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Wigs are beautifiers, they enhance your style and make you gleam with confidence. If you are a Senitas Hair customer, you’d probably know by now that we offer the best hair quality at the most affordable rates anywhere in the United States today…
And just because we’d love to watch you glow all year long, here are some very important tips you should consider to maintain a healthy virgin human hair.
1. Wash and condition occasionally with proper care. Also schedule visits to a stylist to help you style whichever way you deem fit.
2. Invest in hair care products that are only made specifically for high-quality human hair wigs, such as wig conditioners, hair spray, brushes, shampoos and many more
3. When not in use, put your wigs on a stand or on a mannequin to make it retain it’s shape
4. Wash your human hair wig once about 1-2 months. This is very much dependent on the frequency of wearing.
5. For Full lace human hair wigs, do not comb your hair immediately after washing. Ensure you comb only when it is dry. Be sure to use special wide brush to comb your hair.
6. To restyle your human hair wig, you may use a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron on low heat settings only or use electric rollers on a medium setting.
7. It is best to allow your human hair wig to air dry on a wig stand as this is most gentle on the hair fibers. Rollers can be used to set the wig.
8. Direct sunlight will fade the hair so avoid storing your wig where it will be exposed to light.
9. Lighter hair colors are more delicate than darker colors because additional processing is needed to achieve the light colors.
10. Store your wig on a wig stand or form that is smaller than the base of the cap to prevent the cap from stretching.
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We’ve already got you covered on hair extensions here on Senitas, so now that you’ve made this worthy splurge, it’s time to talk proper care. To ensure a long-lived look, it’s essential to get the maintenance rituals for both real human and synthetic hair down pat (yes—there are differences between the two). Below, we’ve consulted with experts at top salons to inform us on the dos and don’ts when it comes to preserving these luxe hairdo additions. Scroll through to learn exactly how!
Why is it important to take care of your extensions?
“They can damage your own hair and won’t last as long as they’re supposed to,” Rita Hazan stylist Mylo tells InStyle. It’s especially important to attend to the definitive needs of your particular hair extensions. “The natural oils of your hair will not reach the tips of your extensions,” added Monica Thorton, co-founder of RPZL. “Proper care includes a daily brushing routine, hydration, and the use of natural products that avoid drying chemicals.”
How do you take care of real human hair extensions?
According to RPZL, it's critical to wash human hair extensions with only sulfate- or paraben-free shampoo specifically on the roots. To help soften and detangle, try Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo ($31; bumbleandbumble.com).
RPZL also recommends not infusing the hair in either salt or chlorinated water. Let's be real, that's extremely difficult in the summertime, which is why we're suggesting Barracuda Aquia Dechlorinating Shampoo ($7; amazon.com), a 2-in-1 formula that clarifies hair while also eliminating chlorine odor.
Additionally, avoid bedtime with a wet head (a dry braid or pigtails overnight is ideal) and treat your extensions with care—no pulling or tugging. Try the Spornette Large Super Looper Brush ($12; birchbox.com) to gently brush and detangle without creating further damage.
How do you take care of synthetic hair extensions?
According to Mylo, “Synthetic hair gets dull very fast. Some qualities can be styled with heat, but you have to be a little more careful that you don’t melt the hair.” To style synthetic hair without damaging it, try Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers ($10; sephora.com) or Conair Brush Foam Rollers ($10; drugstore.com) for effortless curls without all that damage.
When washing synthetic extensions to eliminate dullness, lather with a formula specialized for synthetic hair, such as Revlon Texturizing Cleanser for Synthetic Hair ($9; sallybeauty.com). After shampooing the extensions, to painlessly remove tangles, use a wide tooth comb. We love the Ouidad Double Detangler Comb ($26; sephora.com).
Is there a difference when taking care of clip-ins vs. more permanent extensions?
The answer is yes. "Clip-in extensions are made to be temporary, so washing and styling shouldn't be done as often," Mylo tells InStyle. When it comes to real extensions, it's important to wash and style more frequently. "Permanent extensions stay on your hair anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. Therefore, you need to follow the specific instructions from your stylist before leaving the salon."
Note: This article was culled from InStyle. All Rights Reserved.