4 Tips For The Care And Wear Of Wigs

Posted on: 11 February 2016

In the past, many people believed that wigs were for older women and people who had lost their hair to medical conditions. In reality, people from different backgrounds wore wigs and they have grown in popularity in recent years. If you wear wigs, it is important that you care for them properly. Here are some tips to help you keep your wig at its best. 

Know Your Wig Type

There are two main types of wigs and knowing which one you have can be useful in determining how you should care for your wig. For instance, there are shampoos that are specifically designed for use on human hair and synthetic wigs. 

Ideally, your wig should contain a label that notes whether it is composed of human hair or synthetic fibers. If not, pull one strand from the wig. Use a lighter to burn the strand. If it burns slowly, it is most likely human hair. However, if it melts, it is synthetic. Human hair also has a burnt smell that synthetic hair does not after it is burnt. 

Get Your Wig Styled

Regardless of whether or not the wig is supposed to be ready-to-wear out of the packaging, you should still take it to your hair stylist. Wigs can look differently on each person. As a result, a wig that might look perfect in a catalog on a model, might look slightly different on you. 

To ensure it fits and flatters your face, have it styled. You only have to get it styled once and you will have a more natural look. 

Always Use a Wig Stand

A wig that is crammed into a bag or left to lie on a flat surface can lose its shape. The result is a less natural look for you. To avoid this complication, always store your wig on a wig stand or head. 

Get It Professionally Installed

If you opted for a lace front wig, have it professionally installed by your stylist. A lace front wig has to be secured with tape or glue. Your hairline could be damaged if you apply the tape or glue incorrectly. 

Another problem that can occur with a lace front wig is that if it is installed incorrectly, the wig can be very obvious. The wig can form an unnatural hairline that is noticeable by everyone. 

There are many other steps you can take to care for your wig and ensure it looks good. Talk to your stylist for more tips that are specific for your particular wig. 

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