Wig Tips & Tricks 101

Wig Tips & Tricks 101


Hi, this is Patti from WigsbyPattisPearls.com.
This is called Wigs tips and tricks 101. A lot of you have bought wigs but nobody has
taken the time to give you the very basics, how do you really do it. And I want you to
know that. You know what I like in it too, I hate it when they show these beautiful girls
in the glamour magazines or allure or whatever and they say this is how you do the make up
and you’re going to look like her. Well you do every step that they say but you never
look like her and its because they’re the little they don’t want to tell you, well honey
I’m clearing it out today and I’m letting you know the truth. The first thing is how
in the heck do you take care of it or fix it or whatever. I’ve got a secret for you.
You don’t have to have a professional tripod and a stand and a canvas head and all this
and that. I want you to go to your Sally’s or to your beauty supply and I want you to
buy a Styrofoam head. All of the Styrofoam heads have a little hole in the bottom. Now
with that little hole in the bottom, you get your everyday plunger and you put that Styrofoam,
ta da! Who knew?! I sit down, I swear I’ve done this, I sit down you put the plunger
on the floor, attach it, you put the plunger between your knees, you hold the stick, you
put the wig on, and you stick it in with the few picks and you start combing and you start
styling and you can turn it around. You now have your own wig stand from Home Depot for
three dollars, six dollars, about less than ten dollars you’ve got a wig stand to work
on. That’s one thing. On our website we are going to start offering, we’re going to get
it up as soon as we can, it’s a little plastic wig clamp and you clamp it right here onto
your counter top or whatever, turn it to the bottom to make it nice and tight. Now you
have this little thing, see it turns around, this is really good if you’re going to take
the frizz out like we’ve shown you with a steamer or if you’re going to curl your heat
defiant or whatever. Now you’ve got this onto your kitchen cabinet or a table, now you take
your little Styrofoam head, put it on there, and you can fix your wig just like the pros
do. Okay so you don’t have a stand and you don’t have a Styrofoam head or whatever, how
do you control the wig. You must own that wig and it doesn’t own you precious. Here’s
what I want you to do. When you first get your wig, this is a little nita, which is
in our smart lace selection. I want you to put out whatever hand you don’t use predominately.
I’m right handed so I’m going to put my left hand out. I’m going to take the Nita wig,
and here’s the top here’s the bang, and I’m going to place it on top of my hand. I’m just
going to rest it there. Now all of a sudden, I hope you can see this, I’m going to hold
it still so you can maybe even zoom in. Let me walk down here, because I think this is
important. If you hold the wig on top of your left hand then spread your fingers out so
that the fingers are going through the holes of the wig cap. And now, it’s spread out,
your fingers, like a ball glove. Now all of a sudden you have control over the wig. I’ll
show you what I mean. Let me go around here. Now before I put the wig on, especially long
ones, because they can get kind of hard to handle. You put the wig over your ball glove
hand and now I have control. I can comb this little wig, get it all ready, and then I can
put it on and it’s much more manageable. That’s one way to take care of it, the Styrofoam
head. Of course if you want to you can go the canvas head and do the whole thing but
this is really a good way. The next thing I want to talk about is the monotops, the
monotops and the lace tops have been so fantastically well received because people love the fact
that you can look down on my head and you’re going to see my skin. Can you see that? This
is a monotop, it’s all done by hand and if you look through there you can see how each,
well actually it’s not one little hair, it’s like two or three hairs are taken together
and then the person who does this goes through this netting, pulls it through knots it, and
does that hundreds and hundreds of times in order for you to have such a natural looking
crown. That’s what monotops are all about, it’s just your scalp showing through and it’s
made in a direction of normal hair. So I’m going to show you what that means when you
put it on. When you put it on, this is the Alia, I think this 27T613 Alia. Now I’ve got
a mark here that shows your hairline. So your hairline’s right there, it’s like four fingers
up from your brow bone. You’ve got your two temple tabs they’re even. Now all of a sudden
I want this to go over that way, I want it to be parted on the left and I’d like for
this to go up and back. How am I going to do it? It showed it in the pictures but nobody
is telling me, I’m going to tell you sweetie. What I want you to do is part the wig, now
where ever you part the wig, the body heat from your fingers and the heat from your head
will cause this to be parted anywhere because it is hand done you can change this part daily
or every minute if you want. And I want you to take your fingers, put it down on that
part, and see I’m not doing the rest of the hair, can you see that? I’ve got my fingers
up high and I’m holding it one two three four five six seven eight nine ten, I’m pressing
and printing, pressing and printing. Now what did I show you that specifically that way.
If you put your whole hand on it like this and you’re pressing and you’re printing you
are going to basically flatten the whole wig and if that’s what you want go for it. But
most people want a part and maybe just a little bit of natural poof like this is. Press and
print. Now let’s go to the lace front and you want this to go back, you don’t want it
to fall like that. So let’s get it the way we want it to go and this is especially helpful
if you have it on the head because you can put your fingers there. Now I’m going to press
and print, but look I’m going to put my hands my fingers back because I want to take this
back and keep it there. One two three four five six seven eight nine ten, press and print.
Press and print. And now you’ve got a beautiful face framing wig.

