Buying a wig is not as easy as throwing on the nearest wig that you find. You need to spend a good amount of time trying to find a wig that suits you. There are many different materials, colour, design and lengths that you can choose from. This makes getting a wig a rather time-consuming activity.
A good wig is never cheap. If you choose human hair wigs then you need to spend more than just a couple of hundred bucks. Natural hair wigs are of far superior to synthetic ones. Natural-looking lace front wigs need a good amount of money. Human hair wigs also need to be maintained regularly.
Without regular maintenance, the wigs are bound to not last you long. To increase the life expectancy of your wig here are a few maintenance steps you must follow.
Untangle Before You Start
Human hair wigs have the tendency to bundle up and get tangled frequently. Once you are done wearing it, you need to comb it. Regular combings prevent dangerous tangles from tearing away the tresses. Combing the wig before you wash it ensures that you wash every strand.
Shampoo for a Shine
You do not shampoo your wig as you would your own hair. Use a mild shampoo. Wet the hair of the wig and not the scalp region. Comb the shampoo through the hair softly without tugging at the strands of hair too hard. The scalp needs to be rinsed with soapy water before being rinsed with lukewarm water. Wash the wig gently with lukewarm water. Scrubbing the wig is not an option. Do not treat the wig lie an extension of your head. Shampoo the wig with care.
Condition with Care
You can use your regular conditioner or special wig conditioners on your wig. Use the conditioners on the bottoms of the hairs. Do not use conditioner on the cap region of the wig. By conditioning the scalp area of the wig, you make the knots of the wig come loose. This means that the hair might start falling out if you condition the wrong areas of the wig. Once you apply the conditioner in the right part of the hair leave it on for 3-4 minutes. Run the conditioned portions of the wig under a running tap to get rid of the conditioner.
Dry it Diligently
After shampooing and conditioning the wig, it is time to dry it up. Gently squeeze out the excess water from the wig first. Blot it dry with a towel and then leave it to air dry. By using a hair blower when the wig is wet you run the risk of drying and damaging the wig. Once the wig is dry you can use a blow dryer to style it.
Having given the wig time to dry out, you need to untangle any knots. Run a comb through the dry wig softly. This step is important since allowing the knot to remain after a wash damages the wig.
You can style your freshly washed wig just how you want it.