So, you have acquired a ready-to-wear wig? Congratulations to you! But then, how do you care for it? It is a personal choice whether or not to wash it before wearing it. It also depends on many factors ranging from the climate condition around your area to how often you want to wear it.
It is also vital to remember that every time you wash your wig, you’re reducing its longevity. So, a fast rinse, instead of a complete shampoo and condition is another alternative.
How Often do I Need to Clean My lace-front Wig?
Another personal choice is how frequently you choose to wash or clean your lace wig. Many women like to clean their lace front wigs after one or two weeks of regular use, while others prefer to give theirs a brief rinse every time it starts to feel sticky or dry. You can decide wish best works for you.
Remember that washing your wigs too frequently will shorten their durability, so don’t overdo it. You can reduce the number of times you need to shampoo and condition your wig by wearing a small cap underneath it and taking it off before sleeping at night.
If you use styling products and wear your wig every day, it is advisable to wash it at least once a week. You can also wash it only once after you’ve worn it 5 to 10 times. You don’t need to wash wigs as often as your hair because too much washing might ruin them, but too little can cause hair tangling too.
Also, you might want to wash your lace front wig every 6-8 weeks or after you’ve worn it 7-10 times. Many people who wear lace front wigs daily find that this approach works well in cooler weather, but they may need to wash them more often in hotter weather.
If you use styling tools on your lace frontal every day, such as shaping cream or hairspray, you’ll need to wash and refresh it more frequently than individuals who don’t. You may also need to wash your wig more regularly if you live in a very rainy or humid climate.
Taking Care of Wigs
To properly care for your wigs, you need to understand the distinction between natural hair and synthetic wigs! Always use products that are suitable for your wig type.
Because wigs lack the natural oils that our hair does, the less you wash them, the better!
Nevertheless, if you don’t wash your wig for a long time, it will become old and drab.
Additional Wig Care Advice
However, if you don’t want to wash your wig so often, here are some tips you can use to preserve its luster and gloss:
- Use hot air sparingly to help dry your wig. Though many wigs may now be heat styled, it is safer to let them air dry during wig care.
- Don’t take a shower while wearing your wig. Though it may appear to save time, the heat of the water might damage the netting and break down the hair’s attachments to the cap.
Human hair wigs, especially lace frontals demand regular maintenance for them to look their best always. You already know how to wash them but don’t know how often to do so. Applying the tips in this article would give you an idea of how to take care of them without washing them regularly and when to clean them if the need arises.