First of, shout out to all the slay Queens who have given us “karashika” moments, librarian at night and vixen during the day.
A lot of us ladies are familiar with hair extensions especially the wigs as they are accessible and require minimal effort to style.
This is a no judgment zone so it is okay to wear wigs and rock and own as many as you can possibly imagine. I wear wigs to protect my natural hair from heat damage and any other kind of damage.
I am going to delve in assuming we know that we have both synthetic and natural fibered wefts which when sewn in becomes the wig. We all have varying reasons for wearing wigs and/or weaves however, some of us don’t know how to take care of our manes. Below are tips and they aren’t in any particular order:
- Avoid washing your wigs with shampoos that have sulphur or sulphate, these compositions dry out your hair especially in a tropical environment, your wig will become brittle.
- Wash in warm water by immersion, that method thoroughly cleanses oil and dirt.
- Preferably, deep condition your wig and let it sit for a while to achieve maximum silkiness and softness.
- Remember to air dry your wigs. Blow drying isn’t a bad thing but too much exposure to heat damages the hair.
- It is so important for you to have a wig mannequins for your wigs, so that they can retain their shape. For those of us that have more wigs than wig heads, you can use makeshift heads such as vases, speakers etc.
Remember your wigs are extensions of your hair so basically what you will not do to your natural hair, don’t do to your wigs. Don’t drown your wigs in oil. For the right amount of sheen, a dime size is perfect.
Go out there and enjoy your mane.