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Got drenched? Here is how to revive your wigs

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When it comes to wigs, most women know the golden rule: always keep it dry. Ideally, water would not damage your wig, whether synthetic or human hair; except when it contains chlorine or sea salt, or other elements that could make the hair fibers frizzy and damage the wig cap. It would make it look crusty and unappealing when it dries eventually.

However, in the event that the rain drenches you, it is very essential to perform some simple hair care steps that would help revitalize the look of your wigs.

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Firstly, you must steam your wigs. Steaming aids in hydrating dry hair. However, be careful not to let the steam remain in one portion of the hair for more than five seconds, especially when using a hand-held steamer. You can also steam your wig manually by tying the wig in a plastic bag and placing it in a pot of hot water; the effect is almost the same.

Also, you should use leave-in conditioners and hair oil. Unlike traditional conditioners, these types are not washed out. Leave-in products that provide extra moisture to the hair, protect it from damage, and help detangle the strands. Nearly every type of hair can benefit from leave-in conditioner; from straight to curly and colored hair.

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It is also useful to detangle the hair. For curly hair, it is advisable to finger-detangle or use a wide toothcomb, to help loosen the knots. For straight hair, a hairbrush works the magic.

Notwithstanding, a good habit to help prevent drenching your wigs is to always carry a shower cap in your handbag or purse. With the rainy season still very active, it is important to always remember to safeguard your wigs. But should you be caught off-guard, always remember these easy steps to help bring your wigs back to their shiny and vibrant life.

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