People wear wigs for a variety of reasons. Some are just looking to add some drama to their look because they may feel like a change or others might wish to hide a thinning bald patch. A popular choice of wig is synthetic over natural. In fact, most stylists vouch for synthetic wigs since they are easy to style, need less care and are more convenient to maintain.
How you maintain your wig is important to keeping its look and style and looking after a synthetic wig properly is quite different to how you would look after a human hair wig. Synthetic wigs need special care to keep them shining and to prevent oil and styling product build-up which happens over time. Luckily however, synthetic wigs are easy to clean, dry and care for.
It is important to wash your wig after every 10-12 times you use it. If you are into styling gels and hair sprays however, you might need to clean it more regularly.
When you wash your wig, never use shampoo for regular hair even if your wig is made from human hair. Shop around for speciality wig shampoos, some are formulated for both human hair and synthetic wigs. Washing your synthetic hair may shorten its lifespan, so it’s important to do it right to get more from your wig.
To wash your wig properly, pour a ten cent sized amount of shampoo into a sink full of cold water. Dip the wig into the water and swish it around for about three minutes. Then rinse out all the shampoo and condition before towel drying. Place the clean wig somewhere to allow it to dry out.
As synthetic wigs are not made from anything natural, you shouldn’t use a regular hairbrush on them as it will cause them to frizz. There are special hairbrushes and combs you can get which are made specifically to get knots out of synthetic wigs. You might also consider using a rubber tipped hair brush, as these are proven to be less harsh on wigs and will not turn them frizzy.
If you want to heat style your wig, you need to be careful as most heat tools will cause damage. We recommend staying away from them and never using heated styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons or straightening irons on synthetic hair as it might tear the fibre.