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With a ponytail or updo, the size and fit of the wig is vital, because the updo reduces the ability of the wig to stretch and relax in the back and to adjust to any head size and shape.

Measure your maximum head circumference (preferably over a wig cap, with your own hair put up in the back like you would when wearing a wig!) and compare that to the size of the wig head you're using. If the wig head is too small (most wig heads are), you will need to stuff paper between the wig and head when you style it.

While it's usually a good idea to use a laaaaaarge wig and simply stretch the wig to the max in the back while styling it, this may not work for people with smaller heads. Ponytail wigs will look lumpy in the back if they are too big.

If you have a small head, put on the wig you'll be using. If it's big on your head and you need to adjust the hooks in the back to keep it from shifting, you will have to take it in before making a ponytail. Cut open the elastic and the lower rows of wefts on both sides (a few inches behind the ears) and sew them together again so that the wig fits you just fine without needing to adjust the hooks at all.

So now you've got your perfect base wig! But how to put it in a ponytail?!

Comments: 3

han-pan posted on 04-15-2012 at 01:04 PM:

Do you have any advice for wigs that are too large in the FRONT? The size of the wig from ear tab to ear tab is so huge that the wig actually sits over my ears like a beanie. O.o;;

Kukkii-san posted on 02-18-2009 at 05:01 AM:

Yes (do a forum search), but I wouldn't recommend using a makeshift wig head when you're making an updo. Get a real wig head, and try to get the largest head you can (male heads are usually closest to the actual size of a human head.) The 5 or 10 bucks you spend on a decent wig head will pay off in no time.

HikariYamino posted on 02-17-2009 at 08:28 AM:

Is there any way we can make our own wig head?

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