Wig Tips: Wigs are a great protective hairstyle!

I discuss the wig tips that I used that have helped me see great hair growth. These are simple and basic tips.

1. Wash, Condition, and Deep Condition your hair to prep it for the wig.

Pamper and prepare your hair for wig wear. It’s always great to start with a clean head of hair before doing any style. Make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

Remember if you decide to wear a wig for the long haul (over a week). Your hair needs to be in great shape from the conditioning treatment so that your hair will not break or become too dry.

2. Style your hair

This is an important step so that your natural, relax, or transitioning hair will not tangle or matt up underneath the wig. Style your African American or black hair in plaits, natural braids, cornrows, flat twists, two strand twists, or bantu knots.

These are all protective hairstyles. Yes any basic protective hairstyle will be good. Just make sure it does not interfere with the overall finished look once the wig has been placed on.

3. Keep your hair moisturized.

You can use a leave in spray, water and vegetable glycerin mix, or just plain water followed by light oil such as jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, or extra virgin coconut oil. This wig tip is very important for hair that tends to be more on the dryer side.


4. Wear a wig cap/satin cap, satin scarf, or Du-rag

This is to protect your hair from the rubbing and tearing that can be cause from the wig. Without this protective layer the wig will constantly scuff again your hair causing breakage and split ends.

5. Be careful of stocking caps and comb attachments

Stocking caps and comb attachments can do major damage the edges and nape on your hair line. The hair line is already a sensitive area, and so the elastic from the stocking cap will rub and rub on this area.

Over long time use you can see hair lost from this. This is the same for comb attachments. They dig in to your hair and when this is done over and over again in the same area, breakage and damage can occur.

Some women do not follow this wig tips and have not issues with hair breakage. However I have seen too many women who end up with thin hair or no hair because of the stocking cap and/or comb attachments.

6. Keep your hair clean

You should still wash and condition your hair once a week or every two weeks. The oils from your hair can transfer to the wig cause the wig to wear and tear faster. Also the sweat, oils, and products can build up on your hair if you do not wash it. This will cause odors to arise and clogged hair pores. Please follow this wig tip of keeping your hair clean.

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7. Invest in a wig head

It will help the wig last longer and give it a chance to “air out” while you sleep or are washing your hair.

*Please be aware that these are the tips that I follow that help me experience great hair growth, but these are what work great for my hair. Always pay attention to your hair, to figure out what it needs. Also please feel free to ask me any questions or leave comments.

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