Ways to Keep a Wig on All Day

Many women prefer wearing wigs over their natural hair, but it can be difficult to keep a wig on all day. Whether you have a hard time keeping your human hair bundles on because of the style or because it is too heavy, there are several ways you can help keep your wig in place.

These ways include:

Use Hairpins

Use hairpins to secure sections of your own hair and then pin them flat against your head underneath the wig cap so they don’t show through the front when wearing your choice

Wear A Good Wig Cap

Using a good wig cap is an easy way to help keep your wig on all day long. It helps hold the hair in place so that you don’t have to worry about it slipping off while you’re out and about or in public places like restaurants or movie theaters where people may be talking loudly around you.

Make Sure the Cap Fits Properly

You want the cap to fit as snugly as possible so that it holds the hair securely in place without slipping off too easily. To do this properly, measure the circumference of your head with a measuring tape and choose a wig cap that matches this measurement exactly as the measurement you got.

Use a silk cap to secure your wig

The cap is made of thin material and fits snugly around your head. It will keep your wig in place so that it does not shift or move around while you wear it. The cap should be comfortable enough for you to forget that you even have it on, but tight enough to keep your hair secure.

Wear elastics at the nape of your neck

You can also wear these elastics underneath the ponytail if you’re wearing one. These will hold down any stray hairs in place so they don’t come loose and fall out during the day. If your wig has bangs, then use bobby pins to secure them in place as well.

Alternatively, you can also:

  • Apply a thin layer of adhesive along the edges of your hairline and hairline only, directly under your scalp.
  • Smooth down any stray hairs into place with your fingers or a brush. Be sure not to get any glue onto any part of your skin!
  • Let the glue dry completely before wearing your wig; usually this takes about ten minutes at room temperature or two hours if you put it in the microwave for 30 seconds (just make sure it’s not too hot!) The glue should be dry enough when it feels tacky but does not stick to anything when you touch it (including skin).


For serious wig wearers, the key is to practice. Practice going out in your wig so much that the wig becomes like a part of you; like an extra layer of skin. You will find that the more time you spend in your wig, the easier it will be to keep it on. It’s just a matter of conditioning yourself. Whether you’re dealing with people face-to-face or using social media, it pays to be prepared. You don’t have to resign yourself to forcing a smile and hoping for the best; there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure that your wig stays put without sacrificing your own self-respect. And while they may not be easy, they’re simple—and that makes it worth trying.