An investment. You wouldn’t just pay a couple hundred to a couple thousand Rand for nothing, would you?
Proper care for a wig can help protect it’s longevity and keep you looking great.
How to clean a wig
When you need to comb a wig, be gentle. Do not use regular brushes, and if you can, only comb it. It doesn’t need combed every day, so let it rest.
While you’re sitting at home, take it off and put it on a wig stand. The stand will help keep its shape and taking it off your head takes away from your own tugging and pulling hairs out.
After washing a wig, do not shake it in a towel. Be careful and dry it piece-by-piece. This makes sure that strands of fibers don’t fall off. Also, never style your wig while it’s wet. Even those wet-to-style hair stylers are known to damage your wig.
After saturating your wig in water, squeeze it dry. Don’t wring it or the base of your wig could become mis-shaped and dry funny.
While washing your hair, never use shampoo meant for natural hair. ”Even though normal conditioner is OK, the shampoo is too harsh and can lead to hair falling out.
You can condition your hair every couple weeks or so, to keep it shiny and soft. Make sure you don’t do that every day and be sure to rinse it all out or it could lead to build-up in your wig.
Only wash your wig after wearing it for 25 times. If you do this daily or even weekly, it can lead to your wig looking less realistic and falling apart.
How do I untangle the hair of my wig?
It’s frizzy and looks like a mess.
You can gently untangle the hair with your hands, and use a conditioner afterwards if needed.
How do I store it?
You can put it in the bag it came in, or you can put it on a wig stand. Keep high and away from pets and children.