Fringe type


How to wear your hair under a wig

There are many different ways to prepare the hair. We want you to get the most out of your wig and to feel comfortable with your new look.

You can use a wig cap, they come in nylon or mesh cotton fabric. A wig cap helps to keep your hair in place and create a smoother base for your wig to sit. But these are optional you can just wear your wig over these methods if you want a cooler effect.

French braids method

This method is suited for those with thick hair and french braids will help keep thick hair more tamed.

1. Section the hair in two, down the centre from hairline to nape of the neck.

2. Take 2 sections of hair and french braid on each side.

3. With the two braids, take one each and pin them down like space buns at the back of the head. Secure with bobbie pins.

Cover with a wig cap to keep the braids secure. This is optional.

Braids Method

This is ideal for fine medium to long hair. In the pictures below the hair is sleek and straight so the hair at the parting and on the crown lie flat naturally.
1. Section the hair in two, down the centre from hairline to nape of the neck.

2. Take 2 sections of hair and braid on each side.

3. With the two braids, take one each and crisscross them at the back of the head. Secure with bobbie pins.

4. Place a wig cap over your prepared hair to hold it all in place. This is optional.

Pin curls method

This is ideal for short, medium and long hair.

1. Divide the head into 4 sections.
2. Wrap each section into a large curl and secure with bobbie pins or flat clips.
3. Place a wig cap over your prepared hair to hold it all in place. Alternatively you can just wear your wig over this method if you wanted a cooler effect.

Swept back method

Perfect for those with short hair
Just comb back your hair from the hairline and use a bobbie pins or flat hair clips to keep stray hairs in place.
If the hair is very fine you can leave clips and just wear your wig.

If you have any questions or would like to share your own methods, please don’t hesitate to contact us here

How to put on a wig & trimming lace front wigs

For full heads of hair, please refer to our,
How to wear your hair under a wig before putting your wig on.

Hard front wigs
These come with a full wig construction cap and have hairs sewn onto wefts that form the cap. They come as fringeless and with fringes.
These are more popular for styles with bangs (fringes) as the bangs cover the hairline, and the fringe frames the face.

1. Hold the wig at the nape (where the straps are) with two hands.
2. Bend your head forward and pull the wig over your head.
3. Adjust the wig to your hairline and line up the ear tabs to your ears.
4. Secure using the adjustable straps.

NOTE: If you measure the circumference of your head, and have your size. Turn the wig inside-out, and place the measuring tape around the circumference. Where your size is on the tape will give you a guide on where to fix the straps. This can be easier than hooking them in while its on your head.

If using glues, tapes or wig grip bands, press the edges of the wig securely down.
Once you feel comfortable with the position of your wig, and it feels secure.
Mission accomplished.

Lace front wigs
Lace front wigs come with extra lace along the hairline. This is to achieve a realistic hairline, where strands of hair are sewn into the lace. There are 2 methods we advise when trimming lace fronts.

Method 1
1. Put the wig on your head. Lace fronts come with 2-3 hair grips sewn in the cap, secure
these just under your wig cap.
2. Line up the hairline to where your own would normally be.
3. Clip the wig hair gently back, so you can see the hairline clearly.
4. With small scissors (nail scissors are ideal) start at the centre of your forehead.
Cutting upwards vertically towards the hairline, and then trim horizontally across the
hairline. Trimming lace little by little to avoid accidentally cutting too much.

Method 2
Alternatively you can cut the lace without wearing it.
1. Closely trim the lace along the hairline of the wig.

NOTE: try the wig on in between trimming to see how it suits.

You can leave a line of lace at about half of a centimetre.
Or if you prefer, cut closer to the hairline, and trim around the ears.
You can cut into the lace with hair on, as each strand is sewn into each tiny hole of lace.
Just be careful to not cut into the wig construction cap. The lace covers a good area, and this would be hard to do, But always be careful as you trim.

