Women rely on wigs for different reasons, one of which is to attain a different look or simply put, a total transformation.

It is very important to know how to maintain wigs, for they can let you down if you don’t take care of them.

Here are seven ways to take care of your wig.

Always keep your wig in shape

Remember that wigs are different from natural hair; therefore they need to be cared for in a different way.

Constant washing and styling could spoil the texture of the weave, hence, avoid using shampoo every day.

Washing

Always wash with lukewarm water. While washing, avoid scrubbing or turning the wig upside down, as this will result in tangling and potential hair removal.

A better approach is to place the wig over your hand and allow the water run over the hair in the direction it has been placed, then gently squeeze the shampoo through the wig in the same direction.

Pat dry, don’t scrub

Again, be gentle to avoid pulling out hairs. Washing vigorously can shed strands from the wig.

Conditioning

Asides preventing tangling and breakage, conditioning helps create soft hair and smooth hair. To keep your wig intact, it is advisable to use a very oily conditioner, like a deep conditioning treatment, before rinsing off.

Natural oil

It is always safer, to moisturise with hair oils, e.g; argon oil, coconut oil.

Argon oil on wigs is suitable for every hair texture; straight or curly and any length hair as well.

Coconut oil is commonly known to protect the scalp and fight against problems like insect bites, lice, and dandruff. Coconut oil adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair.

Drying

Simply wrap the hair in a towel, and let it sit dry without interfering. Once it is completely dry, use an oil-free shine spray to prevent it from being dull and dry.

Storage

If you are going to put your wig away for a considerable length of time, wash and condition it before storing it. Once dry, store it in a box- not a plastic bag that could cause humidity leading to bad smell.



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