If you’re like most women, you may just wear a wig at some point in your life. Whether you’re recovering from chemotherapy, hiding thinning hair, or just want to change up your style, wigs are a quick and easy way to do it. But how can you keep your wig looking its best for as long as possible?
Before anything else, be sure to choose a high-quality wig, like those from Madison Hair Collection’s wig boutique and other reliable brands.
DO: Use Special Products
Just as you use special shampoo and conditioner for your own hair, you should use products specifically designed for wigs. Wig shampoo is gentler and won’t strip the wig’s fibers of their natural oils. Meanwhile, a wig conditioner will help keep your wig soft and manageable. Depending on your wig’s material, you might also use a leave-in conditioner or detangler.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is washing your wig too often. Wigs don’t get oily as our natural hair does, so there’s no need to wash them every day. In fact, over-washing can strip away the wig’s natural oils and make it more susceptible to damage. So, aim to wash your wig every two weeks or so.
DO: Ask a Professional for Help
Although some feel a little silly or exposed, the best way to learn how to properly take care of your wig is by asking a professional. Wig salons are staffed with experts who can give you tailored advice on how to best take care of your wig. Not to mention, they can also help you find the perfect wig for your needs, style, and budget.
DON’T: Forget about Storage
When you’re not wearing your wig, it’s important to store it properly to prevent damage. The best way to store a wig is on a wig stand or mannequin, as this will help keep its shape. You should also avoid storing your wig in direct sunlight or an extremely humid environment. If you make one of these mistakes, your wig could become dry, brittle, and frizzy.
DO: Be Gentle with Your Wig
Wigs are delicate items, so it’s important to handle them with care. Avoid combing or brushing your wig when it’s wet, as this can cause damage. When you do brush your wig, use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to gently detangle it. You should also avoid using harsh chemicals or heat on your wig, as this can damage the fibers.
DON’T: Use Too Much Heat
Just like your natural hair, wigs can be damaged by excessive heat. So, if you use heated styling tools on your wig, make sure to use a heat protectant spray first. Also, avoid using hot water when washing your wig, as this can cause the fibers to become damaged and frizzy.
DO: Take it Off When Showering or Sleeping
As our final piece of advice, we recommend taking your wig off when showering or sleeping. This will help to prolong its lifespan and keep it looking its best. Wigs are an investment, so it’s important to take care of them. The more you sleep in your wig, the more likely it is to become damaged and matted. So, take it off when you can.
With this in mind, we come to the end of our blog post. We hope that you found these tips helpful and that you’ll be able to keep your wig looking fabulous for years to come. If ever you need professional advice, don’t be afraid to speak to your hair stylist because they’ll be more than happy to help you out!