Care for the Hair beneath your Wig

close up of a haircutWearing a wig can create a comfortable, natural-looking head of thick hair. For women with hair beneath their wig, it is important to remember to care for this hair, providing it the same attention you do your hair replacement piece. Keep your scalp and roots healthy to avoid dryness and further hair loss.

Let your Hair Breath

Provide your hair and scalp with fresh air by choosing a breathable wig cap. This will prevent your hair from drying out and will keep your head from growing sweaty and uncomfortable – especially in the summer heat. Also, remember to give yourself some time each day without your wig. Always remove your wig before bed to prevent tangles and damage while giving your scalp and natural hair some freedom.

Thoroughly Dry

Washing your natural hair is as important as ever when wearing a wig, and just as important as washing is drying. Before putting on your wig each morning, be sure the hair beneath is completely dry. Drying your hair will prevent breakage as well as the chance of mildew forming beneath your cap.

Avoid Product Buildup

While it is important to keep your hair and scalp moisturized, overuse of conditioning and moisturizing products can cause buildup on the scalp and within your wig cap. Regularly washing your hair and using the recommended amount of product will combat this.

Stick to a Schedule

Maintain healthy hair with regular trips to the salon. Trimming your hair every six to eight weeks will keep ends healthy and breakage at a minimum.

Also, remember to wrap your hair carefully beneath your wig each time you wear it. A loose position will feel better and keep your hair from being damaged. Interested in learning more about caring for your wig and your hair beneath it? Contact Stylistics today at 602-234-3381 to set up an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!