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Human hair wigs are perhaps the most sought after types of wigs in the market for the simple reason that they are very high quality. As the name suggests wigs with human hair are exactly that; made of human hair and therefore look and feel just like your real hair. They can also be styled and treated just like your natural hair. In this guide, we take a look at the human hair wig and everything you need to know about it.
Human Hair or Synthetic Wig
The biggest difference between a human hair and synthetic wig is the fiver. Synthetic wigs are often better at holding their styling than human hair wigs for the simple reason that human hair wigs look and feel like real hair. Therefore like your real hair, any style will be lost when the hair is washed and you have to constantly restyle the hair.
How to Choose a Wig for the first time
There are a lot of factors that go into choosing human hair wig. To begin with, you must determine the length of the wig. Keep in mind that there are various lengths available from 12 inches to 30 inches and the one you choose will depend on your preferences although shorter weaves are much easier to care for.
While you can consider the texture of the hair, it is important to note that even if you purchase a straight wig, you can curl the hair to change the style as needed. The color is also a factor although you can dye or bleach wigs to any color of your choosing.
Another factor to consider when choosing the wig you want to buy is the cap feature. Lace fronts are often more popular since they make wearing and removing the wig easier. It is important to ensure that the lace matches your natural skin tone to ensure that weave looks more natural when you wear it.
How to Wear a Wig
Wearing a wig can be a simple process. Follow these simple steps to ensure the process goes smoothly;
Step 1: Begin by securing our hair as tightly as you can. The best way to do this is to put your hair in braids. Once your hair is in tight braids, clip the hanging braids in a circular motion that mimics the natural shape of your head.
Step 2: Now tame the baby hairs. You can do that by combing them backward using a toothbrush. You can apply hair spray to keep the baby hairs in place.
Note: The main goal here is to conceal your natural hair as much as possible. If this means that you have to shave your baby hairs, don't hesitate to do it.
Step 3: Finally fit the cap on your head. Adjust the wig at the crown of your head and pull it around to the nape of your neck. Once you are certain that wig is in the position you want, use the clip at the back to secure the wig.
How long does a Wig Last
With proper care and maintenance, a human hair wig can last anywhere from 1 year to 3 years. This is because they are made from natural human hair and they often maintain the softness and luster throughout their life.
How to Clean a Human Hair Wig
A human hair wig will only remain useful to you for years if you clean it and care for it on a regular basis. Follow these simple steps to wash your wig the right way;
Step 1: If the wig is tangled, the first thing you should do is begin by detangling the wig. Use a wide tooth comb to gently comb the wig from the ends to root until it is properly detangled.
Step 2: Once all the tangles are out, rinse the wig using lukewarm water from the roots to the ends. Do not rub or immerse the wig in water as this can cause tangles to form.
Step 3: Pour some shampoo in your hand and then gently work it through the hair, distributing the shampoo evenly through the wig. Clean the cap in circular motion and be gentle to avoid damaging the roots.
Step 4: Apply conditioner to the wig. But it is important to avoid applying the conditioner to roots as this can undo the knots in the cap, damaging the wig. If the wig is too dry, consider using a deep conditioner.
Step 5: Now rinse the wig again using lukewarm water. Let the water flow in the same direction as the hair strands. Squeeze and press the hair to remove excess water. Do not wring as this could cause tangles to form. Use a towel to blot out some of the excess water.
Step 6: Use a blow dryer to dry about 80% of the water on the hair and then brush it until smooth.
It is recommended that you don't wash the wig more than once a week. Too many washes tend to dry out the wig. When the wig is too dry, tangles can form much easily and the strands also break more easily, causing damage.