Hair Care For Wigs - NYLAHS NATURALS

Hair Care For Wigs

Wigs are an increasingly popular way to switch up your look and style without having to commit to a permanent hair change. They also can be a great way to protect your natural hair from the daily damage of styling. But how do you care for your wig so that it looks and feels just as natural as your own hair? Nylah’s Naturals is here to help with our guide on wigs and hair care specifically designed for curly, coiled, textured hair. You will be able to keep your wigs looking great and your hair healthy. We provide hair products to help protect your natural hair. You can view our product range down below. 🧴 

Wig Maintenance Tips ✨ 

Caring for a wig is essential for keeping it looking its best. 

Here are 7 useful tips below to help you maintain your wig and make it last for years:

Tip #1 Understanding The Difference Between A Human Hair Wig And A Synthetic Hair Wig

It is important to know the difference between human hair wigs and synthetic hair as it affects how you should care and maintain them. Human hair wigs are stronger, and have a higher resistance to heat than synthetic ones, so it doesn’t tangle as much and hardly ever melts. High-quality synthetic wigs can look very natural and can be washed less frequently than human hair wigs, saving you money on shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Although human hair wigs are typically more expensive, they do last longer, which offsets some of the additional cost. So when you buy a wig, be on the lookout for the type of material, and always read the instructions carefully.

Tip #2 Avoid Using A Small Comb 

Before wearing your wig, spray it with water and use a wide-tooth comb to comb it. As you would with your natural hair, comb from the bottom up. Carefully comb small sections at a time until you've worked your way through your hair. Tangled hair is very vulnerable to damage from small combs or brushes, so make sure you take your time combing your hair. 


AVOID: Using oil is not recommended! 🙅🏽Spraying water instead as this hydrates the hair and prevents tangling. 

Tip #3 Use A Special Shampoo And Conditioner 

Before buying any products for your wig, you should be aware that there are specialised ones available for your wig. It is advised not to just use normal shampoo and conditioner because it contains a lot of harsh chemicals that could harm the texture of your wig, even if it is synthetic hair. When washing your wig, make sure to rinse the wig thoroughly, then gently squeeze out any excess water and lay it flat to dry. Avoid using a blow dryer or direct heat, as this can damage the fibres.

Tip #4 Avoid Using Heat On A Wig

It is important to be careful when styling your wig. Especially if it is synthetic, too much heat can damage it. Make sure to read the instructions that came with your wig to find out how much heat to use. 📔

Tip #5 Switch It Up

The downside to synthetic wigs is that they wear out faster because they're fragile compared to human hair. By wearing a human hair wig too often, you risk damaging the threads and damaging the hair's appearance and colour. For regular wig wearers, invest in more human hair wigs and switch back and forth between them. 

Tip #6 Keep Your Wig Moisturised 

If you have curly, textured or wavy hair, make our leave-in conditioner your best friend! Use moisturising shampoo twice a week for a weeklong effect. Massage your wig with a suitable amount of moisturiser to achieve bouncy, shiny hair. Your hair looks untangled and shiny while the waves or curls are locked in. We recommend using our Hair Moisturiser Spray to reduce breakage and keep your wig refreshed and hydrated. 🧴

Tip #7 Don’t Neglect Your Real Hair!

Wearing a wig is no excuse for your hair to be dirty, unmanageable, and dry. Your own hair should be always cleaned and conditioned! Our Wash Set Duo Bundle is perfect for restoring and strengthening Afro and Textured hair types. Whenever you put on a wig, you should braid your hair or pull it back so that it doesn't show. We recommend wearing a cap, it helps you hide your hair and keeps it clean. For an extra moisture boost pair with our hair serum or moisture boosting spray.

Contact us if you have any questions or want some advice around hair care, we’re here to help! ♥️


Wigs Benefits ✨

  • If you’re looking for a way to switch up your look without the commitment of a long-term hair change, wigs are a great option. 
  • Wigs can be used to enhance any existing hairstyle or to completely change your look without causing any damage to your natural hair.
  • There are a variety of wigs available in different colours and styles, so it is easy to find one that perfectly fits your needs. Wigs also give you the opportunity to experiment with different hairstyles and colours that you may not have tried before. 
  • Plus, wigs are also very convenient - no more time wasted on styling and blow drying your hair.

Hair Care For Wigs FAQ

How Often Should You Wear A Wig?

Wigs should not be worn longer than six weeks at a time. After six weeks have passed, you should remove the wig and give your hair the post-wig attention it needs, including thorough cleansing, deep conditioning, and moisturising.

Is It Fine To Sleep With Your Wig On?

It is not recommended. You should avoid this as much as possible. However, if there are times when you feel uncomfortable taking your wig off before bed, or you just feel too tired then that’s okay also as long as it is not repeated every night.

How Do You Get A Wig To Stay On?

Wig tape can keep your wig securely in place without causing you to sweat too much and can come in many shapes. Here are three options: buy wig tape and cut to size, buy pre-cut strips or buy spot tabs. These are all available in different strengths.

How Long Do Wigs Last?

In general, a human hair wig will last between one and three years. At times, it may last even longer. This depends on the care and type of wig you have. 

What Can I Put On My Wig To Keep It From Frizzing?

Wig wearers often use conditioning spray to defrizz their hair due to its effectiveness.

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