Making Your Part Look Realistic by Kathleen

January 15, 2020 13 Comments

Making Your Part Look Realistic by Kathleen

Hi folks Kathleen here with a couple of tricks and tips on making your wig look more realistic. Image one illustrates one of my wigs after I have applied soft silicone medical tape and removed a few strategic dark hairs along the part. Image 2 illustrates what I use. Soft Silicone Tape. You can get this at your local drugstore or online. It is very soft and I can use the tape over and over again. I just take it off when I wash a wig and replace it when its dry. In a pinch, I’ve even used tape from wig to wig when I’ve run out of it. It leaves no residue on your monofilament features so it doesn't damage it at all. Image 3 illustrates where to place the tape. This is the simplest way I have found to make your part look realistic. The color mimics the color of your scalp so it will look like your wigs hair fibers are growing right out of your head. You’ll want to fiddle with the placement of the tape. Cut a piece of the length you’ll need and place it on the inside of your wig. Try your wig on and adjust the tape placement if you need to. Usually if I place the tape a little back from the edge of the lace front the effect will look natural. In other words, the transition from your skin to the tape won’t be noticeable. I have used makeup on that transition but I have found if I just tweak where I place the tape you won’t notice the transition. I would rather not use makeup if I can avoid it. It’s not great for your monofilament features. So you might be thinking why all the fuss Kathleen? Well, image 4 will hopefully answer that question. 😉 In image 4 you can easily see the grid pattern of the lace the dreaded seam between the lace front and mono part and my dark hair peeking through the lace. Still not bad but why leave well enough alone I always say. 😂 Image 5 looks a lot better, right? It's really fun to do too.   Remember I said why leave well enough alone? Wellllll...I started putting more tape on my wig because I could see the monofilament if I looked close...several pieces of tape later..lol. Seriously the transition between the part and the rest of the mono top and the parted area looks even better now. Tip: ScarAway could also be used. I took my tweezers and with my granny glasses (magnifying/craft mirror would be even better) and under very strong task light I very carefully removed a few dark knotted hairs along the part. It didn't need many removed. Just the ones you could really see from a few feet away. I picked the knots a couple of times with my tweezers to loosen them and then they could easily be unknotted and removed with my tweezers. Be very careful not to pull the lace. Image 8 illustrates how natural the part looks now even just laying on a table. You can also see how far back I place the tape from the front of the lace. Basically, when the knots start getting denser that’s where I place the tape.

 The take away here is soft silicone tape is a foolproof/easy/anyone can do it way to make the part of your wig look more realistic. Try it it’s fun...Enjoy!




13 Responses

Sunny
Sunny

June 30, 2020

Does the tape have to be replaced after shampooing, or is it one and done?
Just concerned about retapping🧐

Kathleen
Kathleen

June 27, 2020

Hi Susan…thanks for a great question ….you are correct,.the opacity and the color of this tape will make that dreaded seam between your lace front and mono part or mono top disappear. It works so well. Take care -Kathleen CW

Susan
Susan

June 27, 2020

One last question….The “dreaded seam between lace front and mono top”…..All you did was place the tape in the part line? You didn’t do anything particular to that dreaded seam? I have that problem with a couple wigs and one in particular is Lady Latte in Bombshell blonde. It sticks out like a sore thumb. Thanks for clarification.

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan

March 10, 2020

Hi Michelle….you’re most welcome…it’ll make a big difference…have fun. 🙋-best Kathleen CW

michelle
michelle

March 10, 2020

Thanks so much for the info! I can’t wait to try this :D

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan

January 21, 2020

Hi Anneka…Thanks! This is a Tony of Beverly wig that CysterWigs no longer carries. For comparable style and colors I would encourage you to reach out to our CCHD for “Irish” red bobs. They are the best 🙋- KathleenCW
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anneke harris
anneke harris

January 21, 2020

Thank you for the great tip. What color and style are you wearing?. it looks fantastic on you

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan

January 20, 2020

Lol Lydia you crack me up..glad to help…this tip is easy peasy as well 😉🙋- Kathleen CW

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan

January 20, 2020

Oh that’s wonderful news Stacey..I’m so glad it worked for you..thanks for your feedback 🙋- Kathleen CW

Lydia  Strickland
Lydia Strickland

January 20, 2020

Thank you so much, Kathleen. I desperately needed this information. (I’m so dramatic.;-)

Stacey
Stacey

January 20, 2020

I followed your suggestion and put the silicone tape in the parts of 2 of my wigs and they look awesome now.

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan

January 16, 2020

Thanks Terri..I’m glad to help. Best Kathleen

Terri
Terri

January 16, 2020

How timely! I was just going to do a search about this. Appreciate all your tips Kathleen:)

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