1 – Learn the difference between wig types.
There are two different types of wigs available, synthetic and human hair. Synthetic is less customizable and is typically worn for a shorter amount of time while a human hair wig can be styled easily and worn for a longer amount of time.
2 – Use special wig shampoo and conditioner.
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.
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!
3 – Take it to a professional.
When you need to style your wig, it is better if you take it to a professional, there are many salons that specialize in the care and styling of wigs. Remember that if you cut the hair on your wig, it won’t grow back. So go to a salon and ask, there are many specialists that can help you.
4 – Keep your wig in a 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.
5 – Don’t use shine spray or normal hairspray on your wig.
Products that are not created specifically for a wig could cause serious damage to the fibers of your wig. While you may wear a human hair wig, you can’t use normal products as if it were your own hair. Instead, look for products that are labeled for wig use to keep the form and quality of your wig.
6 – Don’t use heat to dry your wig.
The fibers of your wig are not created to withstand the harsh heat of a dryer. Like normal hair, heat can damage hair and leave it frizzy and dull. In order to extend the life of your wig, allow to air dry after a cleaning session.
7 – Never shower or sleep in your wig.
Sleeping or showering in your wig can cause major tangles that could be impossible to comb out. Sleeping in your wig could also harm the overall form of the wig, while the water pressure in the shower could cause damage to the fibers of your wig.
8 – 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, it makes it easier to hide your hair, and to keep it clean.
Hope this was all useful to you, and remember, if you take good care of your wig, it will last a lot longer, and you will look amazing!