It’s important to know how to care for human hair wigs. Not only does proper care ensure its longevity, but also the wig’s appearance. There are different maintenance requirements for synthetic wigs than for caring for human hair wigs.
Not only is care important, but there are big differences between the hair. For instance, human hair wigs are stronger and have a higher resistance to heat than synthetic ones. Therefore, it tangles less and never melts.
On the other hand, heat should never be applied to synthetic hair. Unless of course, the instructions indicate a specific heat volume. So, when deciding to buy a wig, make sure you know the type of hair it is. And also, read the instructions carefully.
Tips To Care For Human Hair Wigs
When it comes to human hair wigs, you want them to look their best. After all, they’re considered an investment due to their cost. So, you already know that you should wash it. But it can be confusing figuring out some of the nuances like how often to wash it. And of course, which products to use.
To help you care for your human hair wigs at home, here are a few tips.
1. Use special shampoo, conditioner and wig comb.
When buying products for cleaning your wig, you should know that there are special ones for it. Because regular shampoo and conditioners have a lot of chemicals in them, they may damage the texture of the wig hair.
Also, the way that you wash your hair and the way that you wash your wig is different. First, soak the wig in shampoo and water. Then, comb the shampoo or conditioner out of the wig (with your wig comb). Next, rinse the wig with warm water until the product is all out. Finally, comb the wig until it is untangled, and let it air dry. Remember that when you wash it, you don’t need to rub or massage the wig, just combing is enough!
2. Take it to a professional.
When you need to style your wig, it is better if you take it to a professional. Our Uptown New York Style salon specializes in the care and styling of wigs. Remember that if you cut the hair on your wig, it won’t grow back. So, if you purchased the wig from our online store or salon, don’t hesitate to ask about maintenance.
3. Keep your wig in a safe place.
Whenever you are not wearing it, the proper way to store it is on a mannequin or a hook of some kind. This way it’s in an upright position and doesn’t get tangled. Also, cover it to avoid dust.
4. Be contentious about the products you use.
As previously mentioned, not all hair care products are suitable to use on wigs. The best type of shampoo is the shampoo and conditioner combination. But read the ingredients carefully. Because some combination shampoo conditioners contain ingredients that can dry out the hair. Ultimately, a human hair wig’s hair is similar to your natural hair. That is, it can be styled, heated and washed. However, the wig’s is not attached to a scalp, thus once you deplete it’s moisture, there are no cells to replenish it.
5. Don’t sleep or shower wearing your wig.
You already learned the proper way to shampoo your wig. So, please, never shower with your wig on. The sleeping part, well, you don’t want to sleep in it. As you toss and turn during the night, it can become tangled and hair pulled out from the cap.