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Tips: How to Care for your wigs.

06 Jan 2023

Wig Care 101: Washing, styling, and other tips

You may be struggling with the loss of your natural hair if
you have a medical condition like alopecia areata or are
undergoing treatment for cancer, such as chemotherapy.
Others believe that wearing a wig is the greatest choice
for their comfort and self-esteem, while some people
don't mind sporting the bald look.

Wigs of superior quality and durability are an investment.


What to think about when purchasing a wig
Purchasing a wig is similar to purchasing a new outfit in
that you want to make sure it fits properly, looks well on
you, and most importantly, makes you feel amazing.

In order to ensure that your new wig will fit comfortably,
Taylor suggests measuring your head while your hair is
flat against it. You should also be aware of how to change
the wigs size if necessary.

Of course, color is another important factor to think
about. If your natural hair color is close to that of the
wig, you might feel more at ease wearing it, or you might
want to take advantage of the chance to experiment with
other hues and styles.

Hair wigs versus synthetic wigs

There are many various alternatives when comparing wig
quality, including synthetic wigs, wigs made of human
hair, and wigs that combine the two. Every type of wig
"has advantages and disadvantages, and prices vary,"
claims Taylor. Finding a wig that you like and that
matches your needs is crucial.

Here are a few things to think about:
Cost: Human hair wigs made from natural hair are more
expensive.
Aesthetics: Compared to synthetic wigs, natural human
hair wigs don't have as many color options. However,
Taylor observes, synthetic wigs maintain their
appearance with essentially no trouble.
Durability: Human hair wigs made of natural hair are
equally likely to frizz when it rains as synthetic wigs are
weatherproof. But in the long term, natural wigs outlive
synthetic ones.
Versatility: According to Taylor, synthetic wigs are less
versatile when it comes to styling than natural human
wigs, which may be cut, styled, and coloured similarly to
your own hair.
Your lifestyle: If you enjoy experimenting with various
hair colors and cuts, you might want more than one wig.

How to put on a wig?
Knowing how to put on your wig so that it fits properly
and remains in place will help you feel more at ease
while wearing it, according to Taylor.

To wear your wig, adhere to following instructions:

  1. Take remove your spectacles if you wear them before you start.
  2. Make sure the label is on the back of your wig by checking.
  3. Slide your wig from front to back to put it on. It should sit close to your natural hairline.
  4. Wigs in more recent designs are typically adjustable. By manipulating the adjustable straps within the wig, you may make yours fit and remain in place.
  5. Your wig may fit more easily if you use accessories like wig caps (liners) or wig headbands (wig huggers). And if some hair doesn't lay straight, don't worry about it. Your wig will appear more real if there are a few hairs out of  place, advises Aleecia.


How to take care of your wig?
Even natural hair wigs need to be handled with care
because they are not your actual hair. Although it's
crucial to adhere to the instructions provided by the wig
maker, there are some general maintenance guidelines
that can maintain your wig in great condition.

When styling your wig, use your fingers whenever you
can. If you must use brushes or combs, make sure they
are made specifically for wigs. Use styling tools cautiously
because using more hairspray or gel will require you to
wash your wig more frequently (or have it cleaned).

Taylor suggests consulting a professional hairstylist if you
want to alter the appearance of your wig.

When and how to wash your wig?

Whether you’ve chosen a natural human hair wig or a synthetic wig, you’ll need to clean it regularly with specially designed shampoo and conditioner.

“Wash your synthetic wig at least once a month and
more frequently if you wear it every day,” Aleecia says.

How to wash a natural human hair wig?
The process of washing a natural human hair wig isn’t
actually all that different from the process of washing
naturally growing hair. It just doesn’t happen in the
shower!

Prep: Use a wide-tooth comb to smooth the wig hair
before washing. Take care not to pull or stretch the hair
fibers.
Wet: Hold your wig with one hand and use the other to
pour lukewarm water over the hair. The wig hair just
needs to be wet, but not soaking wet.
Wash: Put a small amount of shampoo on the wig hair
and work the shampoo through the hair. Then rinse the
hair clean, being careful not to squeeze or wring the wig.

Condition your hair by working a tiny quantity of
conditioner through it and letting it sit for a few minutes.
Lumid water should run clear after rinsing the hair.
Drying: You can use a blow dryer for wigs made of
natural human hair, but the simplest way to dry a wig is
to put it on a wig stand and let it air dry. Just make sure
to maintain a low heat setting.

Your natural human hair wig can be curled with a low-
temperature curling iron once it has dried.

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