Wigs are a great fashion investment. They allow you to have hairstyle and hair color varieties without having to expose your hair to various treatments. Your hair can be long and black today, and red and curly tomorrow. The next day, you'll have pixie blond, and the next, you'll be brunette. And because wigs provide you with unmatchable service, it is only necessary that you store it properly. Proper storage makes sure that wigs remain silky and untangled the way real hair should be. Here are some tips in storing wigs.
Comb out the wig. Run a wide-toothed comb through the wig to keep it tangle-free. Do it carefully, making sure not to pull the hair. If you sharply comb it out, your wig might lose some strands in the same way that real hair does. If the tangles are quite hard to undo, gently comb your fingers through the wig. Just a reminder: the comb should be solely used for the wig and nothing else. It should not be used to brush a stuffed animal, comb your own hair, or groom a pet.
Use wig head to store your wig. Wig head helps in keeping the shape and form of the wig. It works much better than a box because it minimizes tangles and does not enclose the wig. But if you do want to use a box, make sure the wig is fitted into a wig head. You have a lot of choices when it comes to wig head. You can choose the most commonly used Styrofoam head, elongated wig heads for long wigs, or collapsible heads for traveling.
Buy a wig stand. Other than a wig head, you can also purchase and use a wig stand. Like the wig head, it preserves the form and shape of the wig and keeps it from getting tangled.
Use a wig net or scarf to cover the wig. You don't want your wig to get musty and dusty, do you? So to keep it always clean, cover your wig with a wig net or scarf. This also keeps the wig in place and tangle-free when the wind or soft breeze blows. You can also cover it with a plastic, but make sure to leave an open side to allow for air circulation. This then will prevent moisture from locking in.
Place the wig in area where it is not exposed to heat and dust. Continuous exposure to heat and dust may cause your wig damages, so unless you have budget for repair and replacement, make sure to store it in an area where it is protected from such elements.
Keep the wig away from children and pets. Children and pets are curious beings, and wigs to them are not fashion items but toys to play with. So to spare your wig from potential damages, lock it up in your room or place it in an elevated area where it's beyond kids' and pets' reach.
If, for some reason, your wig gets damaged while stored, bring it immediately to your stylist. If you work on it yourself, it might have irreparable damages.