When the weather turns cold, it can be even more challenging to maintain healthy hair by protecting against dryness and breakage. If you want to keep your hair healthy and prevent breakage or thinning while wearing a wig in winter, you must take proactive measures. The dry air and woollen garments of winter are two of the main reasons your hair will lose its lustre over the season. The normal fabric for winter wear might generate friction and dry up your hair. As a result, the hair becomes extremely dry. Those prone to chronic scalp disorders may be particularly affected.
The best way to protect your hair and scalp while wearing a wig during the winter
The best way to care for a protective style is to start before you even get your hair done. In order to get ready, you should make sure your scalp is clean and your hair is well-hydrated and cut. You should get a haircut if you haven't done so in a while, or at least a trim and a brushing of the ends if that's all you've had time for.
Maintaining a clean scalp is essential, but washing your hair too often can cause dryness or oiliness as your body tries to make up for the loss of moisture by producing more sebum. Some people feel they need to wash their hair every two weeks, whereas for others it can go a month or more between washes. If you're not used to not washing your hair for a while, we suggest going with a 10-day interval and modifying from there. If you sweat a lot during exercise, for instance, you may discover that you need to wash your hair more frequently.
You need to use a shampoo that is delicate but effective, and then follow up with a deep conditioning treatment. Most of us need to shampoo regularly since we perspire heavily on our scalps. Deep conditioning treatments are helpful, but it's best to choose one that's tailored to your hair type.
The health of your hair can be greatly improved by doing something as simple as removing your wig once in a while and allowing space for your scalp and natural hair to "breathe." It's important to give your hair brief but regular breaks from your wig, and something as simple as not wearing it when you're relaxing at home can make a big difference.
It is well-known that Afro-Caribbean hair textures benefit greatly from an abundance of water and other forms of moisture. Curly hair can be more prone to breaking because natural scalp oils have a harder time penetrating the curl pattern and making their way down the strands. As a result, if you want to keep your natural hair healthy and hydrated, it helps to give it a little extra aid.
Maintaining a healthy hair and scalp requires a consistent care routine. Daily use of six to eight drops of jojoba oil has been shown to lubricate hair follicles. Jojoba oil gets the closest to replicating serum. To prevent dryness and breakage, oiling your hair's ends is crucial. Coconut oil, Jamaican castor oil, and olive oil are three of the greatest oils you may use. To prevent your hair from drying out over the week, use a thicker consistency product and go for deep conditioning treatments once a week.
Avoid using hot appliances like hair dryers as much, or at all in winter. Leave your hair to dry naturally. Do not apply too much product to your scalp, but do make sure your hair stays moist under the wig. The overuse of scalp creams can cause clogged pores, which can result in hair loss. Wrap your hair carefully under a wig or braid it underneath your weave. Weave or wigs should not be worn over wet or damp hair. It's a perfect environment for mould and germs to grow.
Cornrows and flat twists are go-to styles for wearing beneath wigs. They're easy to use, make your wig look more realistic by keeping it flat, and shield your real hair from damage. They can also remain in place for several weeks, during which time you will not need to handle your hair as much, hence reducing the risk of breaking.
Be sure to look after your hairline. After removing any kind of hair extension, you should immediately start using a scalp scrub on your natural hair. This will assist in the removal of dead skin as well as the maintenance of well-nourished and conditioned hair along the hairline and throughout the hair.
The proper application of a wig is essential if you want to maintain the healthiest possible condition for your hair. Your hair may become more brittle as a result of improper application. When putting on your wig, you should always begin at the back and work your way to the front.