The first time wearing a wig may be an uncomfortable experience, it can be a little bit itchy or just feel like you’re wearing a hat if you’re not used to the added extra weight. Plus, if you decided to shave your bio hair beforehand, you might be a little bit nervous about your wig slipping. Relax. Many advances have been made in the areas of wig fibers and construction. So you can find stylish and comfortable solutions that won’t slide off your head.
Wearing wigs is not a set it and forget it kind of deal. Once you find the right wigs, you still have to take good care of your scalp and bio hair to prevent irritation and other issues. Here are a few tips to make your wig wearing experience a little more comfortable, and to help ensure that your hair and scalp stay as healthy as possible.
Keep them clean
A clean scalp is the basis of any good regime. Even though you may have less hair, you still need to make an effort to keep it clean. Shampoo your hair at least once a week with a sulphate-free shampoo to remove any dirt, sweat, product or build up. You can also wash your wigs, caps and tools at this time as well.
If you find that your hair gets extra dirty or your scalp feels sore or itchy, then use an aloe vera leaf to soothe it. Cut the leaf open, massage the content on your scalp, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse off before conditioning. Not only will it help heal the scalp, but its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties can help keep the scalp clean and healthy.
Keep them moisturized
The scalp produces its own oil called sebum, which helps to lubricate the hair strands. Because this can be reduced during hair loss, you may need to add in extra oils. Try using argan or jojoba oil a few times a week as they are light and mild.
Let it all breathe
It can be tempting to wear your wig all the time, but the truth is your hair and scalp need a little rest. They can also use fresh air on a regular basis. When you’re in the comfort of your own home, car or your favorite place, take off your wig for at least a few hours and especially when you are sleeping. You scalp and bio hair will thank you for the break.