5 Tips For Caring For Your Braided Wigs
Braided wigs are popular and stylish, but they require some special care to keep them looking their best. Here are five tips on how to properly care for your braided wigs to keep them looking beautiful and feeling great.
1) Keep them clean
If you’re not used to wearing wigs, it may take a while to get used to how they fit and feel. That means finding ways to keep them clean until you do becomes a priority. Remember that natural hair will likely come in contact with your head, face, arms and shoulders during everyday activities like washing your face or putting on makeup. If a wig has synthetic hair, be sure to use anti-bacterial soap so you don’t spread germs from one part of your body to another.
2) Protect your braids
If you have dreadlocks, do your best to take care of them. Make sure to maintain them by washing, combing and moisturizing them regularly. While braids can be cared for just like any other style of hair, they do require more time and maintenance than most hairstyles. Regularly maintain your braids and they will last a long time! Remember that properly-braided hair requires good conditioning to keep from tangling or matting—don’t wait until breakage occurs before taking care of your braid wig!
3) Brush with care
Comb your wig with a bristle brush after every few wearings to eliminate tangles and frizz. The back of a wide-tooth comb works well if you don’t have a bristle brush on hand. Be sure to run your fingers through the hair before brushing so you can remove any knots or snarls. And remember to keep your comb or brush in its case when it’s not in use; otherwise, hair will tangle on them.
4) Store properly
It’s always important to store your braided wig on a mannequin or wig stand. If you need to hang it on a hook, make sure you secure it with pins so that it doesn’t become tangled. You should also avoid letting your braids get wet because water weakens synthetic hair fibers, causing them to break and become frizzy. Avoid sleeping in your braids wigs—not only is doing so risky for your health, but oils from your skin could weaken them over time. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for tangles!
5) Maintain as needed
It’s normal for some braids to come out after a while. Also, be prepared to add new braids as needed. This might require taking your wig off and doing minor trimming if it is necessary. Don’t worry, it is simple to do! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by these tasks, try implementing maintenance into your schedule once a week or every two weeks so that you have time to clean and refresh your hairpiece as needed. Make sure you always have bobby pins on hand if you need them! Avoid heat: Heat will destroy synthetic braids and make them more difficult to put in; avoid curling irons and flat irons during maintenance.