Caring For Your Wig
Caring for your wig is easy with today's hair fibers, wigs are designed to be wash and wear or shake and go. I'm a firm believer in not overwashing your wig. Keeping your wig clean and look it's best is important, but too much washing can dry and dull a wig before it's time. A good way to tell if your wig needs to be washed is by smelling it. If it doesn't smell good, time to wash and condition your wig hair. If it's clean smelling but just doesn't feel soft spray wig conditioner on it allow to dry and style as usual. Here is my suggested method of washing a wig.
Washing Instructions for Synthetic Wigs:
1. Before you begin, gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig brush.
2. Add one tablespoon or two of wig shampoo to a sink filled with cold water. (read the bottle)
3. Immerse wig for 5 minutes and gently by lifting the wig in and out of the water several times. Do not rub.
4. Rinse the wig gently in cold clear water twice or until thoroughly rinsed.
5. Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.
6. If you have a spray on conditioner spray very lightly over wig, spraying 10-12 inches from the wig and if you have cream type conditioner add a tablespoon or so to clean cool water and immerse the wig a few minutes. If the ends feel dry gently add a bit more conditioner to the ends of the hair. Rinse in cool water.
7. Allow the wig to air dry on a wig stand, or over a shampoo bottle covered with a hand towel. Or you may hang the wig upside down with using a plastic hanger through the open wefts. DO NOT place the wet wig over a Styrofoam head it may stretch the cap.
8. DO NOT use a hair dryer. Air dry only. You may gently style the wig with your fingertips.
9. Brush wig only when completely dry. Do not allow the wig to dry in direct sunlight.
Styling Your Wig
Your wig can be styled by using a wig brush, a wig comb, or your fingertips. Avoid using a brush designed for human hair. These brushes can create excessive tension, over-stretching the hair with abrasive strokes that may damage the hair.The wigs I carry are shake & wear and can be styled by simply using a wide tooth comb, pick or your fingertips. The best styling tool is the most inexpensive; a spray bottle of clean, cool water. Lightly spritz your wig with water shake put on. Using your fingers or a pick to reshape either by placing the hair or scrunching it to add body. To achieve style variations, liquid wig mousse is an essential styling tool. For curly or wavy styles, just mousse, hand scrunch, and pick the style into curls. On straight styles, mousse and brush lightly.
Your wig was designed with a basic style but the variations you can achieve through styling are limitless. Added height can be achieved by gently lifting with the wig comb. If you want added fullness as well, tease or back-comb and then smooth the surface hair over the teasing. Your wig can be returned to its basic style by washing it and allowing it to air dry. To completely restyle or if you have damaged fizzy looking hair I suggest making an appointment as soon as possilbe with me or another professional to restyle or repair your wig.