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How to Keep a Wig From Slipping on a Bald Head

Are you tired of having your wig making a disappearing act whenever you go out? We know how you feel. Slipping and sliding wigs can be embarrassing.

Whether you are a veteran of wig-wearing or a newbie looking for your first hairpiece, it is vital to know how to keep your wig from slipping on a bald head.

We'll share some hacks and give tips on how to put on a wig securely if you're bald.

How do you ensure your wig stays secure if you're bald?

Here are some surefire ways to wear a wig with confidence.

#1 Lock them down adhesives

Wig Tape

wig adhesive tape

Wig tape is your sticky sidekick. These double-sided tapes can keep your wig on lockdown even when it is windy outside. They're easy to apply:

  • cut a piece of tape

  • stick one side to your scalp

  • stick one on your wig

If you have sensitive skin, patch test double-sided tapes first to see if you get irritated.

Liquid adhesive

wig liquid adhesive

If wig tapes aren't your thing, try liquid adhesives to make your wig stay put no matter what you do. Liquid adhesives can keep your wig on your head for a week or longer. They offer a waterproof hold, ideal for bald guys who sweat or live in humid weather.

Choose a medical-grade adhesive and allow a pro to apply it for you.

#2 Wear wigs with grip technology

Today's high-end wigs feature strategically placed silicone strips placed inside your wig. These wigs can grip tightly on bare skin, so remember to shave your hair when wearing this type of wig.

You can even find a wig made from 100% silicone for that ultimate grip technology. Before buying one, ensure your skin won't get irritated due to silicone.

#3 Use a wig grip band

wig grip bands

A popular choice, wig grip bands keep your wig in place. These velvet-like headbands are adjustable and comfortable to wear. A wig grip band is also easy to clean for added convenience.

Is your wig so heavy that it causes headaches? A wig grip band can help as it redistributes the weight of the wig and relieves pressure points.

#4 Wear a wig cap

wig cap

Wig caps are thin and stretchy caps that you wear on your scalp before putting your wig on. They help protect your scalp and come in nylon, cotton, and mesh. For bald heads like ours, a wig cap can help reduce itchiness as it serves as a barrier between your scalp and hairpiece. The only problem is that a wig cap can get hot and uncomfortable with prolonged use.

#5 Use silicone sheets

If wigs with grip technology are a bit pricey, sliding silicone sheets between your wig and scalp creates the same results. Silicone sheets provide a grippy surface that a wig can stick to and are a good option if adhesives irritate. They can last as long as your wig, but they can get hot like wig caps, so you may sweat a lot while using them.

How to secure a wig on a bald head

Bald heads have an advantage when putting on wigs because there's no need to secure biological hair. Here are the steps on how to put on a wig for baldies:

Shave off the remaining hair

To get the most out of grips and adhesives, you must have a cleanly shaven head before putting on your wig. Freebird's FlexSeries is a good tool to use for shaving before cleaning your scalp.

Clean your scalp

Begin by cleaning your scalp and removing dirt and oils that can lessen the grip of adhesives or grips. Use a gentle cleanser to reduce skin irritation. Freebird's Head Cleanser is an excellent choice, especially after shaving with the FlexSeries.

Apply your chosen adhesive or grip

Next, apply your chosen adhesive, wig band, or wig cap. Adjust it to fit comfortably.

Position the wig

Now it's time to put on the wig. Hold the wig and position it so it is centered and aligned with your natural hairline.

Adjust for comfort

Use your fingers to adjust for comfort. You want a snug and not too tight fit. For newbies, practice makes perfect. You'll finish quickly and efficiently when you've done it several times.

Tips for first-time wig users

Chose the correct size

Similar to clothes, wigs come in various sizes. Choose wigs that fit your bald scalps perfectly. Wigs that are too small can cause headaches. At the same time, a wig that's too loose can slip off and slide. Measure your head before buying a wig.

Style your wig

Cut, color, and style your wig according to your preference. Consult a professional stylist who specializes in wigs.

Maintain your wig

Regular wig maintenance can prolong the lifespan of your hairpiece. Washing, shampooing, conditioning, and proper storage are good ideas and should be your routine's foundation.

Have you considered rocking the bald look?

a confident bald and bearded man

Wearing a wig is one of the solutions to maintaining your appearance when you're losing your hair.

But have you thought about the other side of the spectrum? Hair loss isn't the end of the world. While wearing a wig can mask hair loss, many have gone the other way and chosen to rock their smooth domes with confidence.

Head shaving may be the game-changer you've been waiting for.

Are you interested in learning more about this new style? You can check out our comprehensive guide on confidently accepting your baldness.

The Freebird FlexSeries shaver is also an excellent choice for your first head shaver.

The Bottom Line

Wig technology has evolved and made wearing a wig easier and more convenient. Choosing the proper method means picking one that suits your budget and preference.

Remember that there's always a head-shaving alternative if you're tired of wig maintenance and want to try a new look.

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