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  Wig Care & Repair




Care Instructions for Synthetic Hair
Care Instructions for Heat Friendly Synthetic Hair
Care Instructions for Human Hair
Care Instructions for Remy Human Hair
How to Comb a Wig
Repair Information

 



IMPORTANT CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL WIGS





Spellbound by Rene of Paris

  • Wigs should always be on a wig stand when drying.
  • Wigs should be stored on a wig stand to maintain the shape of the wig.
  • Leave In Conditioner should be generously sprayed on your wig after every time you wear it, whether you are washing it or not. Keeping the fibers conditioned will greatly increase the life of your wig.
  • Wigs should always be combed starting at the bottom and working your way up.
  • Never pull on the fibers when combing, or styling your wig or they will break off and come loose from the wig cap.
  • All wigs can be cut, but we recommend having it done by a professional hair salon. Cutting a wig is much different than cutting your real hair.
  • Human hair wigs can be colored but only by a professional hair salon. You should never attempt to lighten a wig. Because of the processes it is put through to achieve the end color, trying to lighten it will break down the fibers. Color should only be deposited onto your wig. Always buy a wig you are planning on coloring in a shade lighter than you want the end result.
  • Heat friendly wigs can be blown dry and can be curled or straighten at temperatures no higher than 350 degrees.
  • You should not wear your wig if you are using the oven at temperatures over 350 degrees. Temperatures higher than 350 degrees will damage your wig when you open the oven door.




CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SYNTHETIC WIGS





JoAnne by Envy

  • Gently remove any tangles with your fingers or a pick comb before washing.
  • Add one teaspoon of shampoo to two quarts cold water. NEVER HOT WATER.
  • Place wig in water and soak 3 to 5 minutes.
  • After soak time, gently swish wig back and forth in a figure 8 motion. DO NOT RUB.
  • Rinse thoroughly in cold water twice using the same figure 8 motion.
  • Dab gently with a towel to remove excess water. DO NOT SQUEEZE OR TWIST.
  • Spray generously with Leave In Conditioner.
  • Let air dry on a wig stand. DO NOT BRUSH OR COMB YOUR WIG WHILE WET!
  • To minimize breakage, comb in a gentle downward motion starting at the ends and working up to the base. Style with fingers and pick comb.
  • Wigs should be washed after 6 to 8 wears or every two weeks if worn daily.

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HAIR CARE & HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS
for HEAT FRIENDLY SYNTHETIC FIBER WIGS

 



Scene Stealer by Raquel Welch

Information from Hairuwear 

PRE-WASH

  • Gently remove tangles with fingers or a wide tooth comb. Start at the ends and slowly work toward the roots to avoid damage. Do not brush.
WASH/CONDITION
  • Add a small amount of Shampoo to a washbasin of cool water. Use shampoo sparingly.
  • Place product in washbasin and allow it to soak
    for 5 minutes. Do not scrunch or agitate the product.
  • Rinse by holding under running cool water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze or use a clean, dry towel to press out excess water. Do not twist or wring.
  • Apply a light coat of Conditioner + Detangler avoiding the base and roots. Applying conditioner to the base may cause shedding.
  • Place wet wig on a Wig Stand until it is completely dry. Finger styling is recommended.

STYLING




Passion by Rene of Paris


  • Shake and style with your fingers to achieve the desired look. We recommend a Styling Brush, Styling Comb or fingers to style.
  • Apply a light mist of Leave-in Conditioner + Detangler to difficult tangles if
    needed.
  • Heat-friendly synthetic fiber can be curled, blow dried or flat ironed to achieve a different hairstyle.
  • Heat-friendly synthetic fiber can withstand heat up to 350°F/180°C. We recommend a low-medium setting.
  • To straighten, take a 1 inch section starting at
    the roots and run a flat iron to the ends.
  • To curl, wrap the hair around a curling iron and hold for 10 seconds. Carefully slide the iron out and pin the curl in place. Once the fiber has completely cooled it will keep the curl until heat is applied again.
  • If desired, use Hair Spray on the final styled product.
TIPS & TRICKS
  • Soaking longer than the recommended time will
    damage the product.
  • Hot water will damage heat-friendly synthetic fiber.
  • Sudden bursts of heat, such as opening an oven door, will damage heat-friendly synthetic fiber.
  • Do not dry on a solid form or mannequin head to avoid stretching the cap.
  • We do not recommend sleeping, showering or swimming during wear.
  • Store the wig on a Wig Stand to avoid unwanted kinks or crimps.
  • Lace is delicate and should not be tugged or pulled.
  • After extended wear, matting and frizz can occur. To smooth, wash, condition and spray with Leave-in Conditioner + Detangler then blow dry with a Styling Brush.
  • Fiber will be damaged if the heat setting is too high. We do not recommend curling or straightening the hair while wearing. Heatfriendly synthetic fiber will get very hot.
  • Any cutting should be done by a professional hair stylist. No returns or exchanges will be allowed.

