Are you new to the custom wig team? Do you wear wigs and would like to know more about maintaining them? Wigs are a great protective style. While there are tons of wigs out there, a custom wig made with quality virgin hair is an investment!
I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of first-time wig buyers. In my experience, they all want to know one main thing: How to maintain their wigs. Below are 5 essentials to help you get the most out of your investment and will keep you looking flawless even after your hair is months or even years old! These items are super affordable and can be found in stores or on amazon!
A Styrofoam head serves multiple purposes:
2. Wig grips
This is a more recent favorite of mine. The wig grip is designed to keep your wig in place at all times. With a wig grip, you don’t have to apply adhesive or risk tearing your lace with bobby pins. Don’t believe me? Slap one of these on under your wig, turn on your favorite jam and do ALL the moves … I promise it won’t go anywhere! If it does, just throw the whole wig away sis…it didn’t fit right in the first place!
Anyway, whether you wear lace frontal wigs or wigs with closures, this wig grip will get you together! For your convenience, if you visit my “shop” page, you can purchase your very own wig grip for $10. They come in brown, Black and Tan.
3. Aussie Mega Moist Shampoo & Conditioner
This is my holy grail shampoo/conditioner for washing my wigs and virgin hair extensions. This product locks in moisture better than any shampoo/conditioner that I’ve ever used on my extensions. When I really need or want to deep condition my wigs or my client’s wigs, I saturate the hair once wet with conditioner and let it sit. After 3-5 minutes, I rinse the hair with cool water. The hair always feels silky smooth to the touch! This stuff smells amazing and it’s super affordable. #Winning
4. Silicone Mix Intensive Hair Deep Treatment
I’ve been using the silicone mix for a few years now and it has never failed me! I typically deep condition my hair with this after my wigs are about 6 months old and I feel they need a little refreshing. After washing, I scoop out a handful or two and spread it throughout the hair. After massaging for about a minute, I place the wig in a plastic bag, release the air, and tie it closed. I let the wig sit for about 10-15 minutes (you can let it sit longer if you have the time). When it’s time to rinse, I take my wide tooth comb or denman brush and comb through the hair under the running water. This conditioner doesn’t smell as amazing as the Aussie moist, but it works wonders!
5. Deluxe Wig Caps
Oldie but goodie! Wig caps are major key to keeping your hair underneath protected and your braids fresh (if applicable).
So, there you have it. These are 5 items that I find essential to increase the longevity of your wigs. Of course, I could name a few more, but I wanted to keep it at 5 affordable items in case you are a beginner and/or felt it necessary to purchase all 5!
It’s 2019, let’s keep our wigs healthy and secure, honey!