To keep a wig with thousands or tens of thousands of hairs in good condition, it is necessary to take care of it frequently. However, if you continue to take care of your wig incorrectly, you may end up damaging your wig. Here are some tips on how to care for your wig to keep it looking good.
Master the art of brushing!
Remember to brush your wig the night of the day you wear it. It will make a big difference in how long it lasts. When doing so, pay attention to the order in which you brush your hair.
Some people often run the brush from the root to the tip of the hair in the same way as they brush their own hair, but this is not the correct method. Brushing too hard all at once can cause damage and split ends, so brush in a gentle stroking motion.
Use a metal brush and, if available, an anti-static spray for better clumping.
Shampoo the wig regularly.
If the wig is not shampooed regularly, it will not only be damaged, but it will also give off a bad odor. There is no problem using regular shampoo instead of shampoo specifically designed for wigs, but if you are concerned about damage, it is better to use a neutral amino acid-based shampoo.
When shampooing, wash hair in the same manner as brushing, starting from the ends of the hair. The best water temperature is lukewarm, and if the hair is damaged, it is effective to leave it on for a while. Again, be sure to wash gently.
Conditioner and dryer to finish shampooing
Once you have finished caring for your hair with shampoo, we recommend using a conditioner or treatment just as you would with your own hair. This will make your hair shinier and bouncier, and will greatly enhance its beauty. Shampooing alone tends to make hair lose its luster, so it is best to use a shampoo and conditioner as a set.
When using a hair dryer, it is important not to apply it to the same spot for too long. Some types of hair are sensitive to heat, so be sure to check the material before applying the hair dryer.
It’s a GOOD idea to color it once in a while.
Just as human hair can change color when exposed to ultraviolet rays or when washed, wigs can also change color depending on the conditions in which they are placed. In such cases, coloring should be done. If the hair in the wig is human hair, a commercially available coloring agent will suffice.
The key to success is to brush the hair before applying the chemical. Since wig hair is easily damaged, rinse it off in a shorter time than with regular coloring. Once the hair is nicely dyed, a treatment can be applied to make it shiny.
With careful maintenance, wigs can last an amazingly long time. Take a little time to give your wig a clean look.