Wigs are essential accessories for many of us. Not only do they make us look good, but for some people who have hair related conditions like alopecia, wigs can boost their confidence. Wigs come in two types – synthetic and human hair and depending on one’s budget, choosing the right one can make a lot of difference. That being said, users should also buy a kit designed to meet the needs of processed hairs.
Brushes. Choosing the brush to use with their hairpiece is essential. Specially made brushes have bristles that prevent damage to the hair strands. These brushes can easily detangle the hair allowing the strands to break free with minimal damage. Alternatives to wig brushes are regular wide-toothed combs; although these might not produce the same effect, they will detangle the hair with least damage.
Specially Formulated Hair Products. With daily use, the natural look and feel of the wig changes. From shiny, natural and tangle-free look, it can look drab and dull without proper care. Strands may become tangled and the wig becomes unwearable. Wig care products come in two different types – for human and synthetic hair types. As human hair wigs tend to be more delicate, shampoos or conditioners that are specially formulated for these wig types tend to contain lesser or milder ingredients. Synthetic wigs however are made with synthetic fibers such as acrylic or filaments and thus might need harsher ingredients to thoroughly clean the hair strands. Although regular shampoo might work, these specially formulated products will help maintain and prolong the lifespan of your wig.
Proper Washing Guide
To wash the wigs, it is a must to detangle the strands first. Lay it on the side and use a wig brush to comb out any tangles. Next, measure out the shampoo depending on the length and type of wig and fill a basin with cold water. Do not rub or wring the wig during the process as this might damage the hair strands. Gently rub the areas where contact is frequent such as the inside cap to remove oil and sweat build-ups. Rinse the wig and blot the excess water after without squeezing.
Place a small amount of conditioner to the still wet strands avoiding the cap. Rinse after several minutes. To dry off the wig, gently blot out excess water and place the wig on the table or any flat surface to prevent the wig from deforming. Remember not to brush the strands while still wet to prevent any damage to the wig. To prolong the lifespan of the wig, it is recommended that you wash the wigs after several use. Note that frequent washing can decrease the lifespan of the wig.