Caring for your wigs is an important step to protecting your investments. Are your wigs looking frizzy, tangled, and limp after just a few months? You may need to take some steps to keep them looking fresh!
Wigs are an investment. And like any good investment you need to take care of them in order to get the most out of them. Caring for your wigs with proper maintenance can keep them looking new longer.
At our A Diva’s Hidden Hair manufacturing center, we’ve create numerous types of wigs and hairpieces. So you can bet that we know a thing or two about keeping wigs in the best condition. To this end, the first thing you need to do is the following:
Know Your Wig
Different types of wigs require different hair care steps. Primarily, this is because of the difference in their material. Human hair wigs are obviously made of real human hair. As such, they are a lot stronger and have a higher resistance to heat than synthetic wigs. They also tangle a lot less and hardly ever melt. Because of these qualities, real hair wigs are better for styling, but care still needs to be taken when styling them.
Caring For Your Wigs
Whether you have a human hair wig or a synthetic one, both will need to be combed and cleaned to maintain their look.
Cleaning Your Wigs
For real hair wigs, this means getting a special wig shampoo and conditioner for wigs. But, don’t be tempted to just use your regular shampoo and conditioner. You have to consider that while this wig is made of real human hair, it is no longer attached to a scalp. This means that it no longer receives natural oils and nutrients from the scalp.
Some shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals. Therefore, your wig will become damaged if exposed to these elements. So, it’s important to use hair care products specifically made for wigs.
For synthetic wigs, you can use a synthetic wig cleaner, mild soap, or detergent to clean them. But, never use the synthetic wig cleaner on real human hair wigs! And to keep them from getting frizzy, you can spray on a mixture of fabric softener and water to your synthetic wigs. Fabric softeners eliminate static cling. The static is often the cause of synthetic wigs losing their shape and style.
Also, there’s no need to wash your wigs everyday. Once every few weeks should do. To wash your wigs, first make sure to detangle the hair using a wide toothed comb or wig comb.
Combing Your Wig
Combing your wig after every use and before washing is essential to keep it from matting. But you have to be careful not to over comb or comb while the wig is still wet. Doing so may cause some strands to fall out.
You should also use a wig comb, not a brush. Comb your wig from the bottom, working your way to the top. This way you are better able to detangle the strands without causing damage or pulling out any of the strands.
As we’ve previously mentioned, human hair wigs are better for styling as they are more heat resistant and stronger than synthetic wigs. However, it is not recommended to expose them to too much heat. Doing so can cause the hairs to become brittle. As much as possible steer clear of intense heat. Avoid putting on too much hair product that can weigh the wig down and cause buildup. And avoid hairstyles that can pull on the hair strands.
If you’re fond of just one particular hairstyle, it would be better to have a synthetic wig with that hairstyle already in place. Synthetic wigs are known to keep their style wash after wash. So they can be easier to care for and better suited to your preference.
For maximum protection and longevity, it is not recommended that you wear your wig to bed. If you choose to do so, make sure to put a protective covering over your wig to keep it from tangling as you sleep.
It’s best to store your wig when not in use. Place it on a wig stand so it keeps its shape. Plus, cover it so it does not collect dust. If you have a synthetic wig and don’t have a stand, you could also keep it in the bag or box it first came in.
Make sure to keep it away from heat, direct sunlight, pets and children. Lastly, do not store your wigs for very long without washing away any styling products and combing out any tangles and knots.
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