Having a natural looking wig depends on your usage style and wig care schedule you usually follow. In order to give it the best care, go with a regime that suits well with your free time because washing a wig is easy but a tedious process and the way you wash it can make or mar your wig.
Let’s Start With Why To Wash Your Wig?
The same reason you wash your hair; it gets greasy, dirty, and smelly too. Also, if you’ve used serum and sprays to get a certain look then you better not leave it for very long stretches as it can damage the wig fibres and cause irreparable damage.
Now, How to wash human hair wigs?
Wig care begins with buying the best shampoo for wigs and conditioner, the ones that fit right into your budget, of course, will suit well to the washing bill.
You wash your wig like your normal hair; the only difference is that you need to be delicate and thorough. The best way to wash a wig is by using cold water because hot water can damage the mesh structure and at times the glue that holds the wig together. After washing, let it air dry on a wig stand or blow dry it on the cool air mode.
If you are trying to comb the wig hair use wide toothed ones. Also, avoid combing it when damp because the structure is the most fragile at that point.
Remember: Do not wear damp wigs, ever. Never wear wigs over damp hair too.
Coming over to the tips to own natural looking hair wigs:
You need to have a proper and dedicated wig washing and maintenance schedule for that. You might often notice that at times one isn’t even able to detect if the person is wearing a wig or not, it’s that natural looking! You can get the same look too, either done at a salon or groomed by yours truly. Everything is in your hands.
•You should wash your hair weaves every 7 to 10 days using a sulphate free shampoo. Make sure that your moments do not tangle up the wig. A good quality shampoo prevents that.
•For synthetic wigs, the amount of usage decides the wig washing schedule. You can either wash your wigs after 10 to 15 uses or these may vary depending on the duration for which the wig was used. They are low maintenance and good to style with ease.
•Hair extensions are a special case. You use them along with your hair and hence they must be looked after and washed as many times as the natural ones. This gives both your natural hair and extension the same texture. 2-3 washes per week are optimal. Also, if you style them using heating equipment then conditioning and moisturizing is a must.
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Once again we’d like to stress that have a fixed washing schedule but one that matches with your spare time. Haphazardly washed wigs can stink, loose hairs and even loose structure. So tread with caution and care.