Posted on September 18 2019
Do you wear a wig every day? Follow these tips to keep your wig looking its best, so that you never have a bad hair day. See the video at the end for visual assistance!
Everyday Wig Wearing
Wig Cap Liners
Every time you wear your wig, wear a wig cap liner underneath it. Popular liners include nylon or mesh wig caps. This little cap is important because it keeps your wig secure and clean. If you don’t have any biological hair, you still should wear a liner. If a traditional wig cap isn’t your style, you can also try the disposable Headline It No Sweat liner.
Switch Up Your Wigs
You probably don’t wear the same shoes every day, so why wear the same wig every day. It’s best to have three wigs ready at all times because you can rotate through these three wigs to reduce wear and tear. Wear the same style or switch up your hairstyle every day - your choice!
Wash every 8-10 wears
Just like biological hair, wigs shouldn’t be washed every day either. Depending on how often you wear a wig, your activity level, and how much you sweat daily will determine how frequently you should wash your wig. We generally recommend washing your wig every 8 – 10 wears.
If you follow the previous tip and have several wigs in rotation, you can cut down on how much time you spend washing your wigs! If you’d like to learn how to wash your wig like an expert, watch the video below.
Measure Your Head For The Correct Size
The size and fit of a wig are important to ensure all day comfort. Try on your wigs to check the fit. Is your wig itchy? Does it slide on your head? If you don’t have a secure fit, you might need a different size wig.
Wigs come in three sizes: petite, average, and large. You can use a tape measure to find out your wig size. Check out our blog on how to measure your head.
Protect Your Wig Features
At Wigs.com, we carry hundreds of ready-to-wear wigs that don't require tape or glue for a secure fit. However, if you do decide to secure your wig with tape or glue, we advise that you do your research first in order to protect your lace front. If you are having trouble securing your wig, you can measure your head for wigs again.
We also advise that you do not sleep in your wigs. The friction caused by your head rubbing against your pillow all night can damage the delicate parts of your wig, like the lace front or the monofilament top.
How To Properly Store Your Wig
Before heading to bed every night, make sure you remove your wig. Everyday wigs should be stored safely on a wig stand or a wig head. It’s important to store your wig somewhere cool and dry.
Touch-ups and Taming
If your wig needs some taming throughout the day, avoid paddle brushes or round brushes. These tools can cause frizzing issues. Always keep a wide-tooth comb stashed in your bag for a quick touch-up.
Your wig might start looking a bit flat or you might spy some flyaway hairs. To restore volume back to your hairline, gently rub at the knots of your wig towards the back of your head. For flyaway hairs, utilize heat and friction. Rub your hands vigorously together and use the heat to smooth the wig fibers.