Lace wigs – 6 Simple Ways To take good care of them
As with other hair extensions like synthetic hair, you should be diligent in taking care of your lace wigs. This is to ensure that it will stay pristine for each wear. The maintenance of the wig is not as hard as you think. As long as you’re consistent with it you can prolong the life span of the wigs. Here’s how.
Ways you can care for lace wigs
For a start, you should care for them like you would for natural hair. It’s best to store the wigs on a mannequin head or the wig is sewn along with the hair. You can sleep with a silk scarf at night to protect the hair and reduce frizziness.
As with your natural hair, be sure to wash and condition the tresses regularly. Don’t forget that the wig doesn’t have natural oil like the natural counterparts. Of course, you need to use hair care products that are suitable for the wigs. You can use sulfate-free shampoos as they won’t damage the hair.
Still, that doesn’t mean you can wash them frequently as it will wear down the hair. The good rule of thumb is to wash the lace wigs twice a month if you wear it every day; as long as you don’t wash the wig more than twice a month, the lace wigs should be fine.
A major rule to remember, unless you have some heat-resistant lace wigs (either synthetic or natural), is that you have to avoid any heat styling methods on your wigs. This is because it can melt the hair and make it unusable. Opt for heatless styling tools or choose lace wigs that have the curls and style that you plan to wear.
The tools that you use while styling the lace wigs are also important. They can either make the wig look good or it’ll ruin the tresses altogether (read bout shedding issues below). Choose a professional styling tool that has temperature control. This is how you can be sure of the amount of heat to apply to the hair (and a heatless option if you wear synthetic lace wigs).
The same rule also goes for styling creams and oils – is not to use them. These products will leave an oily residue on the tresses that you need to wash, and these oils can also wear the tresses down. Unless your lace wigs are made from natural human hair weave, it shouldn’t be a problem. It’s better to avoid any products that contain mineral oil like petroleum jelly
About shedding issues, as it can happen to your natural hair, it can happen to the lace wigs as well. Shedding occurs due to improper hair care; such as combing the tresses while it’s still wet and/or in a rough manner and you’re doing it from root to tip instead of the opposite. These can only weaken the lace wigs’ structure, leading to shedding altogether.
These tips are the most essential to care for your lace wigs; not only that they will make the hair look good, but they will also prolong the lifespan of the wigs. This is how you can use it every day if you need it.