Hey, you purchased a human hair wig, and feel satisfied with its bounce, sheen and color. You know, it’s not easy to buy a satisfyingly wigs. Then bam, you start worrying how to maintain human hair wig and how to the wig last longer?
1.Ultimate Guide on How to Maintain Human Hair Wigs
2.Should I wash my wig right after buying it?
3.How to Wash and Dry Your Human Hair Wig
4.How should I care for my cornrows under my wig?
Ultimate Guide on How to Maintain Human Hair Wigs
Tips #1: Don’t Wear The Same Wig Everyday
If you wear your wig every day, a synthetic wig will wear out in about 4-6 months and a human hair wig will wear out in a year. Over time the color fades, the threads start to tear, and the overall appearance tends to diminish. If you are a wig wearer on a daily basis, consider purchasing and rotating various wigs.
Tips #2: Wash Your Wig, But Not Too Often
An excellent and thorough wash must be correctly handled and maintained. Shampooing your wig during suitable time frames helps to ensure greater durability, the appearance of the human hair wig’s health and texture preservation and feeling. Usually, you should wash your human hair wig every 7 to 10 wears.
Be sure to take care when washing your human hair wig and be gentle. Take a look on how to wash your human hair wig properly.
Tips #3: Style Your Human Hair Wig
Remember, your human hair won’t last as long as you can imagine if you style your hair with heat every day. Although the wig is made of real hair and therefore more durable than a synthetic hair wig, it won’t get the oils from your scalp that your own hair would have.
It is suggested that when styling your human hair wig, you use heat sparingly. Use low heat to blow dry, straighten and curl and keep away from the roots, making sure you use lots of heat styling products and products for human hair care.
If you want your human hair wig to last as long as possible, heat-free styling is fantastic. This is not always practical and will not offer you the style you want.
Tips #4: Store Your Human Hair Wig
Don’t be lazy. Care for your human hair wig is not just about styling, shampooing, and conditioning, but also about how you store it away if you don’t rock it.
Store your wig away from any form of heat is always best. Also, be sure to store your wig in dry conditions. Humid circumstances such as a bathroom will only shorten your wig’s life.
Remember that a human hair wig is an investment and you are looking for a nice return like any investment. It will pay off if you maintain and care for it properly.
Should I wash my wig right after buying it?
Washing your wig after buying it is purely up to you. Don’t forget that each time you wash your wig it shortens its life span a little bit. If you want to wash your wig before the first go, skip the shampoo entirely. Condition and run a quick rinse through the hair, following up with a few spritzes of conditioning spray. Don’t wash new curly wigs with shampoo. We warn you should only deep condition your new curly wig if you decide to wash it.
How to Wash and Dry Your Human Hair Wig
When your wig starts to feel sticky, dry, and rough, you’re past due for a wash. First thing’s first. Do NOT throw your wig in the washing machine. It’s far too delicate for your speed cycle. Treat your wig like it’s your own hair, washing it as often as you would your own hair i.e. every one to two weeks or sooner if you’re a fitness buff, constantly on-the-go, or use a lot of products.
Washing your wig is probably easier than washing your own hair. The difference? You can see what you’re doing ! No rubbing or tugging!
Here’s a step-by-step break down for washing and drying your wig:
1.Use a detangling comb to gently get rid of any knots and tangles.
2.Fill your sink (or a bucket) with cold to lukewarm water and 1-2 capfuls of your favorite mild shampoo. Before dipping your wig in, mix the shampoo and water together. Co-washing (using conditioner instead of shampoo) is a good option if your wig doesn’t have much product build-up. If it does, you should use shampoo.)
3.Place your wig into the sink (or bucket) then very gently work the mixture of shampoo and water through the wig, avoiding any rubbing or pulling. Spend some time cleaning the lace and crown of the wig as product tends to build up there.
4.Rinse the wig as gently and thoroughly as you can. Rinse again if necessary to get all the shampoo out. Again, pay special attention to the lace and crown of the wig, making sure to rinse out all the shampoo in that area.
5.Next condition your wig. Put the conditioner directly on your wig (rather than mixing it with the water) and finger comb it through. Let the treatment sit for at least 2 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
6.Do not wring out your wig. Lightly dab out any excess water. Either air-dry your wig on a wig stand or blow-dry on medium heat. Tip: Excessive heat can damage hair fibers, so air-drying is your best bet. Like a typical wash day, plan accordingly.
7.Follow up your wash and dry with a light conditioning spray to keep your hair moisturized. This step prevents your wig from becoming dangerously brittle and dry, which leads to breakage
How should I care for my cornrows under my wig?
If you’re wearing a wig to give your natural hair a break, it’s essential you keep things protected underneath. Wigs tend to have a rough inner lining that can damage your hair.
Make sure your natural hair is clean before wearing a new wig. Moisturizing shampoo works well (or clarifying shampoo for a deep clean). Deep condition your hair, then blow dry it with a heat protectant. Your hair should be completely dry before you braid it.
Braid your hair down into cornrows. Pins will give you a little more security if your hair tends to live by its own rules.
Use a wig cap whenever you wear your wig. It protects your hair from the underside’s friction and keeps it secure. Wash your hair every one to three weeks while wearing your hair in cornrows. Do not skip the drying process or bacteria can grow. Lightly spray your head and hair with a light oil every few days to keep it moisturized. At night, don’t forget your satin or silk scarf.
Taking care of your human hair wig is just as easy as taking care of your own hair. In fact, (in our opinion) it may be a little easier. Don’t neglect regular washes, keep your strands moisturized, and you’ll be in good shape. If you invest in a quality wig, it will last you for many years.
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