How To Restore/Revive Your Damaged And Stiff Wigs
Most women enjoy wearing lace front wigs, however, over time, your wig will inevitably become dry and stiff, which is why we want share our advice on how to make a human hair wig soft as new again.
It is super important to know how to repair a damaged wig. Therefore, in this article we will explain the main reasons why human hair wigs become dry and give you tips on how to restore a human hair wig that has lost its elasticity. Of course, the recovery methods in this article only apply to human hair wigs, synthetic wigs can't be recovered in these ways, and that's the beauty of human hair wigs.
Why do Human Hair Wigs Get Dry?
Before we dive into how to recover a human hair wig, we will explain why human hair wigs become dry in the first place.
With natural hair, your scalp produces a natural oil called sebum, which helps keep your natural hair moisturized. Natural oils are something that human hair wigs inevitably lack, which causes them to become dry over time, even with the best human hair wig care.
However, there are other factors that cause human hair wigs to become dry and stiff and can lead to the need to repair the wig. These factors are:
1. If the water in your area is hard
2. If you have ever permed this wig
3. Prolonged exposure to sunlight
If you reduce your human hair wig's exposure to these factors, you will be able to keep it moisturized, full and wearable for a longer period of time.
Another point to note is that sleeping with your human hair wig on can cause it to dry out and damage more quickly. It is important to keep your human hair wig as tangle free as possible to maintain its condition, so we recommend not sleeping with your wig on. If you have cotton pillowcases and bedding, they can dry out your human hair wig and cause unnecessary friction.
5 Steps on How to Fix Your Human Hair Wig
If your human hair wig starts to feel brittle and stiff, then there's no need to worry. Just follow our five steps below to restore your human hair wig and you can make your wig feel soft and wonderful again.
Step 1: Pre-wash Your Wig with Natural Oils
Our "How to Restore a Human Hair Wig" guide is all about injecting some much-needed moisture. Therefore, it makes sense that the first step in restoring your wig is to apply a conditioner to it. We recommend using a natural hair conditioning oil and gently applying it to your human hair wig. Then place the product of your choice under a shower cap to moisturize your wig for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Wash Your Wig
The next step in how to fix a wig is to wash your wig, making sure to rinse off all the oils before washing. When washing, don't forget to keep the water in the same direction as your hair to prevent tangling.Then, wash your wig carefully with a moisturizing human hair wig shampoo.
Step 3: Moisturize the Wig
After rinsing out all of the moisturizing shampoo, you will need to use some moisturizing conditioner. Cover your wig thoroughly with human hair wig conditioner, from the front of the wig all the way to the top of the wig.
When moisturizing your wig with conditioner to restore it, you should pay special attention to the neck and top of your human hair wig and apply more conditioner here. When a human hair wig becomes dry and loses its elasticity, it tends to be most noticeable in these areas. Therefore, paying attention to the back of the neck and tips will help you how to rejuvenate your human hair wig.
Allow the moisturizing conditioner to remain on the hair and sit for three to five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
During this step, tangles may form, so remove them carefully. To do this, gently run a comb or your fingers through your wig until the knots are removed. If the knots are too difficult to untangle, you may also choose to carefully cut off the tangled sections of hair (only a few of the knots should be cut off).
Step 4: Deep Care of the Wig
The next step in our guide on how to fix a human hair wig is to apply a deep conditioner to the wig. Again, you'll want to make sure the conditioner you choose covers the entire wig, and remember to add additional product to the ends of your hair. Conditioning oils are also a good option, which you can apply after blow-drying your wig until it is semi-dry and leave it on for a while.
For best results, you can put a shower cap on your wig after applying the deep conditioner (please place your wig on a suitable wig stand). The shower cap helps to keep the wig warm and thus improves the conditioning process. You will want to leave your human hair wig like this for about 15 minutes to allow the deep conditioner to properly rejuvenate your wig.
Step 5: Dry Your Wig
Once you have rinsed out all of the products, you will need to dry your human hair wig. Be careful to avoid damaging your wig and avoid creating tangles when drying your wig. Before placing the wig on a dry towel, gently squeeze the wig to wring out any excess water. Then, cover the wig with the other half of the towel and gently press out the excess water.
Finally, place the wig on a wig stand to air dry, which is the safest way to dry a wig. However, if you do want to style your restored human hair wig, then you can use low heat and a comb to blow dry it. Just remember to spray on a heat protectant first. And, most important is, not to blow dry at the first time drying after maintenance.
That's our 5-step guide on how to restore a human hair wig, along with advice on how to carefully and effectively restore your attractive human hair wig. If you have any further questions on how to restore softness to your human hair wig, please contact our customer service specilist. And, for more wig care guidelines and tips, check out the rest of the articles in Donmily blog!
How can I make my synthetic wig soft again?
Add one cup of fabric-softener in it to make the wig texture sleek and soft. This fabric softener also adds shine to your wigs. But check the softener ingredients properly before using it because harsh chemicals are also unsafe for the wig texture. Use a mild softener and detergent for softening and cleaning the wig.
Can a wig get heat damage?
Exposing your wig to high temperatures, even opening the oven door while wearing a wig can permanently damage regular (non heat-friendly) synthetic hair.
How can I repair my damaged wig?
Through with a white tooth comb and apply hair oil to the ends to maintain shine and protect it from splitting. This one is from beauty mark. Allow your wig to drip dry overnight.