Even though real hair and synthetic hair are both extremely expensive, they are both worthwhile investments in the long run. To the contrary, heat styling tools such as straighteners, curlers, and hair dryers have been shown to significantly increase the resistance of natural fiber wigs over their synthetic fiber counterparts. Real wigs, like synthetic wigs, require regular cleaning in order to keep their appearance in good condition. Due to the fact that they are extremely delicate, they must be handled with the utmost care at all times.
Wigs should be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain their appearance.
Start at the very end of the wig and brush or comb it in a circular motion, starting at the very beginning. First, undo the knot at the end of the wig with care and patience until it is completely undone. As soon as the knot has been untangled, start working your way back towards the source of the problem. If necessary, repeat this procedure until you are able to brush or comb your hair without becoming entangled in the individual hair strands. Rather than using a straightening iron on curly (or African) hair, it is preferable to use either a wide-toothed comb or a finger comb in this situation. If your hair is straight or wavy, you should use a wig comb to style it.
To begin, fill the sink approximately half-full with cold water. One or two drops of shampoo will be dropped into the water.
To wash your hair, use a high-quality shampoo that is appropriate for the type of hair you want to wash. To achieve the best results possible when using curly wig hair, for example, you should use a product that is specifically formulated for curly hair to achieve the desired results. If you are aware that your wig has been previously dyed, you might want to experiment with it using a color shampoo to see how it looks. It is not recommended to apply shampoo directly to the wig's fibers because doing so can cause the wig's appearance to be compromised. Instead, thoroughly wash it with soapy water to remove any residue that may still be on it before using it. It is not recommended to use a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner that contains a built-in conditioner because of the potential for irritation. When styling your wig, conditioner can be used; however, avoid getting the conditioner too close to the root of your hairstyle.
Turn the wig over and submerge it in water for a few minutes to get rid of any remaining hair on the inside. Allocate enough space on your head for the wig cap's fibers to hang freely. Submerge the fiber completely in the water by pressing down on it. Then repeat the process with the other fiber. When you first put the wig in the water, gently shake it around to ensure that the shampoo is evenly distributed throughout the hair. The wig can be flipped over to allow the shampoo to more easily reach the hat, which contains the majority of dirt, sweat, and sebum that accumulates on it.
Allow for five minutes for the wig to soak before putting it on your head or wearing it. Before proceeding, double-check that it is completely submerged in water before moving forward. Don't even bother trying to get it to move. In the event that you move around too much or squeeze the fiber too hard, you may become entangled in it. Always thoroughly rinse out the wig with cold water after shampooing it to ensure that all of the shampoo has been washed away. If you want to wash the wig, you can do so in a bucket of cold water, or you can do it while it is submerged under running water from a faucet or shower head. According to the manufacturer, if the substance is particularly viscous, it should be rinsed twice more before being used.
A conditioning treatment should be applied to your wig before wearing it.
Smooth your hair with conditioner after it has been combed through with your fingers to ensure that it has been distributed equally throughout. If you have a lace front cover or a hand-knotted wig, use caution when applying conditioner because conditioner can cause damage to the hair fibers. Further, in the case of these wigs, the strands are knotted together and secured to the mesh backing with a hair elastic. If you leave conditioner on the affected area for an extended period of time, the knot will loosen and the strand will fall out. This is something that occurs on a regular basis. Ordinary woven wigs should not have this problem because the fibers are sewn together to form a cohesive unit, which should prevent shedding. The use of a high-quality conditioner is highly recommended for your hair. If it is more convenient for you, use a conditioner that does not need to be washed after each use.
Wait two minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cold water to ensure that all of the conditioner has been removed from the hair.
The oil will penetrate and moisturize your hair more effectively if the conditioner is left on your hair for a few minutes, just as it would if you were styling your hair naturally. After that, thoroughly rinse. To finish washing, give it another two minutes or until the water starts to run clear. The following step can be skipped if you are using a conditioner that does not require washing.