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How to increase the life expectancy of your synthetic wig

Wigs are a great way to change up your look, whether you’re looking for a fun new style or dealing with hair loss due to medical reasons. However, in order to get the most out of your wig and ensure it lasts as long as possible, proper care is essential.

One of the most important aspects of synthetic wig care is regular washing. Just like natural hair, wigs can become dirty and oily over time. Washing your wig regularly can help keep it looking fresh and prevent damage from buildup. It’s recommended to wash your wig every 14 wears, so if you wear your wig daily, once a fortnight. Be sure to wash your wig using cold water and apply the shampoo from the mid lengths down avoiding the delicate hand knotting at the base of the wig.

When washing your wig, it’s important to use products specifically designed for synthetic wigs. Regular shampoos and conditioners for human hair can be too harsh and may cause damage to the fiber. We recommend Shelley Jane shampoo, conditioner and sheen spray for synthetic wigs and hairpieces as these are specially formulated to keep your wig looking its best. Our sheen spray is perfect to spray sparingly on your clean and dry wig in between washes and stops the fiber from drying out.

In addition to washing, proper storage is also key to maintaining the quality of your wig. When not in use, store your wig on a collapsible wig stand to help maintain its shape and prevent tangles. Avoid storing your wig in direct sunlight or in humid environments, as this can cause the fibers to break down more quickly.

Synthetic wigs do not respond well to heat and sometimes the small things can be overlooked. Be mindful when in the kitchen as the gush of hot hair that comes out of the oven when you open the door can easily singe the front of a wig. Also, synthetic wigs are not heat friendly and you will need to avoid hot rollers & straightening irons at all costs.

Overall, proper care and maintenance are essential for getting the most out of your wig. By following these tips and investing in quality products, you can ensure your wig stays looking beautiful and lasts for as long as possible. So go ahead and rock that new style with confidence, knowing that your wig is in good hands!

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