Hair is a woman’s glory. Be it her own or a wig and taking care of it is something that should be taken seriously. Wigs need just as much attention (if not more) as your own hair. Here are some simple maintenance do’s and don’ts to get you started.
Step 1: Detangle your wig
This is a very important step prior to shampooing your hair.
Ensure that your wig is free of tangles. Using a wide tooth or a detangling brush, gently comb out your hair extensions.Do not pull or drag the fibre, be gentle! Always comb or brush wig from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair. For wigs with a tight curl, do not brush, use fingers and gently remove tangles.
Step 2: Shampoo/Condition
Shampoo your wig at least once a week. Shampoo more often if you have increased perspiration or have been in a dusty environment. Curly textures require frequent shampoos or co-washes to look its best. Clean your wig with a moisturizing shampoo.
Wash your hair in a downward motion, working shampoo from the top down in one motion. Condition your hair with a moisturizing conditioner. Follow with the conditioner in the same manner. If the hair feels dry or heavy it is time to shampoo
Condition-Wash: Substitute conditioner for shampoo. Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well with cold water (Do NOT squeeze or wring your wig) and then style. This is great for curly styles.
Step 3: Deep Condition
To keep you hair in tip- top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. More or less, depending on the hair’s need. Rinse in cold water and wrap the wig in a towel and gently pat out excess water
NB: Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.
Step 4: Styling
As mentioned in step 1, always keep your wig tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair. We also strongly recommend the use of a de-tangling brush to comb your hair extensions every day so that it does not develop tangles especially in the nape area.
Heat is your hair’s biggest enemy. The more you use on it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. Use styling products that are alcohol free.
At Night: Put your hair “up” at night. Braid or pin curl your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep.