Have you walked down the hair care aisle of a grocery store or a big box store lately? It can be overwhelming! There are rows and rows of brightly colored packaging each boasting how it can protect hair color, preserve spring-like curls, prevent split ends, or add 50% more radiance. The options get even more complex when you walk into a beauty supply store or salon. The prices are higher and so are the promised results. Furthermore, if you have a wig which products are right for your expensive hair piece and what additional products are available to keep it in place and looking great? Hopefully this list will help!
Combs and Brushes– Use only wide tooth combs and wig brushes designed with unique bristles that are designed for wig care. Regular combs and brushes will damage your wig since they tend to tug and loosen the strands.
Shampoos and Conditioners – For human hair wigs, any salon quality product will work beautifully with your wig since it is made for human hair. For synthetic hair, use a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically made to cleanse these fibers.
Tapes and Liquid Adhesives – There are two types of wig adhesives: adhesive strips and liquid/semi-liquid adhesives. Different adhesives are used depending on your needs. For instance, daily glues can hold your lace wig in place until you decide to remove it at night and tends to be extremely secure and comfortable. It also dries clear for a natural hairline and you can sleep in it if needed. However, it will lose its effectiveness by the following day and must be reapplied.
Another option is the medium hold glue that can last between 4-7 days. Finally, long-term permanent glue is designed for wigs and lace wigs that will not be removed for several weeks. (It is also recommended to dab a bit of the glue on your skin first to test for sensitivity.)
Scalp Protectors – This is used to help adhesives work better, especially for those who have oily skin or need better adhesion during swimming or sports activities.
Adhesive Remover – Adhesives are obviously strong and you will need a solvent to help dissolve any residue from your scalp and to prevent damage from pulling on the wig (or hair loss if the adhesive is embedded in your natural hair).
Wig Caps – If you want to cover your natural hair with a wig, a wig cap covers your hair and prevents slippage.
Wig Clips – Sew in clips have mini-combs attached for women who wish to clip in their lace front wig, frontals or wefts. You can clip your wig to your natural hair for a secure fit.
Finding the right products for the care and wear of your wig can seem intimidating. That is why at Wig Works and Extensions for Hair Salon, we have a friendly, knowledgeable staff that is excited to help you with all of your hair care needs. Come in today and we can help you to pick out the items that are just right for you!