At the first season of 2020, the world is hit by an infectious disease called coronavirus disease (COVID-19). None of us has expected that this virus came so suddenly and spread so rapidly. It’s affecting the normal life of people around the world. Since there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 yet, the best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to wash your hands with sanitizer frequently, wear masks when you have to go outside.
Many countries have already adopted the lockdown policy to protect more people from getting this virus. For most people, the most effective way to keep safe is to STAY AT HOME, reducing your contact with others so as to cut off the virus transmission. It’s not only for the safety of yourself, but also the safety of other people. Being stuck at home can be boring. Then why don’t you wash and clean all your wigs during this quarantine time? Many of your wigs may have turned really dirty and it’s time for you to wash them and get them clean.
Taking this chance to refresh all your wigs so that when the virus outbreak is over, you can go outside with your new-looking wigs and be the gorgeous beauty in the crowd. By doing the washing routine, you can keep your wigs healthy and lasting longer. Put the wig washing into your quarantine to-do-list to keep you occupied and distracted from anxieties and worries about the virus disease. Check this article to grasp how to maintain and care your wig properly.
Step 1: clean the lace of all glue residue
Before you do any washing, remove all of the glue residue from off the lace. Getting rid of the glue residue and gunk showing through the lace can be struggling sometimes. To remove really tough lace glue, use 90-100% alcohol or other removal product and rub the “lace glue” off of your lace. Let the alcohol or removal product to dissolve the residue first. Remember to be very gentle and patient! Otherwise you may have hair loss or ruin your lace and that will affect the look when you put the wig on your head.
Step 2: Choose the right hair products
The next step is to choose right products for your hair. As a wig wearer for a long time, you may have figured out the products that work best for your wig. But if you are still a beginner, you may want to try out the Silicon Mixed products for your wigs. These products have been out there for years. Their functions and effects are acknowledged by many people. So feel assured to apply these products to your wigs. You don’t have to use the exact same products. Just remember to choose the one that is moisturizing, which makes your wigs and extensions last.
Step 3: Cleanse your wig of product buildup.
Cleansing the hair is very important. A lot of times you may use a lot of products to style your hair. So shampooing the hair at least once or twice a month is recommended for hair extensions and wigs. Of course if you wear your wigs very often, you may need to clean and shampoo once a week. The shampoo is very drying because it’s meant to strip the hair of everything. Shampooing once a week will not dry out the hair. Use a moisturizing shampoo only. If you are shampooing your wigs daily, your hair will get dried out and tangled and shedding.
Fill your sink full of water. Pour your shampoo into the water instead of applying it to the hair, which actually works a lot better at cleaning the hair. The reason to do this is that sometimes products can soak into the hair a lot. This way dilutes the shampoo, so it won’t be so stripping of the hair and won’t dry out the hair completely. Just remember that shampoo is meant to cleanse the hair not moisturize it.
Then detangle the hair and start at the ends and gently detangle up the hair. Make sure the hair is saturated. It’s not good to use a lot of products throughout your wigs because too much products can cause the hair to get buildup which cause tangling and dryness. Detangling can cause some shed hair. So you can detangle with conditioner to soften the hair prior to detangling. When you are done with shampoo cleansing, rinse out all of the shampoo.
Step 4: Deep condition your wig.
The most important process of maintaining your hair is deep conditioning your wigs. Fill the sink with some warm hot water (Warm water will help the conditioner deeply penetrate the hair), and put your good conditioners into the water. And instantly when you put the hair into the mixed water, if you comb your hair and there is no tangles, it means you are using the right products. When your wigs turns really silky and soft, it’s moisturized. Let the wig sit in the conditioner water for about 30 minutes to allow moisture to get into the hair.
Step 5: Rinse the wig thoroughly and dry it correctly.
After 30 minutes, rinse the products out of the hair thoroughly. If you are using the silicone products, using them once a week at the most. It’s an very intense product. If you use it more often, you will not get good results. When it comes to drying the wig. Air drying is recommended than blow drying because air drying will lock in moisture into your wig. If you let your wig air dry, the hair will be more soft and luscious compared to blow drying. Since you are in the social distancing period, you don’t have to wear your wigs and you totally have that air drying time.
To win the fight against the coronavirus disease, each one of us needs to play our part. We have the medical staff, doctors and nurses working hard at the front line to save lives. What we can do is to stay at home to protect ourselves and the vulnerable. Staying at home can be boring, so why don’t you find something to kill your time. Washing and cleaning all your wigs might be a good option to keep you distracted from the fear and anxieties towards this virus. Let’s slay this quarantine away!
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