Human hair wigs are expensive (somewhere between $200 $400 and upwards to even $1000). So chances are if you're investing in any new piece, you probably won't need to buy another one for a long time, at least not right away. This is why you need to learn how to care for that expensive head of new hair. So you can get as much wear out of it as possible.
But before we get into hair care, it's important to have realistic expectations of how long your wig can actually last. "Human hair wigs should last a minimum of a year. Wigs that have been chemically altered through bleaching and perming to create a curl pattern tend to fall apart faster. Higher quality and better cared for wigs can last for two to four years. Now let's get into wig care.
How Often Should I Wash My Wig?
Since your wig is, well, a wig and not your natural hair, you don't need to follow the same wash day schedule. Instead, the frequency should be based on how often you wear the piece. "It's best to shampoo and condition your human hair wigs at least every eight to 10 years," the stylist explains. "The shampoos can be spaced out longer if you don't apply a lot of oil, gel, or hairspray while styling the wig.
Experts recommend giving a thorough wash to your human hair wig to maintain it in the long run. But do you know if you give a frequent wash to your hair wig, it will damage soon? Hence, instead of washing your wig every alternate day, do it every 8-10 wears. Be sure to treat the wig gently when you wash it. Also, do not use hot water in washing your human wig. You may use lukewarm water instead.
Do not wear the same wig daily
It is the first rule that you need to follow while caring for your human hair wig. If you wear your wig every day, it will wear out soon. It is because human hair wigs are more fragile when compared to synthetic wigs.
When you wear your human hair wig too often, the threads will start to tear, the color of the hair will be impacted, and along with its overall appearance. If you are a regular wig wearer, make sure to spend your money buying two or more human hair headband women wigs and keep rotating them. About Human Hair Headband Wigs A human hair headband wig is a buzz in the wig industry, being the easiest and sassiest option to ear as a wig. Wearing this wig is not only on budget and super easy, like a little girl’s head band, but also classy as they are not at all identifiable ( because they are made 100% out of natural human hair). Book Nia wigs natural hair headband wigs, to get ready to groove to the bounce of your super stylish hair in a few seconds.
Do not overheat your wig
One of the biggest mistakes that many people commit is overheating their wigs while styling their hair using heating equipment. It is a big no-no. Your human hair wig will not last long if you keep styling or heating it every day.
If you want to use a hairdryer, hair curler, or even straightening equipment on your human hair wig, make sure to use a low heat setting. Always keep these hair stylers away from the roots of the wig. Make heat-free styling your go-to option, and your human hair wig will outperform others.
How Should I Store My Wig?
You're going to need to go to the beauty supply store to pick up a mannequin head to maintain the shape of the wig. And no, there's no getting around this one. There are many different types of mannequin heads that you can get for your at-home hair collection. But there is a more budget-friendly option and that is the styrofoam head. We don't recom-mend storing the wigs in plastic bags to avoid humidity, which leads to moisture building in the bag. So please, don't use those bags we have under our kitchen sinks.
Store your wig properly
Storing your human hair wig properly is a part of caring for it. Maintaining your wig is not just about shampooing, conditioning, or styling but also about how you store it when you don’t wear it.
You must store your wig away from any type of heat. Also, your wig must not be kept in a wet or moist place. A humid environment will shorten the life of your wig. Keep your wig in the box after combing it properly.
We also advise you to trim the dry or brittle ends of your wig from time to time. A human hair wig is a long-term investment, and caring for it is a must. The above-listed tips will help you maintain your wig in the long run.
Excellent Wig Care
1. Before washing, gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush. For wigs with a tight curl, do not brush, use fingers and gently remove tangles.
2. Use a mild shampoo. In a sink or basin, add a small amount of shampoo to cold water.
3. Turn wig inside out and immerse.
4. Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all of the shampoo is removed. Rinse twice.
5. Gently apply conditioner through the wig and leave on for 2 minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair.
6. Rinse the wig gently in cold water until all of the conditioner is removed.
7. Wrap the wig in a towel and gently pat out excess water.
8. Optional: Apply conditioning spray very lightly over wig, spraying 10 - 12 inches from the wig.
9. Place clean wig on a wig stand and allow to air dry thoroughly before brushing or combing.
10. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.
Spend on good-quality washing products
You spend your hard-earned money on bringing home the best human hair wig. So, why cut corners when you buy products to wash them? Always buy a good-quality shampoo and conditioner to wash your human hair wig.
Not all kinds of shampoos and conditioners work the same. You can get in touch with a hairstylist and ask them about the most suitable products to wash your wig. Some shampoos and conditioners are specifically designed for human hair wigs, and it is a good idea to buy them.
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