How to Pluck Hair Wigs?
If you love wearing hair wigs, you are probably aware of how much effort it takes to make them look as natural as your real hair. So that no one wonders if it is accurate or not. One way to make your hair wig look completely natural is by plucking it.
Plucking a wig involves using tweezers to remove excess hair from the hairline of the lace-front wig. Most human hair wigs on the market today have been pre-plucked by stylists to save you time and effort. If not, you can easily pluck a lace-front wig on your own to avoid it looking fake.
From why you should pluck a wig to which sorts of wigs you should pluck and how here is the complete guide we have outlined to help you achieve a seamless and sleek wig that you can flaunt every day and everywhere.
Why Should You Pluck a Hair Wig?
If you do not have a pre-plucked wig, you will notice the super straight hairline of your wig, which appears oddly unnatural. You may have also noticed that your natural hairline has some hair strands growing around it.
To get rid of a straight hairline and achieve a natural one, plucking your hair wig is a must.
Can I Pluck Different Types of Wigs?
One of the most common confusions about wigs is whether or not different types of wigs can be plucked. To help you understand this better, here are the different types of wigs that you can pluck:
1. Human Hair Wigs
Human hair wigs can be plucked, albeit they require a bit more maintenance than other wigs. Just make sure you wash your human hair wigs carefully, so they last as long as possible.
2. Synthetic Hair Wigs
You can also pluck synthetic hair wigs, but they will not look as natural as human hair wigs. Plucking them would be similar to plucking other wigs, but the results would differ.
Here’s How to Pluck a Wig
Now that you know what types of hair wigs can be plucked and why to let’s move on to how to pluck a wig. But first, make sure you have all of the tools you will need for plucking, i.e.
- A wig
- A wig head or stand
- A rattail comb
Step 1: Bleaching the Knots
If you look inside your lace-front wig, you will find a series of small black dots that look out of place against your scalp. Bleaching those knots to match your natural scalp tone is an excellent way to go.
In a mixing bowl, mix the wig-friendly bleach powder and the developer and carefully apply it to the tiny dots at the base of the wig. Allow the bleach to rest for 30 to 45 minutes before rinsing. If you are unsure about bleaching your wig yourself, it is best to seek the help of a professional.
Remember that this step is optional; you can skip it and simply apply the foundation inside the lace to conceal the knots before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Put Your Hair Wig on the Wig Stand
Place your wig on the wig stand and secure it using T-pins. This way, the wig will be securely in place and won’t slide off.
Step 3: Untangle All the Knots
With the help of a rattail comb, remove all the knots and tangles from the wig gently, pulling them away from your hairline to avoid them later.
Step 4: Start Plucking
Now start plucking hair strands away from your face. Start at the hairline above the ear and work your way to the other end. Keep your strokes quick and your movements delicate to avoid pulling too many hairs, leading to bald spots.
Your goal here is to make your frontal hairline less bulky. Be careful while plucking since you do not want to over-pluck. If you over-pluck, there would be no turning back, and you would be left with a ruined wig.
Step 5: Pluck the Additional Layers As well
When you are done plucking the wig’s hairline, do not forget about the front layers. If you only pluck the hairline and leave the frontal layers untouched, the result will be dense and unnatural.
So, going from ear to ear, separate a thin section of your hair and pluck it as well. The goal is the same here: less bulky but not bald.
After you have plucked everything, brush out the excess hair and voila – enjoy your natural-looking hair wig.
Now that you know everything there is to know about plucking keep in mind that the key to having a perfectly plucked wig is to be patient and careful.
By following this guide, you can pluck, style, and enjoy your wig that looks exactly like your natural hair.