Five things to avoid when wearing a wig
There are a few things we need to know and avoid when wearing a wig. At LolaSilk we take care and pride to offer wigs of superior quality to our discerning clients.
We know you like to match your wig with your mood, event or everyday need and have a great selection of wigs that will let you meet any moment with strength and confidence.
Our wigs are thoroughly tested and salon approved so you can focus on the freedom and fun of expressing yourself with fearless affirmation.
To make the most of your wig at all times you may want to be aware of the do’s and dont’s when wearing a wig.
In this article we will look at five things you may want to avoid when choosing and wearing a wig.
The wrong cap construction
You may be tempted to wear your wig all the time, but this can prevent your scalp from breathing as it should. It is important to leave your head uncovered at intervals that suit you.
In addition you will want to choose a wig with a well constructed wig cap that is shaped in the form of your head. The wig cap is the base of the wig and the craftmanship and attention to detail taken in making the cap will be a good indication of how much wear you will get from your wig.
In addition you will have your budget, your preference for the day, your comfort and even the condition of your natural hair to consider. Light, soft and flexible caps will suit a sensitive scalp. If comfort is important to you opt for a hand-tied wig cap or lace fronts that will allow your hair to move freely.
Using heat or rubbing your wig dry
Whether your wig is made of human or synthetic hair, it has the same dislike for excessive heat treatment as your own hair. Double check if your wig is heat-resistant and even then rather use a low temperature when blow drying or straightening the hair.
Your best option is to lightly blot the wig between two towels to get rid of all the excess water after washing. Take care not to wring the wig as this will cause damage to the hair strands. Hang the wig up or place it on a hair stand until it has dried completely. Your wig will not lose its shape and, once dried, you can style it as you want.
Wash day woes
Do not to skip or postpone wash days for your own hair, as regular shampoo and conditioning treatment will control bacteria and dirt on both your head and scalp.
When it comes to washing your wig remember gentleness is key. Take care to use a soft brush and soft strokes when combing the hair before it is gently soaked so that the shampoo and conditioner can be softly worked into the hair. Where possible, use cleaning products that are made for wigs.
Wearing a wig straight from its packaging
You want to get the most out of wigs wherever you are and may have to travel with a selection of your favourite wigs. The hair can be tangled and the wig out of shape when packaged and may look awkward when you wear it straight from a box or bag. Before the first wear, brush the hair and hang the wig on a stand for while to settle.
Sleeping and swimming with your wig
Avoid sleeping with your wig, but if need be use a bonnet to keep the hair protected and in shape. Brush the wig before and after sleep to keep it free from tangles. Avoid excessive chlorinated water when swimming.