how to pluck a wig?

Over the ages, hairstylists have been using plucked human hair wigs to achieve natural hair look for their clients. In fact, it is still among the leading choices of wigs today and widely used by masses.

Among the plethora of options available, one of the most popular is the pre-plucked lace wig, which is well-known for achieving a natural look. Most pre-plucked lace wigs have thin hairlines, giving the impression of your natural hairline.


Pre-plucked wigs let you achieve a natural-looking hairline. In a plucked wig, the density on the top is lower, as is the case with real hair. Hair of unequal length always tends to grow around a person’s hairline, which is a sign of natural hair growth.

Thus, to get a completely realistic look, the hairpiece or the wig should also be plucked to give that same impression and create a flawless hairline. Pre-plucked wigs do not have this problem.

However, for a wig that is not pre-plucked, you have to perform plucking on the wig manually. How?

In this article, we are explaining how you can pluck a lace wig by yourself.

It would help if you had a lunas cap with adjustable straps and combs, a dummy, some hair mousse, and coconut oil.

Step One

Bleach the knots to make them invisible. This way, the wigs will appear more natural. This step is entirely optional, and you can skip this part if you are not sure. Start by bleaching the knots around the little dots at the base of the cap. It is where most of the hair is attached in a wig. According to preference, take two scoops of bleach powder, and mix it in a developer. Keep the consistency of the developer slightly thicker, so that it does not seep into the hair. Make sure to apply the above concoction to the hair delicately. Do not apply too much pressure because doing so will sink the bleach right into the hair.

Step Two

Create a thin hairline parting according to the photos. Be sure not to make the parting too thick and lose too much hair.

Step Three

Take a good look at the wig hairline, you will notice that it is pretty dense and that’s what you want to avoid. Start plucking some hairs from one side and work your way to the other.

Step Five

Sectioning out some more hair. Remember, this time, pluck some hair off the less thin sections than the other parts. The frontals will look more natural because it creates a gradation effect with the hairline for a natural look.

Step Six

After finishing the natural hairline creation, recreate some baby hair by cutting a small strand of hair from the front part of the wig. This makes the hairline look natural, and your wig is ready to wear.

You can pluck a wig without using a tweezer and a mannequin. When you don’t have a tweezer, use your long nails to pluck the hair. It may be hard for some people, but it is not. Pluck your wig directly on your head when you don’t have a mannequin. Hold your lace with a tight grip, so you don’t over-pluck. Some people prefer this way because you exactly know which direction you want your hairline to be with a wig on your head.


By following the above steps, you can achieve the most natural-looking lace frontal that you want. Most commercial wigs come pre-styled or pre-plucked, which still may not be suitable for you. For beginners, following the above steps would help them pluck a wig by themselves in a safe, yet stylish manner.