If your human hair wig is starting to feel brittle and stiff, then there’s no need to worry. Simply follow our five steps on how to revive a human hair wig below, to get your wig feeling soft and fabulous again.
Step 1: Pre-wash Your Wig with a Natural Oil
Our’ how to revive a human hair wig’ guide is all about injecting some much-needed moisture. So, it makes sense that the first step is to coat your wig with a conditioning treatment.
We recommend gently applying a natural oil, like Moroccan oil or coconut oil, all over your human hair wig. The Gisela Mayer Moroccan Oil spray will work excellently here to restore moisture and leave your wig feeling and smelling incredible.
You’ll want to leave your product of choice to moisturise your wig for about 30 minutes under a shower cap.
Step 2: Shampoo Your Wig
The next step is to wash your wig, making sure to rinse out all of the pre-wash oil. When washing, don’t forget to keep the water running in the same direction as the hair to prevent tangling.
Step 3: Moisturise Your Wig
After rinsing out all of your moisturising shampoo, you’ll need to apply some moisturising conditioner, like the Argan Smooth Luxury Conditioner from Jon Renau. Cover your wig thoroughly with a human hair wig conditioner, bringing it from the front of the wig right to the tips.
During this step, you should pay particular attention to the nape and tips of your human hair wig and apply extra conditioner here. When a human hair wig becomes dry and loses its bounce, it’s often most noticeable in these areas. So, focusing on the nape and tips will help you with how to revive a human hair wig.
Let the moisturising conditioner sit and work its magic for three to five minutes before thoroughly rinsing it out.
Tangles will likely have formed during this step, so remove them with care. To do this, gently run a comb or your finger through your wig until the knots are removed.
Step 4: Deep Condition Your Wig
Next up in our how to restore a human hair wig guide is applying a deep conditioner to your wig. Again, you’ll want to ensure that your conditioner of choice coats the entire wig, and remember to add extra product to the ends. Our top deep conditioning picks include the Ellen Wille Hairpower Human Hair Intensive Recovery Mask and the Absolute Repair Human Hair from Gisela Mayer.Top TipFor the best results, place a shower cap over your wig once you’ve applied the deep conditioner. Shower caps help to trap heat, which improves the conditioning process.
You’ll want to leave your human hair wig like this for about 15 minutes to allow the deep conditioner to revitalise your wig properly.
Step 5: Dry Your Wig
Once you’ve rinsed out all of your product, you need to dry your human hair wig. It’s important to take care when drying your wig to avoid damaging it and to avoid creating tangles.
Gently squeeze your wig to wring out excess water before laying your wig onto a dry towel. Then, cover the wig with the other half of your towel, and gently press out excess water.
Finally, place your wig on a wig stand for it to air dry, which is the safest way to dry your wig. However, if you do want to style your restored human hair wig, then you can blow-dry using low heat and a comb. Just remember to apply a heat protectant spray first!
There you have our 5-step guide on how to restore a human hair wig, with advice on how to carefully and effectively revitalise your stunning, human hair wig.
If you have any more questions about how to make a human hair wig soft again, please get in touch with our team of experts. And, for more wig care guides and tips, please check out the other posts in our blog!
Where To Revamp Your Wig in Nigeria
Monfash Brand – Graceland Avenue Tombia Extension GRA, 500272, Port Harcourt
Why Wig Get Tangled, Old and Dry
There are many reasons weaves lose their sheen and begin to look old, full and tangled. The most common reasons are:
Low Quality of Wig
If your wig is of poor quality, it will look dry, frizzy and unattractive within a short while.
Exposure to Hard Water
Hard water damages human hair quickly. If your human hair is exposed to hard water often, it will lose its colour and look so dry. Our rain water in Nigeria is hard due to the chemical composition from air pollution especially in Port Harcourt
Exposure to the Sun
This is inevitable as we go out every day of our lives. The sun damages your wigs making them so dry.
Wig Making Tools in Nigeria
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