Many Nigerian ladies love to switch up their hairstyles every now and then and to avoid the stress of sitting for long hours at the hair salon they invest in wigs.
Some go for synthetic wigs while others who can afford it opt for human hair wigs.
Human hair wigs last for a long time and give a natural look.
Just like your actual hair, your human hair wigs also need some tender loving care if you really want them to last longer and serve you well.
Here are 7 tips that will help you care for your human hair wig.
1. Wash Your Wig
It is very okay to wash your wig. Since it is just like your real hair, therefore, it needs to be properly treated and maintained with an excellent and thorough wash.
Take note that washing your human hair wig too often can cause more harm than good. Therefore, do not wash your hair more than it’s necessary.
As you wash your wig, be gentle in handling it and be careful not to create any snags with the threading or wefts.
2. Water Temperature
When washing your wig use cold water or mild water with normal shampoo.
3. Avoid High Temperature
Avoid placing your human hair wig close to high temperatures. Do not use a flat-iron or curler too often, it will cause make your wig look dry and can cause severe damage.
Do not comb your wig immediately after washing, comb it after the hair is dry. When combing your human hair wig, Use a special wide brush to comb your hair and make sure you start from the end all the way to top, this will prevent your hair wig from shedding.
5. Use conditioner to detangle wig
If your wig is tangling after long use, do not pull the hair, rather spray some wig-specific non-oily conditioner, and comb it with a wide-toothed comb or your hand. Take your time while doing this to achieve the best results.
6. Do Not Use Hair Spray
Avoid using hairspray on your natural hair wig, to avoid making it oily and messy
7. Store your wigs properly
After cleaning, place your human hair wig in its original packaging to make it last longer and maintain its look. You can also invest in a wig stand especially for shorter wigs.