Ways To Take Care For African American Wigs
There are kinds of wigs for African American. If you want your wigs to last for a long time, some proper care are necessary.
General African American wigs care:
1. Wash your wig after you have worn it around 8-12 times. In truth, though, you may be able to go longer without washing it, or you may have to wash it much sooner - this depends on the humidity and the air quality. And, for instance, if you go to a smoke-y bar, you may want to wash that smoke-smell out of your hair that night, even if you washed it just a few days ago! Be your own judge.
2. Use a towel to gently blot your wig dry - again, be gentle! Do not wring out your wig!
3. Allow your wig to dry. You can use a Styrofoam head, but it could stretch out the cap. You may, instead, prefer to set your wig on top of something like a vase or a towel-covered hairspray bottle.
4. Do not brush your wig unless it is fully dry.
5. Do not leave your wig out in direct sunlight to dry.
6. When not wearing your wig, leave it on a wig stand so that it can keep its shape and not get tangled.
7. When traveling, carry your wig in a wig box - you don't want it to be flattened.
African American wig care for synthetic hair includes not using a hair dryer or any heat-source stylers like curling irons - these could actually melt and frizz your synthetic hairs. Use only your fingertips or a wig comb/brush to style the wig. Also make sure that you keep your wig away from excessive heat like opened oven doors, fireplaces, and barbecues.
African American wig care for human hair wigs is actually very similar to that of synthetic hair. The main difference is that you can treat a real hair wig more like you would treat your own hair.
An important note about wig care for dreadlocks wigs is that both dreadlocks and spiral curl wigs should not be combed or brushed. Doing so could undo the dreads.