How To Take Care Of Your Wigs

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    Remember when you bought that wig, that very fine wig, that everybody was just so interested in? Where is it now? It’s at the end of your closet, right? No, that’s not acceptable.

    Buying and owning a wig is like having a tiny plant or baby that just can’t be neglected. You want to ensure that it’s looking prim and proper every time you need it. In Nigeria today, lots of ladies use wigs so in this article from Naijassador we delve into the art of giving attention to your wigs

    Unlike wigs, our natural hair is on our heads every time. It leaves and breathes on our head, so we know when it needs a wash, hair cream, or stretch, which isn’t the same for wigs. But fortunately for us, we can see, feel and tell when our wigs need a wash, revamp or stretch. But let’s say that you’re too busy or you’re living your knotless braids era and you forget about your wigs. As a result of forgetting your beautiful babies they no longer look great as they used to, and you ‘re hurt you neglected your wigs. I know the pain, so relax, it’s not the end of your wig tenure. It can be brought back to life.

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    Before we get into the caregiving and bringing back to life stage, let’s know two important things. There are two types of wigs, human hair and synthetic hair. Human hair is made from natural hair while synthetic hair is made from fibres. That being said, let’s get right into the caregiving stage.

    Use gentle shampoo and conditioner

    When washing or buying a shampoo or conditioner for your wig, it’s important to use mild ones that are specifically formulated for wigs to keep them clean and soft. Avoid using hot water as it can damage the wig fibres and ruin the wig texture. And we don’t want our expensive human hair looking like a 1999 old abandoned wig.

    Brush regularly

    Gently brush the wig with a wig brush or a wide-tooth comb to remove tangles and prevent matting. Start at the ends and work your way up to the roots and please brush gently. Don’t brush it like it has a deadly disease or something. Brush it gently, it’s your baby o, believe it or not.

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    Store properly

    When not in use, please keep the wig well. Please stop dumping your wigs in places that it isn’t supposed to be. Store the wig on a wig stand or a mannequin head to help maintain its shape and prevent tangling. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

    Avoid heat styling

    Heat can damage synthetic wigs, so avoid using hot styling tools such as curling irons and straighteners. If your wig is made of human hair, you can use heat styling tools with caution and always use a heat protectant spray.

    Wash gently

    When the wig becomes dirty or starts to lose its shape, wash it gently with a wig shampoo and conditioner. Avoid rubbing or wringing the wig, and let it air dry on a wig stand. If you don’t have a wig stand it’s okay to improvise.

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    Avoid friction

    Be mindful of friction from clothing or accessories, as it can cause frizzing or tangling. Consider wearing a wig cap to protect the wig and keep it in place.

    Handle with care

    Be gentle when handling the wig to avoid stretching or damaging the fibres or texture of the human hair. Avoid pulling or tugging on the wig, especially when detangling or styling. Remember, be gentle.

    Professional maintenance

    Consider taking your wig to a professional stylist for regular maintenance, or revamping when it’s totally beyond you. This can help prolong the life of your wig and keep it looking its best.

    Taking care of wigs is important because it helps them last longer and maintain a fabulous look. Proper care can prevent tangles, shedding, and damage. Remember your wig or wigs are your tiny babies so they need care and attention. So give them that.

    Written by Dike Ijeoma

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