How to Clean and Care for a Highlight Wig?
Highlight wigs are known to add sophistication to your appearance, as well as confidence and glamour. While highlight wigs are low-maintenance, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of them. After all, nothing is worse than premature fading of your hair color. This article today will teach you how to properly clean and maintain a highlight human hair wig to help you keep your highlight wig healthy and long-lasting.
How should I care for my highlighter wig at home?
The necessary equipment.
A comb with wide teeth.
Wig strands folded.
Step 1: Comb your hair gently to remove tangles.
To begin with, gently comb through the highlight human hair wig from bottom to top with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to remove every single knot, which can effectively avoid hair breakage and hair fall.
Step 2: Prepare plenty of warm water ahead of time.
When washing hair, use warm water to highlight the wig from the root to the end of the hair rinse clean. Avoid using hot water because the heat of hot water can damage the outer cuticle layer, causing the hair color to fade over time. Furthermore, it causes the fibers to swell, causing the hair to dry out. Warm water, on the other hand, allows shampoo and conditioner to more effectively penetrate and cleanse the hair.
Step 3: Apply shampoo.
Once your hair is completely wet, apply some sulfate-free shampoo and gently massage it into the lather. And then, in a downward motion, massage the shampoo into the hair strands. Then, in a circular motion, massage the shampoo into the wig.
If possible, use sulfate-free shampoo to clean your highlight wig rather than regular shampoo. This is due to the fact that regular shampoo will oxidize the blonde highlight wig, changing the color of the hair. You can also use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner if your hair is frizzy, curly, straight, or thinning.
Step 4: Rinse with warm water to remove the shampoo.
Rinse your highlight wig with warm water from root to tip until all shampoo is removed. You can also squeeze the hair to get rid of any excess water. Make sure not to loop the hair out, as this can easily result in tangles.
Step 5: Put the highlighting wig on.
After squeezing the water out of the highlight human hair wig, apply conditioner to the strands and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Applying conditioner to the hair roots may loosen the knots of the wig and cause the hair strands to fall out more.
Step 6: Rinse the conditioner from the wig with cold water.
Then, using cold water, rinse the conditioner from the highlight wig. This locks in the moisture and cuticle of the conditioner, preventing fading and adding shine. After thoroughly rinsing out the conditioner, squeeze the hair to remove excess moisture.
Step 7: Remove the highlight wig from the water.
Place the highlight lace wig's wearer on a towel, then grab a section of hair and gently rub and squeeze it with the towel, working from root to tip. Repeat this step for each section of hair until the hair is damp but not dripping.
Wringing out your hair, squeezing it too hard, or rubbing it with the towel will cause frizz. Simply use the towel to absorb any excess moisture.
Step 8: Blow dry highlight wig.
Finally, place the freshly washed wig on the folded wig stand and allow it to air dry. If you must use a hair dryer, ensure that your hair is as free of heat as possible. This is due to the fact that the hair dryer will remove all the moisture from your hair, causing it to dry out even more and fade.
How should I take care of my highlight wig?
1. Apply dry shampoo.
Instead of going to the salon, use dry shampoo to make your highlight wig color last longer. Dry shampoo is known to help absorb excess oil, dirt, and product buildup from your hair and will remove dirt and debris without stripping your hair color as frequent shampooing does. Keep your hair fresh between washes by concentrating your dry shampoo on your roots.
2. Wash your hair less frequently.
When you wash your hair, you are not only removing the natural oils that moisturize and keep your highlight wig color fresh, but you are also removing some hair color. We strongly advise you to avoid washing your hair every day and instead wash your honey blonde highlight wig 2-3 times per week.
3. Before using hot tools, apply a heat protection spray.
We've all heard that heat can strip your hair of color and moisture, causing damage. To avoid these issues when using hot tools, use a heat protectant spray prior to blow-drying and styling. Heat protectant sprays can help reduce moisture loss from the inside of the hair, smooth the outside of the hair, and protect the hair from humidity after heat styling, allowing the highlight wig to retain its color.
4. Shop for wigs with highlights.
When not wearing a brown highlight wig, the best way to store it is on a wig stand; this will help maintain the structure of the wig and keep it from tangling.
5. Avoid direct sunlight, chlorine, and salt water.
Sunlight, chlorine, and salt water will all strip your hair of its color, leaving it dull, dry, and lacking in shine. As a result, you should protect your hair from chlorine and salt water by wearing a hat or applying conditioner to your highlight wig.
6. Use a silk pillowcase to sleep on.
Silk's smooth texture allows your highlight wig to glide over it without friction, resulting in less frizz and tangles when you wake up. Silk, as opposed to cotton, will not dry out your hair by absorbing moisture while you sleep.
Does washing a wig damage it?
Regular hair care products may contain chemicals that can harm synthetic wigs, so we do not recommend washing your wigs with regular shampoo or conditioner.
How often should a wig be washed?
A human hair wig should be washed every 6-8 weeks, or every 7-10 wears. Many people who wear human hair wigs on a daily basis find this routine to be effective in cool weather, but may need to wash more frequently in hot weather.
How often do you change your wig?
Consider how frequently you wear your wig, the climate in which you live, your level of activity, and the number of hair styling products you use. However, as a general rule, you should wash your wig every eight to ten wears. Remember to use wig care products that are appropriate for your wig type.