Posted on December 17 2020
For both types of hair, most of the product categories overlap, of course. Both need to be cleansed with shampoo and conditioner, for example. Also, both can benefit from a spray of dry shampoo!
Some products, though, are created and formulated for wearable hair. These products help protect your investment and extend the longevity of your wig.
If you are a wig newbie, you will want to make sure you have certain must-have products in your arsenal. Read on to see what you still need to add to your shopping list!
Brush or Comb
Inevitably, your wig will get a tangle or need a quick brushing. If you have a synthetic wig, stick to a wide-tooth comb. Cathy purchased the Beautimark wide-tooth comb: “It works great. It helps greatly with the tangles.”
Meanwhile, human hair wigs should be brushed with a paddle brush that can detangle and smooth.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Like biological hair, wigs need to be washed regularly to maintain their integrity. You can’t just pick up a bottle of a normal shampoo to use on a wig. Both human and synthetic hair wigs need specially formulated products. We love the Beautimark cleansing duo!
Who doesn’t love dry shampoo? It is easily my favorite hair product ever. With a spray or two, two-day hair is magically transformed! Dry shampoos are especially great for wigs because it can reduce shine that can give a “wiggy” appearance.
HD Smooth Detangler
Without a good detangling spray, tools like wig combs can get tangled up in a wig. This can especially happen in the back! To minimize this problem, use a detangler like this one from Jon Renau.
Don’t take my word for it - Kathryn C. writes, “This stuff is a Godsend. It enables you to revitalize your wig and gets rid of all the tangles either before each wear or before washing.” Her love is serious. She also says: “I will never be without this stuff. I even keep a bottle in my glove box for last-minute “touch-ups.”
I cannot emphasize this enough: wig caps make wearing wigs so much more comfortable. They secure your biological hair and helps your wig stay in place so you won’t have to stress about whether or not your wig will stay put.
Wig caps come in two different types: mesh and nylon. Many people prefer mesh for its breathability, but nylon also has its fans. One mesh fan named Donna writes, “The liner is so much cooler than the stocking type and does not cause me to have headaches.”
Wig Head Stand
When you aren’t wearing your wig, whether you’re showering or sleeping, it’s best to store your wig on a head stand. It can also be easier to style your wig on a stand.
There are many types of wig stands, including plastic and metal ones. We recommend the metal one - and so does customer Tara R. “I have two metal and two plastic and I would definitely go with the metal again.”
An atomizer is a handy little device! It’s a product that applies a light mist to wig strands that makes it easier to fingerstyle your wig.
Do you think we missed any must-have products? Let us know in the comments!