5 great tips on how to maintain your wigs

Wig care

Tips to take care of your wig (Courtesy)

As much as a majority is advocating for the natural hair movement, there’s still a bunch of women out there who love their wigs and weave styles. In fact, I think every woman should have at least one wig in case of an emergency. You know? To salvage a bad hair day or even just for days when you’re going for a different look. The beauty of wigs is that they come in all shapes, colors, length and designs. You can have a blonde wig, synthetic wig, human hair wig, a curly wig, a straight wig, a pixie cut wig, a lace front etc. The flip side is that wigs do not come cheap. A good human hair weave will cost you at least Ksh. 30,000, depending on a number of factors. So, if you’re gonna spend that much on hair, you might as well take good care of it right? Most of us will neglect our wigs when we are not wearing them, only to fish them out of where we stashed them when we need them. A wig is in an investment and you need to take care of it. Here are wig care tips:

1. If your wig gets too much oil, maybe from spraying it too much or using silicon oil on it.

Sprinkle baby powder on the roots of the wig and comb the wig downwards, spreading the baby powder. This hack will reduce the oil from the wig.

2. If you buy a wig whose lace doesn’t match your skin tone.

Instead of bleaching, bleaching is okay but you may not get it right especially if you’re a beginner. Use your face powder or a little concealer and apply it at the roots of the wig on the lace so that the lace and the skin matches and it doesn’t look so obvious that you’re wearing a wig.

3. When the wig gets tangled.

Don’t comb it downwards, you will lose hair and doing this often will make the wig thin. Instead, turn the wig upside down and then comb and de-tangle with a wide tooth comb.

4. Washing the wig.

Simply soak it with shampoo, conditioner and warm water for about an hour. Once the dirt is fully out, carefully rinse the wig and dry it on a hanger. Do not blow dry it as the heat could cause damage. Alternatively, if it’s during the day, you can leave the wig to dry on its own under a shade.

5. If it’s not tight enough.

Sometimes, the wig starts getting loose. Use bobby pins to carefully secure it.


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