Wearing a Wg is a great option to switch up your look without making permanent changes to your hair, but if you are not careful they can damage your hair and scalp and lead to or cause hair loss/damage. Even though you may wear Wigs as a protective style, it is important to maintain a healthy hair routine while wearing a wig. Here’s a few things to be mindful of while wearings Wigs.
1. Don't wear an incorrect size
Wigs that fit too tightly can cause hair loss and breakage around the perimeter of the head. Have your head measured by a professional who specializes in styling wigs.
2. Don't skip wash day
It may be tempting to skip out on wash day, but be sure to shampoo and condition your hair as you would normally to remove dirt, and bacteria off the hair and scalp.
3. Don't neglect your hairline
Stocking caps protect your hair under wigs and keep your hair flat so that the wig does not look bulky, but they can cause breakage or dryness along the hairline. To prevent damage to your edges, slide the stocking cap behind the ear. Your hairline will be exposed, and you can use an Milano WiGrip to prevent damage in this area. The Milano WiGrip is an adjustable velvet wig band that protects the hair line, and keeps wigs secure on your head. It allows you to reduce the use of combs, and clips sewn onto the base of the wig, used for supporting the wig on your head.
4. Avoid adhesives if possible
If you have to use adhesive for a particular style, try to minimize how often you use the adhesive in order to prevent hair loss or breakage around the hairline.
5. Don't forget to take breaks
Although wigs are convenient, they can make us forget to take care of our own hair. Take time in between wearing your wigs to get regular trims and deep condition your hair.