Whether your wig is synthetic or made from real human hair, it’s an investment. Taking care of your wig will ensure that it will be around for a longer time.
Fortunately, there are many products out there that will help you maintain and care for your wig.
Keep your own hair clean and dry to keep the wig cleaner, longer.
Never get your wig wet, or at least avoid it as much as possible. If your wig does get wet, let it air-dry. Don’t use a hairdryer on your wig because the heat will cause damage, unless your wig is made from real human hair.
You should wash your wig after every 12 to 15 wearings. Here’s how to wash your wig:
You must first comb the wig to rid of the tangles.
Fill a sink with cold water. Add a tablespoon of wig shampoo.
Immerse your wig in the water and swish it around.
Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to get rid of any stains.
Let the wig soak for another five minutes.
Empty the sink and re-fill with cold water.
Rinse the the wig by swishing it around, until all the shampoo is out of the wig.
Blot the wetness out using a towel. Do not wring the wet wig.
Let the wig air-dry on the wig form.
After it has dried, apply wig conditioner and style as desired.
Don’t brush or comb your wig when it is wet.
When combing your wig, start from the bottom part of the wig and work your way upwards to the roots.
You can style your wig by using specially-formulated wig hairspray.
If you want your wig cut or styled, go to a wig stylist, not a normal hairstylist.
You can get rid of tangles by using a spray wig conditioner and a wig brush.
You can remove too much shine from your wig by sprinkling baby powder over the wig and shaking the excess baby powder away.
To reduce volume or big hair, spray cold water directly on the wig, and use a big wig brush to comb from the bottom to the roots.
When not in use, store your wig in closed storage area in room temperature. Make sure that the wig is always on a wig form when not in use.