Chapped lips, dry skin, static cling…this cold, dry air can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies—and our hair! Unfortunately, your wig is not immune to the damaging effects of winter weather. But luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to protect your faux locks from suffering the consequences!
Keep it Moisturized
The first and possibly most important thing you can do to protect your wig is to keep it moisturized. Just like natural hair, the fibers in your wig have a tendency to turn brittle and dry in the cold air, which can lead to damage. Investing in moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, and deep conditioning treatments—specially formulated for wigs—can help keep your ‘do in tip-top shape.
Keep it Dry and Covered
It won’t matter if you moisturize your wig if you don’t protect it when you go outside. When you venture into the cold weather, make sure your wig is completely dry and covered. After washing your wig with the moisturizing products mentioned above, be sure to dry it completely before leaving the house. Not only do you run the risk of getting sick, wandering about with a head of cold, wet hair, but the fibers can freeze, leading to breakage. Not pretty. Similarly, going out without a scarf or hat protecting your wig can zap all of the moisture out of it. Accessorizing in the winter isn’t just good fashion sense—it could save your wig’s life!
Use the Right Tools
Between the winter wind and the donning and removing of scarves and hats, knots and tangles are bound to happen. Not only does this make it harder for you to deal with your wig, it also makes it appear unhealthy and damaged. Using the right tools can solve this problem and protect your wig in the process. A simple wig comb or brush and wig stand are essential items in any wig wearer’s toolkit. Remember not to tug or pull on your wig, but gently remove any knots from the fibers one at a time. Once that’s done, a spritz of our Renu and Repair glosser spray can do wonders toward keeping the tangles at bay.
With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to keep your wig looking fresh and healthy all winter-long. Do you have any suggestions for protecting your wigs and hair pieces from the elements? Please share—we’d love to hear from you!