Lace Wigs – How to Prevent Hair Shedding

Excessive hair shedding from your lace wig can be a problem if you do not properly care for your wig. There are a few maintenance techniques which will help prevent hair shedding. First seal the knots on your unit before you wear it and after every wash. A very good knot sealer product to use is called Knot Sealer. Turn the wig inside out, spray on the mesh or lace and allow it to completely dry before wearing it.

Once you wash your unit, allow it to air dry. After the cap is completely dry, apply your sealer. Spraying extra hold hair spray on mesh or lace is also effective. Some wig wearers use an acrylic sealer. It can be purchased at your local craft store.

Another thing that can cause the wig to excessively shed is applying oils or conditioners close to the base of the wig where the knots are. This can cause the knots to loosen and slip when brushing or combing the hair. Even if you use a knot sealer product, using oils and conditioners can weaken the effectiveness.

When applying conditioner to your unit, try to stay clear of the knots at the base. Make sure your hair is complete dryer before combing or brushing. If the hair is not complete dry, combing loosens the knots. Although it may not shed immediately, once the hair is dry and you begin to style it, your wig may begin to shed. Also, avoid excessive brushing and combing your wig. Remember the longevity of your wig depends on how well you care for it.

Source by Kaaryn Walker

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