Have you recently purchased a wig? If so, you want to protect your investment, right? After all, there are some wigs that cost several hundred dollars – or more.
Keep reading to learn some of the most helpful tips to care for your wigs.
Understand the Difference in Synthetic and Human Hair Wigs
The difference between human and synthetic hair wigs is actually quite simple – wigs made with human hair are stronger and are more resistant to heat than those with synthetic hair. Human hair wigs won’t tangle as easily, and it will hardly ever melt.
When you are ready to purchase a wig, be sure to pay attention to what it is made of.
This article tells you all you need to know about one type of wig, and there are other resources available too.
Use the Right Shampoo, Conditioner, and a Specially Made Wig Comb
When you are purchasing products to clean your new wig, you need to understand there are special ones to keep it clean and healthy-looking. Traditional shampoo and conditioner products include many chemicals. These may cause serious damage to the wig’s texture – especially if you have chosen one with synthetic fiber.
You also have to think about how you wash your wig – it’s different than how you wash your own hair. The steps for safely washing a wig include:
- Soak your wig in water and shampoo
- Comb the shampoo or the conditioner out of the wig (use a wig comb for this)
- Rinse your wig with warm water
- Comb the wig until there are no tangles left
- Let the wig dry by itself
When you are washing your wig, you don’t need to massage or rub it. Just combing the hair is enough to clean it.
Take the Wig to a Professional
If you are trying to find help to style your wig, it’s a good idea to take it to a professional. There are several salons that specialize in caring for and styling your wig. Remember, if you cut the hair on your wig, it isn’t going to grow back. Also, it isn’t going to un-melt if you use tools that produce too much heat on it. This means you should go to the salon and find out if there are any specialists who can help you with styling your wig.
Keep the Wig in a Safe Place and Covered
If you aren’t wearing your wig, make sure you store it on a mannequin or on a hook of some type. The goal is to keep it in an upright position so that it doesn’t become tangled. Also, cover it up to avoid dust accumulation.
Avoid Using Spray of Any Type in Your Wig
If you use a spray in your wig, it is going to be more likely to tangle or to get unmanageable or greasy. This is especially true if you are using many different products. While using some spray is fine, make sure you don’t overdo it.
If you are styling your wig, you need to remember that heat may cause a lot of damage. This is particularly true if you have a synthetic one, so make sure you don’t use too much. Make sure you read all the instructions that were provided with your wig so that you can find out how much (if any) heat you can use.
If you want to ensure your wig remains to look great for as long as possible, be sure to keep the information here in mind. Also, taking your wig to the pros from time to time is recommended.