What Can I Do To Keep My Custom Made Wig in The Best Condition?
Very often our new clients need pointers on the best way to maintain their wigs. Some of our more seasoned users can also benefit from a wig care review, so here it is! Just like any other investment, the more care you show your wig, the more longevity you will get out of it. We can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of your wigs and hair pieces. You will save a fair amount of money and time in the end if you do.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your wig in the best condition :
- Gently brush and comb your wig. You are going to see that we use the word *gently often because it is key to general wig maintenance just as it is with the very hair that grows from your head. Always be gentle. Always be careful. Brush or comb gently starting from the bottom tips, up to the roots. When detangling, use a wide-tooth comb or a brush with spacious bristles. Take your time and don’t just rip the comb through. Remember that your wig can suffer damage just like real hair if you are not careful with it.
- Invest in a wig stand. Wig stands go a long way to keep your wig in good condition. It helps the wig keep its shape, airs it out and helps to protect the wig. If you have a couple of wigs, it would be best to create a something like a special shelf so they can stay out of the way.
- Wash your wig regularly. We’ve mentioned this before and going to do so again because it is a big deal. Wash. Your. Wig. Regularly. For some reason, many people don’t think they need to do this, but we guarantee that you do. Wash your wig or hairpiece with a mild shampoo weekly (for synthetic wigs use shampoo specifically for synthetic hair). If you don’t wear your wig every day, do not go beyond 10 wears without washing it. To wash, swish it around in the water gently. Pat dry gently. Place it on the wig stand and either air dry or start your styling process.
- When the attachments start to show wear, get them repaired ASAP. Don’t wait until the combs and clips are hanging on by a thread. Literally. And don’t wait for the elastic to be stretched out of shape. Replace the attachments as soon as you notice a difference. No one wants to have the humiliating wig or hair piece equivalent of a nip slip!
- Use quality products and tools. Spend a little extra money now and save yourself a big headache later. Do your research and look at reviews for quality tools and products.
- If you start to see split ends or breakage, do something about it. Don’t wait until your wig looks shabby. If your wig is in bad shape, then what’s the purpose of having one? If you can see the damage, it’s time for a light trim, a repair session or a new wig altogether. Take your wig to your wig maker and discuss your options.
- Treat your wig with respect. If you spent a fair amount of money on your wig and you ball it up and put it in a ziplock bag in the back of your closet after wearing it in the rain, don’t expect good results. Respect your wig. Take care of it, and it will take care of you.
If you have any tips to share regarding how you take care of your wig collection, we would love to read them! Please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.