Wearing a wig comes with a few different responsibilities. To ensure that it’s in good shape, you have to know how to take care of it the right way. This includes avoiding certain products or methods for your wig. Here’s what to never do when rocking your custom fitted wig to keep it in tip-top shape!
Shampooing with Regular Shampoo
Most normal shampoos and conditioners designed for the hair on your wig will weigh down your wig’s strands, causing the opposite of fresh, bouncy locks. The good news, though? Some companies are devoted to creating beauty products for wig-wearers. In other words, be sure always to use hair care products that are specifically made for custom fitted wigs. Wigs and Hair Solutions can point you in the right direction for a shampoo that works.
Use a Blow Dryer or Curling Iron
Heat products are the natural-born enemy for your custom fitted wig. Using a curling iron, blow dryer, or straightener on a synthetic wig is like putting a plastic doll in a toaster oven – it will wither and melt away. Heating tools can ruin a custom fitted wig. Why may you ask? While natural hair is lubricated with hydrating oils, wig caps don’t produce the same kind of moisture. Heat tools are very abrasive to the delicate strands of custom fitted wigs and can cause permanent damage.
Swimming in Your Wig
Saltwater and chlorine are both massive triggers of bad-hair-days. While chlorine is loaded with disinfectants that strip your hair of its silky shine, saltwater draws moisture out of hair, which can leave your wig brittle and dry. You should avoid exposing your wig to water or any underwater activities. However, that does not mean you should avoid pools and beaches entirely. Instead of wearing your wig, try wearing your outfit with a floral or turban swim cap.
Scrubbing When Washing or Drying
Cleanliness is essential for everyone, but scrubbing your wig is the opposite of good. We know it’s very tempting, especially if you’re used to shampooing normal hair with gusto. However, a wig’s intricate construction can come undone if you use a bit too much force. Instead of scrubbing your wig, try blotting gently with a washcloth. Do not wring it out when you’re done, though, instead pat it with a towel and then hang it up on a wig stand to dry.
Call Wigs and Hair Solutions
Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.
At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.