Before choosing a wig, you want to know if it's worth it and how long will it last. There are many factors to consider, such as the texture, length, and style of the wig, but one of the most frequently asked questions is how to prolong the life of the hair. High-quality human hair wigs are usually more durable than synthetic wigs. This time, we will detail how to make wigs last longer in this blog post.
Go Easy on the Heat
Attempting to use curling irons on synthetic wigs can damage the strands and create a nasty burning smell - not what you want! And only heat-resistant synthetic wigs can stand up to high-temperature styling tools.
The key to using heat is keeping the temperature relatively low. Synthetic hair can't handle the heat that real human hair can, so minimal heat styling will be your best friend. There is also a heat protectant spray specially designed for heat-resistant synthetic wigs and top hats to keep your styling heat-resistant. If you don't have a heat-resistant synthetic wig, you can try using the heat-free curling technique to avoid any damage.
Do not overwash
The joy of synthetic wigs is the leisurely wash schedule they allow. Usually, it should be worn every 15 to 20 times. However, humid climates and sweat or oil from everyday wear may require more frequent washing.
Washing the wig too frequently can cause the strands to become dull and fall out faster, losing their density. You'll know when it's time to wash your wig because it's likely to get tangled, dull, and stiff. When it's time to wash, show your wig, love, by being gentle and using the right product. That leads nicely to the next important point.
Use care products suitable for wigs
Synthetic wigs have fragile fibers that require specific products to keep them looking their best. Nothing will happen to your wigs other than wig-specific hair treatments, and you could dry them out and cause permanent damage.
Wig shampoo and conditioner maintain wig color, shine, and softness. There are also great brands that make blow dry sprays, hairsprays, and intensive hair masks to keep your wig looking great all the time!
Brush your wig carefully
Does your wig look messy? The wig brush is designed to be gentle when brushing and effectively detangle hair without breaking.
Ideally, place the wig on a wig stand for best results. Always start brushing from the bottom to effectively smooth the hair. The key is to be very gentle and careful when brushing. Using the right tools is crucial and can give your wig a new look in no time.
Put in the suitable storage
The day is over, you're tired, and you toss the wig somewhere in your closet. We've all done it. But over time, you run the risk of more tangling, damage, and deformation.
Wig stands are the most popular choice for maintaining style and shape. Wig hangers are another great option that won't take up too much space in your closet. A satin bag or soft-lined shoebox will also do a great job of protecting your wig from sun, dust, and moisture when you're not wearing it.
Take the wig off when sleeping
Over time, sleeping with a wig on will greatly shorten its lifespan. When you sleep, the oil and sweat on your skin, combined with the friction from the moving pillow, can not only make your scalp uncomfortable but can also lead to frizz and breakage.
To avoid a matted and tangled look, switching to a nightcap is highly recommended. You can even use more luxurious silk pillows for added comfort and warmth while sleeping.
Removing the wig every night will guarantee longevity and mean easy and quick styling every day.
Have different wigs
There are many advantages to owning more than one synthetic wig: you can change up your look if one is damaged, you have a backup, and it's less hassle! But wearing a different wig every other day ensures that the wigs will last longer since they won't be exposed to the elements every day.
Another benefit of owning multiple wigs goes without saying - it's fun! You can choose from different colors, lengths, and styles and switch them up as you wish!
Proper care of your synthetic wigs can greatly extend their life. In just a few simple steps, you can stay fresh and rejuvenated. With these helpful tips, we believe you can ensure your synthetic wigs stay smooth, soft, and shiny, and retain their density and style month after month.