The question “Can I wear my wig every day?” has been asked numerous times, yet this is not a straightforward yes or no type of question. Although it is okay to put on your wig every day, certain must-dos are crucial in preventing such an attempt from turning into a disaster. This blog will look forward to some tips to help those who hope to use wigs every day.
Choose a human hair wig
It is highly recommended that people who want to wear their wig every day get a 100% human hair wig, rather than a synthetic one. Wig made out of human hair is much more durable, and if maintained properly, a human hair wig can last for years, whereas synthetic ones can only last for months. Also, human hair wigs can be styled, permed, or dyed which is quite a feature in the long run. Choosing human hair wigs, therefore, will not only cut your budget in the long run but help to save time.
Tips you need to know on wearing your wig every day
Measure your head figures accurately
If you are planning to wear your lace wig every day, then it is essential to ensure that you buy a lace wig that fits correctly. People have different head sizes, shapes, and lace wigs also come in various sizes to accommodate every customer.
Wash your wig regularly
Wig wearers need to clean and wash their beloved wigs regularly, especially if the wig is going to be used daily. Here is one possible procedure that you can follow to clean your colored human hair wigs. Firstly, you would need a sink of warm water, enough to soak your wig. Add some shampoo into the sink before putting your wig into it. Secondly, pick your wig up from the inner side, and by the middle, apply more shampoo if needed. Then gently and continuously squeeze and release the wig, turn the wig inside out, and do the same(You may soak it back into the sink if the wig is squeezed out of water). Now flush the wig for any leftover shampoo. Depending on how dirty it is, your wig may need a second wash, in which case you need to repeat the previous steps. Now wrap your wig with a towel to get rid of excessive water. Gently comb it with some conditioner and put it onto a dummy head, or a shelf, even better your head for it to dry naturally.
Try not to wear your wig to bed
Sleeping with your wigs on is one of the most common mistakes people make in terms of wig wearing. Simply because the friction generated between your pillow and your wig during sleeping can cause tangles, knots, and dryness. Ultimately, this will force you to put more effort and time into caring for the wig. And doing so may substantially shorten the lifespan of your wig. You can read this article can you sleep with a wig? to learn more about wearing a wig when sleeping.
Maintain your wig properly
To protect your wigs and extend their lifespan, one needs to wash his/her styling tools regularly and thoroughly. Styling tools include brushes and combs. You may also use hot styling tools if you have a heat-resistant synthetic wig. By regularly cleaning your styling tools, you are actively reducing the chances of them accumulating dirt, dust, and residues that may get transferred onto the wig, which will shorten its duration. Here are some detailed suggestions regarding the maintenance of your wig.
• Gently remove tangles with fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Start at the end and slowly work toward the roots to avoid damage. Do not brush.
• Wash it before first use.
• Place a small amount of conditioner for color-treated hair in your hand, evenly, and gently work it through the hair in a downward motion from the mid-shaft down to the ends avoiding the base and root. Applying conditioner to the base may cause shedding.
• Leave the conditioner on for 1-2 minutes or follow the conditioner manufacturer’s instructions. Do not exceed 3-5 minutes, and keep your wig out of direct sunlight to avoid color fades.
• Do not wear your wigs to bed to avoid hair loss.
• Light hair colors are more delicate than darker ones, so be extra careful when washing and storing your wig.
When wigs are not being used, they should be kept on an “open-air wig stand” or styling head. This will ensure it breathes and keeps it in better shape. Store it away from the windows that receive strong sunlight for most of the day. Do not store it in a plastic bag. You can cover it with a scarf to keep the dust off.
Switch up your wig
It is good to have at least two pieces of wigs at all times to switch up. This will enable both of them to get a little bit of rest, which helps extend their lifespan. Also, having a backup wig reduces the washing frequency for both wigs. Furthermore, having a second wig enables you to quickly switch from one color/style to another on a different day regarding the situation.
Now, I believe “Can I wear my wig every day?” the answer is clear. Yes but it is conditional, you may do it if you have a clear idea about how to handle them properly.