Wig Care Guide

wig care guide

Life has been made easier for lovers of braided hair, no more sitting down for hours just because you want to have your hair braided. We now have braided wigs that you just buy, wear and look good.

However, most people do not know how to maintain their braided wigs and this will lead to damages. Your braids will frizzy, the ends will be scattered and the very big one, your braid wig will stink and probably chase everyone away. If you do not want that to happen then continue reading this.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BRAIDED WIGS

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  • Wash your wigs in lukewarm water with a mild shampoo.  Never wash wigs in steaming hot water as this can cause the braids to look chapped and because braided wigs are synthetic, washing it with hot water will damage the fibres and your braids will fall out.
  • For the tails of the Braids, you can dip this into hot water to enable straighter tips.
  • Always moisturize, after washing your wigs always ensure that you use a styling moose while wet and after apply oily hair spray or coconut oil on it, to enable it look supple and shinning.
  • Do not use any form of heated equipment at close range on your wigs.  This includes hair dryers.  Remember that your wig is made of synthetic, heat can make it melt.
  • Do not sleep in your braided wigs because this can cause the tips to tangle.
  • Always hang your braid wig when not it use.  Do not tie it in a nylon bag or something like that. Always keep it in an airy place.
  • Take care of your natural hair underneath.  Remember to loosen the weaves, wash and remake every 2-3weeks.
  • Do not allow your wigs to become damp frequently as this will cause them to become a bacteria breeding ground.

How long do braided wigs last?

Braided wigs can remain intact for years at a time, making the cost of purchasing the hair a one-time investment.

If you adhere to the following, your braided wig will serve you for a very long time..

wig care guide

Cleansing and Conditioning Wigs

Human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs each have special needs in order to maintain their optimal look and feel. Wigs, hair extensions & hair pieces made from human hair or synthetic hair endure intense chemical processing during production. Prolonging that supple movement crucial to a natural look is a must! To keep your wearable hair in tip top shape, you must use specially formulated hair care product designed to accommodate whichever fiber you are wearing or working with. There is no need to cleanse daily, but there are other steps necessary before or after each wear.


Product

While a regular gentle shampoo might seem like a good idea, you’ll be MUCH better off with a product custom designed to meet the needs of highly processed hair. You’ll protect your investment and keep your hair looking terrific. Unlike most wig care products, cantu shampoo is free of toxic parabens. The cantu line, specially formulated for human hair, contains no color-stripping sulfates. Wig Expert Tip: If you are new to wearing hair, consider a kit that will outfit you with all that you need. ridaax.com loves the cantu collection formulated specifically for wearable hair and free of parabens.

Styling Wigs and Extensions

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat — even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

As different occasions call for different priorities, many of our clients keep both human hair and synthetic hair in their wardrobe. Having backups means you’ll always have hair that is ready to wear.

Wig Expert Tip: If you fall in love with a human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair wig consider getting two. You can avoid overtaxing hair by keeping one styled curly and the other one straight.

Hydrate

While you will want to wash your wearable hair as infrequently as possible, it is critical that you hydrate daily with leave-in conditioner. Natural hair is kept hydrated with oils from the scalp. This, of course, does not happen with wigs or hair add-ons. These products will also protect hair prior to any heat styling.


Manipulate and Finish

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat — even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

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