Wigs are no longer a thing of the past. They’re the latest fashion trend favoured by celebrities and the public alike. And it’s no longer limited to people with hair issues. Wearing wigs has become such a fashion statement that even people with good hair like wearing wigs. They give you freedom, flexibility, and a wide range of styles, colors, and textures to choose from. Plus, wearing wigs is more convenient and easy than frequently trying new hairstyles on your original hair. Whether you wear a simple v-part wig or some other style like beachy waves or curls, wigs look great always. But keeping them well-maintained is a challenging task. You need to take care of your wigs just like you take care of your hair or scalp. Washing it often, getting it styled in a salon, is all part of wig maintenance. Here are some tips to keep your wigs well-maintained.
Rotate Your Wigs
Ask any wig expert and they’ll tell you not to wear your wig often. Just like our hair, wigs too need to be cared for properly. If you wear it every day, the hair in the wig starts wearing off and loses its lustre and texture. If you wear wigs daily, then you should keep a pair and rotate them so that they remain fresh for a longer time. Rotating your wigs will also give you more time to take care of the wig hair properly. You can schedule washing and styling wigs on their off days.
Schedule Wash Days Regularly
Washing the wigs is as important as washing your original hair. So every few days, you should wash your wigs, comb and style them properly. Wigs work a lot like regular hair. So, you need to shampoo and condition them regularly too. However, washing wigs requires some care and gentle treatment. Make sure you know how to wash the wig properly. Wig hair is more sensitive and prone to damage than normal hair. Hence, they require extra care and attention. If you rotate your wigs, schedule washing on their off days. If you wear wigs occasionally, make sure the wigs are well maintained.
Stay Away From Heat Tools
As we pointed out before, wig hair is more susceptible to damage. So, avoid using heat tools as they can damage the wig hair faster than your original hair. Avoid using tools like a dryer or curling iron on synthetic wigs. For human hair wigs, you can use styling products but make sure they are safe for use on wigs.
Use Specific Products for Wigs
Wig hair may be similar to human hair but they are not attached to a scalp. Hence, they are more prone to damage. Use products specially designed for wig hair. Whether it is shampoo, conditioners, or other styling products, only use stuff that is safe to use on wigs.
While wig maintenance is tough, keeping these tips in mind will surely make things easier for you to manage.