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Correcting Human Hair Wig Damage

Posted on November 08 2019

There is nothing quite like a human hair wig. After all, you can’t get a more realistic feel than actual human hair. If you are the lucky owner of a human hair wig, you know how important it is to take care of it properly. A well-loved wig can have an expected lifespan of about a year.

Caring for Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs will start to show signs of wear eventually. If, before a year, your wig is looking dried out and frizzy, or you’re experiencing matting at the nape of the neck, read on. This guide will spell out how to correct human hair wig damage.

For this process, you will need to pin your wig onto a canvas block head. When pinning, be careful to not puncture any monofilament or lace material. If you only have a plastic or metal wig stand, it will also work if you’re careful.

Once the wig is secured, section off the hair using clips. Apply conditioner to the sections avoiding the roots of the wig. Conditioning products can loosen the knots at the base and cause loss of fiber. Be sure to concentrate the conditioner through matted areas of the wig.

 With a wide-tooth comb, work your way through the wig in sections. Always start at the bottom and work your way up. Once it is detangled, you can wash the wig normally. Be sure to watch our video to learn how to wash your wig like an expert.

If you tried the above steps and your wig still needs TLC, go for a deep-conditioning method. For the best results, use Beautimark’s Intensive Recovery Mask. This powerful mask rejuvenates damaged human hair without adding weight. Plus, it’s sulfate-free and paraben-free! 

Apply the mask to your wig in sections. Again, always avoid the roots. When you’re confident the wig is covered, it’s time to cover the strands in plastic wrap. The plastic wrap in your pantry works great! Going section-by-section, cover up the pieces with plastic wrap. 

Once your wig is covered in plastic, bring out your blow dryer. Keep it set on low heat. This process doesn’t need anything hotter than that. Apply low heat to the outside of your wrapped sections for one to two minutes. To avoid burns, keep the blow dryer three inches away from the hair.

The two minutes are now up and you can remove the plastic wrap from the wig and comb the strands. Since you’ll be using your blow dryer directly on the hair now, you’ll want to spray the wig with a heat protectant spray.

Using a round brush, blow-dry your hair in sections. Lay the fibers of the wig on top of the round brush and roll the brush through. Avoid wrapping the hair fully around the barrel. Work the brush through your hair and follow along with your hairdryer, like you’d do to dry your biological hair.

The above methods will help bring the fibers of your human hair wig back to life. Watch the video below for visual assistance.


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