How to store your wig
To properly store a wig and keep it in good condition, follow these steps:
Clean the Wig:
Before storing, ensure that the wig is clean. Use a wig brush or comb to remove any tangles or knots gently. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for washing and drying it thoroughly before storage.
Detangle and Style:
Once the wig is clean, detangle it again using a wide-toothed comb or brush. Style the wig as desired, whether it's curly, straight, or with any specific hairstyle you prefer. This step will make it easier to maintain the wig's shape while in storage.
Use a Wig Stand:
Invest in a wig stand or polyhead designed for wigs. Place the wig on the stand, ensuring it fits securely. The stand helps to maintain the wig's shape and prevents it from tangling or getting flattened.
Cover with a Net or Bag:
After placing the wig on the stand, cover it with a wig net or a breathable storage bag. This protective covering prevents dust, dirt, or insects from settling on the wig. Make sure the net or bag is large enough to cover the entire wig without causing any tightness.
Store in a Cool, Dry Place:
Find a cool and dry location to store the wig, away from direct sunlight, heat sources, or excessive humidity. Extreme temperatures and moisture can damage the wig fibres. Avoid storing the wig in a bathroom or near any damp areas.
Do not store the wig in a tight or compressed manner, as it can cause the fibres to become matted or tangled. Allow enough space for the wig to retain its shape naturally.
While in storage, periodically check on the wig to ensure it remains in good condition. Gently brush or comb it to prevent tangling and maintain its style. Briefly spray with a conditioning spray (https://www.valentinewigs.co.uk/products/t-range-fibre-soft-n-sheen-250ml) to keep it hydrated.
By following these steps, you can keep your wig in optimal condition and prolong its lifespan.