A couple of weeks ago, I broke the internet when I posted a few pics with my half up half down half wig look (many thanks to y’all who made me feel like a celebrity).
Since that time, I’ve received lots of requests to share a tutorial on how I achieved the look. The great news is that when you ask, I deliver!
That being said, this week’s Pretty Wednesday demonstrates how to achieve the half up half down half wig look.
Why I Think You Should Try It
I’m a fan of this look for more reasons than one:
- great lazy-do when I’m not in the mood to wrestle with my hair
- perfect for weeks when I want to change up my look but balling on a budget (average wig is under $30.00)
- ideal for days when I am on the go as this look takes less than 10-15 minutes to achieve
You’ve got to try it out because I think you’ll be a fan of this look for all the same reasons.
Get the Look: Step by Step Guide to Half Up Half Down Half Wig Style
First, part your hair into an up-down look, leaving the majority of your hair down in the back with a small portion pulled up into a high pony in the front.
Once you’ve completed this step, you can twist or braid the back portion of your hair into small sections which lay flat under your wig. However, if I’m honest, on super lazy days I am most likely to create a tight bun and pin it down since the fullness of the hair makes lumps less noticeable. Note that this technique only works with big full wigs. Should you use a wig with a straighter texture of hair, the look will likely appear lumpy and disorganized if you fail to twist or braid your hair prior to putting the wig on.
After you’ve made a tight bun or braided the back of your hair, you’ll use the combs in the half wig to install the wig to the back half of your hair. Adjust the wig until it feels comfortable, using bobby pins to secure the hair to your liking.
Since I have lots of hair, I generally use edge control to create a sleek top knot which is brushed and blended hide the beginning of the half wig.
Short Hair or Texture Difference Technique Variation
If you have short hair or generally feel uncomfortable with the variance in the texture of the wig with your natural hair, I suggest parting a small portion of the half wig and combining it into your ponytail. Once you’ve achieved the ponytail. Twist the hair into a top knot, using bobby pins to secure the look.
Check out this video for more on this variation of the technique.
Use the edge control to slick down fly-aways and adjust baby hair and voila! Your diva transformation is complete.
I discarded the packaging for the wig pictured here prior to the high demand for deets. Nonetheless, here are my recommendations for similar wig styles you should consider. I absolutely stand by the Outre brand.
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