How to Make Your Ponytail Wig Look More Natural

How to Make Your Ponytail Wig Look More Natural

Ponytails are back in vogue, and with them, so are ponytail wigs. While ponytail wigs help enhance your natural ponytail, sometimes, they can look a bit fake and obvious. 

Fortunately, there are several ways to make your ponytail wig blend in with your own hair and look more natural. In this post, we’re going to look at a few simple tricks you can use to make your ponytail wig look not-like-a-wig, but simply a part of your own hair. 

Whether you’re a beginner or someone who has been wearing wigs for a while, we hope you find something useful! And without further ado, let’s dive right in! 

Natural looking ponytail wigs Natural looking ponytail wigs

Choose the right wig

While it may seem obvious, we can’t stress how important this is. A lot of women end up getting a wig they like, but it’s the right wig for them. Before buying your ponytail wig, consider the following:

  1. Hair texture: It’s extremely important the texture of the wig you choose matches the texture of your natural hair. If your hair is naturally straight, pick a straight wig. If your hair is curly… you guessed it, get a curly wig.  This will make blending the wig with your natural hair much easier, and it will look much better too.
  2. Hair color: Just like the texture, the color of your ponytail wig should match the color of your natural hair. Going with a different color will make it obvious, and not in a good way! If you can’t find an exact match, pick one shade lighter or darker, going as close to the natural color as possible.  
  3. Hair length: The last point to consider when picking your ponytail wig is hair length. Choosing a wig that's similar in length to your natural hair makes it fairly straightforward to blend the two.
    It’s always recommended to go for something a bit longer, as you can always trim it to match your hair length. After all, you can’t quite do the reverse!

Ponytail Wig Natural Style

Ponytail Wig Natural Styles

Something to consider when picking a wig for yourself is to go for a lace front wig. Why? Because a lace front wig is designed to give the impression of natural growth, making it almost impossible to detect your natural hairline. The front lace is usually sheer and blends seamlessly with your hairline. 

Now that you’ve got your ponytail wig, it's time to move to the next step. 

Prep your hair 

Before you put on your wig, you need to prep your hair to ensure you get a natural looking finish. Here’s how:

  1. Brush your natural hair: With the help of a brush or wide toothed comb, gently brush your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles. Run the brush over a few times till your hair is completely smooth. 
  2. Secure your hair: Once your hair is smooth and clear, secure it in a low ponytail or braid. Doing this makes it easier to fix your ponytail wig later. 
  3. Apply a wig cap: Using a wig cap helps keep the wig in place and prevent it from slipping. Not only that, it also helps protect your natural hair from damage. Two birds with one stone - always welcome, right?!

It’s time to move on to the next stage! 

Style the wig

Possibly the most fun bit of the prep work is styling the wig. After all, this is where you decide what look you’re going to go for! 

First things first, you need to be 100% sure of what you’re going to do with the wig. Once you start styling your wig a certain way, it’s best not to change halfway through and decide you’d prefer a different look! So, take your time, do your research, and only then move ahead!

  1. Adjust the wig: Put on your wig and make sure it’s sitting properly on your head in a comfortable manner. Adjust it a little bit, trying different positions till you find the perfect spot. If it’s a bit of a struggle, take the wig off and put it on again, and start from scratch.
    If your ponytail wig is too loose, you can use bobby pins to secure it in place.
  2. Cut the lace: If you went with a lace front ponytail wig, you’ll need to cut the extra lace so it sits where your natural hairline would be. The best way to do this is to see where you want the lace to stop, take off the wig, put it back on the wig stand and then cut it exactly where you want.
    When you’re happy with the cut, put the wig back on. 
  3. Use hair pins: To make the ponytail look more real and natural, use hairpins to give it some shape and create volume. Pinch small sections of the hair and pull them outwards to create a fuller, more natural looking ponytail. 
  4. Blend the wig: to make the ponytail wig blend seamlessly with your natural hair, use a brush or wide toothed comb, gently brushing your natural hair together with the wig hair to blend the two together.
    You can use hairspray to help the wig fibers stay in place. It will also help the two merge together more naturally. 
  5. Add accessories: While not totally necessary, using accessories like hair clips, a headband or a scrunchy will help your wig look more natural and also add an extra oomph to your look.
    Picking something that matches the rest of your outfit is also a great way of stepping up your fashion game!

So now you’ve got your ponytail wig all set up, and it’s looking so real and natural no one will ever know you’re wearing a wig. Well done! 

While all this seems a little daunting, remember, you only need to do all this the first time you’re wearing your ponytail wig! Once you’ve set it up properly, the next time, all you need to do is put the wig on and voila, you’re all set! 

Making your ponytail wig look natural is one thing, keeping it looking natural is another. But worry not, for we’ve got you covered! Here are some additional tips to help you achieve that natural looking ponytail wig!

  1. Use a heat protectant: When using heat tools to style your ponytail wig, you must always use a heat protectant spray or serum to prevent damaging the wig in any way.
  2. Cut the wig: If your ponytail wig is too long, you can trim it to the ideal length you want (Remember when we said pick a wig that’s a bit longer?) 
  3. Use the right shampoo and conditioner: When buying your ponytail wig, be sure to get the right products to wash and clean your wig. Different wig fibers need different kinds of products. Always use the right products for your wig otherwise you risk damaging it beyond use.
  4. Take care of the wig: Last but not the least, it’s important to take proper care of your ponytail wig. Apart from using heat protectants and washing it the right way, it’s important you dry and store the wig the right way.
    Proper care will not only increase how long you can wear your ponytail wig, it also ensures it looks good for longer! 


And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can make your ponytail wig look more natural and realistic. Not only that, your wig will last much longer too! 

With a little practice and experimenting, you’ll be able to create a natural looking ponytail in no time! To get your very own ponytail wig, head on over to India Hair International, the number 1 stop for all things wigs!