A wig is a typical kind of covering for head. It is either made of artificial or real hair. Available both for men and women, this kind of hair piece is usually worn for adornment or for concealing the baldness. Here in this article we will basically deal about how to take care of a long wig.
First let us deal with women synthetic wigs. They require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. Moreover, they do not react to bad weather. Thus this kind of hairpiece is perfect for rainy or humid days. One thing that needs to be remembered is that always use hairsprays, conditioners and shampoos that are specially formulated for synthetic hair extensions. Also remember that a synthetic wig cannot be styled with a curling iron, blow dryer or hot roller. Heat can destroy the wig and so it is advisable to keep it away from ovens, lamps etc.
It is also important not to wash the hairpiece very often. Washing it after 10-12 wears is fine. Remember that every wash shortens the life of the wig. When a lot of styling products like mousse or spray is used on the wig, it needs washing very often. So, it is better not to use too much of styling products. Also don’t wash it until it needs to be washed.
While washing women synthetic wigs, keep the following points in your mind:
First, remove the tangles with your fingers and brush the short or long wig gently. Don’t attempt to brush the ones that are too curly. Then fill the basin with cool water and mix the shampoo specially made to wash synthetic wig into it to place the hairpiece in the water. Allow it to soak for 5 minutes. Swirl the hair extension around in water but never try to rub it. Then rinse it under running tap water. After rinsing it, shake off the excess amount of water and spread it on a towel for drying. Put the wig conditioner on the wig and apply it with your fingers through the strands. Place it in a warm room and allow it to dry naturally. When the hairpiece is completely dry, brush it but again don’t brush the ones that are curly.
So, caring for a synthetic hair extension is really easy. Now we will deal with how to take care of human hair wigs. These hair pieces must be your premier choice if you want luxury and versatility. They can be styled in endless ways. They last for long but using wrong washing techniques or products reduces the life expectancy of the wig. So, you must be very careful while washing them. First thing you need to do is remove the tangles with a comb. Then rinse the hairpiece in cool water. Never soak it in basin. Apply shampoo specially made for human hair extension using the fingers and the rinse in cold water for removing the shampoo. Pat it gently with a towel for removing the excess water. Never squeeze. Place the wig on a wig stand and let it air dry. You can give the wig your desired style once it dries up.