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How to care your wig

When it comes to human hair wigs, you want them to look their best. Youalready know you have to wash and take good care of them, but it canbe confusing figuring out some of the nuances, like how often and whatproducts to use.
To help you with your at-home wig care routine, we've outlined all thedo's and don'ts to make sure your wig looks its finest.From explaininghow to wash your wig at home to revealing how to dry it, we've got you covered.
Lace Wig Types
Before we jump right in, let's do a rundown of two popular kinds ofhuman hair wigs. Understanding these different types may help when itcomes to your at-home care routine.
. Lace front wigs: These wigs have a sheer lace base hairpiece thatlooks like your natural scalp, which is sewn into the crown of the wig.The lace is only in the front of the wig, giving the appearance of yournatural hairline.

. 360 lace front wigs: A 360 lace front wig includes the lace piece allaround the outside edges of the wig, rather than only in the front.Thesewigs are a great option for when you're looking to style your hair in ahigh ponytail, whichreveals your scalp around your neckline.

Should l Wash My Wig Before Wearing it?
Let's start at the top.You just purchased a ready-to-wear wig, now what?Deciding if you want to wash it before wearing it is really a personalchoice. lt is important to keep in mind that every time you wash your wig,it shortens its lifespan. With that said, some women feel more
comfortable putting on a freshly washed wig. Another option is to give ita quick rinse versus a full shampoo and condition.

How Often Should l Wash My Human HairWig?
Deciding how often you want to wash your wig is another personalchoice.However, many women choose to wash their lace front wigsonce every one to two weeks. lf the hair begins to feel sticky or dry, itmay be time to give it a rinse.
The same goes if it begins to lose its curl or volume.Remember, washingyour wig will limit its lifespan, so you don't want to over wash it. lf youwear a wig cap underneath and remove your wig before going to bed,you can help reduce the number of times you need to shampoo andcondition it.

How to Wash a Human Hair Wig?
Now that you know how often to wash it, it's time to figure out how towash a human hair wig. You'll find that your wig washing ritual can bedone in just five easy steps.
Step 1: Pre-wash care
Begin by prepping your wig. You'll want to use a wide-tooth comb oryour fingers to gently comb through any tangles. lt's best to start fromthe bottom and work your way up toward the roots.

Step 2: Rinse
The next step involves getting your lace wig wet.Place your wig under the faucet and use cool to lukewarm water to fully submerge it. If you have a long-haired wig, place it under a shower faucet to prevent the locks from going down the drain.After rinsing, gently remove the excess water with your hands and get ready to shampoo.Go easy on it—do not twist to wring it out.
Step 3: Shampoo
Place a small amount of shampoo into your hands and stroke the hair from roots to ends, keeping the shampoo away from the scalp of the wig. It's important not to be heavy-handed when it comes to shampooing—avoid scrubbing or rubbing the hair, as this could damage the strands.
For the best results, use a clarifying shampoo that is specially made for human hair wigs.These shampoos are gentle enough not to damage the hair and they are designed especially for your wig's needs. Some
women prefer to use mild shampoos for color-treated hair.

To remove the shampoo, run cool water from the base down to the bottom of the hair. Once you've gotten rid of the shampoo and the water runs clear, use a towel to gently blot the hair before applying conditioner.The wig can still be damp, but you don't want it to be sopping wet.

Step 4: Condition
Now you're ready to condition.Just like the shampoo, you'll want to use a wig-approved hydrating conditioner. Work a small dab into the wig,starting at the bottom.Gently comb through the strands with your
fingers, keeping the conditioner away from the base of the wig. You caplet most conditioners set for one to five minutes, but follow the directions on the bottle.Once the time's up, run cold water from the top of the wig down to the ends of the strands, making sure you get rid of all the
conditioner before blotting it dry.

Step 5: Dry
You've washed and cleansed your lace wig, so now you just have to wait for it to dry. Use a towel to lightly blot it and then leave it on a wig stand to air dry.Avoid using a blow dryer and brushing the hair until the lace wig is completely dry.Once it's no longer wet, you can style your wig as you normally would.

How to Prolong Your Lace Wig's Lifespan

Your hair will look vibrant as ever now that you understand how to wash your wig at home, but there are some other ways to prolong its lifespan.
Keep it on a wig stand when you're not wearing it. This can help maintain its structure and keep it from getting tangled.
Avoid hot water, saltwater, and chlorine to prevent any damage tot he strands.
Be mindful of what tools you use to style your wig. Depending on the style and texture, you may not want to use heated styling tools,such as curling irons or straighteners. When in doubt, go easy on your wig.
The more careful and gentler you are to human hair wigs, the longer it will last.
Now that you know how to care for a human hair wig at home, check out all our wig and hair extensions here at Maven. Whether you're going for a virgin yaki straight look or a loose wave style, we have eight
different textures to ensure you look and feel your very best. To make getting your perfect style even easier, we offer a free and convenient install program.
When you buy three bundles with us, we'll pay for you to get them installed by a local stylist near you. We'll cover your shampoo, condition,braid down, sew-in, and yes, even your stylizing.

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