Wigs are an excellent way to change your look without committing to a drastic haircut or color change. If you're new to wearing wigs, you might be wondering how to care for them properly to ensure their longevity. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips on how to care for your first wig.
- Store your wig properly
When you're not wearing your wig, it's essential to store it correctly. Ideally, you should store your wig on a mannequin head or wig stand, which helps to maintain its shape. Be sure to keep your wig away from direct sunlight and heat sources, such as radiators or hairdryers, as they can damage the fibers.
- Brush your wig
To avoid tangles, you should brush your wig regularly, particularly after wearing it. Use a wide-tooth comb or brush specifically designed for wigs, starting at the ends and working your way up. Take care to avoid putting too much pressure on the hair as this can lead to breakage.
- Wash your wig
If you wear your wig regularly, you'll need to wash it every few weeks. To do so, fill a sink or basin with cool water and add shampoo designed for synthetic wigs. Gently swish the wig in the water for a few minutes, then rinse well with cool water. Avoid rubbing or twisting the wig as this can lead to tangling. Use a towel to pat the wig dry and let it air dry on a wig stand or mannequin head.
- Avoid heat styling
One of the biggest advantages of synthetic wigs is that they don't require heat styling. Heat can damage the fibers, causing them to become frizzy or melt entirely. If you need to style your wig, opt for non-heat methods such as rollers or bobby pins.
- Avoid sleeping in your wig
Although it may be tempting to leave your wig on while you sleep, it's recommended to remove it before bed. The friction caused while sleeping can lead to tangles and breakage.
In summary, caring for your first wig requires some effort, but with the right techniques, you can ensure that your wig looks amazing for months to come. Remember to store your wig correctly, brush it regularly, and wash it gently with cool water and a wig shampoo. Avoid heat styling and sleeping in your wig, and you'll enjoy beautiful hair every day.