Wig upkeep is important in maintaining your wig and protecting it from frizzies, tangles, and matting. These simple tips will get you off to a great start:
1) Hold the wig by the wig cap when wearing or removing it.
2) Keep your wig out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
3) Brush gently with a felt pad brush or wide-tooth comb using a hair conditioner as a detangler before washing.
4) Rinse the shampoo completely from your wig, then repeat if necessary with conditioner. Squeeze out any excess water and lightly towel dry before placing it on an adjustable stand for air drying in front of a fan (or in front of an open window).
5) If applying a styling product, do so after shampooing.
6) To reduce tangling, take care in the first few weeks to separate your hair while washing and drying by gently pulling on each side with your fingertips.
7) Do not use any products on your hair that has an oil base, as this can cause unruly knots. Oil-based products can include creams, oils, sunscreen, and hair spray.
8 ) Do not brush or comb your deep wave wig when wet, as this will damage it (unless you have a watertight sealant).
9 ) Do not oil or moisturize the hair around the cap area of your wig, as this will make it more prone to tangling and matting.
10 ) You can cut or trim your hair to reduce matting. If you want to maintain your wig for an extended period, you can also purchase wig caps that fit over the cap area of your wig and are water resistant.
When and how to wash your wig?
Repairing the hair extensions before washing them:
1) Make sure that you have properly applied for your extensions. These should be tautly attached, and the caps should not be fitted tightly but not too loose.
2) Rinse the wig thoroughly, as even water can cause damage to your extensions. If you cannot wash it out at this stage, try to remove some of the water by shaking it around in a basin or with a towel.
3) Remember to let it hang dry, and then consider touching up any stray hair ends with a small pair of scissors or clippers. You can also use “set gel” (available from wig salons) on your extensions if they need re-tensioning.
Maintenance after washing:
1) The number one rule is not to comb or brush a wet wig, which can quickly cause damage. Instead, hang it upside down and gently shake the water with your hands, then set it upright to air dry. If you have the time, try to leave your extensions overnight, as this will reduce tangles.
2) When you are ready to comb your extensions, use a wide-toothed comb or boar bristle brush, and always start from the ends of your hair upwards in small sections across the entire wig head.
3) Wear your wig; never wear a wind-resistant head covering underneath.
4) This can help to reduce flyaway hair and frizziness.
5) Your wig should be re-tended once or twice a week, depending on how often you wear it. Try to avoid washing or combing the hair in between these times. The main idea is that you will be able to keep the extensions fresh and looking their best by handling them in these times only.
6) To enhance the lifespan of your extensions, use protective styling products sparingly.
7) Tightly bound hair tends to tangle more easily than loosely bound hair. If you find that your extensions are getting tangled, you can reduce tangles by:
(a) Cleaning the hair extensions and styling them properly in your bathroom (this will enable you to avoid washing them daily or every other day).
(b) Using the correct products designed for ethnic hair. These products will greatly reduce coarse knots/tangles and reduce shedding. These should be applied once a week to maintain your beautiful new look.
How to take care of your wig?
Even wigs produced from natural hair are not your natural hair. Therefore they need to be managed properly. It’s crucial to follow your wig manufacturer’s advice to take care of your wig, but some general care guidelines can help keep it in tip-top condition.
Prepare your wig using your fingers, wherever possible, and if you employ a brush and comb, use only those developed for wigs. Use styling tools sparingly, as the more spray or gel you use, the more frequently you’ll need to clean your wig (or have it washed) (or have it cleaned).
After wearing your wig, remove it and gently shake any loose hair away from the cap area. Brush the hair lightly, using a wide-toothed comb or natural bristle brush. You can buy these wigs at Kameymall!
Always retain the hair sheet case provided with your wig; this will protect it from dust and dirt while not in use and allow you to store it safely when not in use.
It will also help you to keep dust off the wig if you choose to hang it up somewhere safe instead of safely storing it in its hair sheet case – be certain that the head of your wig is secured by a stand inside its hair sheet case or by clips.