A synthetic wig does not require frequent washing. The general recommendation is to wash the wig after 12-15 wears. It is better to avoid the excessive use of styling products because they increase the wig’s exposure to dust and dirt.
Here are the steps:
Purchase a shampoo especially designed for washing synthetic wigs because regular shampoos are too strong and might fray the wig’s fibers and cause discoloration. Before washing, brush gently the wig with a wire brush or just use your fingers to untangle the fibers if you have a curly wig.
Fill in a large bowl with cold water (never, never use hot water), add shampoo and a teaspoon of baking soda, if the wig caught strong odors (smoke, cigarette) and stir in. Place the wig into the bowl and keep it immersed for one minute. Rub very gently the wig cap to clean it and let the wig to soak for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse with fresh and cool water until all the wig shampoo is gone and squeeze lightly to remove the excess water. Do not twist to prevent fibers breakage. Spread the strands of the wig on a towel for air drying. It never hurts to use a wig stand for this purpose. From time to time you can apply a wig conditioner after washing to revitalize the fibers.
Wait until the wig dries completely to start brushing and styling it. If you brush the wig while is still wet you can deal with serious damages, which will certainly shorten the wig’s life. For more information about synthetic wig care or if you would like to order a synthetic wig, feel free to visit us online here.
If you are a novice wig buyer you are probably overwhelmed by the variety of wigs that is presented to you. There are many types of wigs in the market, each type designed to suit a person and her needs. You have probably heard of wig types such as lace wigs, synthetic wigs, human hair wigs etc., but what exactly are they made of and how can each material benefit you in a different way? Continue reading to find out.
This is the most common hair wig which you will probably get in any fashion store or wig store you go to. Not only is it so widespread, it is also very cheap. Synthetic hair wigs are made of acrylic fibers of varying qualities. You can get an idea of a wig’s quality by its price, like the old saying “you get what you pay for”, an extremely cheap wig may not match the quality of a slightly more expensive one. Quality does not only depend on how the wig looks, but on its strength and durability as well. The look you get with a wig on is very important and it is imperative that you get a wig that suits you perfectly but the second important aspect of wig shopping is its quality. How long do you want your wig to last? Will you be frequently styling your wig with heat treatments such as heat curling, ironing or blow drying? Ask yourself these questions to come up with the quality you want. Ideally, you would prefer something that would last a long time; therefore, you must pick a heat resistant variety that would withstand heat to a certain extent. A cheap wig will most probably get damaged with heat treatment as the fibers begin to melt. Due to this problem, many manufacturers are choosing protein based fibers over acrylic types, to make the strands more durable and resistant to heat. Regardless of these disadvantages, a synthetic wig is the cheapest of all wigs and it is very easy to take care of one too.
A human hair wig is made up of real hair and the quality depends mostly on the origin. Asian hair such as Chinese hair will be cheaper than other hair wigs; however, they often lag behind in quality. Indian hair wigs are often the best in quality when it comes to Asian hair however, European or Eastern European hair are considered to be best in quality. Virgin human hair wigs are non-processed hair wigs that have not undergone any styling or chemical treatments and are sold in their natural state.
Full lace and hand tied wigs are often made with human hair; however, there are a few synthetic versions with hand tied caps. Hand tied caps are made of a silk meshwork that may cover the wig cap entirely or cover it in different sections which are sewn together and armored with a silk or satin ribbon like material. The mesh is also applied in lace front or full lace wigs. The hair is often knotted in a mesh like or waffle pattern in the hair cap.