People wear wigs for various reasons. Some people wear it because they want to cover up bad hair days, others only want to mix up styles and others wear them to conceal hair loss. It is then important to keep your wig clean and well cared for so that it does not look messy. The following are a few tips you can use to keep your wig clean.
Brush your wig daily
Just like real hair, wigs can very much benefit from regular brushing to help with the removal of tangles and knots. But you should use a proper type of brush so that you avoid damaging the wig. Use the right brush that is gentle on the wig to reduce risks that can cause damage. The preferred brush has flexible thin bristles which prevent breaking or tearing.
Wigs are made from synthetic, human hair, or combination of both. Most shampoos bought from the store are safe to use on synthetic made wigs. Though, you need to be more careful with the human hair wigs. Avoid using shampoos containing sulfates or phosphates. These ingredients can negatively impact your wig leaving it looking frizzy and faded.
Wash with cold water
It is best you rinse your wig with cold water after shampooing to minimize frizz build up and increase the shine. Let the water flow from the bottom to the top. Ensure that the shampoo is thoroughly washed to prevent your wig from looking greasy and tangled.
Leave your wig to dry
Leave your wig to fully dry on a rack or an appropriate stand after a wash. This helps in maintaining the shape and quality of the wig.
Use conditioning sprays
To keep your wig looking clean, you must condition it properly. If you lack time to condition your wig properly at home because you are always on the go, use a spray as an alternative. And if you travel regularly, apply a conditioning mist for lengthening the time between shampooing. But it is necessary to use a proper shampoo after a while.
Do not use heat for speeding up the drying time of synthetic wigs. The heat can permanently damage the fibers of the wig.