98 Replies to “Wig Tips & Tricks 101”

  1. Dear Chloe, The short wig is Jon Renau Nita smart lace in color 27T613 and the longer wig is Jon Renau Alia smart lace monotop in color 27T613. You can see them on my website. and I wear them both. patti j

  2. Thanks so much. I'll look at your site shortly!! Thanks for all your beautiful helpful videos, your gorgeous nature shines through, will purchase another through you next time. Peace & love, Chloe

  3. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS! When you are ready to order please take advantage of our coupon codes!

  4. I love that beautiful rooted Praline shade. My head is a smaller average and very short hair so I really need a wig on the petite side.

  5. @Irene Thomas Smart Lace provides you with the most natural hairline when it comes to wigs.  You can learn more about that and the cap construction on our website, http://www.wigsbypattispearls.com/cap-construction.

  6. Oh My Goodness! Ms. PATTI!!! Thank you soo very much  for sharing so generously! Im barely at a minute and a half and had to stop and thank you. You've already saved me $300 Dollars!

  7. M. Patti; This is Several years here after this was posted: but could you possibly remember what wig you yourself are wearing in this great video? It looks BEAUTIFUL on you!..we like the style and color of it..Also? whether you know if it is still on the market …Thanks so much for your very informative videos and tips…Your personality does shine through..and you are enjoyable!

  8. What is the sister wig to Ignite? It would preferably hand tied but monofilament/ lace front is a must. Love the cut of Ignite but want a cap without the permatiese. Thx on advance

  9. the best tip I got from you 3 or 4 years ago when I had to start wearing wigs were to "dirty" it up! I haven't been without Jon Renau hairspray since!!

  10. love all what You do to help us i mis franche woman but i under stand all what You say,you give happy in m'y life.you are wonderful woman ,so beauty inside and out side. thank you for all

  11. Hi. My wife is recuperating from a hands operation and can't type at the moment. She has been watching your videos and is thrilled to have found your channel and how wonderful you are. You regularly say to use a wide-tooth comb like the Jon Renau. My wife had been told to very much avoid all plastic combs and plastic brushes and was recommended instead to buy a high-quality wire-brush which she did.  All her wigs are Heat-Defiant wigs that come to her shoulders. My wife is now quite confused: Should she discontinue completely her wire-brush ? Thank you.

  12. Hi Patty , I love your videos but I have a question for you where did you get your round blow drying brush for your wigs?

  13. I just love the wig you have on ! I am looking for a short and long hair wig that has dark roots and blonde . For the longer one I would like a dolly Parton style wig. Any ideas ? Thanks

  14. Wonderful! Your personality shines through and makes me as a beginner not feel stupid at all! Thank you thank you. Keep up the good work!

  15. I have a human hair bun scrunchy that was beautiful and curly then I washed it and I can’t style it back curly so it looks right. It was curly all around now I can’t get it to look that way. Is there something I’m missing or a trick to it?

  16. It's daunting to come into the who wig scene as a newbie and these tips are great. Your kindness really shines through in your videos!

  17. This video made me smile so much ♡ I'm only 23, but am experiencing hair loss and thinning. As a woman, it's really intimidating to have much less hair than other women. I know beauty comes from within, but it's really disheartening to have a dime sized ponytail when all you've dreamed of are flowing locks.

    I'm thinking about buying wigs and this video helped so much ♡

  18. I have chronic acute stage 3 kidney disease due to Lithium toxicity. I'm also a breast cancer survivor. You are precious and I love watching you!!! My real hair is peroxide damaged and I omit alot of minerals through my skin that my kidneys won't filtrate. Amazing tips! Thank you!!💟

  19. Hi Patty, being new to the wig world . You always have great advice. You are kind caring and always so willing to put out any information that is helpful! Love your videos .

