Some people have asked me how I can hide all of my hair in a wig, but what sealed the deal in writing this was a comment I saw on YouTube. A biracial young girl was looking to figure out a way to hide her hair under a wig for cosplay and, as she claimed, was much thicker than the the woman's hair in the video she had just witnessed. As someone who has a mixture of West Indian and African American hair, my heart bleeds for this girl. My way is a bit different compared to other techniques so I made sure to have everything laid out in very easy instructions for everyone. If you need any assistance make sure to contact me to make things clearer for you. Here is what I did to hide my braids under my wig:
1. Cornrow your hair like a boss
2. Begin to coil them in between your braids
Taking the part of your braid not pressed to your head, begin to lay them in between each cornrows. This way, you will have a much more even surface which will translate well to your over all look of your wig. Bobby pin that shit and keep it moving!
3. Put on your mesh wig cap
Once you've properly placed your wig cap take a bobby pin and pin down the closure up top. This is also a time when some take a second wig cap and wear it. I didn't wear one because I dig the volume, but if you want that nice sleek look when wearing your wig, a flesh colored normal wig cap can be put on top.
4. Once you're done put your wig on, step out, and take on the world like a Queen (or King).
These are two separate occasions where I was able to hide my long hair. The one where I was wearing a beanie, I utilized the two cap method. Depending on your tolerance I can see this causing headaches. My head is larger, so I like to make sure I take the time to stretch the flesh colored wig cap before I put it on.
Then once you're ready, brush it out and go onto the world with your bad self.