How To Care For Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are a gorgeous, natural-looking way to change any woman's look. A wig gives you the ability to change your hair style, length, or color without having to make permanent changes. If you're thinking about adding a human hair wig to your beauty kit, you're probably wondering how to take care of it. Here are tips on how to care for your wig to keep it looking great:

1. Wash your wig

Washing dirt and dust from your wig is essential to make the hair shiny. Washing too often can damage the fibers of the wig, so only wash it about once every three to four weeks. When washing, use shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for your type of wig. Regular products are too harsh and damage the wig. Be gentle with your wig and only use cold water. Don't wring or twist the wig since this causes hair to separate.

2. Avoid heat styling

Human hair wigs can get split ends just like regular hair. With your wig, you want to avoid heat styling since this can cause damage to the wig hairs. After washing your wig, allow it to air dry on its stand. Avoid combing or brushing the hair while wet. Once the wig is dry, brush it with a wig brush. If you want to curl your wig, use hair curlers while the wig is wet and allow it to dry. If you use a curling or flat iron, use it on the absolute lowest heat setting.

3. Water is your wig's friend

Wigs require very little styling since they are able to retain shape so well. If your wig is looking frizzy or if hair doesn't seem to stay in place, spray it with a water bottle using a fine mist. There's no need to drench the hair or use the bottle like hair spray. Mist the stray hairs, and style with your fingers. To give your wig a little lift if it's looking flat, use the water bottle and gently tease with a wig comb. The water will help the wig retain volume.

4. Keep your hair and scalp clean

To extend the time between wig washings, keep your own hair and scalp very clean. Oil from your natural hair can deposit on the wig and build up. Wash your hair and scalp before putting on your wig. Keep your own hair free from products like gel and hair spray. Once a week, use a clarifying shampoo on your own hair to remove buildup that occurs from conditioner.

5. Do not chemically process the wig

Do not attempt any chemical processes on the wig, such as hair color, perms, or relaxers. Chemical processes can damage the hair and foundation. If you want to permanently change the style or color of your wig, take the wig to a professional hairdresser or wig maker. If you enjoy changing your hair color often you should also consider getting several different wigs to change your look.

With these tips you can keep your human hair wig beautiful.