An important part of the hair system journey and experience is maintenance. You need to maintain and wash it well so the hair doesn’t only remain soft, but keeps looking natural and healthy. The best way to do this is to shampoo and conditioner your hair system for men. However, you should do it the right way. Doing it the wrong way can cause more damage and make your toupee become a waste of money.
As a general rule, look to wash your hair system with shampoo once or twice a week. Overdoing it will not only make your hair potentially tangle, but also make it very dry and straw-like which nobody wants. With all that said, here are some tips for using the best wig conditioner or wig shampoo on your hairpiece.
- Use it everyday! While it’s not advised to shampoo your hair everyday, conditioning your hair on a regular basis can be helpful, especially if you use a conditioner that is free of sulfates and parabens.
- Rather than working the conditioner into your scalp or hair system base, look to work the product into your hair.
- Use a leave-in conditioner if you prefer! If you’re worried about overwashing your hair, you can simply use a leave-in conditioner which doesn’t require to be rinsed out and will keep your hair soft, tangle-free and healthy!
- If you are using a rinse out conditioner, make sure to use it only after you’ve applied and rinsed off your shampoo, assuming you’re using shampoo on a particular day. If not, go ahead with using your wig conditioner.
Shampooing your hair system correctly
Now, when it comes to shampooing, it’s worthwhile to pay very close attention. That’s because while wig shampoo will clean the dirt and oils on your hair, it can also make your hair dry and rough if you overuse it. Worst case scenario, it damages your hair entirely and makes your hair system or hairpiece unwearable. So keep on reading.
1. Work The Shampoo In
Just as aforementioned with wig conditioners, you need to work the shampoo in. Once you’ve wet your hair and head, squeeze some shampoo in your hand. Apply it on your head and create a lather, specifically on your natural hair. Once a lather is created, work your way to the toupee areas on top.
2. Don’t Rub, Pat Your Hair
It can be tempting to scrub and rub your hair with the shampoo lather using your fingers, but avoid this! This can damage your system, especially if you do it too excessively. Instead, look to gently pat the lather around the area. This requires more patience and time, but your hair system will thank you for it. Not to mention, even with a gentle patting motion, the wig shampoo should reach your scalp.
3. Rinse It Off
You should generally know when you’ve shampooed enough. Once the shampoo has sat on your hair for long enough, it’s time to rinse it off. Make sure the water that is rinsing it off is facing the same direction while doing so to avoid tangles. Likewise, make sure all your hairs are facing the same direction as well. And that’s about it!
Following these tips will not only help your hair and hair system remain in good condition and look healthy, soft and shiny, but will also prolong the life of your hairpiece as well.