It is almost certain that wigs have become a very popular hairstyle. Not just because of the beautiful look but because they are time savers. However, they can be quite costly.
Human hair wigs cost anywhere from $700 to $4000 while synthetic wigs cost $200 to $500. These price changes are quite high and that is why you need to know all the ways to take care of your wig.
1. Brushing tips
You need to brush your hair or comb through your wig almost every day.
Synthetic wigs can get quite entangled and like human hair wigs. You find yourself spending much time brushing synthetic wigs than you would with human hair wigs.
Curly wigs are also challenging to come through as compared to straight hair wigs.
You must have a wig brush that is specially designed to work with the type and texture of your wig.
Dedicated wig brushes make it faster to get ready in the morning and you can typically spare in 1-10 minutes of your morning routine to get your hair ready.
You will need to use a big tooth comb or your fingers to brush through curly wigs.
Be gentle and light-handed when brushing through to reduce shedding off in cases where you are dealing with poor quality synthetics wigs.
For human hair, wigs do not brush when it is wet. This is not because it may shed off, but rather because brushing human hair wigs while wet will stretch.
2. Washing tips
Wigs should be washed every once in a while, perhaps after every 6 to 8 weeks or 10 to 15 years (not absolute will depend on the products you apply on your wig, and how often you get exposed to odors, perfumes e.t.c).
Frequent washing makes wigs more susceptible to damage.
You should wash your wig with cold water. Why? Coldwater causes less frizz, and it helps retain the style.
If your week has some product accumulation, then you can use warm water with little shampoo but you must be sure your wig is heat resistant.
For fear of damage, you can get your wigs professionally washed.
3. Drying tips
Drying your wig is a very important step after washing.
It is safer to air-dry your wig because there is little interference. Synthetic wig it’s an absolute no for air drier.
Blow drying is best for human hair wigs because they have much more resistance to heat than synthetic.
However, even with human hair wigs, I would highly recommend you dry because you want your wig to have a longer lifespan.
4. Use protective wig styling tools and products
Another reason why people love wigs is that there are a lot of styles you can get from just one wig.
You can style your week to get more thickness or straighten your week to gain more length.
Have with you heat-protective spray or a shine spray specially dedicated for weeks and not any other hairstyle.
Do not use hair straighteners on synthetic weed unless you have a heat-resistant wig.
5. Maintenance tips
Caring tips will vary depending on the type of wig. Surprisingly despite their very high price human hair wigs require less maintenance than a synthetic wigs.
This is because a lot of time is dedicated to making high-quality human hair wigs to reduce the time and effort needed to maintain them as compared to synthetic wigs where they are lower in quality.
6. What you need to avoid
· Excessive heat exposure
Exposing your human wig to excessive heat or hot water will damage your wig by causing discoloration. They will become frizzy, dry, and brittle.
Synthetic wigs are made of plastic or acrylic fibers and as far as heat is concerned you already know how that one goes.
· Using the wrong products
There are some pretty solid differences between actual natural hair and wigs. The products you apply to your natural hair should not be applied to your wings. It’s highly likely to cause buildup.
· Using too many products
Wigs do not need a lot of product maintenance because, unlike natural hair, you’re not dealing with a scalp.
Do not apply any oil to your wig. Product build-up will make your wig lose the smooth sheen texture, and it will be harder to wash.