How To Cut A Wig

How To Cut A Wig

Do you have a wig you would like to cut to make it more natural or just want to switch up to a new style? Whether you have a human hair wig or synthetic wig, well, we’ve got the answers on how you can cut it. 

There are other reasons why you may want to cut a wig. Due to damage, styling, etc. Whatever the reason is, this post will tell you how to go about it. 


First, let's see the tools you will need to easily cut a wig.

Tools you will need when cutting a wig

Surprisingly, the tools you need to get are few to cut a wig. In most cases, you only need a wig stand, comb, and a shear.

Tools You Will Need When Cutting a Wig

Depending on what you wish to achieve, you may need other tools and products listed below.

1. Scissors or shears

2. Comb

3. Wig Stand

4. A clipper

5. A razor comb or thinning shears

6. Rat tail comb

7. Tape rules

8. Hair tie

9. Hair straightener

10. Hair clips

11. Heat protectant 

Step-by-step guide to cutting your wig

Now that you have your tools ready, let's get into the step-by-step process of cutting a wig:

Step 1: Prepare the wig
Start by placing the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to keep it steady while you work. This will make it easier to see the wig's shape and ensure a more precise cut.

Step 2: Determine the desired length
Decide how much length you want to take off the wig. It's always better to start with a longer length and gradually trim more if needed. Remember, you can always cut more, but you can't add hair back once it's been cut.

Step 3: Section the wig
Using clips or hair ties, section off the wig into manageable parts. This will help you work on one section at a time and prevent any accidental cutting of other areas.

Step 4: Trim the wig
Starting with one section at a time, comb through the hair and hold it between your fingers at the desired length. Use the scissors to make small, precise cuts, following the shape of your fingers. Remember to cut small amounts at a time and regularly check the length to avoid any mistakes.

Step 5: Blend and style
Once you've achieved your desired length, remove the clips or hair ties and comb through the wig to blend the newly cut sections with the rest of the hair. If needed, use styling products to set the style in place and add any finishing touches.

Tips that help when cutting a wig

1. If you are a beginner, cut in sections. Sincerely, everyone finds it much easier to work in sections. It’s easy to find clips at stores. So, purchase as much as you like and leverage them. Cut those sections, clip them, and work bit by bit. 

2. Get the right tools. You’ll be surprised as to how much the right tools can help. For instance, using small scissors for layering will be more helpful than using any other. With that in mind, you will want to get the right one. The same goes for other products.

3. Follow closely the steps above. You are less likely to make mistakes if you follow the steps listed. 

Styling made easy

Cutting a wig may seem intimidating at first, but with the right tools and a little practice, you can become a pro at achieving the perfect cut. Remember to take your time, start with small cuts, and regularly check the length to ensure you achieve the desired result. With your newfound wig-cutting skills, you'll be able to create customized looks that perfectly suit your style and personality. So go ahead, grab those scissors, and unleash your inner hairstylist! 



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