African American Wigs
For people of color looking for the perfect wig, African American wigs are the answer. There are wigs for both women and men.
The varieties of types of wigs are many. For example, you may consider the following kinds of wigs:
Full wigs: For complete coverage of any length.
Half wigs: For someone who may want to implement some of their own hair in a hairstyle that includes a wig, such as leaving some side hair or back hair down.
Hairpieces: Can cover a specific spot on the head.
Braids: Add a desirable braided style.
Weaves: An intricate combining of additional hair with your own existing hair.
Extensions: To add length and volume to the hair you have.
By choosing from these different options of African American wigs, you can enjoy expressing yourself through a wide variety of images and looks. You can choose, for instance, to add a braid to your hair one day and then completely cover your hair with a nicely styled full wig the next day. With so many different African American pieces available, you can have the flexibility to change your hairstyle according to your current needs.
Washing Care for Human Hair:
- Before washing your wig, gently remove any tangles with a wig brush or wide tooth comb. Starting at the tips and working your way up.
- Fill the sink with cool water and submerge wig with a capful of wig shampoo designed for human hair.
- Gently lather the hair with shampoo making sure that the hair is traveling in the same direction. Do not rub this may cause tangling.
- Rinse thoroughly in cool water until the water runs clear.
- Remove excess water gently without rubbing or tangling, (towel patting best). Apply conditioner designed for human hair wig, avoiding the cap area.
- With your fingers, work conditioner through the ends of the hair for abot 3-5 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly in cold water ntil the water runs clear.
- Dry your wig by wrapping in a towel and gently pat to remove excess water
- DO NOT a brush to detangle your human hair wig while it is wet. Use a wide tooth comb and gently start at the tip and work your way up.
Styling Care for Human Hair:
- Use a blow dryer medium to medium-high heat.
- With a boar-bristle/nylon round brush, work through hair in 2" sections starting at the nape.
- Dry in a downward motio to ensure the hair stays smooth.
- Blow hair dry completely, directing the hair in the shape you want to style it.
- It is recommended to use professional grade heat styling tools with digital temperature setting to control heat.
- Styling tools should be set no hight than 350°F to maintain the integrity of the hair.
- If using non-professional tools you may want to contact the manufacturer to find the temperature that your tools operate at.
- When curling your Human Hair, you can use small metal clips to hold each curl while cooling for a tighter, longer-lasting curl.
- For a looser mor natural curl, allow curls to hang while cooling.
- Other products that work well with styling are Heat treat thermal spray and 3-way hair spray. Just be careful when getting near the cap area.
Washing Care for Synthetic wigs:
- Before washing your wig gently remove any tangles with a wig brush or wide tooth comb. Start at the bottem working your way up.
- Fill sink with cool water and submerge wig emulsify a cap of wig shampoo into the wig.
- Gently lather the hair with shampoo, while making sure that the hair is traveling in the same direction. DO NOT rub hair, it will cause tangling.
- Rinse thoroughly in cool water until water runs clear.
- Wrap wg in a towel and gentl pat dry.
- Gently detangle with a wide tooth comb, starting at bottem and working way up towards cap.
- Spray with a conditioning spray. Staying away from hand-tied knots at the cap area.
- Allow to air dry naturally by lacing on a plastic wire wig stand. DO NOT blow dry.