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Curly human hair wigs and Extensions add dimension to your natural beauty and an excellent change of pace. Curly hair is fun, its liberating and a woman's go-to for the lighter side of life. Unfortunately, not many people do the right thing to care for those curly hair and sustain the life of the wig or extension.
Here are five actions you can take to care for your curly, human hair wig and Extension.
Avoid Alcohol-Based Products
Your human hair curly extension or wig is basically still a natural hair. Therefore, you have to treat it in the same manner that you would like natural hair. This effort entails avoiding alcohol-based products. Alcohol-based products are drying to human hair. Given this side effect, it is not shocking that curly human hair wigs do not tolerate them well. Dry hair is at the highest risk for breakage due to the disruption of the overall hair structure. Dry hair loses its flexibility and therefore, easily snaps or frizzes. You will want to avoid alcohol-based products at all costs.
Remove Tangles from Curly Human Hair Wigs
At the end of each wearing, inspect your curly wig for tangles. Tangles can destroy a curly wig if you fail to tend to them immediately. Using a wide-tooth comb, gently section the hair. Apply water and using a soft, bristle brush, wide-tooth brush, or even just your fingers to remove tangles. Be careful not to create too much friction with those tresses, or you will generate unwanted frizz. Also, take the time to detangle the hair before washing it. This action will help to reduce further tangling or even breakage.
Use Sulfate-free and Paraben-Free Shampoos and Conditioners
When cleansing your curly, human hair wig, use sulfate-free shampoos. You want to choose shampoos that do not strip the hair or rob it of its curly texture. Only use hydrating conditioners. You should allow the hair to soak in a basin for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. Again, do not rub this hair when cleansing it. Rubbing the hair will create friction which will lead to frizz. Carefully pat the hair, then lay on a towel to drain excess water or allow it to dry on a towel or a wig head. As the hair is drying, you can also scrunch the hair to restore some of the curl texture –but, be careful not to rub the hair.
The frequency in which you wash those curly locks will vary depending on the number of products you use on the hair itself. Some may choose to cleanse this hair weekly and others on a bi-weekly basis.
Combat Frizzy Hair with a Leave-In Conditioner
If your wig becomes frizzy, spray water on the hair or even a leave-in conditioner to tame those curly tresses. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of moisture to restructure the curls and to eliminate the dreaded, matted-hair look. You can apply oils to help seal in moisture and give curls vibrancy but remember that a little bit will go a long way. Too much oil will weigh the hair down, and you will have no choice but to wash the hair to restore it to its natural state.
Use a Curl Cream
A curly hair cream help maintain curl and help retains the curls . Applying a cream is a big way in bringing your human hair curls back. Apply once in a while when you noticed the hair is losing its curls and that will make your wig looking curly once more. Be moderate in applying curl cream as too much can make the hair become harder and coarse. Also usage shouldn't be too frequent.
Protect Curly Wig
Cover those curls with a satin bonnet to protect them from dust and other environmental elements when you are not wearing it. Satin bonnets help to reduce the opportunity for unintentional rubbing or friction, seal in moisture and preserves the hair. The other option you have for protecting your curly hair is when not planning to wear the wig, keep it tucked away in the original packaging.