When you’ve invested money in a wig that makes you feel gorgeous and confident, you want it to look as good as possible for as long as possible, but what happens when one day you go to put it on and it’s a tangled mess? Wigs can tangle just like natural hair, so in this blog I want to share my top tips on keeping your wig tangle-free.
What makes wigs tangle?
Not caring for them properly
When you buy your wig, make sure you do your research and get some good advice on how to look after it properly so it looks as gorgeous for as long as possible. If you don’t wash, dry, store, and brush it properly, your wig can tangle.
Buying poor quality wigs
Cheaper, lower quality wigs tend to tangle and get matted a lot more easily. One reason for this is that they are treated with chemicals, so you might notice that they tangle really easily and feel dry after you wash them.
Exposure to bad weather
Wind, rain, and colder temperatures can make your wig dry and tangled. Read our blog on how to look after your wig in colder weather to find out how to protect it from the elements.
My tips for keeping your wig tangle-free
Invest in a good detangling spray
Use a good detangling spray that’s designed for wigs to keep your wig smooth and frizz and tangle-free. Spray it evenly across the sections of your wig and comb through. If you come across a knot that won’t budge, don’t tug at it, just spray a bit of extra spray on it and tease it out.
Wash your wig properly
Comb or brush your wig to get rid of any tangles before washing. Place your wig under the tap in your bathroom sink, keeping the water lukewarm. Once the wig is soaked, apply shampoo to the crown and gently work it through to the ends with your fingers. Don’t scrub the hair as this can make it tangle.
Rinse the shampoo off by holding your wig under the tap, then apply conditioner, using the same technique as with the shampoo. Rinse your wig thoroughly. I would recommend washing your wig no more than once per week unless you have a very active lifestyle.
When it comes to drying your wig, blot it with a towel to remove excess water ( don’t rub the hair as this can make it tangle) and then I recommend hanging it on a wig stand to air dry. Too much heat styling can dry wigs out, just as it does with natural hair.
Brush your wig regularly
Brush your wig at least twice per day, once when you put it on, and again when you take it off. Use a wig brush and brush from the ends, working upwards. If you start brushing from the crown, this can cause shedding and tangling which you definitely don’t want if you’ve invested a lot of time, effort, and money in finding the right wig.
Do you want help and advice on wigs?
At Salon La Reine, we are specialists in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.
We also custom make colour wigs and we’re super excited to announce that we’re adding a ‘build your own wig’ page to our website in October! You’ll be able to make your wig to fit the exact proportions of your own head and choose any colour you like. Watch this space!
Get in touch if you’d like to find out more or book a consultation to see how we can help you get back on the road to confidence and happy, healthy hair.