Human hair wigs give you the flexibility to experiment with a variety of hairstyles without restrictions. Whether you're wearing a wig to try out different styles, or because of low volume or hair loss, it's great to be able to instantly change your style to increase your confidence, but it's important to remember to take care of your scalp while wearing a wig, especially if you're already struggling to reverse hair loss.
Why scalp care is important when wearing wigs?
Wearing wigs can sometimes cause irritation to the scalp, especially if the wig doesn't fit properly or if you haven't invested the time and effort in proper scalp care. While wigs provide some UV protection to your scalp through a suitable wig cap, your scalp will naturally sweat under the wig and wig cap on warm days.
Hair grows from a single follicle on the scalp, which also produces an oily substance called sebum. Whether or not hair follicles produce hair, they still produce sebum. Sebum can interfere with hair growth over time, which is especially important for people who wear wigs due to reversible alopecia. You want to protect your natural hair as you recover, and scalp care is an integral part of that process. Good airflow is part of good wig design, which helps reduce sweating or overheating.
Scalp care tips when wearing wigs:
Whether you're a first-time wig buyer or a regular one, you still need to make sure you wear your wig with scalp care in mind.
Keep your scalp clean and moisturized
The skin of the scalp needs the same meticulous care as the skin of the face and the rest of the body. Cleaning your scalp with shampoo or a specialized scalp cleaner is ideal. Don't forget moisturizing products such as moisturizers or oils that are not harmful to the skin, as dryness can cause itching and discomfort with or without wigs.
Massage your scalp
You don't have to go to the spa to get a good scalp massage and can easily do it yourself. Scalp massage stimulates blood flow and promotes new growth while reducing stress and irritation on the skin.
Choose the right wig
The quality of the wig itself plays an important role in scalp health. Choosing a lightweight and comfortable wig is key to protecting your scalp and enjoying all-weather comfort. A fine, well-made wig is a scalp protection device in itself, and a poorly designed wig can seriously damage your scalp.
Keep your wig clean
Be sure to keep your wig as clean as possible. Sebum, skin cells and sweat, which can clog hair follicles on the scalp, can also accumulate inside the wig if not cleaned properly. We recommend that you wash your wig at least once every three or so times you wear it to keep it clean, protect your scalp and enjoy a beautiful look for longer. After washing, allow the wig to dry thoroughly before wearing it to further reduce irritation.Environmental pollutants can also be a factor, such as smoke, dirt and air pollution. So you'd better avoid prolonged exposure to pollution.
In addition to scalp care, pay attention to natural hair care when wearing wigs. Regular shampooing keeps your hair and scalp clean. Not to mention, prevent the growth of bacteria. Also, not keeping your hair clean can lead to hair breakage. The buildup of dead cells can cause your hair to smell bad.
Sweating can also cause problems on hot summer days. Sweat is a mixture of water and natural salt. Excessive sweating on the scalp can damage hair and change its texture. It can also affect your wig. In addition to clogging hair follicles, it can affect hair growth and cause hair loss.
Let your hair and scalp breathe
You may wear the wig for a few hours or all day. For all-day wear, give your scalp and hair time to breathe. Fresh air and sunlight are good for the scalp and hair.
Another wig-wearing care tip is to remove the wig before going to bed. Store your wig properly to help keep it in good condition.