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Wearing a wig is trendy in these contemporary times. However, it should not be misunderstood as a grab-and-go-deal. Wearing a wig does not mean applying it along the hairline and conditioning it with shampoos and … Read More
Wearing a wig is trendy in these contemporary times. However, it should not be misunderstood as a grab-and-go-deal. Wearing a wig does not mean applying it along the hairline and conditioning it with shampoos and serums as and when required. Painstaking efforts need to be undertaken to take better care of these lace hair pieces.
Thus, wig maintenance is a tedious task, especially that of lace wigs which are different from regular wigs. Regular wigs have hair extensions glued or sewn onto a wig cap. However, in lace wigs, hair strands are woven onto a lace directly to give a ‘melted into the flesh look’. This requires high maintenance. But the trade-off is worth it since these wigs look charismatic when worn in public.
1. Proper Cleansing & Combing
In lace wigs, hair strands are woven to the lace. If proper care is not taken, the hair strands can easily be un-knotted. Since wigs have no natural source of conditioning, regular shampoos and conditioners cannot be used. Instead, sulfate-free shampoos must be used for washing.
Also, there is a procedure to wash a wig. It should first be soaked in a bowl of shampoo and water, followed by combing out the shampoo with a wig comb. It should be rinsed with warm water then. The wig should be combed with a detangling brush or a wig comb to get rid of the tangles.
If your wig needs styling, it is better to consult a professional for help. Styling wigs on our own by cutting hair or using heating rods for straightening or curling can cause damages beyond repair. Hence, seeking professional help is recommended.
When not used, a wig should be appropriately kept on a mannequin or a hook so that the hair strands do not get entangled. A wig should also be protected from dust and dirt as greasy wigs become unmanageable.
Using hair sprays or shine sprays on a wig can entangle the hair strands. They can also make a wig oily and greasy, affecting its quality. Usage of heating appliances on wigs, especially on synthetic material, can damage them.
A wig must be cleansed with warm water using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. They must not be washed while taking a regular shower. Also, sleeping with a wig on will entangle the hair strands and form knots which will be difficult to comb. It can cause irreparable damages to the wig. Thus, it would be wise not to wear a wig while sleeping.
Although wigs help change hairstyles without damaging natural hair frequently, these lace hairpieces also require high maintenance. Since lace hair wigs are delicately sewn onto a lace to give a natural scalp-like look, extra care needs to be taken for their preservation. These fragile wigs need to be cleaned and combed correctly and should not be exposed to chemical hair sprays and heating appliances. Their storage also plays a significant role in its maintenance.