Mermaid Wigs 2018 – Guide For Picking The Best One

September 13, 2016

Mermaid Wig

Whether it be for a costume this Halloween or a mermaid photo shoot you might be looking for a mermaid wig to portray long flowing hair. This blog post will guide you through 6 easy steps to pick the Perfect Mermaid Wig. Let me know if this is helpful!

Step 1: Get your wig measurements

Get a soft measuring tape and go from the back of your scull to the front of your hairline.

mermaid wig fitting chart

This image will help you determine what size your wig should be so it doesn’t feel too loose or to tight. Most wigs will come with an adjustable strap so there is some “wig”gle room. Pun INTENDED!


Step 2: Choose the Type of mermaid wig

K'ryssma Ombre Gray 2 Tones Synthetic Lace Front Wig Dark Roots Long Natural Straight Silver Grey Replacement Hair Wigs For Women Heat Resistant Fiber Hair Half Hand Tied 22 Inches
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There are two types of wigs to choose from and benefits to both: Real hair, or the Faux (synthetic hair) version.

REAL HAIR WIG lasts longer and more versatile to style. The downside is, they are more expensive (between $100-$3000).

FAUX HAIR WIG is usually pre-styled and can be worn right out of the box. They don’t last as long but are significantly cheaper ($5-120) If you do decide to go with a synthetic version, make sure it is heat resistant.  Going outside with the hot sun for long periods of time can damage the wig. Also be careful in the kitchen around hot things.

 


K'ryssma Fashion Orange Pink Lace Wig Mixed Color Glueless Long Natural Wavy Middle Part Synthetic Lace Front Wigs For Women Half Hand Tied Heat Resistant 22 Inch
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CHOOSE A LACE FRONT WIG

A lace front wig is your best bet if you don’t want to look like you are wearing a wig. These wigs have sheer lace hand sown into the front.

The benefits to this are; more natural looking hairline, versatility in styling hair, and accessibility to buy.

I really enjoy my wig and looks natural for those who don’t know my true hair color.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 3: Length

Mermaids tend to have long wavey/beachy hair that goes to the middle of your back. This really is your preference of what mermaid wig you want to go for. Just understand the longer it gets the harder it will be to style, maintain, and store. Below are a few lengths to consider.

NEW !!! Lovely Short Wig Curly Fox Red Summer Style Skin Top Ladies Wigs UK by Wiwigs
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Short Body Wave Synthetic Lace Front Wigs for Women L Shapped with Natural Hairline 1B Color
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K'ryssma Lace Front Wigs - Fashionable Short Bob Cut Soft Wavy Blonde Wig Medium Length Heat Resistant Glueless Synthetic Wigs for Women 16 Inches + 2 Pcs Free Wig Caps
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K'ryssma Dark Brown Synthetic Wigs for women - Natural Looking Long Wavy Right Side Parting Heat Resistant Replacement Wig 24 inches (#2)
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Step 5: WIG color AND TEXTURE

The great part about wigs is, they come in every color and length you can imagine. Being a mermaid, you can have purple hair and no one would blink an eye.  These can be styled to be straight or really curly. It’s up to you!

Fennell Fashion Ombre Silver Grey Body Wave Synthetic Lace Front Wig Glueless Long Natural Dark Root Gray Heat Resistant Hair Wigs For Women
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RightOn 14 Inches Women Girls Short Curly Synthetic Wig with Air Bangs Lovely Pink, 230 Grams
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K'ryssma Ombre Wine Red Lace Front Wigs Synthetic, Burgundy 2 Tones Dark Roots Long Wavy Glueless Lace Wig Replacement Full Wig For Women Heat Resistant 24 Inch For Christmas
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Lucyhairwig Long Wavy Synthetic Lace Front Wig Glueless Purple High Temperature Heat Resistant Fiber Hair Wigs For Women
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K'ryssma Ombre Blue Dark Roots Synthetic Hair Lace Front Wig For Party Long Naural Wavy Side Part Heat Resistant Glueless Replacement Full Wigs For Women 24 Inches
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Dressing up like the Little Mermaid?

There will never be a shortage of little mermaid wigs!  Here are a few options.

Ebingoo Fashion Sexy Women's Lace Front Wigs Long Red Curly Wavy Heat Resistant Synthetic Full Hair Lovely Party Wig N18 3100
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Kalyss Lace Front Wig 25 inches Long Remy Straight Premium Synthetic Hair Wigs for Women (red)
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K'ryssma Red Color Natural Looking Synthetic Lace Front Wigs for Fashion Women Long Straight Fiber Hair Heat Resistant Full Wig 24 Inches
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Applying the Wig

There are a few different ways to apply your Mermaid wig: Wig cap, tape, and glue.

The wig cap will help keep your natural hair securely against your head. You start by putting on the wig cap and stuffing your hair securely into the cap. If you have long hair, make two braids and then wrap them around your head, then put on the cap.  This will keep your hair hidden.

Below is a tutorial on how to apply a front lace wig with the wig cap.

Wig Tape and Wig Glue

You can also try tape and glue which are other ways to secure the wig. These are more technical but will help the wig stay secure if you are going dancing or worry about the mermaid wig slipping.


Step 6: wig Maintenance

If you spend a pretty penny on a wig you want to take the steps needed to keep it nice. You can place the wig on anything round that helps the wig remember its shape like you would clothe a mannequin. These can be fairly cheap and can be bought at a craft store. You can also turn the wig inside out. Grab the hair in a ponytail and flip it inside the center of the wig. You can store that in a box. Just try not to let too many things rub against the hair.

How To Clean Your Wig:

With Synthetic hair, Woolite for shampoo and Downy Fabric Softener as the conditioner is a great combination. Spray conditioner will help it shine. With real human hair, you can use your own products as it will react the same.

I hope this blog post has helped! If you need more ideas on what to do with your mermaid wig check out my mermaid braid tutorial.

Enjoy!


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Molly the owner of Everything Mermaid wrote this post. When she isn't writing about being a mermaid, she is usually traveling the world trade and writing about it. Her specialties include Mermaid tails, blankets, pillows, and leggings . Sign up for her Mermaid monthly newsletter and hear about discounts and product reviews.

4 Comments
    1. Hi,
      Here in this blog I am able to find a lot information related to wigs and their maintenance. I think this is the blog which completely dedicated to hair wigs. Keep it up!!!

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    1. The instructions on the proper wig maintenance are very helpful. Keeping the wig in the good conditions will make it last longer.

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