Daily Lace Wig Care for longevity

brush_curly_hairHow you care for your lace wig will determine how long it will last and stay looking good. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

1) Keep the hair clean by washing at least once a week or every two weeks with cold to warm water – never hot. Wash hair right away after swimming and comb through the hair after activities like exercising. It is best to wash the hair with the unit removed to prevent premature slippage. With the unit removed – rinse hair in the same direction as the flow of the water. Apply shampoo/conditioner in hands, lather and pat onto the hair. Use a wide tooth comb to distribute shampoo/conditioner on the hair. Rinse shampoo/conditioner out of hair. Never rub the hair together as this will cause tangles and matting.

Allow the hair to air dry and style as usual. If the unit is on then begin by diluting shampoo in water (50/50 mix) into a spray bottle. Spray shampoo onto the scalp. Press and slide shampoo into the lace wig from the root to the ends with a wide tooth comb. Press with palms and squeeze the shampoo through the ends. Never rub or ruffle the hair or tangling will result. Lean backward with the hair flowing in the directions for the shower water and rinse with lukewarm water. Use a deep penetrating conditioner and leave on for 3-5 minutes. Avoid using conditioners near the attachment site as this may cause premature slippage aka shedding.

 

2) Make sure to comb your hair daily to avoid tangling. When detangling the hair, start from the ends and work up little by little to the scalp. Hold the base to keep it from shedding or causing root tension.

 

3) Braid your hair into a couple of big braids or wear in a high ponytail when you sleep, swim or exercise. Please untangle hair before braiding. Never sleep on wet hair as this will cause hair to become very matted. Protect hair by wrapping it in a silk or satin scarf or sleeping on a silk/satin pillowcase.

 

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4) Chlorine and salt water have been know to cause irreparable damage to the hair of lace wigs. So try to limit exposure to chlorinated and/or salt water. It is advised not to chemically treat this hair of a lace wig yourself because you could cause irreparable damage to the unit.

 

5) Some hair will shed out of some lace wigs easier than others. Curly Lace Wigs and longer units will commonly shed more hair rapidly than a shorter lace wig. Shedding of hair is normal.

 

6) While wearing your lace wig, your wig may slip. To help avoid this, constantly apply firm pressure on the attachment site, especially after showering. This will help the unit stay firmly attached to your scalp. If you should experience some slippage, you can easily reattach by touching up the area with your adhesive, wait a few minutes for it to set and then pressing the unit down firmly.

 

7) Use a mix of water and leave-in conditioner daily in a spray bottle on way/curly units.

 

8) Keep hair from dryness by applying olive oil, coconut oil or even shea oil to the ends two to three times weekly . Never apply oil to Synthetic Lace Front Wigs.

 

The following are things which can lead to premature and excessive hair loss:

 

1) Excessive combing/brushing

 

2) Unattended matting/tangling

 

3) Friction (from cotton pillows, aggressive shampooing)

 

4) Over-perming or incorrect perming

 

5) Conditioners remaining in the root/base area