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How To Care For Your Human Hair Wigs

By Juliet Emelieze Chiazor
06 November 2022   |   12:30 pm
THE hair is a woman's 'glory' and that is why she cares so much about how it appears. It is even said a woman’s hair reveals her kind of person. Gone are the days of hair shampoo, conditioner and constant retouching. Women, these days, have resorted to wigs for that look that they want. A…

THE hair is a woman’s ‘glory’ and that is why she cares so much about how it appears. It is even said a woman’s hair reveals her kind of person. Gone are the days of hair shampoo, conditioner and constant retouching. Women, these days, have resorted to wigs for that look that they want. A wig enthusiast, @Jifywigs, recommends easy tips to care for your human hair wigs and make it last the length of life span it ought to:

Do not wear the same wig daily
First of all, you need to follow this rule while caring for your human hair wig. If you wear your wig every day, it will wear out soon. This is because they are more fragile when compared to synthetic wigs.
When you wear your human hair wig too often, the threads will start to tear; the colour of the hair will be impacted from too much exposure to weather, and its overall appearance. If you are a regular wig wearer, make sure to spend your money buying couples of more human hair wigs and keep rotating them.

Do not use a small comb while detangling
Before you wear your wig again, spray water around and comb. Always start by using a wide-tooth comb! Just as your natural hair, it is best you comb, bottom up. Carefully comb small sections at a time until you’ve worked out the whole hair. Using small comb or brush while the hair is tangled will cause great damage to the hair.
NOTE: Do not use oil! This weighs down the hair and causes tangling. Spray water instead!

Do not leave your wigs lacking moisture
Moisturise thrice a week or when you want to wear your wig. For a curly/wavy hair, make one leave-in conditioner your best friend. For straight and bouncy hair, use serum on your wig. Massage the strands of your wig gently, smoothly and thoroughly, with a suitable amount of moisturiser. It definitely keeps your hair looking untangled and shiny, while locking the curls or waves (if any).

Do not Store your wig any how
Hang your wig on a wig stand after use, this helps to reduce tangling.
Storing your human hair wig properly is a part of caring for it. Maintaining your wig is not just about shampooing, conditioning or styling, but also about how you store it when you don’t wear it.
You must store your wig away from any type of heat. Also, your wig must not be kept in a wet or moist place; it will shorten the wig’s life span.

Do not give frequent washes to your wig
Frequent washing of your human hair wig reduces its lifespan and causes damage to the wig. For healthy wigs, use shampoo twice a year, however, every other time, just cold wash your wig that’s running lukewarm water through your wig then use conditioner, and afterwards rinse with cool water.
Be sure to treat the wig gently when you wash it. Also, do not use hot water in washing your human hair wig! It could damage the weave. You may use lukewarm water instead while shampooing.

Do not use low-quality washing products
Use good quality instead, best to use organic products. You spend your hard-earned money on bringing home the best human hair wig. So, why cut corners when you buy products to wash them? Always buy a good-quality shampoo and conditioner to wash your human hair wig.
Not all kinds of shampoos and conditioners work the same. You can get in touch with a professional hairstylist and ask them about the most suitable products to wash your wig. Some shampoos and conditioners are specifically designed for human hair wigs, and it is a good idea to buy them.

Do not overheat your wig
One of the biggest mistakes that many people commit is overheating their wigs while styling their hair using heating equipment. It is a big no-no. Your human hair wig will not last long if you keep styling or heating it every day, but if you must make sure you use heat protectant
And make sure your hairdryer; hair curler, or even straightening equipment on your human hair wig is on low heat setting. Always keep these hair stylers away from the roots of the wig. Make heat-free/cold styling your go-to option, and your human hair wig will outperform others. No caps
To conclude, I will also advise you to trim the dry or brittle ends of your wig from time to time. A human hair wig is a long-term investment, and caring for it is a must. The above-listed don’ts will help you maintain your wig to last for a long time.