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The Ultimate Wig Care Tips

When owning a wig make sure you know if you have purchased a Human Hair wig, a Heat Defiant wig or a Synthetic wig. These wigs vary in prices, but your human hair is the most expensive, and your synthetic, more affordable. The styling, washing, and wig care tips and instructions on each of these different types of wigs differ. So be sure to read the care and maintenance instructions you receive in the box. Our wig care tips and instructions are always supplied in the box, so if you have any doubt please refer to these.

Chart showing the differences between wig materials used

Tips and Advice for your Synthetic Fibre Wig

 

  • Always use the recommended products that your wig boutique suggests to you. These are tried and tested and especially formulated for your wig type.
  • Always wash your synthetic wig in cold water.
  • Do not rub the fibres when washing, you need to gently run your fingers through the fibres.
  • Take special care to clean the cap as that’s where your scalp’s oil will sit.
  • Once done, wrap the wig in a towel and press out the excess water to remove.
  • Shake the wig gently and leave it to dry naturally, draped over a wig stand overnight. [if you do not have a wig stand, use something that resembles a wig stand in your house eg. Vase]
  • You cannot use any heat on a synthetic wig – so no curling or flat-ironing!
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Tips and advice for your Heat Defiant / Heat Friendly / Heat Treatable Wig

 

Our special hair fibres are designed to be heat treated so that you can create a unique style.

 

These are the same as per your synthetic wig except you can use heat to style once dry.

 

  • Always use the recommended products that your wig boutique suggests to you. These are tried and tested and specially formulated for your wig type.
  • Always wash your synthetic wig in cold water.
  • Do not rub the fibres when washing, you need to gently run your fingers through the fibers.
  • Take special care to clean the cap as that’s where your scalp’s oil will sit.
  • Once done, wrap the wig in a towel and press out the excess water to remove.
  • Shake the wig gently and leave it to dry naturally, draped over a wig stand overnight. [if you do not have a wig stand, use something that resembles a wig stand in your house eg. Vase]
  • When your heat defiant wig is completely dry, you can use a curling tong or flat iron to style on a heat no higher than 170 degrees Celsius.
  • Always use a wide-tooth comb to style your Heat Defiant wigs. Brushes and fine-tooth combs will stretch the fibres and leave the “hair” looking matted and frizzy.

Trouble shooting

 

If your heat defiant wig’s ends start going frizzy, apply a thermal protector for synthetic fibres, and us a flat iron to iron those ends smooth. Remember that Heat Defiant/Heat Friendly fibres do not react to water, so once you have ironed those curls out or added a curl, it will stay in that style until it is curled or straightened with heat again.

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Tips and advice for your Human Hair wig

 

  • Always use the recommended products that your wig boutique suggests to you. These are tried and tested and especially formulated for your wig type.
  • Wash your wig in lukewarm water, again do not rub the fibres, only run your fingers through them.
  • Condition the hair from mid lengths to ends and rinse well. Use a moisturizing mask for better results and leave for 30 min before rinsing.
  • With a hair dryer, dry the inside of the cap until it feels almost dry.
  • Pin the wig to a canvas blockhead using T-pins. Be careful not to pin through the delicate smart lace or the hand tied cap. Use the velvet material at the temple/ear tabs and in the nape to secure the wig to the blockhead.
  • Using your hair dryer, dry the hair until it is about 90% dry.
  • Add a thermal protector or blow dry balm and using a natural round boar bristle brush, blow dry the hair in small sections from the nape up.
  • You might need a flat iron or curling tong to finish off the style and smooth out the ends.

Human Hair Wigs React To Moisture

 

Remember that human hair wigs react to moisture and to the weather as your own natural hair would, therefore it will need styling after every wash and whenever it has been in contact with moisture.

A range of lace front human hair wigs by Jon Renau

Human Hair Wig Care Tips

 

Another point to consider is that the hair on human hair wigs are not attached to a blood source. In other words, it does not get any nourishment from a body that feeds the hair, so your human hair wig will need extra love and care (masks, hot oil treatments, serums etc) to keep the hair looking shiny and beautiful for as long as possible.

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