Taking care of a hair system can be a daunting task for those who are new to the world of hair replacement. Caring for a high-quality human hairpiece not only extends its longevity but also helps maintain its realistic look and texture.
To help you understand the basics of caring for your system, we’ve put together this simple guide with tips and advice on how to keep your wig looking great. From brush selection and cleaning techniques to tips on styling, we have all the resources you need to keep your hairpiece in top condition.
With these helpful pointers on overall care and maintenance, keeping your wig looking like new is easier than ever before!
Understanding Your Hair System
In order to keep your hair systems looking great and lasting for a long time, it’s important to understand all the components that make up the system and how best to care for it.
Your system is made of two parts, a foundation or base, and the hair itself. The base connects the strands together in an organized way. It also functions as a canvas on which your hairdresser will be able to create whatever style you’d like utilizing various types of adhesives or glues.
The other part of your system is the individual strands of real human hair that are curled, woven, knotted, glued, or otherwise exceptionally secured into place onto the base to form a single piece with just one style around your entire head. Depending on the specific type and construction of your unit, different methods may apply when it comes to maintaining its integrity while brushing and styling per instructions from your salon and/or manufacturer.
How to choose the right system?
Choosing the right system can be a daunting task, but there are several factors to consider that can help you make the right choice. Here are some tips on how to choose the right system for you:
-Consider your lifestyle. Do you lead an active lifestyle or do you spend most of your time indoors? This can help you determine the type of system that will best suit your needs. For example, a more durable and secure system may be ideal for those who are more active.
-Determine the type of base you need. They come in a variety of bases, such as lace, skin, or monofilament. Each base has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to consider your preferences and needs before making a decision.
-Choose the right hair type. Systems come in different types of hair, such as human or synthetic hair. Human types tend to look more natural, but it can also be more expensive. Synthetic hair, on the other hand, is more affordable and requires less maintenance.
– Decide on the length, color, and style. Consider the length, color, and style that will best complement your features and preferences. You can also consult with a stylist to get their opinion and advice.
-Research providers. Look for reputable providers with a track record of delivering high-quality hair systems. Read reviews and ask for recommendations from others who have experience with systems.
Essential Care Products
When shopping for external care items, take into account the type of hair in your system and the quality level. Common items include:
-Shampoo: Detergents strip dirt and oils from the hair follicles so look for a mild sulfate-free formula that won’t dry or damage it.
-Conditioner: Not only does conditioner hydrate and soften the hair, but it also helps maintain and restore vibrancy to longer-lasting color. Conditioners with keratin, jojoba, and coconut oils are good options as they will help protect against environmental factors.
-Brulee Bond Health Serum: Useful in keeping synthetic bonding fibers supple and adding shine, this silicone-based serum helps avoid sharpening or recoiling during styling. It also reduces friction when brushing and keeps individual strands looking healthy between washes by sealing humidity out of the core layer while retaining moisture in its outer layers so that it doesn’t become brittle. If using natural hair systems, consult an experienced technician first as chemicals may damage human locks permanently over time when used too often.
–Deep Conditioning Treatment: Ideal for improving elasticity to avoid breakage caused by contouring combs or thermal styling tools, these treatments are oil or butter based to replenish lost proteins back into each strand of fiber making it better able to withstand pressure from mechanical manipulation during styling rituals. Be sure to use a light formula on lighter-colored pieces as heavier versions can leave behind unwanted residue that dulls bright hues over time.
Daily Care Tips
- Brush or comb your hair every morning and night using a soft-bristled brush or comb. Make sure to start from the bottom of the hair shaft and work your way up.
- Have your scalp and lash line checked regularly for any signs of thinning, redness, or irritation, as these may be signs of infection or allergic reaction to the glue used during installation.
- Use moisturizing products designed specifically for synthetic systems, as natural oils and sprays can damage the fibers.
- Use a cap-like protector before engaging in activities that may cause damage such as sports, swimming, brushing/combing while wet, etc.
Weekly Care Tips
-Gently brush or comb your hair to remove tangles using a wide-tooth comb. Brushing from the nape of the neck forward will help avoid pulling hairs from the base of your unit.
-Use a non-alcohol-based cleaner to remove dirt and oil from the outside of your hair system without harming its delicate construction.
-Remove adhesive residue gently with a solvent remover or adhesive tape remover every seven to ten days, depending on how often you wear adhesive with your system.
-Lightly trim any stray hairs around the base of your unit at least once a month to help keep it looking neat and natural.
Caring for your hair system is essential in order to maintain a natural-looking appearance and extend its lifespan. Regular maintenance such as using shampoos and conditioners designed specifically for hair systems, avoiding harsh chemicals or styling products, brushing it daily, and wearing a cap or bonnet at night can help keep your hair system looking great. With the right care and attention, you can enjoy the benefits of having longer-lasting beautiful locks!