Good hairs don’t come cheap and so should be taken the most utmost care of.
Ogochukwu Ngadi, a hair stylist and consultant and owner of Anastacea’s Hairs rolls out some dos and don’ts of taking care of your wigs.
Learn the difference between a human hair wig and a synthetic hair wig.
It is simple, human hair wigs are stronger, and have a higher resistance to heat than a synthetic one, so it tangles a lot less and hardly ever melts. So when you buy a wig, be on the lookout for what it’s made out of, and read the instructions carefully.
Use special 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 that may damage the texture of the hair on your wig, especially if it is a synthetic one.
Also, the way that you wash your hair and the way that you wash your wig is different. This is what you do: First, soak the wig in shampoo and water, and then comb the shampoo or conditioner out of the wig (with your wig comb). Then rinse the wig with warm water until the product is all out. Finally, comb the wig until it is untangled, and let it dry by itself. Remember that when you wash it, you don’t need to rub or massage the wig, just combing it’s enough.
Take it to a professional
When you need to style your wig, it is better if you take it to a professional, who specializes in the care and styling of wigs. Remember that if you cut the hair on your wig, it won’t grow back, and also, won’t unmelt if you use too much heat! So go to a specialist that can help you.
Keep your wig safe and covered
Whenever you are not using a wig the proper way to store it is in a mannequin or a hook of some kind, so that it is in an upright position, and it doesn’t get tangled. Also, cover it to avoid dust.
Don’t use any kind of spray for your wig
When you do this, the hair in the wig is more likely to tangle, or become greasy and unmanageable, especially if you use a lot of different products, like hold spray, or shiny spray. Some spray is all right! Just don’t over do it.
When you are styling your wig, know that heat can damage it especially if your wig is a synthetic one. So, be careful not to use too much of it. Remember to read the instructions that came with your wig, so you can find out if heat can be used and how much.
Never sleep or shower with it
You already learned the proper way to shampoo your wig. So do that and, please, never shower with your wig on. Also, take it off when the rain is heavy. The sleeping part, well, you don’t want to leave it all tangled and full of knots from all the moving around at night.
Your own hair is important too
Always have your own hair clean and conditioned. Wearing a wig is no reason for your hair to be dirty or unmanageable and dry. When you put on your wig, always braid or pull your hair back somehow so that it doesn’t show. I recommend using a cap. A cap makes it easier to hide your hair and to keep it clean.