How to Pin Curl Your Hair for Wigs


Pin curls are commonly used to hold hair in place while wearing a wig. The pin curl prevents the hair from showing beyond the seams of the wig. It also keeps the hair close to the head so that the wig fits firmly against the scalp. These curls are fashionable to wear outside of wigs, as well. Practicing a simple technique for creating and securing the curls will help train you to prepare your hair for wearing a wig.

Things You'll Need

  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Spray bottle
  • Bobby pins
  • Wig cap
  • Wig

Part your hair with a fine-toothed comb.

Select a 1-inch section of hair and work the comb through it until it glides from the scalp to the ends with ease.

Spritz the section of hair with water from a spray bottle. Mist, rather than dampen, the hair.

Beginning with the ends of the hair section, wrap the hair around your index finger. This will be the formation of the curl. Try to keep each revolution even and circular, rather than oval.

Take your other index finger and slide the coiled hair from the bottom of the hair-covered finger toward the scalp.

Press the curl against the scalp and secure with a bobby pin. Add an additional pin in a crisscross fashion for better hold. These are thinner than clips and will not show through the wig.

Begin the curls toward the bottom front of the head and work your way, horizontally, around the head. When you reach the other side, move up to the next section and continue to work your way back again, until all of your natural hair is pinned in curls.

Insert both of your hands inside of a wig cap and place over your head to cover the curls. Apply your wig.

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