. Make any necessary adjustments to the cap by gently tugging, before putting the wig on.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair tie
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