Wearing a wig is a fantastic way to give you confidence and change up your style. With more choice of wigs than ever before, wearing wigs daily is becoming more and more common. If you are wearing wigs every day, or want to make a start, here are our top twelve tips for doing so with ease, comfort and style.
1. Measure your Head
If you’re planning on wearing wigs daily, you need to make sure your wigs fit correctly. Everybody’s head sizes are different, and wigs come in a range of sizes to accommodate for that. A wig that is too big will slide around throughout the day, and irritate your scalp. So, take accurate head measurements
to ensure a proper fit.
2. Human Hair Wig or Synthetic Wig?
Choosing between human hair wigs and synthetic wigs is one of the most important consideration points when it comes to daily wig wear. At Image London Wigs we believe that Human Hair Wigs
are the most comfortable, realistic and long lasting. The is a big difference in price, but we have a couple of payment plans
available to make it affordable for al budgets.
3. Wear a Wig Cap Liner
Our next tip is to wear a wig cap liner underneath your wig with every wear, even if you don’t have natural hair. A wig cap liner will help to keep your wig securely and comfortably in place throughout the day. It also helps to keep your wig clean by creating a barrier that protects your wig from the oils on your scalp. You can also use leave in conditioners to keep your wig smelling and looking fresh we recommend Aveda thermal dry conditioner
, spray it on your dry wig for a simple freshen up or along side styling it!
4. Switch it Up
Keep two or three wigs in your collection that you can rotate out on different days. By switching out your wigs, you can reduce wear and tear and improve their lifespan. You will also need to wash your wigs less often, which helps to extend their life, too.
Don’t forget that switching up your wigs doesn’t just offer practical benefits! You can easily sport different styles on different days, depending on your mood or how you feel.
5. Wash When Necessary
Washing your wigs is essential to keep them clean and to look refreshed, which is vital if you are wearing wigs daily. How often you should wash your wig depends on a few factors. Take into account how often you wear your wig, what type of climate you live in, how active you are, and how many hair styling products you use. However, as a rule of thumb, you should consider washing your wig every 4-6 weeks if you wear it often .
Don’t forget to use care products that are suitable for your wig type. If you have a human hair wig, make sure you understand how to wash it properly. We recommend using natural, colour conserve range
6. Store your Wig Safely
At the end of each day, remember to store your wig safely to prevent unnecessary damage. A wig stand or a mannequin head are great options to store your wigs in an easily accessible and safe manner. These storage solutions help to prevent your wigs from getting tangled; just don’t forget to keep them out of reach of children or pets.
7. Don’t Sleep in your Wig
The inevitable friction between your wig’s hair and your pillow can cause knots, tangles, dryness and frizz. As a result, you will have to spend more effort caring for your wig and more time styling your wig when you get ready for the day. The damage that is caused by sleeping in your wig will also reduce its lifespan.
8. Clean your Styling Tools
To protect wigs and increase their longevity, you must remember to clean your styling tools regularly. Tools may include combs and brushes, or hot styling tools if you have a heat-friendly synthetic wig. By keeping your tools clean, you reduce the likelihood of dust, dirt and residues transferring onto your wig. As a result, you can wash your wig less often and increase its longevity. Tools we recommend are the GHD platinum straighteners
amazing for both curling and straightening and have technology built in to protect the hair.
9. Carry a Wide Tooth Comb
If you’re wearing wigs on a daily basis, you should consider keeping a wide tooth comb on you throughout the day. A wide tooth comb will enable you to detangle and style your wig when necessary. Avoid using paddle brushes as they can leave your hair looking frizzy. Wide tooth combs are especially important for curly hair wigs as paddle hairbrushes can damage the shape of the curls.
10. Colour, Length and Texture
When choosing the right wig colour, length and texture are essential to help you feel confident every day. Think about your preferences and what looks will suit you best. For example, for a natural, everyday look, you should consider a wig that closely matches your natural hair colour. Web also offer virtual consultations
, if you would like a professional opinion.
11. Don’t Adjust
As you go about your day, try to leave your wig alone and do not play around with it. If you continually adjust your wig, it can irritate your scalp, and ruin your styling.
Wearing wigs every day means you need to consider your lifestyle and the different hairstyles that suit your day-to-day. For example, if you work in a corporate environment, a loud and bright wig piece may not adhere to your company’s dress code or uniform. Or, if you are extremely active, a shorter wig may be most practical for your lifestyle.