Hey friends! I’m not sure if you remember, but a while back I wrote a post on how to transform your look instantly. I’m sure today’s title gives it away, but in the aforementioned post, I suggested that you do it with wigs. To further expand on that topic, I thought I’d follow up with how to care for your wig.
The price range for some weaves can be steep so you want to make sure you take care of them properly. If you’re looking for products that are safe to use on your wig, then you need to bookmark this post. Care is important, especially if you want to wear your wig long term. And this is common sense, but the better preserved your wig is, the better it looks on you.
Let’s start with quality. Halloween or Party City wigs are good for one-time use only only. Higher-quality synthetic wigs are less shiny, but they need maintenance to make the strands more manageable for styling. Human hair wigs are much more expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they need less maintenance. In fact, you need to take care of natural hair wigs like you would your own.
As mentioned above, there are major differences in synthetic and human hair wigs, so take special care when deciding what shampoo to wash them with. Natural weaves can be washed with regular shampoo because they are made with real human hair.
However, you can’t use wig shampoos meant for the synthetic variant because some chemicals and additives may harm it. It is important to do your research and to get to know what kind of wig you have.
A freshly washed wig is clean, but it may look out of shape. A conditioner can help make it soft and malleable again for styling. If you think a conditioner is an unnecessary expense, then don’t be surprised if you find your wig looking worse for wear after it has dried. There are many types of conditioners for both synthetic and human-hair wigs.
Drying wigs is only part of the challenge of taking care of them because you have to contend with static electricity, which clings on the strands. If you conditioned the wig after shampooing, this can be reduced. If it persists, you can use a leave-in conditioner to help tame it even more. Check out this list for top-rated products.
Bonus Tip for Synthetic Wigs
If you suddenly run out of conditioner or if you can’t find one immediately, you can use a fabric conditioner as a substitute. Mix equal parts of liquid fabric softener and water in a spray bottle, and you have an instant conditioner.
You can use this mixture to tame stray and frazzled wig hair as a before care and aftercare. Let the spray air-dry instead of using heating tools, and use a wig brush to take care of the tangles. Use the spray over the tub or sink because it can be slippery on the floor.
As a general rule, you should wash your wigs after a certain amount of usage or when it feels like there is too much oil and dirt or product buildup. Using water and shampoo is the surefire way to keep wigs clean, but what if there were days when you just don’t have the time? Dry shampoo for wigs is a handy product to have for these circumstances.
If you’ve used dry shampoo before, then you know it helps absorb excess oil or volumizes your hair. The oil-absorbing one is dense, but it gets the oily residue out of the strands, scalp, and cap of your wig, which is handy if you have naturally oily hair underneath. The volumizing dry shampoo is less powdery and has alcohol, which helps give the wig volume for easy styling.
Dry shampoos are convenient for when you are in a pinch, so they’re definitely a must-have for wig wearers. They are convenient, and they help save time. The scented variants provide freshness and fragrance. However, one thing to note about using them is that they’re not meant to be used every day.
You can only get away with not washing your wigs in water and shampoo once or twice before you finally have to. Dry shampoo is powdery and may dry out the hair too much, which can damage your wigs if you use heating tools.
Alright friends, I hope you enjoyed my latest post on wig care. Which hair products are the best-kept secrets you use for them? Let me know by leaving a comment below, and peep my beauty tab for more on beauty. Until next time, friends!