Just as your natural hair can fall out, wigs can also fall out if worn or cared for improperly. When you find your wig falls out, you'll be disappointed and may feel powerless, fearing you'll have to buy another one sooner or later. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to effectively keep your wig from shedding. Keep reading to learn more.
Why wig is shedding?
Wig shedding can be frustrating, and before we talk about how to prevent it, let's understand why wigs is shedding. There are several factors that can cause wig shedding, including:
Brush a wet wig
One of the main causes of wig shedding is brushing your wig when it is wet. When you brush a wig when it's dry, it's less likely to come off than when it's wet. Wet hair is more fragile and prone to breaking than dry hair, so be sure to brush the wig while it is completely dry to avoid damaging it.
Brush or remove tangles by mistake
To prevent tangles in your wig, you should brush and detangle your wig. However, over-brushing or using the wrong method to remove tangles can actually lead to more shedding. This is because the wig is fragile, brushed too hard, or with the wrong tools, and you can pull out strands of hair that would not otherwise fall out.
Use the wrong products on your wig
Using the wrong products can also cause wig shedding. When choosing products for your wig, be sure to choose those specifically designed for wigs. Using products that don't fit wigs can damage hair and cause wig shedding.
Use too much heat on your wig
While human hair wigs can withstand hot styling tools, too much heat can also cause wig to fall out. If you wash your wig with hot water, or use heating tools like hair dryers and straighteners on the wig may damage the wig, breaking and weakening the bond of the hair and causing excessive wig hair loss.
Expose your wig to the direct sun
Exposing the wig to sunlight can damage the wig and make wig shedding more easily. If you must expose the wig to the sun, be sure to do so for a short time and protect it with a scarf or hat. If you're going to be outside for an extended period of time, it's best to avoid fully exposing your wig to the sun.
Too tight hairstyles
If you often try tight ponytails, buns, or updos, these tight hairstyles require a lot of hair pulling. When the wig hair is pulled back too tightly, it can cause the wig shedding.
How to stop wig from shedding?
Now that you have a good idea of why your wig is shedding, it's time to research some remedies you can use to reduce shedding. Follow these tips and your wig will keep from shedding:
1. Properly brush wig
Never brush your wig when it is wet. Be sure to brush your wig when it is completely dry and do be very careful to make sure you don't pull it into knots. It is best for you to use a wide-tooth or a professional wig brush to help you gently and thoroughly detangle your wig without causing further damage. When you run the brush through your wig, you should also hold onto the hair near the roots to prevent it from being pulled.
2. Use heat as less as possible
When you use a hot tool on a wig, make sure to use it at the lowest possible temperature. It is best to air dry or use a hair dryer in a cold setting. You can also buy some heat protection cream or spray to apply to your wig before you use heat to protect it from heat damage. And wash your wig with warm water, rather than hot water, to avoid damage and shedding.
3. Use the right products on your wig
Using the wrong products can cause wig shedding. When choosing products for your wig, be sure to choose those specifically designed for wigs. Using products that don't fit wigs can damage hair and cause wig shedding.
4. Don’t scratch
Wig shedding can be self-inflicted, depending on how much pressure you put on the wig. Avoid scratching your scalp through the wig while you are wearing your wig because it will trigger the shedding.
5. Moisturize your wig
Dry wigs are more likely to come off than moisturized ones, so it's in your best interest to keep them hydrated. Wigs cannot get natural moisture from the scalp, so you must provide the necessary oils for the wig. Be sure to use light oils such as argan oil, coconut oil or argan oil.
6. Avoid UV
If you spend most of the day outside, try to avoid exposure to sunlight. Alternatively, you can choose to wear a hat to match the wig, or apply UV protection products to the wig.