Who would’ve thought there are things not to do when wearing a wig? Whether you just got your first wig or you have been wearing one for years, these are some things that most people don’t know about wigs and how to take care of them. Wearing your hair in any wig can make you feel like you are wearing another skin, which is why it is important to be aware of some things to keep in mind when it comes to taking care of it properly. Here are five things you should never do while wearing your favorite wig!
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Don’t shampoo with regular shampoo
When you wear a wig, the chemicals in regular shampoo can accumulate on the fibers. This can cause tangles, which will lead to breakage and, consequently, bald spots. Your wig maker should have a hair care line specifically for your wig that includes a cleansing shampoo and conditioner. Avoid using products that may damage your wig, such as hair dye, permanent chemicals, and certain oils that can cause irreversible damage to your wig. Check with your wig maker before using anything on your hair that hasn’t been suggested.
Don’t wear an ill-fitting wig
If you wear a wig, ensure it’s the right size and not too tight. It should fall naturally on your head and stay in place without the need for bobby pins or tape. If it’s too big, your wig will easily slide off, and you’ll also look like you’re wearing an old-lady hairpiece; if it’s too small, you’ll have trouble wearing it for long periods because of discomfort.
Don’t brush with a regular brush
The hair on the wig cap can be fragile, so don’t scrub or wring it when you wash it. Instead, use a gentle shampoo and rinse it well. Gently pat dry with a towel, then brush out any tangles. The last thing you want to do is create more frizz by brushing too hard. Remember to comb your wig starting at the ends and work your way up to the roots to avoid creating more tangles.
Don’t use too much heat
Styling tools such as hair straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers should be used on gentle heat. Frequent use of these products will shorten the lifespan of your wig by damaging the fibers that make up your hair and wig cap. It is best to avoid using too much heat on synthetic wigs, since they are less durable than these human hair lace front wigs and won’t take as much abuse before being damaged or prematurely shedding fibers.
Don’t scrub or wring at the cap when washing
The hair on the wig cap can be fragile, so don’t scrub or wring it when you wash it. You can also damage the hair combs at the top or puncture the wig cap with the combs if you squeeze the wig at the top. Instead, use a gentle shampoo and rinse it well. Apply conditioner and work through any tangles starting from the bottom. Rinse again. Gently pat dry with a towel, then brush out any tangles. The last thing you want to do is create more frizz by brushing too hard.
By following these simple tips, you should be able to make your wig last longer. If the hair starts to tangle, remember not to pull at the tangles and brush them gently with a wide-toothed comb, or use an anti-tangle spray if they are stubborn tangles. It’s also important to wash the wig, so it stays clean and doesn’t become a breeding ground for bacteria or germs. And don’t forget about having fun with it! The most important thing is that you enjoy wearing your new look!