Tips and Tricks to Make You Wig Last Longer

Tips and Tricks to Make You Wig Last Longer

Posted on May 19th, 2023.

Hello, beautiful people! As your trusted wig stylists at C&C Beauty Place, we not only provide a wide array of stunning human hair lace wigs, but we also want to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. So, today, we're sharing some of our top tips and tricks to help you make your wig last longer, regardless of whether you're rocking our Frontal Lace Curly, Deep Wave, Dense Curly, Blonde Curly, Long Wave, Short Curly, Medium Curly, or Water Wave.

1. Handle with Care

The first rule of wig maintenance is to handle your wig gently. When combing or brushing, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots to avoid tangling and shedding. Always use a wide-tooth comb or a wig brush designed to avoid snagging or pulling the hair.

2. Cleanse Wisely

Washing your wig is essential, but doing it too frequently can decrease its lifespan. Depending on how often you wear it, washing every 8-10 wears is a good rule of thumb. Always use wig-safe shampoos and conditioners, and avoid hot water, which can damage the hair and alter the style.

3. Air Dry Your Wig

Avoid blow-drying your wig as much as possible. The heat can cause damage to the hair and shorten the lifespan of your wig. Instead, gently blot your wig with a towel and allow it to air dry on a wig stand.

4. Proper Storage

When not in use, store your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head. This helps maintain its shape and style and keeps it free from tangles and dust. Avoid places with high heat or humidity, as they can damage the hair and cause the style to fall out.

5. Nighttime Care

If you're wearing your wig for extended periods, remember to wrap it up at night. Use a satin or silk scarf to keep the hair from tangling and matting while you sleep. If possible, we recommend removing your wig and placing it on a wig stand for the night.

6. Styling Precautions

When styling your wig, use heat sparingly. Frequent use of curling irons, straighteners, or blow dryers can damage the hair and decrease its lifespan. Opt for heat-free methods to curl or straighten your wig, and always use a heat protectant spray when heat styling is unavoidable.

7. Regular Conditioning

Conditioning your wig is crucial to maintain its health and shine. Regular conditioning after every wash will help keep the hair soft, glossy, and tangle-free. Just remember to rinse thoroughly to avoid product build-up, which can make the hair look dull and lifeless.

8. Schedule a Professional Maintenance

Even with proper care, every wig will occasionally need professional maintenance. At C&C Beauty Place, we offer wig maintenance services to keep your wig looking fresh and fabulous. Regular professional care can significantly extend the life of your wig.

Wigs are an excellent way to change your look without committing to a haircut or colour, but they require proper care and maintenance to last. By following these tips, you can ensure your wig stays beautiful for as long as possible.

As your go-to wig stylists, we are committed to providing not just high-quality human hair lace wigs, but also the necessary information to keep them in top-notch condition.

9. Stay Away from Salt and Chlorine

If you plan on hitting the beach or pool, consider removing your wig or wearing a swim cap. Saltwater and chlorine can damage the hair, leading to dryness and colour fading. If you can't avoid getting your wig wet, rinse it thoroughly with fresh water as soon as possible and follow up with a deep conditioning treatment.

10. Rotate Your Wigs

Just like you wouldn't wear the same pair of shoes every day, you shouldn't wear the same wig daily. Rotating your wigs not only helps extend their lifespan, but it also gives you the opportunity to switch up your look. Here at C&C Beauty Place, we offer a diverse selection of human hair lace wigs to suit every style and occasion.

11. Avoid Too Much Product

Overuse of styling products can lead to a buildup that makes your wig look dull and lifeless. Use products sparingly and opt for those specifically designed for wig care. If you find that your wig has a lot of product buildup, a professional deep cleanse could be in order.

12. Protect Your Wig From Heat and Sunlight

Excessive heat and direct sunlight can harm your wig, leading to dryness and colour fading. So, when you're outside on sunny days, consider wearing a hat or scarf to protect your wig. Additionally, be mindful of heat sources like ovens and barbecues.

13. Attend to Frizz and Flyaways

Humidity, friction, or even daily wear can cause your wig to frizz. When this happens, resist the urge to brush or comb it aggressively. Instead, use a serum or leave-in conditioner specifically designed for wigs. And remember, it's perfectly normal for wigs to experience wear over time, but a professional restore service can help bring your wig back to life.

14. Be Mindful of Your Wig Cap

The wig cap that serves as a barrier between your wig and your natural hair plays a crucial role in extending the lifespan of your wig. Ensure it's clean and in good condition. If you see any tears, it's best to replace it.

15. Know When to Say Goodbye

While it's hard to part with a beloved wig, it's important to acknowledge when a wig has reached the end of its lifespan. If you've noticed persistent dryness, matting, tangling, or loss of shine – even after maintenance – it may be time to consider investing in a new unit.

Wigs are an incredible investment and with proper care, they can provide you with a stunning, natural look for a long time. We hope these tips will help you make the most of your wig and ensure it remains gorgeous and healthy for as long as possible.

Remember, at C&C Beauty Place, we're more than just a wig shop. We're a community of beauty enthusiasts dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Whether you need help choosing a wig, styling it, or maintaining it, we're here to help.

We encourage you to reach out to us for any wig-related needs or queries you might have. Contact us at (401) 297-4371 or drop us an email at [email protected]. We're more than happy to assist you in making your wig and beauty journey a fabulous one!

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