The Bang: Your Wig Salvation?

Why You Should Try A Wig With Bangs

By: CysterWigs Contributor

When it comes to choosing a wig, every wig lover knows that the option they choose often involves tons of scrutiny and second-guessing based on one very bothersome detail – the part.

Middle part or side part? The answer truly depends on your personal preference. Both are stylish and can suit your look the way you want it to. However, any experienced wig wearer knows that a crappy part can ruin the look of a wig. Over-tweezed parts make your wig look thin and patchy, while under-tweezed parts can cause a wig to look really fake. Luckily for you, there’s a way to skip the pressure of perfecting your part altogether, while still rocking a flawless wig that suits you.

What’s the answer to your wig woes? One word – bangs. Why?

They’re quick and easy

Wigs with bangs are true lifesavers when it comes to saving time. Getting ready surely takes enough time as it is, and the last thing that you want when you’re running late for work or to that business meeting is to have to attack your wig’s hairline with gel or glue to ensure that the baby hairs look their best, or apply foundation to your part to help it look as natural as it can.

With bangs, there’s no hairline or part to worry about every time you wear your wig. Simply pop the wig on, brush and go! It’s that quick, and looks just as stunning.

They’re a style sensation

Bangs will never go out of style, and that’s for sure. Nothing beats the bold look of blunt, thick bangs, or the casually cute look of wispy bangs. They can look as natural and effortless as you want, or they can be a major fashion statement for your look. It’s up to you!

Bangs work on every style of wig. Your options are quite endless. Bobs or long tresses, straight or curly, thick density or natural density – bangs are so versatile.

Thinking of bangs? Consider your Face Shape!

Finding a wig with the right bangs is essential. Your face shape plays a grand part in the style you choose, as some bangs can highlight your best features better than others.

Round face? A wig with thick, side swept bangs can slim your face while bringing out your eyes.

Square face? A wig with straight bangs that rest right at or below your eyebrows balance your face without dragging down your features.

Heart-shaped faces pair well with wigs with layered bangs swept across the forehead to bring attention to the center of your gorgeous face.

Oval faces pair well with pretty much any type of bangs! Lucky you! You’re free to browse many types of wigs, and even to wear several with different bang styles.

Bangs are no longer the style of the dorky girl on TV – that trope is long outdated. Bangs are now fashionable and just plain fun to wear.

Added to the time that you’ll save every day getting ready, there’s definitely no reason for you not to get your hands on a wig with bangs ASAP!

Using It Stays When Putting On Your Wig by Kathleen

Hi folks Kathleen here with how I put on my wigs using It Stays. I’m a little late to the party but boy what a difference it makes. Why oh why did I not try this sooner!…😜 I know why…because I’m a don’t like change, lazy..if it aint’t broke don’t fix it kinda gal. 😉 Seriously most of my wigs are big on me. So the feeling that I can just pop if off easily was always there. I have very fine bio hair and have tried those toupee clips. If I don’t get the hair just right they can pull and hurt a bit…not the problem solver I thought they would be. Remember I’m lazy and sewing in clips takes too long anyway. So I heard It Stays really works..and it comes off with just water. Good!…I like to wash my wigs as infrequently as possible. The first video demonstrates how easy it is to apply It Stays. You’ll have to experiment with how much to apply and where exactly on your head to get the best results for you. More importantly you really can’t go wrong so relax. 😊 In the first video I apply some to my hairline and nape area. It Stays goes on like a roller deodorant. If nothing is coming out (the roller ball seems stuck or dry) I take my finger and get it started.

TIP: Make sure the lid is screwed on tight after use and store it upside down..this makes sure the glue (the roller ball stays wet) & is always ready to apply. 😉

The glue doesn’t dry immediately so you have time to put your wig on.

I grab it by the nape (where the tags are/or were) and lean over and “dive” into my wig. The front of my wig should be around mid nose when I do this. I get the nape in place first (while still bent over). Then I stand up (swing the hair back in a dramatic Bay Watch sort of way 😉😂😂😂) and get the front in place.

Then I take my ear tabs and make sure they are even and placed where I want them. Now take your fingers and just press down on your wig wherever you have applied It Stays. It doesn’t take very long at all to dry completely.

In the video below you can see I test her to see if the It Stays in the front is dry…yup..it is. 😂I will say its so nice to be able to style my hair and not worry about it popping off. It feels more like my hair vs wearing a wig when I use It Stays. I am known to change my wigs a few times during the day and when I use It Stays I tend not to. Maybe that is because it feels more like I have real hair since I can’t just pop it off easily to change out into another wig.

