How to Fit Thick and Long Hair under A Wig

Wigs are becoming normalized and used by an increasing number of people as a means of being pretty and fashionable. You can easily change your hairstyle from short hair to long hair, or from straight hair to curly hair. And multiple hair colors are also available for your selection. You can choose human hair wigs or synthetic wigs as per your budget. Many people without hair loss issues also throw themselves into the wig world. But those who have long and thick hair may feel struggled when it comes to wearing a wig. Here we’re going to introduce you several measures to fit thick and long hair under a wig. You’ll surely find the method that works for you better.


Braiding your hair is an effective way to hide all your hair under a wig. It may cause certain lumps and bumps and not ensure 100% flatness. But it protect your own hair from falling out of place and it look relatively natural when you put on the wig. You could braid your own hair in several styles, but you need to minimize the bumps caused by braiding. If you do not get rid of those bumps, you’ll get a bulky, strange look and feel uncomfortable all the time. French braid is the most common style that wig wearers choose to create a flat effect. Detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1: Start by separating your hair right down the middle and you get two sections. If your hair is too thick, you can separate your into four sections with even hair volume.

Step 2: Braid each section loosely and start the braid from the area near your scalp. Too tight braids may cause lumps easily. French braid should be familiar with most people. If you are not one of them, try to find videos on YouTube to teach you how to braid. After braiding your hair all the way down, secure it with a hair tie.

Step 3: When the braiding of all the sections is done, wrap the braids around the front of your head or the back of your head. Then secure the braids with bobby pins. Wrapping your braids at the front of your head seems to catch and hold the wig on better, but it appears to be more noticeable. You can put the braids wherever you want. Just make sure it’s as flat as possible.

Step 4: If you have two braids on each side, wrap them around your head one by one. Continue wrapping until all the braids rest against your scalp. Besides, if you choose to wrap the braids in front of your head, remember to secure the braids a certain distance from your hairline. Otherwise it may reveal your braids under the wig and looks unnatural. Also overlapping braids will cause lumps either.

Step 5: The last step is to wear the wig. If you want to avoid the wig touching your own hair, you can wear a wig cap. Braids makes it easy for you to put on your wig as it helps hold the wig and prevent the wig from sliding off.

Low ponytail

Without spending time on braiding or making cornrows, it’s the easiest way to put all your thick and long hair under a wig. With a simple ponytail, you can tuck all your hair into one or two wig caps. But tucking your hair into wig cap can easily cause tangling and result in a big bump at the back of your head if not doing properly. As long as you handle this method well, it could save you plenty of time to hide your hair under a wig.

Step 1: Start brushing your hair with a comb and then applying a decent amount of got2be glue gel all along your hair front. Get it obviously as flat as humanly possible and make sure all your hair is back, including all the little flyaways.

Step 2: Smooth your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie and make it super tight without it being too uncomfortable.

Step 3: Take the end of the ponytail and pull it up over your head. And then pull a wig cap over your head. Make sure the front of the wig cap covers your own hairline, like you normally would do it.

Step 4: Tuck all your hair under the wig cap including your sideburns. Then stick your fingers under the cap to flatten any bumps and try to evenly distribute your hair under the cap.

Step 5: Then it’s time to put your wig on. When you put on the wig, you could feel there is a nub at the base of your ponytail, which can help further secure the wig onto your head. Adjust the location of your wig and create a realistic hairline.


Making cornrows is the most troublesome and time-consuming method to hide your long and thick hair under a wig. But it allows for a flatter surface than braided hair and will be less bulky or lumpy under the wig. Besides cornrow hairstyle will leave certain scalp area exposed. If you want to avoid direct contact between the scalp and the wig, you can wear a wig cap to protect your scalp. Doing cornrows maybe a little hard for beginners. You’ll certainly make it with correct steps and more practice.

Step 1: Use a rat-tail comb to divide your hair into small rows from front to back. Make sure not to grab too much hair at a time.

Step 2: Start with one small row at the front of your scalp and divide it into three small sections. Pass the right section under the middle section, making it the middle section. Pass the left under the middle, making it the middle section. Pull in hair to the right section from the row you're working on. Add hair to the left side, also from the row you're working on. It’s pretty much like a French braid.

Step 3: Keep braiding down the small row of the hair. When you reach the base of your scalp,  add any hair left in that section to the braid and make a regular braid. Then secure it with a small hair tie so it won’t create bumps.

Step 4: Repeat the braiding process until all your hair become neat braided rows. Wrap the braid tails around the back of your head individually and secure them with bobby pins separately. Do not overlap them in case of big bumps.

Step 5: The last step is nothing different from other measures to fit your long and thick hair under a wig: to put on the wig. You can choose to wear a wig cap or not. It’s up to your choice. Then follow normal procedure to adjust the wig and hide all hair into the wig.

Wigs are awesome, but they can be hard to wear with long and thick hair. The point of fitting all your hair into a wig is to reduce bumps and make your hair lay as flat as possible. This blog offers you three ways to tuck and hide all that long and thick hair so you can wear a wig with comfort! If your hair is down to the waist and relatively thick, come and try these methods and you’ll find the one that works perfectly for you. Even if you don’t have long and thick hair, these measures can also be helpful. Comment below to share your ideas with us.

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