How to Care & Maintain Your Human Hair Lace Wig

Whether you're new to wigs or have used them in the past, it's always a good idea to refresh your memory on how to properly take care of them. It’s important to get into a good routine with your human hair wig from the start because good habits equal longer lasting hair.

How do I care for my HT Wig?

Since they are made from 100% virgin human hair, they can be styled and washed just like your regular hair, however ,the more you wash and heat style your lace wig, the shorter their lifespan will be, so try to keep washing and product use to a minimum. Keep in mind that unlike your own hair, which receives natural hydration from the oils on your scalp, lace wigs don't have a natural hydration source. Therefore, keeping them hydrated is key to keeping the hair healthy and in good condition.

Best hair oils for my HT WIG:

COCONUT OIL: 

Due to its moisture retaining properties, coconut oil stays inside the hair stands instead of evaporating, making it one of the most effective hair treatments there is.Use coconut oil to deep condition your wig by slathering them with the oil prior to washing. Try to refrain from using it as a finishing oil, as you may find that your hair looks too oily/greasy afterwards.

ARGAN OIL : 

Just a few drops of Argan oil nourishes, moisturizes, and smoothens hair strands, reducing dryness, brittleness, andfrizziness, perfect for soft, manageable human hair wig. Since argan oil is not as greasy as coconut oil, it can be used as a finishing oil after styling.

JOJOBA OIL

Extracted from the jojoba plant, jojoba oil has a chemical structure that resembles the oil that is produced naturally by our scalps (sebum). Therefore, similar to coconut oil, jojoba oil hydrates hair strands from deep within,adding shine and softness to the wig. Use jojoba oil as an overnight mask before washing.

WHAT SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER SHOULD I USE ON MY HT WIG? 

Purchasing sulfate-free and alcohol-free products is a necessity as they are imperative to maintain the health of your wig. These ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils and will affect their integrity. This, in turn, makes the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting.

Remember, products that are free from sulfates might not produce much lather as they are gentle cleansers but that is a good thing! We don’t want the shampoo to strip the good oils from the hair.

Always be sure to do one simple thing before you buy any product… flip it over! Many products out there have sulfates and alcohol hidden in their formulas. Not all companies claiming to make sulfate-free shampoos are truly free of sulfates.

Purchase products specifically formulated for dry and damaged hair, as they will help keep the hair strands healthy and nourished.
 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY HT WIG?

Since your wig won't absorb the oils your natural hair would, you don’t have to wash them as often. As a general rule, the less you wash your wig the longer they will last you. You can use your best judgment on how often to wash it. If your wig feels like it's becoming increasingly difficult to style, this is likely a sign that there is product build-up and needs to be washed. We recommend washing after once or twice a month. 

HOW TO WASH YOUR HT WIG: 

Step 1: Brush your Wig:

One of the most important steps is to brush your wig out before washing them and only once the hair is 90% dry. This helps minimize the possibility of breakage and shedding because the hair is at its weakest point when wet. Keep in mind it is also more susceptible to breakage when wet.

Step 2: Shampoo your wig:

Hold the wig in one hand at the top, submerge it into the water, and gently wash the hair, working the shampoo in with light strokes. When washing, make sure to handle the wig gently and to not rub it vigorously as you would with your natural hair. Once you have washed the wig with shampoo, set it aside neatly on a towel.

Step 3: Condition your wig:

Once the wig has been shampooed, it's time to condition it.Take a generous amount of conditioner and apply onto to your wig from top to bottom, massaging the product thoroughly into the hair. Leave on for 30+ minutes, then rinse out the wig thoroughly. As a general rule, the longer you leave it on the better.

Step 4: Apply a deep conditioner or hair mask:

This step is crucial to ensure that your wig remain soft, and moisturized. Just like your conditioner, take a good about of the hair mask and work the product into the hair from top to bottom. In order for the product to really soak in and work its magic, bundle the hair and carefully and place them in a shower cap to leave overnight. This will help to seal in the moisture throughout the night.

Step 5: Rinse out your wig:

The next morning, thoroughly rinse out your wig, ensuring that there is no conditioner residue left on the hair or lace. A common mistake is to only wash the hair halfway, leaving it with "the slip"–that slippery, soft feeling after conditioning. This is a no-no, as it actually leaves product on the hair, which weighs it down or causes it to look greasy when dry.

When washing out the wig, rinse it again with cold water, which will help close the cuticles of the hair to seal in the moisture and leave the hair with a beautiful lustre

Step 6: Lay your wig out to air dry:

First,carefully squeeze any excess water from your wig and make sure that you never rub your wig dry with a towel. We highly recommend air-drying your wig whenever possible. When air drying, be sure to invest in a micro-fibre towel as it will remove excess water faster and it won’t rough up the hair (which can also cause tangles).

Lay out all of the wig on a flat surface and gentlypat the excess moisture from the hair.A trick to preventing any frizz once the hair dries is to apply a small amount of hair oil to the hair to ensure the hair remains manageable and silky smooth.

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