If you have a medical condition or are undergoing chemotherapy, you may be dealing with hair loss. While some people embrace their new bald look, others decide that a wig is best for their self-esteem and comfort. This article discusses the benefits of synthetic wigs and provides essential synthetic wig care and maintenance tips to help you keep your wig looking fresh and stylish.
Synthetic wigs offer several benefits over human hair wigs, including:
Below are some care and maintenance tips to keep your synthetic wigs looking newer for longer.
Just like your natural hair, a wig needs to be washed periodically to remove dust, oil, and styling products. The frequency depends on how often it is worn and exposure to sweat, oil, humidity, and pollutants. However, as a general rule, even if a wig is worn daily, it should only be washed approximately every 2 weeks.
When you wash your wig, make sure that you use a shampoo that is formulated for synthetic wigs. Put some cold water in a basin and add the recommended amount of shampoo. Then, turn your wig inside out and submerge it in the water, gently swishing. Allow it to soak for approximately 5 minutes before rinsing in cold water. Never squeeze or wring out your wig, as this could damage the strands.
Conditioning your wig will soften, smooth, and revitalize it to make it more manageable, supple, and voluminous.
When applying conditioner, gently spread it from the cap to the ends. Then, allow it to sit for two minutes before rinsing it with cold water.
Wrap your acrylic hairs in a towel and gently pat it dry. Never rub it or wring it out, as this could damage the strands. Then, spray it with a fiber oil conditioner to prevent static electricity and protect the strands from damage.
Place on a folding wig stand or a large mouth vase to air dry. You should never place it on a Styrofoam head, as this will stretch it out. Do not try to style it until it is fully dry and do not use a hair dryer on it, as this could cause damage to the fibers.
Synthetic wigs come pre-styled, so once your wig is dry, all you have to do is shake it out. If you need to style it, it’s best to use your fingers when possible. If you must use styling tools, use a comb or brush specifically designed for wigs.
When storing your wig, it’s important to keep it in a cool, dry place, and out of direct sunlight. If you have the space, you can store it on a wig stand. However, if you need a more long-term solution, you can place it in the original box.
As long as you exercise proper care and maintenance of your synthetic wig, it will last for a long time.
Gabi’s Wigs offers a variety of natural human hair and synthetic wigs. Our highly trained stylists can work with you to find the best look. Many people choose synthetic because they’re more budget-friendly and easier to care for.
If you are dealing with hair loss and are interested in getting a wig, let the professional stylists at Gabi’s Wigs help. We have the experience and expertise to help you find the perfect wig for you- or to help you experiment with an entirely new look. Once you choose a wig, we can help you style it to your preference. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today.