How To Pluck A Wig?

Written by jinhua liu


Posted on July 14 2023

When wearing a wig, no one wants their wig to look "wiggy". Therefore, it is important to let the wig look natural. One of the best ways to do this is by plucking the wig. Wig plucking is the process of using tweezers to gently remove the hair around the hairline and where the wig separates. This means you can tailor your hairline specifically to your natural hair. If you're not sure how, read on for tips on how to pluck a wig.

Why should you pluck a wig?

When it comes to lace front wigs, it's the hairline that matters most. Plucking a wig is the process of using tweezers to remove excess hair around the hairline of a lace front wig. The hairline of unplucked wigs is usually very straight, which looks very unnatural. If you look at your natural hairline, you will notice that the hairs are not all the same length. This is because new hairs are growing all the time. Therefore, it is very necessary to pull out the wig to make it look as natural as your natural hair.


How to pluck a wig?

Put your wig on the wig stand

First, attach the wig to the mannequin head. This will ensure that your wig stays secure and does not slip during the plucking process. Otherwise, your hairline may become distorted. You can decide whether to pluck dry or wet, it's all about personal preference.

Brush the hair

Comb through the entire wig making sure there are no tangles or knots to make the process easier. Then, comb your hair back, pulling your hair back from your hairline and preparing it for plucking.

Start to pluck the wig

Grab the tweezers with your dominant hand, and start plucking the hair from your face in quick motion. We recommend that you start at the hairline above the ears and work your way down the middle of the wig. This process may take a while. It's best to pluck slowly and gently, if you pluck too much there's no going back. You also want to make sure you're plucking the hair, not the lace. If you use tweezers to insert the lace, you may end up tearing it.

Different layers of the hairline

Remember, when you pluck your hair, you're not just plucking the hairline near your forehead. The goal is to make the entire front of the wig look less bushy, so you'll need to pluck a few layers of hair. So when you're done with step three, flip it forward and start the next part. Repeat this, usually three or four times. But it all comes down to your preferences in the end. Comb out everything you've unplugged, and then, you have a natural-looking hairline.


Final words

By using the steps above, anyone can easily create a flawless look. It takes a lot of patience and stamina to perform the plucking technique correctly. However, you can also save yourself the hassle by purchasing a premium pre-plucked lace wigs. Alibonnie's lace wigs come with a pre-plucked hairline for a natural look that requires no manipulation on your part.