Synthetic lace wigs offer an easy and affordable means to get gorgeous hair every day. Even though these wigs require minimal maintenance they need to be taken care of in proper manner to ensure that they not only last really long but the quality of hair is also maintained. One of the most important aspects of caring for synthetic lace front wigs is to wash them in a proper and timely manner. Discussed below are the washing tips in detail to help enhance their life and keep the hair looking shiny and healthy.
Shampooing the Wigs
In order to get the best results of shampooing, it is important to prep the hair for the process. This is done by brushing the wig in a gentle yet thorough manner with a wig comb to eliminate any tangles. Then the wig should be immersed in a basin of cold water in which one tablespoon of wig shampoo has been already added. Care should be taken to not rub the wig but rather agitate it gently and clean the wig cap by gently by running fingers on its inside to remove dirt and oil. Rinse the wig thoroughly with cold water to remove all shampoo.
Conditioning the Wigs
Once the shampooing of the wig has been done, it should be conditioned. A good quality wig conditioner should be used and rather than applying it directly on the wig, it should first be applied onto the hands and then rubbed into the wig gently. Care should be taken to keep the conditioner away from the cap, especially in the hand tied areas as it can loosen the knots. After thorough application, the conditioner should be thoroughly rinsed from the synthetic hair wigs by placing them under cold running water.
Drying the Wigs
One of the biggest reasons behind the damage of wigs for women is their improper method of drying. It is important not to squeeze or wring the wig after it has been washed. Rather, the wig should first be shaken gently to remove excess water and then the method of blotting away the remaining wetness using a towel or air drying it by placing the wig on a wig stand should be used. It is also important to ensure that the wig is not dried under direct sunlight as it might damage the hair and the wig cap.
In addition to the above mentioned washing guidelines, it is also important to be aware of the frequency of washing the wig without damaging it. In order to get maximum life from a synthetic wig it is advisable to wash it after wearing it 6-7 times. More frequent washing can not only weaken the hair strands while less frequent washing can lead to accumulation of sweat and oil which can break down hair strands.