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How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

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    June 15, 2022 10:45 PM EDT

    How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

    To get the best results, you should shampoo and condition your human hair wigs before you style and wear them. Human hair typically arrives with a conditioner that coats the hair and is used to preserve the style and retain moisture while it’s stocked and during shipment. If this coating is not washed off, you will have a harder time getting the style to hold and directing the hair.To get more news about human hair wigs, you can visit monavirginhair.com official website.

    If you simply want to make sure you like the style or cut, you can mist the hair with water and just blow dry the front and top. Once you know you like it and plan to wear it out, shampoo and conditioner first. Heat-styling vs air drying is highly recommended.

    Heat-styling smooths the cuticle making it look and feel softer. If you plan on taking your human hair wig or hairpiece to a stylist to color, be sure to remind them it must be washed first. The coating will affect how color absorbs and should always be washed prior to chemically treating. A good indicator that it’s time to wash your wig is if the hair appears dull or lifeless. If you move but the hair doesn’t, it’s time to wash. You can extend the time in between washes by using dry shampoo at the root and base and touching up the style with heat.
    We recommend washing and conditioning every 6-8 wears. It’s good to apply a deep conditioner every other wash since human hair needs added moisture. It’s very important to only apply a conditioner from the mid-shaft to ends. Always avoid applying conditioner to the base or cap as this can affect the integrity and cause shedding. Use products made for color treated human hair and follow manufacturer instructions when using a deep conditioner or treatment.

    It is recommended to use hair oils and serums on the ends and spray a heat protectant all over before blow drying and heat-styling. Use your discretion and if your wig needs to be washed more often or less often, you can adjust your routine. Sometimes simply touching up the hair with curling iron or flat iron in between washes works wonders.
    The great thing about a wig or hairpiece is that after you spend time styling it and getting it perfect, you can store it and preserve your work. If you’re storing a styled wig and you want to keep it pristine, use a Styrofoam head, a folding stand or a canvas block. These options all keep the wig upright and undisturbed.

    When blow drying or altering human hair, it’s best to use a Styrofoam or canvas head. The two allow you to pin the wig or base and keep it secure while you work. If you’re simply storing for the night, a folding stand or even a roll of paper towels can keep your wig in a standing position. If a wig is wet and you’re letting it air dry, avoid a Styrofoam head as these can absorb water and mold over time.

    For air drying, you can create the part and smooth the top, then let it dry lying flat on a towel or on a folding wig stand that allows air to circulate. If you’re traveling, use the box and hair net your wig comes with and just plan on touching it up before you wear it. You can also store your wigs inside out and in a plastic baggy. It’s good to place the hair net over the hair left out of the cap and remove excess air before sealing the bag. This type of storing will not preserve the hair style so be prepared to wet and style or wash and style before wearing.
    Human hair wigs can be washed with regular shampoo but it’s recommended you use products formulated for color treated hair. Keep in mind human hair has been chemically treated and unlike our own hair, it is not moisturized naturally. Avoid using clarifying shampoos as these are designed to strip buildup and oils from the hair and will cause dryness.