For a more detailed description of each of these steps and some handy hints and tips, please read on…
Not all brushes and combs that are suitable for natural/bio hair are suitable for wigs. We recommend a wig brush and/or comb that are designed specifically for synthetic hair. The anti-static metal bristles are perfect care for your hair!
A wig brush will help you keep your wig neat and in the proper style. The best wig brush will be designed specifically for wigs, with bristles or teeth that can move easily through the strands of hair. A brush that is too soft can make it difficult to style your wig, especially after it has been washed. Using the correct products will help extend the lifespan of both wigs and hair extensions.
2. Use the right products
It’s not ideal to use normal shampoo and conditioner on your synthetic wigs. And certainly, don’t use washing up liquid, washing machine liquid, fabric conditioner etc. other than in dire need! There are shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated for synthetic wig fibres. This is because synthetic hair is very different from bio hair in terms of things like porosity, and therefore the mechanisms by which it can be weakened or strengthened need to be taken into account with the products you use. We recommend the NAK Hair ORI Lab Restore Cleanse and Nak Hair ORI Lab Restore Conditioner. You may also want to use a conditioning treatment like the NAK Hair ORI Lab Restore Treatment. This will give your wig a new lease of life and soften it once again. We recommend that you replace the conditioner with the treatment every second wash.
The same applies to styling products – normal hairspray is a no-no. The NAK Hair Fixation Finishing Spray is much better for the fibre as it doesn't contain damaging chemicals.
There are also some products specifically designed to protect and enhance synthetic fibre, and to help the fibres glide across one another rather than start to frizz. The NAK Hydrate Detangle Mist is a favourite among lots of us, spray a light mist onto the dry fibres before you start detangling. It really does help without doing any damage, and it conditions the fibres too. Never brush your wig when it’s just been washed and is still wet as this will stretch the fibres and pulls the knots at the base, leading to fibre shedding, so only brush when your wig is dry.
So, you’ve used the right brushes and products, and your wig has stayed in good condition for a few months, but eventually, all wigs do frizz. You’ll be able to manage it for a while but eventually, it’ll get too bad to carry on wearing your wig. What to do? Well, you can try steaming it. This involves heat, which as we know, can damage wigs, but used in a carefully controlled way it can straighten out the kinks in the fibres that cause frizz.
4. Wash your wig properly
On order to achieve tangle-free wigs, sometimes all that is needed is a good wash of your wig! Overall, your wig should ideally be washed once a fortnight, with products specifically designed for wig washing as explained above. Be sure to use cool water when washing too, to avoid any damage. For a step-by-step guide on how to wash a synthetic wig, check out our other blog.
I know, I know, it feels risky to take the scissors to your favourite wig! And it is a bit of a last resort. But if you want to keep it going a bit longer and you can bear to lose a couple of inches of length, why not give it a trim yourself or you can book a wig trim or wig wash and let us do the hard work for you.
You can usually get an extra month or two out of wigs by trimming off the worst of the frizz at the tips. With a longer wig, the potential gains are even greater, and you could go an inch shorter every month for a while to increase your wig’s longevity.
*Frizzing – For those who are new to wigs, frizz is different from tangling. It happens when the ends of the wig fibres get kinked and damaged (a bit like split ends, except more like bent ends if you can picture that?!), and then they start to clump together. It’s kind of like Velcro – one fibre grabs on to the next and so on. All wigs do frizz eventually, but it’s worth trying to stave it off as long as possible.
You can trust that we've done the hard work in research to provide the best wigs on the market. We stock beautiful human hair wigs and incredibly realistic synthetic wigs. Our wigs are made using the highest quality synthetic fibres to give that natural human hair appearance. Our lace front wigs are made using swiss lace. They're not only comfortable to wear, natural looking but shed minimally ensuring durability. All wigs are washable and high temperature resistant. Curl it or straighten it to achieve the perfect look! We also believe in giving back so we are committed to donating 5% of sales to breast cancer research. So every wig you buy you will be joining with us to help towards finding a cure for cancer.
Maria is super helpful and very prompt to respond to any questions you have after purchase. It was the best customer service and omg the hair.... Best hair pieces in BRISBANE, HANDS DOWN!! I am a customer that she will have for a lifetime!!
I just lost for words for how amazing this morning was 💕after i met Maria the owner of this wig shop, she gave advised and service not like shop owner to a customer but more like old friend, a sister, treat me like a family, i came across her beautiful wig shop through searching for good quality and affordable price for wigs, as an alopecia survivors i have quite a bit of wigs i bought from other shop/online, some of them are very expensive but still not really great quality and as i overcome my alopecia my love of wigs keep continue. Wigs in this shop is really GOOD!! and very REASONABLE price, I tried more then 10 of wigs and none of them are bad, NONE! all the wigs are beautiful and really looks natural. Went there to buy a wig but then I came home with few of wigs, beautiful warm heart feelings and of course beautiful new friendships! I will never ever buy wigs in other shop ever again. Will be loyal customer for sure 💕
I had an appointment today and to be completely honest my expectations were absolutely blown out of the water! The wigs, the service and the overall experience was nothing short of amazing, just like Maria herself. There needs to be more women like Maria within the beauty industry, she was so professional and knowdgeable but at the end of our session I just had to say, it was like catching up with an old friend! I had fun, we talked and laughed and shared stories... she's just someone you want to do business with!! AND THE WIGS! I can't even begin to describe the wigs! I am just so impressed. Quality, quantity, everything. I cannot praise Let's WIGgIT enough, you need to check it out yourself. Amazing. Thank you Maria!
Wow what can I say? This is the 3rd time I have been to Let's Wiggit and I must say the service and the kindness shown by the staff is second to none. The ladies will spend as much time with you as needed. You are never made to think that you are taking too long to choose your favourite wig. They help you in every way.
I have also had a friend from Victoria come up and purchase a wig as well. Personally, I have purchased 4 wigs. I have just finished chemotherapy and I am so impressed with Let's Wiggit that I have placed their business cards in the cancer centre for all to see.
Thank you so much Maria and staff. You truly made me feel special.
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