Bringing a lifeless wig back to life is easier than you’d think. To help you restore your beloved wig to its former glory, here are a few simple steps you can follow:
First things first, you must clean your wig. To do this, use a gentle shampoo specifically formulated for wigs. Fill a basin with lukewarm water and add a few drops of the shampoo. Soak the wig for 10-15 minutes, using your hands to massage the lather through the hair. For particularly stubborn dirt, use a soft-bristled brush. Rinse the wig thoroughly with lukewarm water.
After you have thoroughly washed the wig, use a light conditioner for synthetic wigs to add moisture and shine. Gently massage the conditioner into the hair and let it sit for 5-7 minutes. Rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.
Once your wig is clean and conditioned, it’s time to give it a new style. If you own a heat-resistant wig, use a curling iron or a flat iron to style it to your liking. If you don’t, you can use rollers or a hair dryer to help you achieve the look you want.
To set your wig’s new style, use a hairspray made specifically for synthetic wigs. Spray the hairspray at least 10 inches away from the wig and be sure to evenly distribute it. Allow the wig to air dry.
To help your wig maintain a healthy look and lifespan, you should:
- Brush it regularly with a wig brush to keep the hair tangle-free.
- Store it in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing the wig in direct sunlight.
- Avoid excess heat– this includes using curling irons, flat irons and blow-dryers.
With just a few steps, you can easily bring your wig back to life. Remember to clean and condition it regularly to help maintain its shine and vitality.