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Let’s say you just bought yourself a new human hair wig and you were so in love with it that you started wearing this new wig every day, everywhere. But after a few days, you already noticed the need to give this new human hair wig a proper wash. Has this happened to you?
We all know that constant washing can dry out, increase breakage, and reduce the shine of the hair. But what can we do then? Keep wearing the wig while it is dirty is not an option, but we do have suggestions, listed below, on how to keep your human hair wigs clean for longer, so you increase the number of days between washes and therefore you will increase the lifespan of your beautiful hair.
1. Rotate your wigs
You are more than welcome to use a wig every day but try not to use the same wig every day. This will make you use a bit less frequently your wig, which will avoid it getting dirty so quickly.
Sometimes it is better that you buy more than one wig at the same time, so you know you will have more than one favorite at any point.
2.Use less products on your wig
The more products you apply on your hair and wig as a whole on a daily basis, the more residues will build up, which will make your hair look dull and prone to tangling. Also, the more products you have on your hair, the more you will need to wash, which will shorten its lifespan.
3. Store your wig properly
This is not only about protecting it against dust and pollution, which could make your human hair wig look dirty, but also about keeping the shape of the cap and avoiding any damage to the wig. That is why it is important to cover your wig, store it on a cool place and on a mannequin head when you are not wearing it.
4. Wear a cap under your wig
Wig caps are not impermeable, and they should not be because they need to allow your scalp to breathe but wearing a cap can be an additional protective barrier to prevent your scalp’s sweat and natural oils from reaching your wig, keeping it clean for a bit longer.
5. Try not to use your wig during intense exercise.
During intense exercises we tend to sweat excessively and if you are wearing your wig during these activities’ sessions, changes are extremely high that you will have to go straight home and wash your wig.
Try to plan your days of trainings so that you have some options to replace your wig. Human hair ponytails extensions are great options for days like these, because they have limited contact to your scalp, and they will not be falling on your face during the exercises
6. Avoid swimming with your wig
As you probably already know, chlorine water is not human hair’s best friend. If you swim with your wig, you will have to wash it afterwards. And the same goes for sea water.
The best options for swimming are to invest on nice swimming cap that keeps the water away or to dedicate an older wig that it not one of the favorites anymore and use this one for your swimming days.
7. Take care of your natural hair
Keeping your own hair clean and moisturized will help keep your human hair wig cleaner as well. If your own scalp is clean, it will transfer less residues or grease to your wig, and it will also minimize any itching that goes with wearing wigs and make you feel much more comfortable during the day.
8. Invest on a good dry shampoo
No matter how much you try to minimize your wig to get dirty, there will be sweltering summer days that you will sweat more than normal or fell like you are transferring more grease to your new human hair wig. On days like this, you could make use of a dry shampoo to make it look fresh and clean again and postpone the need of a proper wash.
Dry shampoo will never replace the need for washing and moisturizing your wig, but it can buy you additional days, especially when you do not have enough time to go through all the washing and styling routine, but you still want to keep using your wig a little bit longer.
9. Clean the glue after every installation
If you like to install your frontal lace wigs with glue, you have probably already noticed that you have to wash them off before doing another installation.
The tip here is to minimize the impact on the rest of the wig. If you think the hair is still clean, you do not need to wash the entire wig. It is better to focus on the lace part where the glue and make-up are applied, removing the residues with the help of a toothbrush.
We all love to wear wigs, but the caring routine of washing and styling them can be a bit overwhelming and going through this process too often can have a negative affect on their lifespan. Implementing the tips above can keep your wig cleaner for longer, which saves you time and money to enjoy life and have fun with your beautiful human hair wig.
If you want more tips like these, go to www.lolasilk.co.za – LolaSilk has the best selection of human hair wigs in South Africa and a session of their website dedicated to hair care. They are also constantly launching new blogs about wigs in general and specifically about human hair wigs maintenance.
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