If you close your eyes and think of what kind of wig your grandmother would have worn, what do you see? Most likely you are seeing something frizzy, curly and short. Thanks to more modern long human hair wigs, your future granddaughters won't see you this way.
Long human hair wigs have jumped into being quite popular in recent years, even though they were rare up until just a few years ago.
There are a few reasons why, but probably the main reason is the fact that they can now make wigs that don't look so "wiggy" anymore. Take long human hair wigs for example.
Thanks to new kinds of adhesives and caps, it would take a forensic scientist to figure out that you are wearing long human hair wigs unless you told someone yourself. These wigs look much more natural than older versions.
The fact that real human hair can be used for long human hair wigs only adds to the illusion that it is really your hair.
Long human hair wigs are among the most expensive kinds of wigs because of the amount of hair and work required to make them, but those who own them say the cost is well worth it.
Maintaining the beauty of a long wig takes a little more work than maintaining a short wig.
Women who own a long wig already know the problem associated with these wigs all too well. Tangles. For many wig owners it is almost a curse word.
But, if you own a long wig and you get tangles, there is hope for you. If you follow some of the following steps, your long wig can stay tangle-free.
- Wear it up – If your long wig is being thrust to and fro with every movement of your neck, it is much more likely to tangle. You can avoid this by wearing your hair up. Short hair tangles less often.
- Brush after wearing – You should brush your long wig after each wearing. This will help keep tangles from staying in place for long periods of time. If you allow them to do so, it could take much longer to brush the tangles out when you want to wear it again.
- Get static guard – After a prolonged wearing, your long wig can begin to get a little frizzy. Frizz is bad because it can lead to tangles. An easy way to avoiding this is by using static guard on it between uses.
This isn't an all-inclusive list, but if you want fewer tangles in your long wig, following these steps should help.
Although long wigs are different from shorter ones in some ways, you should follow the same basic cleaning method for both kinds.
So, then, how do you clean your long wigs? Just follow these steps.
- After removing the wig, be sure to thoroughly brush it. It is best to use a wide tooth comb. Start at the bottom of the hair remove tangles, then comb from 1" to 2" higher and remove those tangles, keep moving up until the entire wig is tanglefree.
- Add wig shampoo to a water basin and soak your long wigs for five minutes.
- Gently swish the wig in the basin. Do not rub it.
- Rinse your long wigs in cold water at least twice. Longer wigs will take longer to thoroughly rinse.
- Apply a decent-sized amount of a wig conditioner into your long wigs and gently work it in with your finger tips. Keep the conditioner away from the cap of hand tied wigs to avoid loosening the knots.
- Again, rinse thoroughly with cold water.
- To dry blot with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring.
- If possible allow it to air dry. For styling human hair use a hairdryer on a medium setting.
- Brush again your long wigs only after they are completely dry.