It's important to wash your human hair wig regularly and correctly so that it stays in good condition and style. A good habit will keep hair in the best condition both in the life and work. Many beginners make common mistakes while washing wigs, which shorten the life of their wigs. If you have same question, here are some common wig-washing mistakes need to avoid.
1. Use hot water
Heat is the biggest enemy of human hair. Do not use high temperatures water to wash hair, as it can damage hair, including permanently altering the hair texture. The correct way is use cold water or warm water, a easy tip is use water that has similar temperature with your body temperature.
2. Use products contains alcohol or chemicals
Human hair is full of proteins and nutrition, products that have alcohol or chemicals can damage the hair deeply, gets the hair become dry, then appear a series of problems. Such as tangle, shedding, dryness and so on. If you want the hair last long time, always use hair products specifically for 100% human hair wigs.
3. Applying conditioner to the roots
Conditioner is much useful in daily caring the hair, but if use conditioner to the roots of the hair or the lace area, it will cause hair become loose and easy to shed. After using good quality mild shampoo, gently work conditioner into the hair from Upper middle to down, let it stay for at least five minutes, then rinse thoroughly and then style. This is great for wavy and curly styles.
4. Comb hair when it’s wet
Hair in wet status are easier to get tangle than hair in dry status, remember don't Comb hair when it is still wet! First let hair air dry, then comb the hair gently with wide tooth combs. And for the wavy or curly wig, you can use some hair gel to help holding the texture after washing. Also don't comb the hair too often when its dry.
5. Blow Drying
The strong hot wind of hair dryer makes hair become dry easily, it’s better to hang the wig on a wig stand to wait it air dry. But it’s safe to use hair dryers on human hair wig, when you don’t have enough time to wait, you can control the temperature to blow dry the human hair wig.
6. Not wash hair often
The human hair can tangle due to dryness, oil & dirt build-up, salt water, chlorine and not combing (wide tooth comb) out your hair daily, it’s necessary to make sure wash & condition your wig at least once a week, twice a week is better.
7. Not detange hair before washing
Before washing, gently remove any tangles is important to avoid tangle and shedding problem. If hair is excessively tangled, a spray on conditioner should be used.
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