So you’ve made a wig or put one on and it’s lumpy and bumpy. What do you do? Don’t worry; I have you covered. Keep reading for 5 EASY tips to make your wig lay FLAT!
Every flat install has to start with a good base. In this case, I’m referring to your braids. Whether it’s a sew in, quick weave, or wig, you want to make sure your hair is as flat as possible underneath. For those of you who have short hair, you can more than likely get away with just molding your hair down with gel or a molding agent. However, for everyone else, it’s vital that you have neat, relatively small, and uniformed braids underneath your install.
If you put on a jacket that’s too big, it’s going to be lumpy, saggy, and ill fitting right? The same goes for your wig. Make sure the unit is sized for your head! This is why I like to make my own wigs. I do, however, realize not everyone has the patience or know-how to do that. If you’d like to contact me about a custom unit, please DM me or leave a comment below.
One thing I see a lot of women do is undervalue the present day need for a hot comb. I know plenty of us have horror stories from our childhood. However, mama doesn’t have the comb anymore; we do. I’ve used an electric comb and a stove comb. Of course the stove comb performs better due to the higher heat output. However, either will work. Run the hot comb along the top and the edges of your HUMAN HAIR wig. Be sure to use caution so you do not burn yourself.
Another oldie but goodie is the flat iron. Flat ironing your hair from root to tip, even if you’re curling it, can really help the hair to lay flat. If you’re not familiar with the chase method, GET FAMILIAR! It’s the best to ensure the heat is evenly distributed throughout each strand of hair.
If you’re constructing your own unit, or someone is doing it on your behalf, it’s important to be sure the stitching is neat. If the tracks aren’t laying flat when they’re being sewn on to your cap, the unit will not lay flush against your head!
How do you get your unit to lay flat? Leave a comment down below!