How To Pluck A Wig

Plucking hairline is one of the fabulous way to make your wig looks realistic and achieve a seamless appearance. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of plucking a human hair wig, ensuring that blends seamlessly with your own hair.


Why Do You Pluck Wigs

When you receive your brand new wig and take straight out of the box, they often have a dense and uniform hairline, which looks fake and very unnatural. By plucking the wig, you can achieve a hairline that mimics the irregularity and variation found in natural human hairlines, resulting in a more realistic appearance. Moreover, plucking extra hair strands can also improve the comfort of wearing a lace wig. By reducing the hair density at the hairline, it allows more air circulation, which can prevent excessive sweating and discomfort that may arise from a dense hairline.

How to Pluck a Wig

Plucking a lace front wig is a skill and decompression process that takes practice and patience. It's hard to turn back when you open the bow. Remember, take your work gradually and be careful. Enjoy the process and have fun with customizing your unique wig. Here are step-by-step operations:

Tools You May Need

A wig stand or a mannequin head
T-pins to secure the wig in place
A hot comb(optional)
A pair of slant tip tweezers
White napkins
A magnifying mirror (optional, but helpful for precision)

STEP 1: Place Your Wig Properly

Place the wig on a wig head or a mannequin head, if using a mannequin head, secure it using T-pins. Put a white napkin or kitchen towel on top of your wig stand. Cause having some ting white under your wig helps you see the knots very well and seeing the knots essential for not over plucking. You also need to make sure that you have the wig centered to the middle your wig stand. Use a hot comb just to press back to your hairline, this can make you see what you are doing with clearly. If you do not have a hot comb or do not prefer using that, you can also plucking the hair wet.

STEP 2: Start Plucking

Go ahead and just part the hair down in the middle, this helps you keep in mind where your middle part is and to help you work in sections. Use the slant-tip tweezers to choose your hair strands. First, pull out the first line of hair in the hairline, go in with tweezers, and start to pluck a line. Make sure to pull the knots from the roots, remember you are not pulling the hair, you are pulling out the knots. Do not pluck in the same area, it will cause you to get a bald spot. Take breaks if needed to avoid straining your eyes or becoming fatigued.

STEP 3: Pluck with Precision

Once you have done plucking behind your hairline, again push your hair back with a hot comb. Pluck the finally the front line, pluck it very sparsely. If you like the effect of baby hair, you can pluck behind the front, just to probably thin it out some more and to make little more gaps, but not pluck the front. If you pluck too much of the front, you won't have any baby hairs yo play with. When you have achieved the desired hairline density, apply the wig to see how it looks on your head. Use a mirror to check for any areas that may need further plucking. If necessary, make minor adjustments to create a seamless blend between your own hairline and the wig's hairline.

Tips You Need to Know

1. Many customers ask if they need to wet their hair before plucking. Because wet hair is easier to part even layer. For beginners, we recommend plucking the hair dry, because it can visually see the thickness effect of the hair instantly. When it's wet, it will look different when it dries, and you may accidentally pluck too much or too little.

2. You can search for a real natural hairline picture on the Internet in advance or take a photo of your natural hairline, and use these pictures as a reference when plucking wig hair.

3. If you are a little afraid to start or are afraid of making mistakes, you can use a magnifying glass to carefully pluck the hairs at the beginning, and you will get used to this plucking process after a few repetitions.

How Long Does It Take to Pluck a Wig

On average, plucking a wig can take about from around 30 minutes to an hour. However, it's important to prioritize precision and patience over speed. Rushing the process can lead to mistakes or uneven results. There are indeed some difficulties if you are a wig beginner. Don’t worry, not all wigs require you to pluck. Considering the voice and convenience of consumers, now OQ Hair has launched a new pre-plucked wig collection, if you are interested, you can take a look at OQ online wig store.

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Final Word

By following these step-by-step instructions and exercising patience, you can master the art of human hair wig plucking. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if it takes time to achieve the desired results.

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