Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hair Love: How to Properly Care For Your Wig

Let’s face it, divas. We are in the 21st century. The days of traditional wigs are pretty much gone. We are in an era of lace front wigs, full lace wigs, wigs with synthetic hair, wigs with human hair – they even have wigs for medical reasons like cranial prosthesis wigs. As women, we all have our own special reasons for wanting or needing a wig. Therefore, it is key that you know how to properly care for your wig, to ensure that it not only looks and feels good on you, but also lasts and lasts for several months.

Reasons for Getting A Wig
1. Every woman will have her own unique reason for getting a wig of any type:

2. To look younger

3. To feel better about herself

4. To cover gray hair without dyeing her own

5. To cover thinning or balding hair

6. For medical reasons, such as brain surgery, chemotherapy or alopecia

7. To have fun and wear a different hairstyle

8. Just to feel pretty (you’re such a diva).

(Wig Shown: Janet Full Lace Remy Human Hair Wig Silvia)

Janet Full Lace Remy Human Hair Wig Silvia - $ 78.88

Types of Wigs

All wigs serve pretty much the same purpose – to cover your existing hair or to serve as hair when it is nonexistent. There are many types of wigs out there, to be certain, and they all come down to synthetic vs. human hair. You can get either type in all the wig styles. A synthetic lace front wig looks just as good as a human hair lace front wig, except that you won’t have as much freedom when it comes to applying heat or coloring the wig.

The more popular wigs today are Full Lace and Lace Front wigs. A Full Lace wig features a hairline that is virtually undetectable, so all the hair around your edges, even in the back, appear as if they were your own and not the wig. A Lace Front wig will only have lace in the front portion of the wig. Both styles of wig have a base made of lace that allows your true hair underneath to breathe and grow. Full lace wigs also offer more hairstyles as opposed to the Lace Front wigs because it looks more natural around the entire head.

(Wig Shown: Janet Human Remy Full Lace Wig Ganga)

Janet Human Remy Full Lace Wig Ganga - $ 199.88

Which one you choose is entirely up to you and your budget, but be sure to learn about the different types and styles before making the investment in a wig.

Wig Care Do’s and Don’ts
To extend the life of your wig, whether it is a Full Lace or Lace Front wig, try these quick tips to help keeping you and you wig looking its best!

1. Always wash your wig weekly, or at the very least 2X a month

2. Wash your wig in cool or warm water.

3. Never use HOT water on your wig.

4. Comb/detangle your wig hair PRIOR to washing

5. Don’t comb/detangle your wig while it is wet.

6. Towel dry or blow dry on the cool setting.

7. Avoid using heat to dry your wig.

8. Use leave-in conditioner.

9. Don’t use grease or oils on your wig.

10. Use wig shampoo instead of mainstream over-the-counter shampoos.

11. If you sleep in your wig, braid your wig hair or tie your hair up at night, preferably with a silk scarf to prevent shedding of hair.

12. Keep your own natural hair and hairline clean.

All you divas out there know that your hair is a reflection of you and your personality. Protect your investment in your hair by following package directions from the manufacturer. If you are ever in doubt, please feel free to contact us here at Elevate Styles for assistance. We want to help you keep your hair beautiful. As we part ways, check out some of the great wig care products offered at Elevate Styles.

Awesome Classic Care Human Hair Wig Shampoo 7 oz - $ 9.88

Awesome Remi Hair Care Conditioner 8 Oz - $ 13.88
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1 comment:

  1. Do not put any hair products that contain a high percentage of alcohol directly into the hair of your full lace wig. When going to sleep wearing your full lace wig, always braid up the hair or at least put it in a pony tail so it will not tangle up, while you sleep. Best is for you to wrap a scarf around your head or to wear a hair bonnet, while you are asleep. This will prevent the hair of your full lace wig from breakage and shedding. Brazilian Hair