  20. Are you wearing a wig to do this video, if so I want the same one you have on where can I get it. I love your videos, please keep making them…thank you…..Linda

  21. Thank you so much for everything you do Miss Patti. You are truly a God sent. I live in the south so listening to you with your sweet charm is very comforting. I have very little hair anymore so I purchased a wig and it's been a rough transition, but your videos have truly helped so much. God bless ❤❤

  22. I’ve had baby fine, thin hair my whole life, & now as I’m approaching age 50, it’s begun to thin even more! I’m feeling mortified, but I’m also worried my family will think I’m being ridiculous if I started wearing a wig! I know it shouldn’t matter what they think, but I’m still worried! I just want a natural solution, that will give me full natural look without them knowing!

  23. Thanks I am new to you channel.i also get my styrofoam wig heads at Sally. I have also used a home made. I have a clip on the edge of the table. I love wigs. I love your personality. I love the. I believe Eve your using in your demo. What color is that. It's my color I am searching for. Thank you. Have a great week. ❤️❤️❤️

  24. Hi, you are so funny but clever. Do you know if there is anything that dyes a synethic wig? I used rite more dye but it did little to change the color. The wig is a plantium light silver and I used a Coco Brown. dye. All it did was make it a slate gray🤐

  25. I have a Rene of Paris 'Bailey' wig with bangs about an inch wide that are extended straight out in front. How do I curl them under like the rest of the bangs? This is synthetic, I have two 'Bailey' wigs; one is rooted, the one I'm having trouble with.

  26. Thank you Ms.Patti you have shared such practical advice. You made this so easy. I feel more confident about wear a wig. Your wonderful!

  27. Love you hair and the color highlights are amazing please tell the cut and color where find one or even two… lovin it

  28. What a generous lady you are with your tips and tricks! I have 27 wigs now and I learn something new from you with every video. I love your generous spirit! You will have wings in heaven, Patti, you have helped so many people!

  29. What is the name of the Color please and does it also come in light grey? Also so where do I go to find the price and to get the proper size?

  30. Love you,Patti💜Thanks so much for these tips and tricks!I am loving your approach and common sense🦋You are such a beautiful lady🌟

  31. You program like me but you can put the traslate n letter in Spanish because many people's don,t know English and is good program

  32. Two minutes in and I already LOVE this tutorial!!!! You can get a plunger from any Dollar store as well 👍🏼 great tip!!!

  33. Thank you for your help and exellent professional information!I have been in the hair business for a very long time since I was 18 and I'm 53 now and I'm a musican and professional glamour model and I wear wigs and hair extensions but I never knew this important information!It is so very highly important that I look better than 💯% and you have helped me Extremlely you have made my careers better and easier! I wish you much happiness and success always!

  34. Ladies ( & even men ) please do not forget to donate hairgoods you are no longer using & donate it to your local cancer society . Did you know that a full wig can be cut into 4 to make child hairpieces for children receiving chemotherapy? They are under enough challenge . It helps if they do not have to go to school bald . St Judes Hospital is the place to send those wigs or try to make them yourself ! Blessing someone else is a blessing on yourself .

  35. I got a new dishwasher last year for Christmas. It was a beautiful stainless steel with a stainless steel interior and 3 racks…then along the top of the door was a touch screen type start and the different cycles, ect…I wasn't sure how to use it, but I started pushing buttons. I HATED this dishwasher. It didn't clean at all! I wanted my old 18 year old dishwasher back! The next 9 months it was a $1,000 dish drainer because I washed dishes and used the dishwasher to let them dry! I went to Lowe's and told them my issues. I told them that I may not be using it correctly but they would not show me how to use it they just kept telling me to call whirlpool. Last week I decided I would try to find a YouTube videothat exact dishwasher to see if I can figure it out and if other people hated it as badly as I did because the reviews on Lowe's is glaringly wonderful. I found a video and I had been doing it wrong for a year! once I figured it out I put in a bowl that had cheese dip in it and set on the counter overnight so the cheese dip was dried onto the bowl hard as a rock! I would never put that in the dishwasher without sucking it and getting that layer of cheese off the bowl, but I wanted to see what the new dishwasher would do. That thing came out sparkling clean! I had a dishwasher for 10 months and had no idea how to use it! Hehe

  36. Omg I love your energy! I don't wear wigs but now I think I will start to just because you make it look so fun!!!!!! Thank you for being you! 🤗❤💯‼🤗🤗🤗🤗❤❤❤❤❤🥰🥰🥰😁😁😁😁

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