Rocking a wig for the first time can be super exciting! There are so many different textures, cuts, colors and lengths to try out, allowing you to be versatile with your look. It can be easy to get caught up in the fun and creativity of wearing wigs, but keep one thing in mind – your wig can only remain as beautiful as you maintain it! When it comes to caring for a wig, the way you wash, style and maintain your wig can make all the difference to the experience.
The Wash Process
Detangling properly is the foundation of any wig routine. Whether curly, straight or kinky, it’s essential to ensure that you don’t compromise the look or integrity of your wig by handling it roughly and with the wrong tools. Use a special wig comb or a wide-tooth comb to get the job done properly.
After you’re done removing the tangles easily and smoothly, it’s time to move on to the wash!
Shampoo is drying even for our hair, and it can be a sure way to destroy your wigs delicate fibers. Instead, try a rich moisturizing conditioner to get the job done. It not only cleans the wig of any dirt or oil, but keeps it soft, smooth and silky at the same time. Soak the wig in warm water mixed with the conditioner of your choice, then rinse gently under cool water to increase shine and prevent pesky flyaways.
Air-drying is recommended for most wigs. However, if you’re in a rush and need a quick solution, be sure to use a silicone based heat protectant to protect your wig from heat damage. Human hair wigs fare better with blow dryers, but for synthetic fibers, keep heat tools far away from your precious wig!
One of the best things about trying out a wig is the opportunity to try a ton of new styles. It’s totally natural – who wouldn’t want to experiment with the hair of their dreams? However, if you aren’t styling with caution, you might regret it soon.
Heat styling on a virgin human hair wigs is a great way to amp up your look. Curl, straighten or blow dry your wig on a reasonable heat with a heat protectant for glamorous, sleek results that you can feel your best about.
With washing and styling completely covered, here are a few other useful tips that can make or break your wig.
- Sleeping with your wig on? No problem! Just be sure to braid or bun it before you hit the hay. Doing this means that you’ll avoid waking up to tangled, dry and frizzy hair the next morning.
- When detangling, keep one thing in mind: tips to roots. Working your way up from the ends allows you to get small tangles out of the way as you go, instead of having to rip large tangles out when you start at the top.
- Wigs may look realistic, but they don’t behave like human hair. Avoid weighing your hair down by using too many products. Use light oils and specially formulated wig shines to achieve the same stunning outcome!
Caring for your new wig may be a daunting task , but it doesn’t have to be difficult. A few simple key tips like these can help you to create a wig routine that keeps your wigs looking their very best at all times – and you’ll feel your best, too!