What’s Your Wig Personality?

Hi there, Wig Lovers! Check out our wig personality quiz to see what our magical web robots think you might enjoy wearing. This is just for fun — and a cute break from the norm. ūüôā

How to use our nifty new price matching tool!

We LOVE helping you get the best deal. To help us get down to the business of earning your business, we have installed a fully automated price match request system that can be accessed directly from any product listing on the CysterWigs website!

1. Simply visit¬†CysterWigs.com¬†and take a look at any product on the site that appeals to you. (Let’s use¬†Adriana by Jon Renau¬†as an example.)

2. Look for the Add To Cart button. Right under that is a nifty little gavel that is hyperlinked to our system.



3. Click on this and a pop up will spring forth with fields for all of the info we need to look into a price match for you!



Side note: It will also show you what’s in stock! The greyed out colors are sold out. ūüėČ

4. Fill out the form with as much detail as possible, including links to the site you saw the deal on or maybe even a screen capture of the newsletter you received in your email.

5. Hit send.

We’ll take a look and see if we can match — or even BEAT — that deal for you!

Try it for yourself today @CysterWigs.com!

My wigs always ride up in the back – HELP!

From a YouTube question:

My wigs always ride up in the back!  How do you prevent this? 

A lot of different things can cause this problem, from slippery hair to the shape of your head.

One very common issue that many people rarely consider: the wig may actually be too big for you!  Usually, when the wigs ride up, people assume this means that the wig is too small . . . when the opposite is often true!

The most important first step to figuring out what the heck is going on is to take ALL of your wig measurements.  Once you have those handy, compare them to this chart we provide about the average size ranges for those measurements.  If the front-to-back measurement or the nape measurement is dramatically larger or smaller than the average range, then that could actually be the root of your problem!

The truth is: 

You have to experiment with this to find a solution that works for you!  The solution often depends on the wig, its size and its cap construction, your biohair, and your head shape. 

Here are some of the things you can experiment with to secure your wig:

  • The hair UNDERNEATH your cap shouldn‚Äôt be super-smooth at the nape.¬† Ideally, you¬†want to give the edge of the¬†wig¬†something to hold onto, if possible.¬† One way to handle this is to try using a different kind of wig cap.¬† If you use fishnet, try nylon, or vice versa.¬† Another thing that might be helpful is the use of bobby pins at the nape in a criss-cross pattern.¬† This is a simple, inexpensive little trick that can help give your wig a little extra traction at the nape.
  • If you DO NOT have any hair at the nape, then you may sincerely¬†want to¬†consider experimenting with grips! ¬†You were the person these were really created for!¬† Gel grips are light and cool. ¬†Velvet lace grips are nice as well, though they tend to be hotter and heavier than gel grips.¬† The nice thing about these, though, is that they are soft and tend to have human hair sewn into the front to integrate into your existing wig collection, instantly turning any non-lace front wig into a lace front wig. ¬†Both kinds of grips¬†can help loosey-goosey wigs fit a little better.¬† They¬†prevent bunching at the nape as well as slippage at the front of the cap.
  • Make sure that you are ordering the right cap size!¬† It shouldn‚Äôt be a shocker that your wig doesn‚Äôt lie correctly if your wig isn‚Äôt the right size.
  • If you have a lot of biohair (or long biohair) that you are trying to conceal under your cap, you may have a lot of issues with wig slippage, too!¬† The trick here is to make sure that your hair is in a bun that is tied flatly and as close to 2‚ÄĚ – 4‚ÄĚ above the base of your nape as possible.¬† Secure it with bobby pins to make sure it is FLAT before applying your wig cap.¬† You may even need to purchase wigs in a cap size up¬†(such as a large or average-large cap size)¬†to accommodate your hair, depending on how much you have.¬† The best way to know is to restrain your hair, apply a wig cap, and take your measurements . . . ALL your measurements! ¬†ūüôā
  • If you have a wig with monofilament or lace features AND you have profound hair loss (i.e. no hair) in specific areas, you can use wig tape to secure your wig.¬† The blue wig tape is for lace fronts; the red tape is for monofilament tops.¬† These tapes DO NOT work on felt or fabric parts of a wig, but can be used on Swiss lace, monofilament, and polyurethane.¬† Your skin should be smooth, clean, and dry where the tape is applied, or else it will not stick.
  • When all else fails, AND you have enough strong hair to anchor them to, you can always use clips sewn into your cap to secure your wig.¬† We recommend using small pressure-sensitive clips (such as the ones we sell¬†at CysterWigs).¬† We advise sewing one at the nape, one¬†at¬†each ear tab, and perhaps one at the front hair line. ¬†If you have a lace front, sewing two at the nape, one at each ear tab, and using lace tape (as outlined in one of the paragraphs above) at the front in lieu of a clip might be a better approach!

This is an excerpt from our CysterWigs Knowledge Base. Check it out on our private site to see over 500 articles all about our store, wigs, and how to wear the hair!

Slick, clean, well-conditioned biohair is the enemy of wig grippiness!

Do you have a lot of problems with your wigs slipping? You’ve come to the right place!

Conditioner often contains silicates and waxes that make hair feel slick and smooth to the touch. This makes it very difficult to keep your wigs from sliding around!

Remedy: resist the temptation to condition your front hairline and the hair right up against your scalp. (This is way healthier for your scalp, anyway!)

You don’t condition your biohair, but it is still naturally oily or slick all on its own. What now?

No worries! This is a generally easy, inexpensive issue to fix, too! Try applying stiff gel or a light-to-medium hold styling spray to your front hairline BEFORE applying your wig. If you have pesky baby hairs, use this product to push them back off your front hairline, if you want. Let it dry completely, then apply your wig. This will naturally make your hair grippier – and an ally to your lace front styles!

This is an excerpt from our CysterWigs Knowledge Base. Check it out on our private site to see over 500 articles all about our store, wigs, and how to wear the hair!

What to wear under your wig

From a customer e-mail:

I am new to all of this.  What am I supposed to be wearing under the wig?

This is a GREAT question!  The answer is: that is almost entirely up to you and will require a little experimentation for you to decide what works best for you.

Here are some general rules of thumb . . .

  • Do you have a lot of biohair? ¬†If yes, then you‚Äôll probably want a¬†fishnet cap¬†under your wig.
  • Do you have short biohair that you need to keep compressed under your cap?¬† If yes, then you‚Äôll probably want a¬†nylon cap¬†under your wig.¬† This is the most popular kind of wig cap for most women.
  • Do you have little to no biohair and / or a sensitive scalp? ¬†If yes, then you may want to consider a¬†cotton wig liner.¬† These are ideal for folks with little to no biohair and issues with scalp discomfort and irritation.
  • Another option: nothing at all.¬† Plenty of women opt to go¬†au naturel¬†under their wigs.¬† This works best under open-capped wigs, and is often done by women with short biohair, or those with longer hair constrained by bobby pins.

Always bear in mind that what is comfortable for one woman might feel like a sweaty hot¬†mess to another.¬† You will need to play around with it a little to find out what works best for you.¬† The great news is that these products tend to be pretty inexpensive, so it‚Äôs an experiment that won‚Äôt break the bank, and could lead to greater comfort in the long run.¬† Good times! ¬†ūüôā

This is an excerpt from our CysterWigs Knowledge Base. Check it out on our private site to see over 500 articles all about our store, wigs, and how to wear the hair!