Buying your wig is more than just having it. There are steps necessary to maintain the wig to last a long time and look good.
These are the general guide that apply to wig maintenance.
- Wear your wig less often: What I mean is to frequently change your wig or have a rotating wig. This is because, wearing the same wig everyday makes the wig worn out. Your wig requires some love and space to maintain its color and over appearance.
- Wash your wig as needed: with only cold water and only when needed. Too often can damage the hair.
- Invest in quality products: The products you use matters, not every product should be used on your wigs. Using products exclusive made for wigs is the key.
- Practice proper wig washing techniques: Gone are the days of rubbing shampoo into your scalp. Doing that will wear out your wig, and you’ll have to buy a new one sooner than you’d like.
Follow these techniques when washing your wigs:
- STEP ONESoak your wig in soapy water for a few minutes. Then, gently comb the shampoo through the hair. Do not rub or massage the product into the wig as that will result in residue buildup, which clumps your wig hair and possibly cause permanent damage.
- STEP TWO Gently rinse the wig in clean, warm (not hot) water and comb through. Repeat this process until all the soap is gone.
- STEP THREE Repeat steps one and two with your conditioning product.
- STEP FOUR Detangle your wig immediately with a detangling brush.
- STEP FIVE Air dry your hair. NEVER use a hair dryer on your wig. The hot air will permanently damage a human hair or heat-friendly synthetic wig and completely melt a synthetic wig.
- Store hair properly: if not in use, store in a wig hanger in a braided method (make a cornrow at the end). Or keep on a mannequin head far away from the heater or direct sunlight.
LASTLY, ALWAYS WASH YOUR HAIR/SCALP AND BRAID ACCORDINGLY TO FIT HAIR PROPERLY.