How to care for your own hair while wearing a wig
Wigs are a wonderful way to play with style and colour to express your unique look with confidence and self-poise.
At LolaSilk we take great care to source the highest quality and an excellent variety of human and synthetic hair wigs at an affordable price.
We also know how important it is to take good care of both your wig and your own hair. We hope the following pointers will add support to your care routine.
In this article we will consider how to best care for your own natural hair when wearing a wig
Take your wig off before you go to bed at night
Leaving your wig off when you sleep at night is almost non-negotiable. It has the potential to cause breaking by putting strain on your hair. By leaving your head clear at night, you will be allowing your hair and scalp to breathe more easily.
When you have removed your wig, store it safely before going to bed. It is best to detangle it first with a brush and then store it in a silk-lined bag or on a mannequin head.
It’s a good idea to keep your head covered. You will want to avoid cotton to sleep on. Hair becomes dry and brittle as a result of the cloth sucking moisture out of it. Rather, wear a satin hat or scarf when you sleep. Silk or satin pillowcases are also a good investment if you want to go all out.
Wash your hair regularly
Choosing the right shampoo is a great idea since you need something that is soft yet strong enough to get the job done. Shampooing your hair at least once a week is essential. Your scalp's temperature might fluctuate throughout the day depending on how hot and sweaty it becomes. Make sure your hair is always clean before wearing a wig, since sweat and hair product residue may accumulate over the course of a few days.
Moisturiser is king
After wearing a wig, your hair may feel drier. Restoring moisture to your hair may help you deal with this problem. African hair is known for needing as much moisture and water as it can receive. The curl structure of the natural hair makes it harder for the scalp's natural oils to go down the strands, which may lead to breakage. Use hair oils, moisturisers and treatments you are familiar with.
Look after your scalp
It's tempting to focus on hair care alone, but taking care of your scalp is just as vital. A dry scalp or buildup of products may cause irritation of the skin and itchiness.
Maintaining a regular cleansing schedule is crucial The amount of time between washes will depend on your activity and personal hygien routine. You'll need to wash more often if you're more active because of the buildup of perspiration.
In addition, having a wig that is too tight on your head might cause a decrease in blood flow to your head. This problem can be fixed by massaging your scalp, which increases blood flow and encourages hair growth.
Damp hair is a big no-no
Every two to three days, you should massage a hair oil into your scalp and hair follicles. If your scalp is itchy between shampoos, you may use a calming spray to alleviate the discomfort.
A spray bottle with a mixture of a toner, tea tree oil, and olive oil is an ideal mixture to massage into the scalp to help ease itching and dryness.
Style and trim
Flat twists are one of our favourite hairstyles to rock under your wig. As well as saving time, they also preserve your real hair while helping your wig lie flat for an all-natural look. Also, they may last for weeks at a time, which means less stress on your hair and less risk of breaking.
Braiding your own hair might be a simple method to hide it from view. This could however weaken your natural hair fibers if you do it too often or too tight.
It is essential that you have a trim every few months to get rid of broken ends and damage. It's important to trim your hair to keep it healthy and to encourage growth. Hair should be cut around every six to eight weeks on average.
Look after your hairline
Clean your skin and hairline carefully every night if you're using a strong-hold gel or glue to keep your wig in place. You can break and thin down the edges of your hair if you don't remove these paste-like products. Lace should be glued to your skin, not your hair, if you want it to last.
Because it won't damage your wig, alcohol is an excellent choice for lifting a lace front. Occasionally, oil-based cleansers may soak through the lace and wreak havoc with your hairstyle.