Wigs have made themselves known in mainstream pop culture. It seems like everyone is rocking wigs to shake up their style and keep their natural locks primed and protected from the elements. And with incredible advances in technology and styles, it’s easier than ever for everyone to install their wig with relative ease. There’s more to wigs than their style, though. If you do not put proper care and time into the selection or care of your wig, they can be a huge pain. So if you are looking to dive into wigs and use them in your hair care, then here are some key do’s and don’ts to get you started.
DO: Decipher whether the wig is synthetic or human hair.
The first step to knowing how to maintain your wigs and ensure their longevity is to see whether it is a human or synthetic hair wig. Each type of wigs needs a different set of care instructions. For example, human hair wigs are much more durable and heat resistant than synthetic wigs. Synthetic wigs are much more prone to being tangled and can be hard to deal with and maintain.
In many instances, though synthetic wigs are usually more affordable and can last longer as long as you take good care of them. But price shouldn’t be the main focus in purchasing. And this brings us to our next point.
DON’T: Settle for Low-Quality Wigs
Although a low price may be tempting, it can also lead to low-quality. Your wig is an investment in yourself and your hair routine, so you shouldn’t skimp on it. Plus, with lower quality wigs, you are also opening yourself to the risk of scalp irritation.
These lower quality wigs will not last very long, and while you may save at first, you’ll be quickly shelling out more money for wigs later on. Here are a few wig brands that we suggest that provide top-quality wigs and extensions:
DO: Wash and condition your wigs.
Keeping your wigs clean and cared for are the number one way to keep them last for a long time. And like how you get quality products for the hair that grows out your head (at least you should), you should be purchasing quality products for your wig. Using rejuvenating revitalizing shampoos and conditioners, like the ONE system, will keep it looking shiny and brand new.
DON’T: Use sprays on your wigs.
While some wigs may be able to handle a spritz of hairspray to hold their style, sprays from heat protectants, dry shampoos, and extra-hold hairsprays, can cause your wigs to become tangled.
DO: Protect your natural hair under the wig.
Last but not least, please take care of your hair underneath the wig. Here are some tips for keeping your natural hair healthy when working with wigs:
Take care when removing wigs as rushing can lead to you damaging your edges or irritating the skin on your forehead.
Do not put on a wig when your hair is still wet, as it could cause bacteria to grow.
Wash and condition your hair with moisturizing hair care systems like the ONE system.
Wigs can be a great asset to your hair game, but make sure you give them the proper care they deserve.