Your edges are the most precious part of your natural hair, and sometimes they tend to be neglected when it comes to styling. Wearing a wig is an affordable and easy way to change your look. You get to be a different person for a day or even weeks at a time. But wearing wigs can put a lot of stress on your edges and lead to damage or breakage if you're not careful. So, what should you do when you decide to sport a wig? Luckily, there are ways to protect your edges while getting the look you want with your Wig!


Go Easy on the Heat.

The first step to protecting your edges is to use a heat protectant before you apply any heat.

If you're using a flat iron or curling iron, reduce the temperature as much as possible. If it's too hot for your hand to withstand for about 10 seconds without being uncomfortable, then it's probably too hot for your hair. When using a blow dryer on your edges, remember that all heat appliances take time to do their job. You're not going to get results in under 2 minutes! Also, remember that these tools are powerful enough that they can damage the fibers in synthetic fibers like those found in wigs; they also have the potential to damage human hair wigs. We recommend using a jumbo-sized barrel brush instead of those skinny ones when styling with a blow dryer. That way, there won't be any direct contact between the hot tool and the synthetic material!


Always Wash and Condition your Hair before Putting on your Wig.

You must wash your hair daily before putting on the Wig. Use the same shampoo and conditioner you normally use on your natural hair.  After shampooing, apply a deep conditioner to your edges only. Let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing out completely. This will help keep them moisturized and prevent frizziness that may result from wearing a wig all day long.

  • Apply Hair Masks Regularly

Once a week or so, apply a deep conditioning mask to your hair as part of your weekly beauty routine. This will moisturize the ends of your natural hair and protect them from further damage caused by wearing wigs for extended periods


Avoid Wearing on your Wig too Tight.

Protecting your edges is just as important as wearing a wig. This is because wigs can be very heavy, and if you do not properly secure them, they may fall off your head.

Avoid putting it on too tightly or pulling it too far back on the head. Wearing the Wig too tight will cause stress on the hair roots and may cause traction alopecia (hair loss) over time. Pulling the Wig back too far can lead to headaches or discomfort because of how tight it is against your head. 


Choose the Right Adhesive!

You will want to use good-quality adhesives when wearing a wig to protect your edges. Using an adhesive that is too strong can damage your hairline and cause breakage. Use a lighter-weight adhesive if you want to wear your wig for several days. Cheap adhesives can damage your hairline or even cause baldness! Choose an adhesive that is designed to be gentle on natural hair.

There are many different types of adhesives on the market, but only some are made for use with wigs. We recommend PRO ADHESIVE. Gentle on the hair while providing extra strong hold. It has incredible resistance to perspiration and sweats making it a great choice for long-term wear and won't leave any white case!

Before installing your wig, prime your forehead with UNIVERSAL SKIN PROTECTOR. This fab products will not only protect your skin but also improve the durability of the pro adhesive.


Remove Your Wig with Care

Remove the wig slowly and carefully by pulling it straight out from under your head instead of yanking it down over your face as hard as possible. This will prevent unnecessary ripping at both ends of the wig cap (the top part that covers your head).

Or, if you want to prevent the inevitable tugging and pulling for a more effortless removal, you can use PRO RELEASE, a gentle and non-alcoholic solution excellent for removing the lace unit of your wig. PRO Release allows you to remove the lace in under two minutes with just one application, cleans adhesive residue from your natural hair and leaves your edges undamaged!

Another fantastic choice is PRO DISSOLVE a lace glue remover consisting of  a luxuriously formulated blend of oils that gently removes all traces of lace glue residue from your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. This fantastic product is 100% organic and Stimulates hair follicles promoting hairline growth!

Last but not LEAST!!

Invest in high-quality products.

Investing in high-quality products is the best way to ensure that your Wig protects and keeps your edges healthy.

Look for a wig made of a human hair (or synthetic material that mimics human hair). The more natural the look and feel of the Wig, the less likely you will have problems with edges breaking off.

When choosing a wig, pay attention to its durability as well. If you plan on wearing wigs often or regularly, it's essential that they're made from materials strong enough to withstand regular wear and tear.


  • When choosing a synthetic fiber wig, look for one with a monofilament top cap instead of two sewn-in tabs at the front. This will keep the piece from slipping off your head during normal wear and tear conditions like wind or rain. Although If you opt to use the Pro Adhesive we have recommended above you won’t see your wig “slipping off” anywhere!
  • When choosing human hair wigs, look for ones with soft natural curls rather than straight styles because they will hold their shape better over time without needing constant reshaping by using curling irons or flat irons every morning before going out in public.


We hope this article has given you some helpful tips for taking care of your edges when wearing a wig. If you want to keep up with the latest hairstyles and trends, wearing a wig is an excellent way. However, you mustn't just throw any old thing on your head without thinking about how it will affect your hairline and scalp!