How To Wash And Maintain Highlight Wigs
If you are planning to add some dye to your wig, you are probably wondering how you can wash and take care of the wig afterward. Highlight wigs [dyed wigs] have increasingly become popular because of how they can enhance one’s looks. Highlight wigs are quite delicate, and so they need to be handled with a lot of care from washing to combing and storing them. In this article, we discuss how to wash and maintain them. But before we delve into these, let’s first understand what highlight wigs are all about.
What are highlight wigs?
Highlight wigs or hair refers to hair that has been dyed in at least two different color tones. This is a new trend that is increasingly becoming very popular. Single-dyed hair is considered quite an old-fashion trend. Nowadays, it is very easy to spot a lady wearing highlight hair.
But why are these wigs this popular? Well, highlight wigs look more realistic, they can significantly enhance your beauty and give you a younger look, and finally, they can help you boost your confidence. So, if you haven’t tried highlight wigs, this is the perfect time to do so.
Having said that, let’s take a look at how you can wash and maintain highlight wigs.
How to wash highlight wigs
For you to wash your highlight wigs, you need:
- A wide-tooth comb
- A wig stand
A step-by-step guide to washing a highlight wig
1.Gently comb the wig to remove tangles and knots
First thing first, you need to get rid of any tangles and knots from your highlight wig. You can do this by brushing your wig gently using the wide-tooth comb. Start from the roots as you go your way up.
2.Prepare lukewarm water
It is not advisable to use hot water to wash your cheap wigs. That’s because it can lift the outer cuticle layer, causing the hair to fade over time. In addition to that, it can cause the fibers to swell and dry out the wig. But warm water is ideal as it can allow the shampoo and conditioner to evenly penetrate and cleanse the wig. Use lukewarm running water.
3.Apply shampoo to your highlight wig
Wet your wig with the lukewarm water and then take an adequate amount of shampoo on your hands and massage it gently to your highlight wig. Make sure that you massage your highlight wig gently in a downward motion. It is advisable to use sulfate-free shampoo and not regular shampoo when cleaning your highlight wig. That’s because it is less likely to strip your highlight wig color.
4.Rinse the shampoo with warm water
Once you have thoroughly massaged shampoo into your wig and it is fully saturated, you need to let it rest in your hair for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Rinse from the roots to the ends. Rinse until there are no traces of shampoo left on your highlight wig. Then you can squeeze the hair strands to remove any excess water. Don’t ring the wig as it can easily cause the wig to tangle.
5.Condition the wig
Once you have gotten rid of the excess water, apply the conditioner to your highlight wig and let it rest for a few minutes before you rinse the wig. Do not apply the conditioner to the ends since it may loosen the knots in your wig and lead to shedding.
6.Use cold water to rinse off the conditioner
When rinsing the conditioner, you need to use cold water as it can help seal in the moisture from your conditioner, which can help add shine to your highlight wig and prevent it from fading. Once you have removed all the conditioner, squeeze it to remove any excess water.
7.Dry your highlight wig using a towel
Take your wig and place it on a towel, then take a portion of hair and gently squeeze it with the towel, starting from the roots to the ends. Keep doing this with each section until your entire wig is damp but not dripping wet.
Remember that you shouldn’t squeeze your wig too hard, wring it out, or rub the hair with a towel, it can lead to frizz. Use the towel gently to absorb the excess moisture.
8.Dry off your wig completely
To dry off your highlight wig, you can place your wig on a folding wig stand and let it air dry. But if you are in a hurry, you can blow dry it. However, make sure that you protect the wig from heat because too much heat can significantly damage your hair- hairdryers can remove moisture from your wig, leading to a drier and faded wig.
How to maintain your highlight wigs
Now that we have explored how to wash highlight wigs, let’s see how you can maintain these wigs. Maintaining your highlight wig is key to extending its lifespan and making it look beautiful.
1.Wash your wig less often
While it is good to wash your human hair headband wig to remove dirt and oil buildup, but washing your highlight wig more often can make you wash away a little bit of your hair dye. So if you want to keep the color of your wig much longer, avoid washing your highlight wig every day.
2.Use a heat protectant before you use hot tools
Heat can strip away hair color as well as moisture, thus causing damage to your wig. So, it is advisable to use some heat protectant spray before using hot tools to blow-dry or style your wig.
3.Store your wig properly
Storing your curly lace front wig properly is crucial if you want it to serve you longer. The best way to store your wig is by hanging it on a wig stand or mannequin head. This can help maintain the wig’s structure and even prevent it from tangling.
4.Avoid sleeping in your highlight wig
If you want your highlight wig to last longer, avoid sleeping in it. Sleeping in your wig can lead to more frizziness and tangles, and of course, you wouldn’t want this. That’s why you need to take off your highlight wig before you jump onto the bed.