Some years back wigs were used almost solely by people with thinning hair to cover their baldness. However, those days are long past now and wigs have now become the new style mantra. They provide an easy way of sporting a gorgeous mane even if you have been endowed with thin mousy hair. Care for wigs is very important else they can become dry and fuzzy in a very short time. There are several varieties of wigs available in the market. Wigs can be made from human hair, buffalo hair, horse hair, wool, feathers or some other synthetic material.
Wigs can be made by two main methods, the ‘weft’ method or the ‘ventilating needle’ method. Wigs manufactured using the weft method are cheaper but have a slightly unnatural look to them. The ventilating needle method wigs are extremely natural looking, there is almost no demarcation visible between natural hair and the wig, however, these wigs are slightly expensive.
A combination of the two methods with weft being used for the central portion of the wig while the ventilating needle is used for the corners and the fringes is an easy way of getting natural looking wigs at an affordable price. It is now possible to sport your dream mane. Wigs are available in various styles. Bob wigs, grey wigs, curly wigs, petite wigs are some of the styles in vogue. Care for wigs is an absolute must to maintain their shine and softness. Curly wigs are the most difficult to care for, these should never be washed with hot water as hot water would straighten all curls. Human hair wigs are also difficult to care for as they are prone to fizz and split ends. Caring for the synthetic wigs is the easiest and as long as you stick to shampoos and conditioner that are specifically made for the synthetic wigs, there is not much you can do wrong. Using products which are used for human hair on the synthetic wigs can make them dull and lifeless very quickly. Care for wigs entails washing it whenever you feel that the oils from your scalps are matting the wig, or if you have used too many hair stylers and sprays on the wigs. It is generally not a great idea to wash the wig often as it shortens the life span of the wig. Washing a full head of false hair once every 10 to 12 times that it has been worn is sufficient, however if excessive hair stylers have been used then the washing needs to be much more frequent. Before washing your wig brush it gently with a rubber tipped comb made specifically for wigs. Disentangle the wig completely and then soak it in about 2 quarts of cool water. The water should have 2 cups of synthetic shampoo, swish the wig after it is completely saturated with water. For the proper care for wigs condition them after every wash, this helps them to retain their softness and shine. Conditioning should be done when the wig is still slightly wet.
These easy ways to care for wigs can make them last a very long time without loosing their beauty.