One thing I want to point out is the smell of It Stays. After all It is glue and so it does smell like glue. When I first used it I was concerned (ok to be honest I was panicky) because I cannot tolerate smells. I always get unscented everything. I am happy to report that when It Stays dries the smell goes away. So don’t panic ( like I did ) when you first use it. So…now my wig is on securely and I can style her without worrying it’ll come off. My wig will also itch less. One of the biggest culprits of an itchy wig is movement. When my wig is glued down there’s little/to no movement and so much less itching. To remove my wig I just gently peel off back to front. No problem for me at all. If you have sensitive skin I would wet a washcloth and place on the front hairline (and wherever you used glue) to soften the glue so it comes off easily. You can then just run a little water (water is all that’s needed) and gently removed the glue from your wig. If you’re lazy like me don’t wash the glue off (that is if you plan on wearing the same wig the next day). In a pinch or if I don’t have the time to apply It Stays or I don’t feel like taking the time I moisten the glue a tad..just a tad to reactivate the glue and then put my wig on. It won’t be perfect but should hold pretty well. One thing I have also found is the dried glue on my lace fronts almost acts like a silicone strip and prevents my wig from moving even if I don’t moisten it to reactivate the glue. Now mind you this is only on lazy days. Wink wink 😉 I still recommend removing the glue from your wigs with water after each use.

The take away here is It Stays is easy to apply easy to take off takes little time to do and it works! My kind of solution…Enjoy!


You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.

How to revitalize deflated permatease

What you’ll need:

a virgin toothbrush with firm bristles

holding spray (if your wig is synthetic, make sure it’s synthetic safe!)

a styrofoam head

T-pins

sectioning clips or bobby pins

wide-toothed comb

a small pair of sharp scissors

1. Use T-pins to pin the wig right-side-in (so the hair is facing you, not the inside of the cap) on the styrofoam head. I generally put t-pins at the nape, forehead, ear tabs, and crown. Make sure wig is nice and secure before moving on to step 2.

2. Use the wide-toothed comb to gently brush the hair back, directly off the face, to best expose any wefts on the top of the head and / or crown that you want to fluff up.

3. Use sectioning clips or bobby pins to separate the individual wefts.

4. Look on the underside of the weft, near the bottom, where it is sewn into the cap. This is where the permatease lives! Moving in small horizontal strokes, take the virgin toothbrush and “saw” back and forth with gentle pressure. This will help fluff up the permatease again.

5. Continue throughout the areas of the cap that you want to fluff up.

NOTE: It’s okay if it seems like you are fluffing things too much. You can always tame things back down at the end. “More is better” is generally the way to go when you do this.

6. Flip the wig upside-down and spritz with the hair spray. Allow to dry.

7. Remove from styrohead. Now that everything is nice and fluffy, use your fingers to style the wig as you want it to look.

8. Trim any obnoxious fly-aways with the scissors. (Carefully.)

That’s it!

This technique works particularly well with Rene of Paris and Noriko wigs. I use it on my Amal and Cameron wigs to squeak a few more months out of them, since (for example) the biggest issues with ROP wigs tend to be permatease failure issues and not the fibers getting frizzy. Give this a whirl and see if it helps you too! 🙂


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Reducing Wig Shine – by Kathleen

Hi Kathleen here with another easy peasy wig trick. This time to reduce your wigs shine. I will say on the whole I’m not adverse to some shine on my wigs. To me it looks like healthy hair. I’m reminded of all the shampoo commercials and ads I’ve seen over the years and I was always so envious of the models shiny hair 😉. There are times though when the shine is so much even I feel the need to reduce it. Above in image one is my Tony of Beverly Isla. One of my favorites and even in the very even indirect light the image on the left has quite a bit of shine. After applying some good old face powder the image on the right has virtually no shine in the same lighting situation.

I know everyone uses dry shampoo so why do I use face powder you ask? Two reasons I’ve tried dry shampoo and for me it just turned into a big mess. Too much came out (I had a hard time regulating the amount and ended up washing my wig) the smell was too strong for me and I didn’t like the feel of the wig afterwards. I wanted something easy and quick. Perusing youtube I came across this trick. Its super easy. You cannot apply too much and if you wear makeup most folks already have some laying around…Did I mention I was lazy? Lol

In the little video above I demonstrate how easy it is to apply translucent face powder….this time on my High Impact by Gabor. Afterwards I work it in with my hands and a quick light comb through with a wide tooth comb and I’m all set.

