Professional Wig Care

How to Care for Wigs, Hairpieces & Hair Extensions.

One of the keys to making your wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions look great, last longer, is proper care.

Here are tips to help guide cleansing, conditioning & styling.

CLEANSING & CONDITIONING YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Synthetic hair and human hair each have special needs in order to maintain their optimal look and feel. Wigs, hair extensions & hairpieces made from human hair or synthetic hair endure intense chemical processing during production. Prolonging that supple movement crucial to a natural look is a must! To keep your wearable hair in tip top shape, you must use specially formulated hair care product designed to accommodate whichever fiber you are wearing or working with. There is no need to cleanse daily, but there are other steps necessary before or after each wear. The simple tips and techniques outlined here can make all the difference!

I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser. - Joan Crawford    

CARE TECHNIQUES

At Unique Wigs our trained stylist can provide styling tips and suggestions for every wig or hairpiece that we sell to each of clients. Unique Wigs also offers styling services to each of clients whereby we style the wig or hairpiece to the wanted look you desire. It just like you are going to the salon to get a new style!

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Professional styling made to look natural.

DETANGLE & COMB YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Before you wash, be sure to carefully detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb. Work gradually from the ends. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

SHAMPOO YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Using cool water and a gentle touch, get the hair wet. But do not soak as this can lead to tangling.

Without scrubbing, distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair. Never use hot water as it can loosen wefts of hair and damage the fiber. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

RINSE YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Let cool water run through the hair, flowing in same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. When shampoo is removed, gently pat and press the hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Avoid and wringing or twisting. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

CONDITION YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Distribute conditioner throughout the hair taking care to avoid roots –particularly with monofilament and hand-tied cap constructions as it can increase shedding. Rinse thoroughly with cool water unless you are using a spray-in, leave-in conditioner. Use an occasional deep conditioning treatment on human hair. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

DRY YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

Gently pat and press hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Do not rub, squeeze, twist or wring hair. Again, always use a wide tooth comb to detangle as brushing (particularly wet hair) increases shedding. Place on a folding stand (or even a can of hairspray) and allow to air dry. To avoid stretching the cap, never place a damp wig on a mannequin or Styrofoam head. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

STYLING OF YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat — even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.
As different occasions call for different priorities, many of our clients keep both human hair and synthetic hair in their wardrobe. Having backup’s means you will always have hair that is ready to wear. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

HYDRATE YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

While you will want to wash your wearable hair as infrequently as possible, it is critical that you hydrate daily with leave-in conditioner. Natural hair is kept hydrated with oils from the scalp. This, of course, does not happen with wigs or hair add-ons. These products will also protect hair prior to any heat styling. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

MANIPULATE & FINISH YOUR WIG OR HAIRPIECE

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat — even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go. Make sure you follow the manufactures care instructions.

 

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