If using glues, tapes or wig grip bands, press the edges of the wig securely down.
You can tie a headband just around the head to keep the wig in place as the glue sets.
Once you feel comfortable with the position of your wig, and it feels secure.
Mission accomplished.

Hair brushes & combs for wigs

What combs and brushes to use to detangle a synthetic wig?
A wig will require a brush just to remove any knots and tangles to keep your hair looking in top condition.

First lets define the good from the bad;
Here is a list a wig sins:

1. Never brush or comb a wet wig as synthetic hair is weaker when wet.

2. Always start from the ends and work your way up towards the roots, gentle as you go, to avoid tugging or breakage.

3. Beware of nylon brushes as these can create static with synthetic wigs.

Straight sleek wigs like Veronica, Mila and Enchantress. Will be detangled and resume their sleek lushness.

Curly wigs like Merida and Echo have tight curls and will be a little more challenging.
With curls its wise to section the hair, and work on a small section at a time.

Wide Tooth Comb

A large wide tooth comb is good for all kinds of styles to keep your wig under control. Always start at the bottom and work your way up to the top. Be gentle to not to tug at the hair to avoid breakage.

The Steel/metal Bristle Brush

A metal prong brush has steel or metal bristles that are smoother and kinder to synthetic wig fibres. They also come in anti-static varieties.

The Loop Brush

A loop brush is just like a hair brush, however the bristles are looped, this design is made to avoid pulling the wefts in the cap and to avoid snagging the lace. The looped bristles can brush through the lengths to smooth the hair.

The Tangle Teezer

This specially designed two-tiered teeth brush, detangles hair easily with minimum breakage or damage. Suitable for all lengths and types of styles.

How to wash a synthetic wig.

Aftercare is essential for maintaining your Lush Wig. We want you to maintain its life and keep it looking healthy.

what you will need

Wide tooth comb
A bowl of warm water.
A wig shampoo, an alternative to these specialist types; would be a baby shampoo as they are mild.
Conditioner or leave in conditioner.
Cold water for final rinse
A towel
Wig stand (optional)

note: never use boiling water as the intense heat can take out its style (like curls or waves) and weaken the wig fibers.


Start by combing the wig to remove any knots.

Fill the bowl with warm water and add a 50p size of shampoo to water, give it a swoosh.
Place your wig in the water, leave for 5 mins to soak and let the shampoo do its thing.

Use gentle squeezes but ever rub the hair in a scrubbing fashion as this will just damage the wig.

Rinse the wig with cold water, ensuring all shampoo suds are gone.


A wig conditioner can be applied to the hair, to keep it soft and supple and help with detangling.
Apply a 50p size of conditioner and work through the hair.
Rinse with cold water to remove the product.

A leave-in conditioner can be sprayed into the hair and combed through. It can also work wonders for de-tangling your wig in-between washes.

Note: Never brush a wet wig as this will cause breakage.


For drying the wig, never wring out water as this will cause damage.
Squeeze out excess water and wrap in a towel. A microfibre towel is very good for this.

Put your wig onto a wig stand and leave to dry, or if you don’t have one; leave on the towel to dry flat.

If you have any questions you want to ask, please email us here

How to secure a wig

Sometimes some extra help is needed to provide you with the security to wear a wig with confidence. To ensure you are getting the most from your wig, here are some tips to ensure it stays where you want it to stay.

How to make a wig secure

A wig glue is applied to the hairline to ensure your wig stays in place, some are waterproof.
Glues can be removed using an oil like coconut oil or Petroleum jelly (vaseline) applied to the dry glue and removed with a warm flannel to remove traces of glue, then wash hair as usual with your regular shampoo.

left to right: Swartzcroft got2b. freeze spray glued and ultra glued and ghost-bond glue.

Above are tried and tested by the Lush Wigs team and have never let us down.
All products can be used for these of you with hair or without hair.


Swartzcroft got2b.Glued, this easy to use spray is applied to the hair-line to stick down a wig.
When using this product, its best to use a hair dryer to warm up the product to get it tacky, then stick the wig down.