Here is High Impact in strong natural light coming from my kitchen windows and there is no shine. 😉

There is a time you want your wig to be especially shine free and that is when photos are going to be taken. A wedding for instance. The one thing you want to avoid are any flash photos. Most professional photographers don’t use a flash in the traditional sense they use a light meter so the photos they take are balanced. The ones guests etc might take using a flash you just want to avoid. Even natural bio hair will come out shiny in that instance. 🤪

Above image 6 illustrates Isla in natural indirect light after I have applied the powder. This is a photo taken from my ipad with the flash off. Absolutely no shine. Experiment with your camera. Take a few photos in different lighting conditions with and without a flash. You can always apply more powder if you aren’t happy with the results. If I know photos might be taken of me I use more powder than I normally would to thoroughly coat those wig fibers. I love the fact the powder gives my wigs more body and that my powder doesn’t smell like alot of dry shampoos do.

Above image 7 illustrates the Isla again in the same lighting conditions but this time I used my flash on my IPad. You can see the shadows on my face are minimized or flattened. You can also see the hair on Isla is still shine free. I’m impressed.

The last test is taking your “powdered” wig outside in strong direct natural sunlight. Image 8 shows Isla in very bright Georgia light (I couldn’t look up and could barely open my eyes the sun was so bright..lol) is there shine? Yes but in this instance it looks like truly healthy hair. It does not look like a wig..at least in my humble opinion it doesn’t. She still has less shine than the first before photo in image one. So the take away here if you’re in a rush or in a pinch and want to reduce your wigs shine go ahead and try your translucent face powder it’s easy peasy. Enjoy!


You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.

Making Your Part Look Realistic by Kathleen

Hi folks Kathleen here with a couple of tricks and tips on making your wig look more realistic. Image one illustrates one of my wigs after I have applied soft silicone medical tape and removed a few strategic dark hairs along the part.

Image 2 illustrates what I use. Soft Silicone Tape. You can get this at your local drugstore (I get mine at my CVS) or online. Its very soft and I can use the tape over and over again. I just take it off when I wash a wig and replace it when its dry. In a pinch I’ve even used tape from wig to wig when I’ve run out of it. It leaves no residue on your monofilament features so doesn’t damage it at all.

Image 3 illustrates where to place the tape. This is the simplest way I have found to make your part look realistic. The color mimics the color of your scalp so it will look like your wigs hair fibers are growing right out of you head. You’ll want to fiddle with the placement of the tape. Cut a piece the length you’ll need and place on the inside of your wig. Try your wig on and adjust the tape placement if you need to. Usually if I place the tape a little back from the edge of the lace front the effect will look natural. In other words the transition from your skin to the tape won’t be noticeable. I have used makeup on that transition but I have found if I just tweak where I place the tape you won’t notice the transition. I would rather not use make up if I can avoid it. It’s not great for your monofilament features.

So you might be thinking why all the fuss Kathleen? Well image 4 will hopefully answer that question. 😉 In image 4 you can easily see the grid pattern of the lace the dreaded seam between the lace front and mono part and my dark hair peeking through the lace. Still not bad but why leave well enough alone I always say. 😂

Image 5 looks a lot better right? Its really fun to do too.

Remember I said why leave well enough alone? Wellllll..I started putting more tape on my wig because I could see the monofilament if I looked close…several pieces of tape later..lol. Seriously the transition between the part and the rest of the mono top (I used my mono topped Pippa by TOB but this technique works just as well with a mono part wig) and the parted area looks even better now.
Tip: ScarAway could also be used.

I took my tweezers and with my granny glasses (magnifying/craft mirror would be even better) and under very strong task light I very carefully removed a few dark knotted hairs along the part. It didn’t need many removed. Just the ones you could really see from a few feet away. I picked the knots a couple of times with my tweezers to loosen them and then they could easily be unknotted and removed with my tweezers. Be very careful not to pull the lace.

Image 8 illustrates how natural the part looks now even just laying on a table. You can also see how far back I place the tape from the front of the lace. Basically when the knots start getting denser that’s where I place the tape.

The take away here is soft silicone tape is a foolproof/easy/anyone can do it way to make the part on your wig look more realistic. Try it it’s fun…Enjoy!


You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.