So your wig has arrived. Now what?
When you first receive your wig, it has been tucked inside the box and will need some help to 'come alive'.
Before you even try it on give it a really, really good shake. 'Tease the roots'.
Now you can try it on. Play with it. If it needs thinning, or a trim, take it to your hairdresser. If you have become used to seeing your thinning hair, the density of your new 'hair' may seem overwhelming. Don't worry. This is very normal. Our eyes and brain need time to become comfortable with the new you. Very rarely do we find a wig that is perfect straight our of the box. You need time to play with it.
Is it too shiny? Give it a gentle bath in cold water with bicarb soda. This will remove the products applied by the manufacturer that make the fibres shiny. Just place it gently in the bicarb bath, don't apply any friction, and leave for an hour or so. Gently rinse under cold water. Wrap it in a towel to absorb the excess water then hang it upside down to dry.
The shine should have decreased quite dramatically.
You don't need to wash your wig as frequently as you do your bio hair. Only wash it once it looks like it needs it. Possibly after 10 wears. Wash with wig shampoo and conditioner, always being very gentle with the fibres. We use fabric conditioner, just a touch, to condition our wigs.
A silicone wig spray is valuable to protect the fibres and make your wig last longer.
Be kind to your wig and she will repay the favour.
x The Wonderful Wigs of OZ
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