Human hair wigs can give you a completely different look for a special occasion, or be worn every day. Unfortunately, lace wigs, unlike real human hair, all eventually start looking old. Buying new wigs every time your current wig starts looking worn out can be extremely expensive. Luckily, there are many ways to take care of your human hair wig at home to completely refresh the look and quality of the wig. Properly taking care of your human hair wig can increase its life.
Wash your human hair wig when it first shows signs of dinginess or oiliness, no more than once every several weeks. Debris, oil and other kinds of build-up can make your wig look dull and stiff, and your human hair wig can become harder to style. Some human hair wigs can have very different washing instructions, so check with the manufacturer. In general, wigs should not be rubbed vigorously. Instead, fill a small container with lukewarm water and add a gentle shampoo or specially formulated wig shampoo to the water. Gently swish the human hair wig around in the water without rubbing. Rinse thoroughly and place the wig on towels. Gently pat the wig, and allow it to air dry completely.
Find the right kind of comb to use after your human hair wig has completely dried. Using the wrong type of brush can damage your human hair wig. Some types of curly wigs should not be brushed at all. For most human hair wigs, you should use a wide-toothed comb to very gently untangle the wig. Vigorous brushing from the base to the ends of the hair can damage even the highest-quality wig. Use a finer comb for short wigs or for the short bangs and for some small curly human hair wigs.
Find the right product for your wig type, which will be applied when styling or after washing and brushing. If you have a style of wig that is “wet and wavy,” all you need to do to get it looking more like it did when you bought it is make it a little damp. Add shine products to a wig that has lost its luster and/or untangling lotions before combing to wigs that have formed unruly tangles. Specially formulated wig sprays made for both synthetic and human hair wigs remove frizz, add bounce and volume, or make styling more easier.
Use heat-styling equipment after washing, drying, combing and applying product. Heat can get rid of frizz, which contributes to the wig’s looking worn out. The overall effect will be that of a smoother, newer-looking unit.
Cut the human hair wig if you notice frizz and roughness at its tips. Much like real hair, wig hair, whether synthetic or made of human hair, can become frayed at the edges. Giving the wig a trim can make it look newer at once.
Store human hair wigs properly and only wear it occasionally will help keep it looking new. A wig should be stored on a wig form or gently tucked back into its original plastic bag.