Wigs are the new cool and having one saves you the stress of going to the salon to change hairstyles. Not only does it save money, it also affords you the opportunity of having hair varieties. The downside however, is that it can smell after wearing it for a while and not properly maintained.
The odour from the wig can be attributed to sweat and dirt particles that accumulate on the fibers of the wig.
Women rely on wigs for different reasons and itÂ is very important to know how to maintain wigs, for they can let you down if you donâ€™t take care of them.
Here are six ways to take care of your wigs :
Always keep your wig in shape
Remember that wigs are different from natural hair; therefore they need to be cared for in a different way.
Constant washing and styling could spoil the texture of the weave, hence, avoid using shampoo every day.
Always wash with lukewarm water. While washing, avoid scrubbing or turning the wig upside down, as this will result in tangling and potential hair removal.
A better approach is to place the wig over your hand and allow the water run over the hair in the direction it has been placed, then gently squeeze the shampoo through the wig in the same direction.
Asides preventing tangling and breakage, conditioning helps create soft hair and smooth hair. To keep your wig intact, it is advisable to use a very oily conditioner, like a deep conditioning treatment, before rinsing off.
It is always safer, to moisturise with hair oils, e.g; argon oil, coconut oil.
Argon oil on wigs is suitable for every hair texture; straight or curly and any length hair as well.
Coconut oil is commonly known to protect the scalp and fight against problems like insect bites, lice, and dandruff. Coconut oil adds luster, shine, and softness to the hair.
Simply wrap the hair in a towel, and let it sit dry without interfering. Once it is completely dry, use an oil-free shine spray to prevent it from being dull and dry.
If you are going to put your wig away for a considerable length of time, wash and condition it before storing it. Once dry, store it in a box- not a plastic bag that could cause humidity leading to bad smell.