Swartzcroft got2c.Ultra Glued gel, can be applied to the hairline to keep a wig in place.


Ghost bond is a traditional glue that will dry clear when set.

Silicone wig grips

Silicone wig-grip in clear.

Silicone wig-grip in nude.

The silicone variety is just a band that stretches to fit the circumference of your head. Be warned as some can be quite tight as they come as a non-adjustable band.

Fabric wig grips

Velvety fabric bands come with velcro fastening to secure the band to fit your head accordingly. These are kinder to heads that may experience pressure.
If you’re wearing a lace front wig with a parting. These come with lace section to line up with the lace. So no band shows through the lace front.

Fabric wig-grip with lace front parting.

Fabric wig-grip with no lace front, suitable for hard-front wigs.

If you have any questions you want to ask, please email us here

Heat styling a synthetic wig

Lush wigs have a good variety of different styles to offer. However, achieving a different look or adding some extra definition for a special occasion, often involves heat styling, which can be intimidating for wig owners. Lets guide you through the process of heat styling a wig like a pro while prioritising its health and longevity.

Heat styling and synthetic Wigs

Heat-friendly synthetic wigs are made with special fibers that can withstand low to medium heat, providing flexibility in styling without causing damage.

Invest in Quality Heat Styling Tools

Investing in quality heat styling tools is crucial to achieving the best results while minimising potential damage. Opt for ceramic or tourmaline-coated heating tools that distribute heat evenly and reduce the risk of hot spots that could harm the wig fibers. Adjustable temperature settings are also essential, allowing you to customize the heat up to 140c and never above this setting.

Always Use Heat Protection

Before applying any heat to your wig, always use a heat protectant product specifically designed for wigs. These products form a protective barrier, shielding the wig fibers from direct contact with the heat. Be sure to apply the heat protectant evenly and sparingly to avoid any unwanted buildup.

Test Heat on a Small Section

Before fully heat styling your wig, conduct a patch test on a small, inconspicuous section to determine the wig’s reaction to heat. Set your hot tool to the lowest temperature and gently apply it to the chosen section.

Use Low to Medium Heat Settings

To ensure the longevity of your wig, always use a heat setting of 140°C (284°F) or under on your styling tools. High temperatures can lead to irreversible damage, causing the fibers to lose their luster and bounce. Be patient and work in small sections, as it may take longer to style your wig, but it’s worth preserving its quality.

Embrace the Right Styling Techniques

Whether you’re curling, straightening, or creating waves, adopt the right styling techniques for the best results. When curling, use a larger barrel to achieve loose, natural-looking curls. For straightening, glide the flat iron gently through the wig, avoiding tugging or pulling on the fibers.

Allow Sufficient Cooling Time

After heat styling, allow your wig sufficient time to cool down before handling it further. This cooling period helps the hairstyle set and reduces the risk of disrupting the curls or waves prematurely. Just use some bobbie pins to hold in place, and once cooled: remove.

Heat styling a wig doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Armed with the right knowledge and tools, you can create stunning hairstyles while maintaining the health and integrity of your wig. Remember Lush wigs are heat friendly premium synthetic hair. With patience and practice, you’ll become a master at heat styling, transforming your wig into a canvas for endless styling possibilities!

If you have any questions you want to ask, please email us here

Storage Tips

There are a few ways to keep your crowning glory safe and sound for when it’s time for a rest.

The mannequin head

There are a variety of materials to choose from, hard plastic are durable, but a polystyrene head is a good budget alternative. Whatever you choose it will help keep the wig shape.

left:plastic head and right:polystyrene head.
Note: a long neck head is ideal for long styles.

Wig stands

An airy alternative, good for drying wigs after a refresh.

The Lush Wig Bag

We advise you to store your wig, in the bag it came delivered in; if you’re not planning to wear it for some time.

If you have any questions you want to ask, please email us here

Dying a synthetic wig (at your own risk)

We regularly get emails asking us whether it’s OK to dye one of our wigs. We usually reply to these with a “well we wouldn’t recommend it…” but we know there is a way that has been proven to work, and has been endorsed by our own customers, so we thought we would tell you how it’s done!

