How to take care of a human hair wig like a proFeature of the week
Human hair wigs are made to last for one year or more, but you have to take good care of them if you want to use them for such a long time! The longevity of any wig is highly dependent on the care routine you use.
Let’s take a look at some important things every human hair wig owner should put into practice!
1. Get a high-quality shampoo and conditioner
While you can use regular shampoo and conditioner on your human hair wig, you should invest in human hair wig-specific products for the best results. In particular, make sure you choose a great conditioner. Human hair wigs need to be highly conditioner because there are no natural oils from your head treating them in the way that happens with biological hair. Never forget to condition.
2. Wash new wigs before wearing them
All human hair wigs have been highly processed to make them safe for wearing and styling, which could mean that some residual chemicals remain. Wash the wig before wearing it.
3. Only use ceramic plated heat tools
If you want to straighten or curl your wig, stick to ceramic plated tools. Don’t try any chemical processes like perming or relaxing unless your wig manufacturer specifically says this is OK. Most human hair wigs have been heavily processed to get the right texture, and using a chemical treatment on them can ruin that texture.
4. Wash wigs often
It’s usually recommend that you wash your wig every 8 to 14 days, as needed. You can also use a dry shampoo by spraying the interior of the wig cap between washings. Don’t spray it on the outside of the hair.
5. Shampoo wigs properly
Do not wash them in the shower with high-pressure water. A wig should be washed in still water.
Fill a basin with cold water and add a small amount of shampoo to the water to disperse. Submerge wig; swirl and let it soak. Rinse by draining, refilling, and swirling around it again. Repeat the rinse again to ensure all shampoo is gone.
6. Condition wig carefully
After shampooing, apply wig-safe conditioner directly to hair, avoiding the roots as much as possible. Let it condition for at least two minutes; you can leave it overnight. Then, rinse twice in a basin of cool, clean water.
Bonus tip: Follow any included instructions
When you buy a wig, you are buying a product that has a specific use. Wig brands like Raquel Welch Wigs and Amore Wigs will give you instructions on how you should care for your human hair wig, and if you have any questions, you can always email or call them to find out how to handle your wig’s care.
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