Wigs are every Naija girl’s best friend, right after showstopping jewellery and the latest mobile phone. Not only are they super easy-to-wear, they change up your look and save you hours at the salon. From curly to straight to even braid wigs, owning a collection is a must.

When it comes to wig care, the following tips are great to try, especially if your wigs are made of human hair.

Washing

  • First things first, let’s talk about frequency. Avoid washing your wig too often to avoid unnecessary shedding and tangling.
  • Before you wash, place the hair on a styrofoam mannequin, not flat out in the bathroom sink.
  • Apply shampoo and conditioner by running your fingers through the hair repeatedly. Other methods might lead to tangling.
  • If you must use a comb to detangle, make sure it’s wide-toothed.
  • Rinse the hair afterwards with the same method used for washing.

 

Drying

  • Hair dryers are a complete no-no. Simply blot with an old cotton t-shirt.
  • Next, leave the hair to dry on a towel surface, the cap face down.
  • An hour or two under the Nigerian sun will give enough heat for drying.

Storage and Styling

  • Once your wig is nice and dry, put a satin cap on it and store in a dust-free environment.
  • Use lightweight serums and gels to maintain the wig’s shine and curl definition. These can be purchased at your local hair supply store.

Interested in dyeing your human hair wig? Check out these tips – Our Top Hacks on Dyeing Hair At Home.

 

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