**DISCLAIMER: Lush Wigs cannot be held responsible for a ruined wig, we don’t recommend you try this, it’s always better to buy a wig in the colour you’d like, however if you have an old wig you aren’t afraid to completely ruin if the process doesn’t work, this could be worth a try!**

It’s a great way to revive old styles you don’t wear anymore.

Note: boiling water can smooth out synthetic hair, if your wig was styled in curls when you boiled it though, these curls will not still be present after it dries. This process removes any style the wig had been set into.

You’ll need:

A light coloured wig that is heat resistant (all Lush Wigs are) – one of our light blondes is most likely to take dye, never try and put colour into a wig that already has colour in it. It will just ruin the wig.

Fabric dye – look into a brand that others have used on wigs, this differs worldwide. NEVER USE REGULAR HAIR DYE ON SYNTHETIC HAIR – it will melt!

A large pot – big enough to stir the wig around in with plenty of room for all the hair. If the hair is crammed in, you might not get even colour coverage.
Put some old clothes on just in case!


Put your pot on the stove, and fill with enough water to completely cover your wig. Bring this water to the boil, then drop in your dye. You can control the colour at this stage, the more colour you add, the darker it’ll come out. If you want a washed out/pastel vibe, just a little will do.
As the water reaches boiling, run your wig under a tap to get it wet, this helps the dye take properly. Take the boiling pot off the heat, and put your wig in the water. Give it a mix around with a wooden spoon to make sure the colour gets to all the strands of hair. The longer it is in the water, the more of the colour it’ll take in. If you’ve made your water quite coloured and you only want a tint, take it out fairly quickly. It’s important that you keep an eye on the wig during this part, as it will determine how it looks, so remember not to leave it in too long if you don’t want an intense colour.
Once the wig looks the right colour, remove it from the water and rinse it under the cold tap. Do this until the water runs clear, like you would with regular hair dye. You can then lay your wig out and leave it to air dry.


This process is risky, factors like how well your wig has been looked after, the quality of fabric dye used etc. can all have an effect on the outcome, so please be careful, and as we said above, don’t do this on a wig you aren’t OK with potentially ruining. Having said that, you could bring an old wig back to life with a new look.

What kind of fibre is used in our wigs?

All of our wigs (unless stated) use a high temperature synthetic fibre that can be heated to 140°C (284°F). This is the lowest setting on most hair tools. Please check your tools specifications before styling your wig.

Wig parting types

Our wigs come in different parting styles as follows…

Skin top
Skin Top partings have a light coloured piece sewn into the cap to mimic a scalp. The hair is punched into this piece to give the effect of a real hair parting!


Our Closure top wigs are finished with a top piece that forms a circular crown.


Our Lace Front wigs are sewn on to a lace cap to give the ultimate in realistic hairline and parting. Most of our Lace Front wigs have no defined parting and are able to be customised and parted wherever you’d like.

Wig sizes

All our wigs will fit the majority of head sizes. They all come with an adjustable head cap.
If you are unsure and would like to double check, please get in touch with your head size and wig preference here and we’ll measure it up for you.

Wig photo information

All of our wigs are as pictured on models and customers.
Some choose to further style the wigs. Blunt fringes usually come longer so that the exact length can be cut to suit.

customers photos

In most cases you can view customers wearing the styles via our Instagram hashtags. Use #lushwigs followed by the name of the wig. For example: #lushwigsredsea.  This may help you in deciding whether the colour is what you are looking for.

colours and shades

Please be aware that the colours may look slightly different in person due to your device screen settings, or instagram filters used.
In all cases please reference the mannequin photos for the best colour match available.

need a closer look

Contact our customer service team here if you’d like further images and one of us will send you a picture so you can confirm the shade.
All photographs are credited and must not be copied or used elsewhere without the express permission of each person involved (Model/customer, Photographer, Lush Wigs).