10 Steps To Bringing Your Old Wigs Back To Life: Revamping

Wigs are often very expensive. They may look so sleek when you buy them but a time will come when they begin to get tangled and dull. When this happens, the best thing is to revamp them. You don’t have to pay heavy bucks to give your wig a new fresh look at a salon, you can do it by your self at home, here are 10 steps to revamping your old wig.

1. Detangle the wig You can start by detangling the hair with your hands then make use of the wide-toothed comb or hairbrush to further detangle the hair. Do not add water while detangling the hair but if the wig is in a really critical condition, you can add a little conditioner to make it easy to detangle.

2. Get your lukewarm water ready Some wigs are heat-resistant while some are not, but to be safe, you should use lukewarm water as it suits any kind of wig, synthetic or human hair.

3. Soak for 30-35 minutes Add shampoo to the water and soak the hair for about 30-35 minutes to allow the dirt to settle. Then wash out and rinse. When washing, do not be hard on the hair as it will only tangle the wig some more.

4. Immerse the hair in deep conditioner Soak the hair in a very large quantity of deep conditioner. Make sure you condition the hair for a very long time.

5. Brush and apply conditioner again After conditioning the wig for a long time, brush it out to make it tangle-free and apply the conditioner again.

6. Put in a plastic bag Afterwards, put the hair in a plastic bag without rinsing the conditioner out as the heat from the plastic bag moisturizes the hair faster. You can leave the hair in the plastic bag for about 20 to 30 minutes but for a better result, you can let it sit for 24 hours.

7. Rinse and apply leave-in conditioner Rinse the wig with lukewarm water then apply your leave-in conditioner. Be sure to make use of a leave-in conditioner that can settle for a long period of time before the hair turns dry again.

8. Air-dry the hair Allow the hair dry naturally. Do not apply heat because heat is most likely to ruin your wig. If you need the hair urgently, you may have to blow-dry it but on the lowest heat.

9. Brush out Brush the wig once it is dry. If there are excesses, trim them out.

10. Use a straightener or curling iron If your wig is straight, you can use a flat iron to smooth it out. You can as well make the hair curly by making use of rollers or curling iron.
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