Wearing a wig cap is an essential step in achieving a flawless and secure wig application. One popular method is the "Bald Cap Method," which provides a smooth foundation for your wig, ensuring a natural look and comfortable fit. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps of putting on a wig cap using the Bald Cap Method.
How to Put On a Wig Cap: Bald Cap Method
If you have natural hair, it's important to find an effective method to keep it flat against your head. This ensures a smoother application of your wig cap, resulting in a more natural look and enhanced comfort.
One effective way to flatten your hair is by plaiting it, with a cornrow braiding style being particularly advantageous. Cornrows, characterized by their tight and close-to-the-scalp design, help eliminate any unevenness or bumps.
For convenience, consider dividing your hair into four sections and creating four braids. This method is suitable for hair of any length. If your hair is longer, wrap the additional braided hair around your head and secure it with bobby pins. Another option is to use a small amount of water to further smooth down your hair.
On the other hand, if you have a bald scalp, the process of putting on a wig cap becomes more straightforward. In this case, you don't need to concern yourself with smoothing or concealing hair, simplifying the overall application process.
1. Select a suitable bald cap: Choose a bald cap that closely matches your complexion. You can use knee-high pantyhose socks, as they are sturdy, stretchy, and come in a wider range of complexions.
Knee-high socks are generally made from thicker, more durable material compared to traditional stocking caps. This makes them less prone to tearing or ripping during the installation process. Moreover, knee-high socks have good elasticity, allowing them to stretch and fit comfortably on different head sizes. The stretchiness helps to create a secure and snug base for the wig, preventing it from slipping or moving.
2. Prep your edges: Apply some gel, like the Got2B gel, to lay down your natural hair edges smoothly. Use a brush to apply the gel and a blow dryer on the cool setting to dry it.
3. Put on the bald cap: Place the bald cap over your head, ensuring that it covers your hairline and that the parting aligns with where your wig's lace will be. Pull the cap forward for a flat and thin front.
4. Secure the cap: Use a suitable adhesive spray like the Got2B Freeze Blast Spray or Wig Grip to secure the cap to your head. Apply a few layers, allowing each layer to dry completely before proceeding to the next.
5. Cut excess cap and sew if necessary: Using small, precise scissors, cut off the excess cap around your hairline. If needed, secure the back end of the cap by sewing it using a needle and thread.
6. Prepare the wig: Apply foundation along the lace of the wig for a seamless blend. You can use a mixture of foundation shades to match your skin tone.
7. Apply adhesive: Apply an adhesive like the Bold Hold Glue to the areas where the lace of the frontal wig or 360 lace wig will be placed. Use a brow razor or the bottom end of a brow razor to apply the adhesive.
8. Place the wig: Gently slide the wig onto your head, aligning the lace with the glued areas. Avoid placing the lace behind the glue to prevent a visible line of demarcation.