You’ve been shopping on the Lush wigs store, checking out our adorable (and affordable) styles and have finally chosen your new mane, theres no parting the two of you. However, like everything else if you want to get the most longevity out of your favourite things you have to take care of them.
To get the best results from your wig and make the most of its life, below are a few tips on ‘how to care for synthetic hair.’
Just like your own hair, treat it with care and a little TLC. However, there are a few never ever’s and always do’s to make sure your wig, has a happy ever after.
No putting a wig into boiling water, or even very hot tap water.
It would have to be pretty darn hot, but firstly you could melt or seriously damage the synthetic hair. Secondly, if you have some form of style like curls or waves, they would drop out, a big no no.
Use tepid warm water, you want warmth to help the shampoo do its thing by breaking down debris and dirt. And its kinder to your hands, win win!
No brushing a wig when wet
If you have just washed your wig or been unlucky and got caught in a downpour then taking a brush to wet synthetic hair is a no no. Dragging a brush from roots to ends, trying to fight your way to tangle free hair, sadly, is never going to work. Synthetic, like natural hair when wet becomes elasticated like a rubber band and will just pull and break, and no one wants that!
Use a wide tooth comb, and start from the ends working your way up to the top. There are an abundance of combs out there, plastic, steel, bamboo… the list goes on. Make sure the finish is smooth, the best for smoothness is steel, but everyones preference is different so pick the brush thats right for you but remember, smooooooth is the key :)
If you want to add some curls or straighten those waves, curling and flat irons are a must. Just make sure they are not too hot, and never ever turned up to max.
When using a heated appliance, always ensure you never go beyond 140C, extreme heat will cause melting and breakage. This may cause damage to your appliance such as curling or flat irons and you may be left with a sticky residue thats almost nigh on impossible to remove. Pampering yourself and getting ready should be fun, not a scene from a ‘Hairdressers from Hell’ TikTok video!
So there you have it, a few little tips and tricks on how to get the best results out of your new wig. We hope this was helpful and if you have any questions you would like to ask us, please get in contact here.