Common Wig Mistakes

More and more people have their own hair wigs, but not everyone knows how to maintain wigs. Below are some common wigs mistakes you should avoid, please read carefully and avoid using them.

Using heat tools on synthetic fibers

Before becoming a wig owner, you probably had decades of experience with styling your own biological hair. Heat tools are wonderful for giving hair that little something-something! It’d be understandable if you believed those same tools could be used on your wig’s strands.

For some wigs, you can use heat tools. If your wig is made with human hair, you can absolutely use a curling wand or straight iron on it. Human hair strands can be treated just like biological hair.

Standing too close to a heating element

Of course, curling irons aren’t the only hot elements in our daily lives. Other heat sources, such as ovens and heaters, can also damage your wig’s fibers. While wearing your wig, try to keep any strands away from sources of heat, especially with long wigs.

Air drying human hair wigs

Air drying is so much easier than blow-drying. I know! Unfortunately, you can’t get away with air drying a human hair wig. After washing your human hair wig, you must give it a full blowout.

Deep down, you know it’s true. Consider biological hair that is left to air dry. It’s easier, but the hair ends up frizzing or going flat and limp.

A human hair wig reacts that same because, well, it’s also human hair! To properly blow-dry a human hair wig, you’ll need to place it on some form of a wig stand. You’ll then need to use a round brush or paddle brush to smooth as you dry.

Improperly washing your piece

Speaking of washing your wig, do you know you can do it incorrectly? For example, you can’t just use any product. You can’t head to your local salon and just grab something intended for biological hair.

To wash a wig, you need to use products formulated for use with wigs. Using any other products can leave your wig feeling brittle and looking dull.

Oh, you don’t have to wash your wig every day! You should wash your piece after about 4 to 6 wears. In between washes, try a leave-in conditioner to keep your wig moisturized.

Have you ever committed any of these wig mistakes? Don’t be embarrassed! Share your learning experience with us in the comments!