UHAIR NEWS 4: How to take care of your human hair wigNov 19, 2018
A good human hair wig is so important in our life. Indeed, not only does it provide the flexibility you are looking for in style, but it also adds volumes to your overall appearance. It also saves you a lot of time and money, just like regular hair stitches. Therefore, knowing how to properly handle your wig is essential to achieving the longest life and best appearance possible. Keep reading and we’ll explain it in depth.
Taking care of your wig is not difficult; it just requires attention and care. Most wigs are dyed, chemically treated, and have their cuticles removed. Therefore, it’s important to handle them gently to prevent damage. While Remy hair retains its quality, it is still more delicate than unprocessed hair. It is recommended to wash your wig every 7-14 days. However, washing your wig too frequently can shorten its lifespan. Use styling products sparingly to extend the life of your wig. Wearing a wig cap can also help absorb scalp oils and keep them away from the wig.
Before washing your wig, gently comb through it to remove any tangles. Start at the ends and work your way up, using a brush specifically designed for wigs. For stubborn tangles, using a detangling spray can help loosen them. When washing your wig, it is not recommended to soak it in a tub of water with shampoo. This can cause the wig to become tangled and difficult to manage. Instead, wet the wig before applying shampoo. You can do this by running it under the tap or placing it under a sink (for short hair) or a lower basin (for long hair).
Let cold water run from the roots to the tips of the wig until it is fully wet. Gently squeeze (do not wring) to remove excess moisture. Apply a small amount of shampoo to your palm and distribute it evenly throughout the wig. Avoid twisting, rubbing, or massaging the hair. Simply shampoo the hair on top of the wig cap. Rinse with cold water, allowing it to run from the roots to the tips to remove any shampoo residue. Do not rub, twist, or wring the hair. Rinse gently until all shampoo is removed. Gently towel dry the wig and squeeze out excess water before applying conditioner.
The best way to dry your wig is by letting it air dry, as it is the gentlest option for the hair fibers. You can use rollers to set the wig or a low heat hair dryer, but air drying is recommended. Once the hair is dry, you can use a curling iron or flat iron to style it. Make sure to use styling products specifically made for human hair wigs. Using the right products will help extend the life of your wig.
When storing your wig, place it on a wig stand or form that is smaller than the base of the cap to prevent stretching. Avoid storing your wig in direct sunlight, as it can cause the hair color to fade. It is also important to not sleep with your wig on, as it can cause hair loss, breakage, and tangling. Lighter hair colors require extra processing, so they may experience more hair shedding over time. Avoid exposing your wig to chlorine, saltwater, and hot water to prevent damage.
UHAIR NEWS 4: How to Take Care of Your Human Hair Wig
Wigs are no longer just pieces of accessory, they are now more popular than ever and are widely used as protective styling to maintain the health of our own hair. Human hair wigs are now becoming a staple in many people’s wardrobe. Whether you’re using your wig due to medical hair loss, fashion, or both, it is important to make sure your wig is well cared for. Here are some tips on how to properly maintain your human hair wig:
1. Brush with care: It is important for your wig’s longevity that you regularly brush it for tangles and remove it each night. When brushing your wig, remember to use a wig brush or a pick with soft bristles.
2. Wash it correctly: Your human hair wig needs to be washed on a regular basis, especially if you use any hair styling products. Be sure to use a mild shampoo and be gentle while washing. Rinse the wig thoroughly and add a deep-conditioner to your wash routine to keep it as soft and silky as possible.
3. Avoid excessive heat: Heat will damage your human hair wig, so it’s important to avoid the use of flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons whenever possible. If you must use any kind of heat styling tool, it’s best to use a low heat setting for minimal damage.
4. Protect it: When sleeping, wearing your wig in a loose braid or bun is a great way to protect your hair and keep it intact. Also, make sure you always wear a wig cap or scarf over your wig while you’re out and to bed. This will help protect your hair from dirt and dust.
Taking good care of your human hair wig is essential for its life cycle. With these simple steps, you can keep your wig looking as good as new for months to come.