The decision to wear a wig often stems from a person’s desire to change her appearance or to cover thinning, balding or hair loss due to illness. Wigs have come a long way from the days when synthetic wigs looked artificial and frizzed easily. In fact, human hair wigs are now available that look and feel like a real head of hair. Human hair wigs are also less likely to frizz and are heat tolerant, which means that a wig can go from straight to curly with the use of a curling iron or hot rollers. The care of human hair wigs is minimal, usually requiring no more than a grooming every few weeks.
Remove tangles from your human hair wig with a wig brush or a wide-toothed comb. Start at the ends of the hair and work your way up toward the crown.
Turn on your tap, and give the human hair wig a cool water rinse. Add a squirt of wig shampoo to the human hair, and work it in using your fingertips. Human hair wigs require shampooing every two weeks.
Rinse the human hair wig once again to remove the shampoo. Add a squirt of wig conditioner to the wig, working it through with your fingers. Give the human hair wig a final cool water rinse.
Set the human hair wig on a towel. Pat the human hair wig with the towel to remove excess amounts of water.
Place the human hair wig on a folding wig stand to air dry. Style the wig using your fingers once it is dry completely. Use a curling iron to add curl or waves to your human hair wig.
- Do not wash your human hair wig with hot water. Hot water can damage the wig’s construction.
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