Winter Wig and Extension Care Tips
However much we pray and hope for endless summers winter will always return in the end.
Along with the cold temperatures, snowstorms, and roads that are icy and icy roads, are extreme dried hair. There’s an element of winter (read dry air. Dry air is the thing about winter) that alters our hairstyles from thick and shiny to flat and frizzy.
Women and wig wearers who sport their bio hair will be affected during winter. Hairstyles of all kinds are vulnerable to frigid temperatures and dry air.
Making a few extra precautions to safeguard your wig could be the difference between great holiday hair days or hair that isn’t as healthy.
We’ve got our top five suggestions to help you quickly and easily to winterize your wig without a trip to the auto repair shop required.
Tip 1: Make sure it is in good condition. Deep Conditioned.
Similar to the royal family or the Kardashians (contrary to the tabloids’ claims it is not identical) There are some negative rumors in the world regarding conditioners.
- Conditioner can weigh down your locks.
- Conditioner flattens your roots
- Conditioner prevents styling tools from being styled.
- Conditioner stops your hair from being held in the curl
The list of statements goes on and on and on, yet none of them is true.
In the event that you’re applying conditioner in a proper manner, It will not just aid in styling your wig but will also protect your hair from weather-related damage.
Conditioner acts as hair insulation and seals in moisture. This is why during the colder months it’s crucial to treat and thoroughly the condition of your hair (friendly reminder that conditioners and shampoos that aren’t designed specifically for hair wigs are likely to cause damage to the hair wigs).
Hairs dry faster during winter because there’s not enough humidity in the air that can protect the wig. Therefore, your usual routine for conditioning won’t cut it.
Deep conditioning does not just prevent dryness, frizziness, and strand breakage, it can also restore the softness, strength, and feel of a wig that is exposed to dry air.
Regular conditioners do not moisturize as effectively as deep conditioners, therefore, you need to apply the deeper conditioning mask every few times per week. After shampooing and conditioning your hair then apply the mask and let it sit overnight. The mask will seal in moisture and provide an extra layer of protection for your wig from the elements.
It’s an excellent idea to buy hair care products prior to when the cold weather arrives. A few days exposed to the elements and not proper conditioning of your wig could cause damage to it.
Consider it like your hair-care Hunger Games. If you do not have the wig-care items you require chances of keeping your wig aren’t favorable to you.
It is also a very very good idea to apply a leave-in conditioning spray to your wig in winter.
The idea of moisturizing your skin might appear a bit excessive and a bit overwhelming, but believe our word when we assure you that it isn’t.
Hair that is naturally shaped (i.e. head hair) replenishes its moisture throughout the day using naturally produced oils. Wigs, on the contrary side, don’t naturally make moisturizing oils that soften and moisturize their hair strands.
However, if anyone out there has created a self-hydrating hairstyle Please feel free to contact us to become your new best friend.
Tip 2: Air Dry Prior to You Freeze Dry
It is not enough to shield your wig from dry air during winter months, but you must also stop using tools for styling which dry out your hair.
This means that, when you pack your bikinis and sun hats into storage to be given to the winner, you’ll need to be organizing the curling irons and flat irons hot rollers and hair dryers too.
Hot styling tools burn the moisture from your wig. This is okay in humid conditions however, it can be disastrous when dry.
Instead of using a hairdryer rather, leave your wig to dry during the winter. Make sure that your wig is dry before going out.
If your wig’s even slightly tiny bit damp after you step out, it could become frozen. The cold temperatures can freeze hair more quickly than bio hair and cause the hair to break and become easily breakable.
How do I air dry a Wig?
1. Prior to bedtime, wash and condition your hair.
Second step: Wipe your hair gently (not rub it) using a soft towel.
Step 3. Form and style the wig you want to appear.
Besides, just like you’ve told your kids/grandkids/neighbor kids a thousand times, going outside with wet hair is never a good idea. Hair that’s wet sticks to our necks when we wear scarves or caps, which can cause sniffles and sneezing.
Don’t be that person at the table during the holidays who is sneezing into the gravy and ruining it. Your family will not be grateful.
Tip 3: Cover-up.
Even if you are proactive and are already conditioning and drying your hair with air, it’s still likely to dry out (bummer we’re sure).
Winter weather isn’t well, it doesn’t play well and won’t take a liking to your wig simply because you’ve added an extra spray of conditioner.
If you’re certain you’ll be spending the majority of your time outside (i.e. more than it takes you to get from your front yard to your vehicle), wrap your hair. It can be wrapped in a loose scarf, a soft hat, or whatever soft material you like.
The kind of hair cover you pick doesn’t really matter as important as how you cover your hair.
In addition, on days when it is not advisable to wash your hair, you can cover your wig in a silk scarf. Indoor air can be as dry as outdoor air during the winter months, which is why you have to shield your wig from the elements also. Silk scarves or even wig covers can keep your wig’s moisture in.
Tips #4: Dress Appropriately
We don’t mean that you must quit wearing your mini skirt when you reach 40. It’s just that you shouldn’t wear clothing that may damage the wigs you wear.
When the wigs rub against wool sweaters, coats, and scarves fibers break and tangle. And, not only that, wool clothes can turn your wig into a huge knotted mess.
To avoid knots and snarls make sure to cover your wig in a scarf or hat while wearing wool clothes. It’s even better to avoid wool clothing completely when wearing a hairpiece.
If you choose a headband on top of your wig, choose one that is soft such as cashmere, faux fur, or 100 100% cotton.
Your hat must be one size larger it is too big. If the hat is too tight, your hair could fall out as you take off your cap.
Are you not keen on wearing a scarf or hat? Take an umbrella along.
The soft snowfall will be pretty on your hair for a couple of minutes but once your wig’s wet and you’re breathing in an icy storm later on in the evening, you’ll be kicking yourself because you didn’t have protection.
Tip 5: Purchase the Human Hair Wig
Synthetic wigs are more fragile than human hair wigs Which means that they tear, break and become tangled in dry air more frequently than human hair wigs.
Why? Since synthetic wigs can be composed out of plastic.
How many times has the handle of the plastic sauteed pan purchased at the store that you shop at been ripped off? This isn’t the case with stainless steel 100% cookware.
While it might seem like a little expense to purchase a wig made of human hair for the winter months, it can cost you less in the longer term. Since human hair wigs are more resistant to breaking in comparison to synthetic ones you don’t be required to replace them every when there’s a severe snowstorm.
Bonus Tip: Take thee to A Stylist
Dry, cold weather conditions are the greatest challenges to the durability of your hair. Once a wig has been damaged, there’s little you can do to restore it to the glory of its previous state.
If you’re not sure how you can protect your wig from Jack Frost, or just need some additional tips on how to care for your wig, talk to an expert.
A stylist will guide them through steps you have to take to ensure the safety of your wig in the winter months and assist you in making sure that you’re doing all you can to keep your wig in good condition.
Short Note When you make your appointment, ensure with the salon prior to your appointment that you’re going to someone who’s familiar with styling wigs as well as wig maintenance.
Care for wigs is different from taking care of natural or bio hair. If you’re going to shell out the money to speak with an expert stylist about winter wig maintenance it is essential to consult a professional in wig care who can provide you with an insider’s view of it.
Do you have a favorite wig-care technique to keep your wig looking great in the winter months? Tell us about it via the comment section!
For more information on how to care for your wig look up Wig Maintenance 101 and How to make your wig look Real.