7 Tips For Caring For Your Wig Frontal And Closure
Every wig baddie knows that the most important part of wearing wigs is caring for them. Keeping your frontals and closures laid and in top-notch condition saves you the stress of having to style them every time you need to step out.
Think of it this way; you can literally pull your wigs off the stand and wear them anytime you need to. BUT! That’s only if you invest time and effort into taking proper care of them.
Since your hair is 90% of your selfie, there’s even more reason to keep those baby hairs laid and lace popping 100% of the time. Thinking about joining the wig baddie club? These seven tips would help you care for your wigs frontals and closures:
- Be gentle
A well-laid lace resembles the scalp, but it isn’t. Just the same way pulling and tugging at your natural hair hurts, so also does scratching, tugging and pulling at your lace fronts hurt your frontals and closures.
Since these wig laces are usually ventilated, each hair is individually knotted and secured using an adhesive; tugging at these hairs could cause them to start balding.
To retain the natural scalp-like look of your lace fronts, take proper care of them. Avoid pulling at the frontals and brush thoroughly to remove knots before storing them properly. The tip here is to always maintain it with care.
- Brush from tip to root
If you’ve been brushing your wigs from top to bottom, grab a chair and start taking notes; if not, you’re going to end up spending thousands ventilating the old ones or buying a new one afresh. And lace fronts aren’t exactly cheap at the moment.
Let’s let you in on another secret of the wig baddie club, the type of brush you use matters. This is the time to discard your old brushes that have lost their rubber tips, as those sharp edges would rip out your hair faster than the speed of lightning.
Get a new brush once you notice your old one losing its touch and brush properly from bottom to top, making sure to comb the ends properly first without tugging and work your way up. Once you get to the roots, hold down your roots while brushing to stop your hair from falling apart.
- Moderate heat
Heat protectant remains the holy grail in wig care. Straightening and curling your hair every two to four working days would leave you with bald patches and no lace fronts.
If you do need to use some heat, we recommend using a heat protectant every time you straighten or curl your hair. For hair curls, opt for soft bendy rollers once in a while as another style alternative to using electric curlers.
And for your bone straight wigs, we recommend storing them on mannequins to help them retain their stretch even longer.
- Using the right products
Hair maintenance is incomplete without the proper products. Your serum, heat protectant, and leave-in conditioner must be of top-notch quality to prevent damage to your wigs.
Avoid products with a high alcohol content as they can lead to hair damage and tangling. Instead, invest your coins in pH acidic products. If you’re confused about what to do, ask your hair stylist for product recommendations.
- Satin bonnets and scarves
Satin is the key to retaining your hair’s texture every time you fall asleep or find yourself doing something rigorous.
To keep your lace front laid, wrap it up with a satin scarf and bonnet before you sleep, that way, you don’t wake up to a matted bird’s nest.
For curly wigs, keep your hair dry before you sleep, as wet hair gets tangled up and starts to smell musty in no time.
Instead, gently brush through your dry wig and closure. Then, tie on a silk or satin scarf. A satin cap or pillow will also do the trick.
Now you can toss and turn without worry.
- Keep a good stylist handy
If you have any concerns and worries, be sure to direct them to your hairstylist. While good stylists are few, they’re still quite easy to find.
- Schedule regular wig laundry care
Your hair needs to be properly washed once every month. Keep your lace fronts in prime condition by sticking to this maintenance schedule for a long-lasting wig.
Also, wear your wigs from behind, making sure to avoid pulling on your lace fronts in the process. Follow these tips to keep your hair on fleek 24/7, and we can’t wait to see you stunt on the ops 😉