No! I do not recommend this. It can put too much stress on the hair and create unmanageable tangles. If this happens your wig, it is destroyed. Pools, chemicals and salt like the ocean, can damage the hair and destroy your beautiful color.
A wig stand or mannequin is ideal. It will help keep the hair from becoming tangled and will help to maintain shape. Place a plastic bag over it to keep it from dust. Keep your wig or wigs in high places if you own a cat. Animals especially cats love to play and tear wigs apart. Also, see if you can find a cool, dry spot to keep wigs in the best condition.
Most styles come in a number of colors, lessening the need to color. While synthetic hair cannot be dyed, human hair wigs can. But it is a tricky process that should be handled by a hair professional only. I recommend only going darker, not lighter because there is a lot of chemical processing involved in the making of a wig and additional manipulation can cause damage.
Synthetic hair wigs can be irreparably damaged if you try to curl or straighten the hair with heat tools. Consider human hair wigs for the ultimate styling versatility – you can curl or straighten them as you would your own hair.
Yes! First the practical reasons. Wigs can last longer if not worn daily. You can be washing and air-drying one while wearing the other. If you wear human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair, you can keep one styled straight and the other curly to reduce stress. Here is a tip I love: If you’d like your wig to be your secret, get two or three of your favorite styles and I will cut them and style them all the same or in stages. You can create the illusion of hair growth and haircuts and no one will notice and if you’re more the adventurous type, you can have a little fun with a whole host of different styles and colors.
Synthetic hair and human hair each have special needs in order to maintain their look and feel. There is no need to cleanse daily, but if you wear your wig a lot it is most likely you would want to ash it once every three weeks. If worn less once a month. You will know when it needs a wash. The wig changes its look by color and texture. When your wig needs a wash that is when I step in to help you maintain your wig and teach you how to take care of it.
Not to worry! There is great solution with No Sweat Liners. Ask me about them.
100% Hand-Tied or double monofilament wigs tend to be most gentle on sensitive scalps. Some people use wig caps to protect the scalp. Sure Grip by BeautiMark is a hypoallergenic comfort liner designed to add cushion – particularly at pressure points – to improve both fit and comfort.
Human hair wigs tend to offer the most natural look. Styles with lace front and monofilament features or those that are 100% hand tied will also appear very natural. When it comes to choosing styles, consider styles that will be most flattering given your face shape. As far as for color try to stick close to your own natural hair color. This is where I come in to help you figure out the best for your face shape and skin color.
After removing your wig from the box, take off the protective hairnet (if the style has one) and give it a good shake. If it is a ready-to-wear like synthetic hair then you are ready to go! If it requires customization (such as trimming a lace front), we recommend you consult a hair stylist. Check out our salon locator to find local salons familiar with wearable hair.
If you have a lot of your own hair, the first step is to gather it back and up. One great trick is to separate hair into two sections on each side of your head. Twist the hair as you pull it back and around the head so that it will eventually lay flat. This tactic can help avoid a pony tail bulge. You may choose to use pins, braids, wig caps (recommended) or a great product called Sure Grip to secure your hair. A wig cap can be helpful even without hair to keep wigs secure and in place.
Hold your wig on each side of your pupils, start at the front, place it at your natural hairline, Slide it on toward the nape of your neck and shift as needed using the ear tabs to help center your wig.
Adjustable straps at the nape (back of the neck) may help to achieve a more secure fit. If handling a lace front wig, take care not to tug on the lace as it can be a bit delicate.
Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect right away, start styling!