SEE OUR FULL LINE OF WIG ACCESSORIES TO HELP YOU SUCCESSFULLY CARE FOR YOUR WIG.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HUMAN HAIR WIGS




Carrie Exclusive by Jon Renau


  • Gently remove any tangles with your fingers or a pick comb before washing.
  • Hold the wig under warm water till wet.
  • Place small amount of shampoo on your fingers and gently work the shampoo through the hair, stroking downward from the base to the ends.
  • DO NOT TWIST, SCRUB, OR RUB THE HAIR.
  • Rinse thoroughly under warm running water until the water runs clear.
  • Dab gently with a towel to remove excess water. DO NOT SQUEEZE OR TWIST.
  • Spray generously with Leave In Conditioner.
  • While still wet, comb through wig with a large toothed comb to remove tangles. To minimize breakage, comb in a gentle downward motion starting at the ends and working up to the base. DO NOT USE A BRUSH ON A WET WIG.
  • Let air dry on wig stand or blow dry using a low setting.
  • Wigs should be washed after 6 to 8 wears or every two weeks if worn daily.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CERTIFIED 100% REMY HUMAN HAIR WIGS




Appeal by Ellen Wille

CLEANSING HUMAN HAIR:


  • Before shampooing, gently remove all tangles. If hair is excessively tangled, use a quality leave-in conditioner & detangler.
  • Run the hair under warm water, place a small amount of a quality moist shampoo on your fingers, and gently work the shampoo into the hair, stroking downward from the base to the ends. Do not twist, scrub or rub the hair. Use the shampoo sparingly.
  • When clean, rinse thoroughly under warm running water until the water runs clear. Be sure to rinse until all shampoo is removed, as improper rinsing could result in damage.

CONDITIONING HUMAN HAIR:


  • After shampooing, gently towel blot to remove excess water.
  • Spray an even amount of a quality leave-in conditioner & detangler on the wig and gently work through.
  • While still wet, use a wide toothed styling comb to remove tangles. To minimize breakage, comb out the tangles in a gentle downward motion starting at the ends and working up to the base. Do not use a bristle brush on wet hair as it may pull out or break the hair.
  • Do not rinse out.
  • Hang to air dry, set in rollers or use a blow dryer on a low setting, as desired.

NOTE: If the hair is excessively dry, a "professional" conditioner may be necessary. Consult your stylist about this.


STYLING HUMAN HAIR:




Princessa by Raquel Welch from the Black Label Collection.




Princessa by Raquel Welch from the Black Label Collection.


  • Steam rollers or wet setting are the safest way to curl human hair.
  • Blow dryers, curling irons and other thermal tools may be used on low settings. Remember, the hair may scorch if the setting is too high.
  • Any cutting or chemical processes such as perming or coloring of human hair pieces should be done by a professional stylist.


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HOW TO COMB A WIG


One of the most important things you can do to keep your wig looking fresh and new is to master the art of combing. Since wig fibers do not have the benefit of natural oils to keep them healthy and lustrous, the procedure of care is a little different from natural hair. But don’t worry—it’s not complicated! Follow the basics, then fine tune your technique for your unique style, and you’ll be out the door, looking great, in no time!

The Fundamentals

A GENTLE TOUCH
Keeping things as gentle as possible is key to extending the life of your hairpieces. This applies to anything you do with your wig—washing, combing, styling, storing. Take your time, and treat it lovingly.




Brittaney by Envy Wigs.


WORK YOUR WAY UP
It may be tempting to run that comb straight from the roots downward, but that action can cause the fibers to stretch and break—especially if you run into a snag. Instead, begin from the tips and work your way, section by section, up the length of the hair.




Bobbi by Envy Wigs.


BE CONSISTENT
A combing routine on the days you wear your wig is crucial to avoiding unsightly tangles. Pay special attention to areas of friction, such as the nape of the neckline, where tangles most readily occur.


INVEST IN DETANGLER
It is best to comb your wig while it’s dry, but a little spritz of wig detangler can add a helpful amount of slipperiness when working through the strands, especially if they have begun to tangle. Apply it lightly to each area as you work your way through the wig, and then allow it to air dry. Detangling spray can also deliver moisture to the strands and help with static.



USE GOOD TOOLS
Always use a wide-tooth comb when grooming your wig. NEVER use a fine comb. These will ensure that your motions through the strands will not create undue stress or stretching, which can ruin your favorite styles in no time.
The three things that we think are most important for wig care are:
1) Wide-tooth comb
2) Wig Detangler
3) Wire wig stand


These and other wig care products are available on the ElegantWigs Accessories page.


FINE TUNING
Straight, curly, layered…. Not all wigs are created equal, and there are a few tricks you can use to comb your wig so you maintain the integrity of its intended style.


SHORT VS LONGER STYLES
Short styles are typically shake-and-wear. The shorter styles can be finger-combed, or we would recommend using a wide-tooth comb.
Longer styles are more easily tangled, especially the fibers that contact the back of your neck, or fall on your shoulders or back. Consequently, longer styles will need more combing, and may require combing several times during a day.




Heather by Envy Wigs.


STRAIGHT STYLES (Long)
Straight styles have an allure in their silky smoothness and sophisticated lines. You can keep them looking great by gently sectioning the hair into manageable areas and working through them one by one with a comb. When each section is finished, clip it up and out of the way before proceeding to the next.




Brooke by Envy Wigs.


CURLY STYLES
Curly wigs demand a few more accommodations, but their playful attitude more than makes up for it. Ditch the comb and rely on your fingers to carefully work through the strands. If you have ringlets, take a few seconds to wind them in the proper direction on your finger, allowing them to rest and remember their shape. Tangles can occur more easily in curls, and working in smaller sections may be easier to navigate.




Kaitlyn by Envy Wigs.

 

IN CLOSING
By following the fundamentals and upping your technique to fit your wig style, you can ensure your hair piece will have a longer life and look great each step of the way!


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REPAIR INFORMATION


  • The lace on lace front wigs can fray, fall apart, or lose hair due to stretching or itching and rubbing. To o prevent this from happening, we recommend using a solution called "Fray Check" that can be found at any fabric store, or online. It is sold on Amazon and at Jo-Ann Stores online. Prices vary so do your research.
  • If your Velcro tabs wear out or come apart do a search online. We have found that Etsy is a good resource.

HAVE A GREAT HAIR DAY!

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