Long Natural Hair

Having long natural hair does not preclude you from having fun with wigs. Because there is such a vast selection of wigs, you can switch up your appearance to reflect how you are feeling at any given moment. Wigs provide an excellent chance to try out new colours and cuts. If you have long locks, you may not be familiar with placing a wig on long hair, which may have been a challenge for you. As a result, we are here to assist you! We have identified the most effective approaches to wearing a long-haired wig. Why not give each one a go and see which appeals to you the most? So, let us get started!

Method 1: Wrapping Braids Around Your Head

When you have long natural hair, one of the best things you can do is create braid outs. These will lay down your hair and give it a smooth texture. In addition, they will help to keep your wig in place throughout the day without any issues. To achieve this look, here are the steps that you need to follow:

Depending on how thick your hair is, divide it into two or four sections:

thick your hair

If your hair is thinner, then 2 sections will suffice. However, if your hair is thicker, then you should opt for 4 sections.

Braid each section loosely:

Braid each section loosely

Begin the braids at the base of your scalp. If you're making two braids, start each one behind your ears. Divide the hair into three portions for braiding: left, center, and right. Bring the right over the centre, creating the middle part. Bring the leftover to the centre, creating the middle portion. Continue alternating back and forth until the hair is braided down. Use a little hair tie to secure it.

Wrap 1 braid around your head:

braid around

Wrap one of the braids you just fashioned around the top of your head, then fasten it with a bobby pin at the back. Wrap the braid up and toward the front of your head until the whole braid rests on your scalp. Stop wrapping a few finger-lengths away from the front of your head, however, so the braid doesn't show through the front of the wig. Once the braid is completely wrapped, secure it with bobby pins around it.

Position the other braids around your head:


Wrap the second braid in the back in the other direction, right behind the first braid. Pin it in place with bobby pins as you go, completing the wrap around the front as you did with the other braid. Do not overlap braids, as this will result in lumps. If you have four braids, wrap the remaining braids around your hair and pin them in place. Hairpins, which are bigger than bobby pins, may also be used instead of bobby pins if you're having difficulties keeping your hair in place.

Method 2: Making Cornrows

Cornrows are the way to go when you want a solution that will last for an extended period. This style can be achieved by following these steps:

Use a comb to divide the hair into small rows one at a time:

comb to divide the hair

Create a part in a tiny section of your hair by drawing a line from front to back down the length of your scalp. Beginning on one side of your head, go over to the other. The width of the portion of hair should not be any wider than roughly 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.1 cm).

Begin the cornrow braids by dividing an area into 3 small sections:

cornrow braids

You should begin at the front of your scalp with one row, then divide the row into three even portions starting from the very front part of the row. Move the right portion beneath the centre section to switch positions; this will make the right section the middle section. To make the left into the centre area, you must pass it beneath the middle.

Add hair to each side of the braid:

hair to each side of the braid

Bring the hair from the row you're working on across to the right part of the row. You should also add hair to the left row you are working on. This is very similar to a French braid, except you will be working it under the cornrows instead of combing the hair over the cornrows. You simply need to add the next small piece of hair, which is around half an inch (1.3 centimeters) at the most.

Continue braiding down the section, then secure it with a hair tie:

Continue braiding down the section

Continue braiding along the thread of hair you've formed in the previous step. When you get to the bottom of your scalp, add whatever hair is left in that region to the braid. From there, continue braiding your hair as you usually would. Put a little hair tie around it so that it stays in place. Use a hair tie as tiny as possible to avoid creating lumps in your hair.

Repeat in small sections across your scalp:

Repeat in small sections across your scalp

Continue to separate your hair into little portions and braid them as you work your way from side to side. When you are completed, the braids should look like a series of clean rows that go from the front of your head to the back of your hairline. Put a hair tie over each one to secure it.

Pin the braids up into your hair:

Pin the braids up into your hair

After you have twisted together a few of the tails, wrap them over the back of your head around where the scalp meets the skull. Use huge bobby pins to secure their position where they belong. Repeat the process with the remaining braid tails, taking care not to overlap them. You may pin each of the braid tails separately if the tails of your braid are really thick.

Method 3: Putting on the Wig

When you want to achieve the look of cornrows without actually having to put them in, you can always opt for a hd lace wig which can offer a realistic look. This is a great option for those who want to try out the style without commitment and those with thinner hair that may need help to pull off the real thing. Here's how to do it:

Pull a wig cap over your head:

Pull a wig cap over your head

These typically feature two holes, one of which has an elastic rim around it. Put your head through both of the openings in the cap so that it may be worn around your neck. You will need to rearrange the cap so that the elastic will be towards the front of your scalp when you draw it up. This will cause the bulk of the cap to be positioned at the back of your head. One wig cap is designed to fit like a winter hat, with only a single hole extending all the way around the wearer's skull. Pull it on so that it covers your whole head of hair at once.

Draw the cap over your head:

Draw the cap over your head

You should pull the rear of the cap, which is the side that does not have elastic, up over your hair. Continue drawing it until it reaches the very back of your head. Be careful to only pull the edge of the elastic at the front of your scalp when you do this.

Tuck the hair in the front:

Tuck the hair in the front

After tucking your sideburns with your fingers beneath the front border of the wig cap, pull the elastic section of the cap behind your ears. Check that the front border is evenly distributed over the front of your hair and secure it if necessary. If you have the other kind of wig cap, use your fingers to tuck any stray hairs up under the wig. This is only necessary if you have the other type of wig cap.

Pull the bottom half of the wig cap up over the back of your hair:

Pull the bottom half of the wig cap up over the back of your hair

Draw up the rear half of the wig cap from the base of your head, keeping the elastic in place all around the border of your scalp. As you draw up, the rear end of the wig should extend, and you'll have the back hole in your hand. Draw the cap's end up to your crown and attach it using bobby pins or a hair clip. In other words, you'll close the back hole by pulling it out like a sock or a stocking cap and joining the end to the top of your head.

Stretch the wig over your head:

Stretch the wig over your head

Stretch the elastic band around the wig's edge using your fingertips. Pull it on over your braids, tucking them entirely below. Lift up some of the wig hair and insert bobby pins into the mesh to secure the wig to your head. If desired, fix the wig's edge with double-sided fashion tape. You may glue it on if you want to wear a wig for an extended period. If this is your first time doing it, you should have a professional teach you how since you don't want the glue in your hair. In addition, ask the stylist for product advice to ensure you use the proper adhesive.

In a Nutshell

This guide helped explain how to wear a hd lace wig if you have long natural hair! If you found this information valuable, share it with your friends who may also be interested. And remember, we're always here to help if you need an extra hand. Happy styling!