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How to Put On a Wig

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

When I first lost my hair and started down the path of getting a wig, I found it humorous that practically everything about a wig was foreign …. Right down to how to put it on! Something so elementary, yet so difficult.


I want to start off with the basics of the wig itself … front, back (nape), sides (ear tabs). The front of your wig can be made from a variety of different material depending on your wigs, ranging from lace front to machine made. The back of your wig, also called the nape, is typically where the tag is located. The sides are where the ear tabs are located. Each ear tab should line up with your ears.