If you like to wear synthetic wigs, there are some things that you can do to preserve the natural look of the wig and keep it looking as healthy as possible. These things do require a certain amount of maintenance and you do need to be realistic. By wearing a synthetic wig, a lot of people will believe it is your real hair. But, you need to know that a synthetic wig is not made of real human hair, and sooner or later it will begin to look old and worn.
Anyone who plans to wear a synthetic wig every day should know that it will probably not last longer than a few months. If you choose to, you can wear it longer than that. But, if you do not want anyone to know that you are wearing a wig, you should replace it before it becomes too noticeable. This is actually one of the main reasons why people find out that someone is wearing a wig. If you must absolutely wear your wig longer than its prime, there are some things you can do to prolong the life of your synthetic wig.
Know How Long Your Wig Should Last
When you purchase a new synthetic wig, there should be some information that accompanies it. There should be a note from the manufacturer stating how long the wig should maintain its look. Most wigs have a guaranteed lifespan of 90 days. This timeline also takes into account the fact that you are washing the wig after every 5 to 7 times you wear it. So, after about the third month of owning the wig, you should take an honest look at it, and decide if you can really get away with wearing it for a little while longer without being detected. If you do not want anyone to know you are wearing a wig, this would probably be the best time for you to discard the old one and buy a new one.
Learn How to Take Care of Your Wig
Since your wig is made of synthetic fibres, you will need to buy cleansing products that are appropriate. If you are asked by the store clerk to purchase a wig kit when buying your wig, by all means get one. The wig kits contain essential items that will help you care for your wig. A wig cap is an important accessory. They are worn over your natural hair and underneath the wig. The cap protects your natural hair, and prevents odor. The kit will also include special shampoos that are created especially for synthetic hair. The shampoos and sprays will keep the wig from becoming tangled, and they will also prevent you from walking around looking like you have a floor mat on top of your head. Once these sprays, shampoos, and conditioners are applied to the wig, you can let it air dry so you can avoid the “wiggy” look once you put the wig on.
These are just a few of the things you can do to take care of your synthetic wig. You can also choose a wig color that suits you, and comb your wig properly. All of these things will help extend the life of your wig.