Today I’m going to go through the top 10 things you should never do to your synthetic wigs for women, These things are really great information for the brand-new wig wearer, but if you’re a seasoned wig wearer, it just really serves as a reminder that we can really do some serious damage to a synthetic wig by being a little bit careless, so these 10 things are in no particular order.
1. Do not use heat appliances on regular synthetic wigs!
I’m going to start with hair dryer or some kind of dry heat like a curling iron or hairdryer on a non heat friendly synthetic style, that spells trouble it dries it out, it breaks down the fiber, it’s not going to last as long and it’s likely to frizz up.
The first time that you try it, some of you season wig wearers can successfully use heat to style and control a synthetics a non heat friendly synthetic style, if you’re doing that just to add some lift or make it straighter or whatever the case may be, I recommend that you use more of a moist heat with steam rather than the dry heat.
Then just remember also that if you are heat styling a he friendly wig, always try to use a protectant spray, like a thermal heat spray by guardian know I think it is, if you add some of that to the fiber before you actually heat style it with any kind of appliance, whether it be a curling iron, flat iron or a hair dryer, it will help to protect those fibers.
2. Do not use shampoo or conditioner designed for natural human hair!
Another thing you really don’t want to do to a synthetic wig, is use regular shampoo maintain for natural human hair, the shampoos typically contains some sort of sulfates and more harsh types of ingredients, that can really erode the integrity of a synthetic fiber very quickly, so you want to stay away from using shampoo and conditioners maintain for your natural human hair and used a product that is approved for a synthetic wig styles.
3. Do not scrub or agitate the wig too aggressively and do not wring or twist it!
We’re on the subject of washing a wig, another thing you don’t want to do to a synthetic wig style is to scrub it too heavily or aggressively or agitate it when it’s in the wash basin too aggressively, you can really cause a lot of tangles and knots, if you are scrubbing aggressively, you can also damage the fibers.
You certainly don’t want to do that and avoid wringing it dry, what you want to do is roll it up in a dry towel, I take a towel I fold it in half, I put the wig in and then just sort of roll it up and then place my knee or my kneed it with my hands, until all the water kind of seeps up into that towel, this helps it from dripping and then I let it dry the rest of the way by hanging it upside down in the shower.
4. Do not comb or brush a wet or damp wig!
After you’ve washed and temped your wig dry, one of the other things you do not want to do to a synthetic wig style is to comb or brush it, while it’s still damp or wet, it will stretch the synthetic fiber to the point where it cannot come back to its original style, you’ll really warp the style and perhaps damage or break off the fibers. I just remember only use an approved shampoo and conditioner for synthetic wigs, don’t agitate the wig and don’t scrub it too aggressively while you’re washing it and then tamp it dry with a towel and then let it dry, the rest of the way either upside down or on a wig stand and then be careful not to comb or brush the style, until it’s completely dry
5. Do not store your wigs tightly stretched over a styrofoam wig head!
Another thing you don’t want to do to your synthetic style is store them for long periods of time on a Styrofoam head, I am so guilty of this my intention is to rotate my wigs quite often, so that they’re not on the styrofoam head for long periods of time, but sometimes they are so what I do to avoid any issues with it is to not stretch it completely over the head
So what happens here is you run the risk of permanently stretching out the wig cap and then when you go to where it might be a little bit too loose, you might not be able to get the correct adjustment, so avoid storing your synthetic wing styles on a Styrofoam head for a long period of time, if you do make sure, you’re just resting it on the head and not stretching it over the head.
6. Do not store a wig when it dirty! and only store in a climate controlled area.
Another thing you don’t want to do to your synthetic wig style is put it away in the box dirty, sometimes if you use product or if the wig is really dirty, when you set it inside of the box, when you get it out, the next time it might be stiff and dry and it might have taken on the shape of the box.
That’s something you want to avoid, if possible so the other thing with storing your wigs is that only store them in a climate-controlled area, if it’s too hot or too cold or too humid or too dry, this can affect the wig style laying within the box. It could take on the shape of the box very easily in situations like heat or can really dry out
7. Do not expose synthetic wigs to chlorine or saltwater!
If the climate is very cool and dry, when with them in either chlorine or saltwater, so I know a lot of you do swim with wigs and that’s perfectly fine, you might want to set aside and designate a wig that you’re only using for the beach for the salt water or the chlorine, so water and chlorine can really do a number on the fibers of your synthetic style, it will erode the fiber, it’ll make it dry and brittle and it’ll fray and it won’t last quite as long.
8. Do not be in direct sunshine for long periods of time without protecting the wig!
In the Sun for long periods of time in your synthetic wig style, without some sort of protection wearing a hat or taking an umbrella a scarf or something to protect the wig from the harsh Sun. The Sun can really do a number on the wig. It can heat it up and warp the style and fade colors , it can really degrade the synthetic fiber.
9. Do not over brush, over style or over wash a synthetic wig!
Number 9 of what not to do to your synthetic wig styles is don’t over brush over comb over style or over wash, just remember that any kind of friction that you put on your wig style is really going to shorten the lifespan of that way. so be cautious of not to continuously brush or comb the style, if you don’t have to just kind of use your fingers to fluff and put the hair back into place.
Then only wash it, when it’s absolutely necessary as a new wig where I felt like, I needed to wash the wig and quite frequently for after every three four five times, I wore it that simply just wasn’t the case and now I can wear it for an extended period of time without washing it, so limit the washing brushing styling any kind of manipulation and friction that you’re putting on your synthetic wig style.
10.Do not wear a synthetic wig when you are cooking or baking!
Number ten and the last thing on my list of things, you not to do to your synthetic wig Styles is and this is especially around the holidays, when we’re cooking a lot we’re using the oven quite a bit is don’t get your synthetic wigs out too close to high heat, especially with an oven that dry heat, when you open it up and that dry heat comes out, it can really warp singe frizz and damage your a synthetic wig style.
I had somebody tell me, once a friend that she sneaks up on the oven, she has a wig on she’ll sneak up to the side and open it up and kind of look in. but I recommend that you either not wear a wig or maybe a turban or something over the wig style, while you’re doing some cooking, the same thing with any kind of steam from a crock pot.
As an example if you are approaching a hot crock-pot and you lift the lid and the steam comes up, sometimes that can work your style a little bit too, it can just change the integrity of those fibers ,so be careful while cooking and wearing your synthetic way styles.
so that’s my top 10 on things not to do to your synthetic wig styles, I hope this was helpful have a wonderful day.Besides these, you also check this article synthetic wig vs. human hair wig, which is better for more elementary knowledge about wigs