The Do's and Don'ts of Wig Maintenance

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The Do's and Don'ts of Wig Maintenance

                       Wig Do's & Don'ts 

Learn the difference between a human hair wig and a synthetic hair wig.

Human hair wigs are stronger, and have a higher resistance to heat than synthetic hair. With a good wig care routine, human hair can last up to 2 or more years.

Buy special shampoo, conditioner & wig comb.

When buying products for cleaning your wigs, you should consider that there are special products for wigs. Your natural hair is made up of protein, sebum (oil) producing glands and live follicles. Regular shampoo and conditioner has a lot of chemicals in them that may damage the texture of the hair on the wig, even more so, if the wig is synthetic. Always use a wig/ wide tooth comb to wash and detangle your wig. 

Avoid using heat to style or dry your wigs.

When you are styling your wig, know that heat can really damage it. Spiral rollers/ Flexi rods are great substitutes; your curls will look beautiful minus the heat damage from hot styling tools.

Protect your natural hair under your wig.   

This is very important, even more important than wig care. Before wig application, wash and oil your natural hair. Use hair oils (coconut, castor argan oil) and braid before applying a wig to your head. Remove wig every 2 weeks to wash and treat your natural hair. Natural products such as avocado, banana, honey and natural hair oils are known to create some of the most effective hair mask. (Drop your DIY hair mask in the comments).  

Wrap your wig at night.

How to sleep in your wig, if you must! It is very possible to sleep in your wig without damaging the hair when you know removing it every night is not possible. Wrapping your head with a silk or satin scarf will reduce tangles, frizz and dryness. 

Whether it is your natural hair or a wig you invested in, a good hair care routine will save you time and money.....

 


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