The internet has a ton of information on how to maintain and care for your synthetic or human hair wig, but here at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Harley Street, Bournemouth and Reading we wanted to put that information in one handy place for you in the form of our blogs. We hope you find them useful!
7 Tricks to Maintain your Wig
1. You should always have two wigs ready to wear at all times. This way you always have something to wear when you are washing your wig and a back-up if anything should happen to one. Rotating between two wigs also helps to extend the life of both of the wigs.
2. The material used for lace front wigs tends to be coarser than the lace found in clothing. If lace front wigs are causing you to itch, we recommend you dab a bit of scalp protector on the underside of the lace, this will keep the wig from moving around at the front and will act as a buffer at your hairline to help avoid the need to itch.
3. If you use hair spray or other styling products, try to avoid those that contain alcohol. Hairspray containing alcohol will dry out the hair of your wig. Use products only recommended by your wig supplier. Because styling products create build up on the hair of your wig and it’s recommended that a deep cleanser be used every two weeks or so to remove the buildup. Do not ever rub the hair together on your wig, especially if it is a synthetic wig as this will cause friction burn, resulting in the wig becoming frizzy. Instead gently smooth the products along the hair. There are specific holding sprays designed for wig use – use these only.
4. You must use only dedicated and specially formulated wig care products like shampoos, conditioners, wig oils and brushes. Often you come across certain products, which are advertised as being mild and delicate. These are DEFINITELY not suitable for your wigs. They will make your wig dull and loose it’s colour. Invest in the correct wig care products when you purchase your wig.
5. Do not use a hairbrush with nylon bristles, especially on curly wigs. The curls will open out. Use a specific wig brush.
6. Avoid damaging agents. Excessive heat and cold can play havoc with your wig. Avoid direct heat from ovens and blow dryers. Technically you should allow your synthetic wig to air dry, and if you need some root lift use curlers that require no heat. You can use hair dryers and tongs and straighteners with real hair wigs but ensure they have a heat controlled sensor and use at a lower heat setting.
7. Avoid friction. We advise that you remove your wig when sleeping. Friction with the pillow, heat from the nape of your neck, friction on clothing etc will have an adverse reaction on your wig.
Following some of these tips and tricks will help you keep your wig looking brand new for longer and save you money by extending the life of your wig. We hope you find these tips useful. At Simone Thomas we offer consultations to men, women and children suffering hair loss. Our hair loss solutions are non surgical. If you would like to see a hair loss specialist please contact Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth, London and Reading.