At Livara, we know just how convenient a wig can be. However, if you wear wigs often, it’s easy to forget about the hair underneath. But neglecting your hair could lead to a ton of issues such as dryness, breakage and even hair loss. So here are some of the tips on how to take care of your natural hair under a wig.
The first and most crucial step in caring for your natural hair under a wig is to keep your scalp clean. Keeping your hair dirty and tucked away under a wig could even be ground for infections.
With your natural hair tucked way under a synthetic wig(which isn’t as breathable as a human one), there’s potential for bacteria and fungus to form and cause itching and scalp inflammation.
To avoid these issues, wash your hair and scalp with a gentle moisturizing shampoo every few weeks. Focus on your scalp as you use your finger tips to remove the dirt and buildup from your hair.
Wearing a wig can be drying to your natural hair. The wig cap can absorb natural oils and moisture from your hair, leaving it especially dry. To prevent this, moisturize your hair regularly using a water-based moisturizer. Use our Tsavorite Spritz Moisturizer Hair Spray regularly to give your hair the boost of moisture it really needs.
Seal of the moisture with a natural oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or castor oil. Natural plant oils like these help to lock in moisture and prevent breakage.
When you sleep, your hair can rub against the wig cap, leading to breakage and damage. Protect your hair at night by wearing a silk or satin scarf or bonnet. These materials reduce friction and keep your hair from drying out. Additionally, sleeping on a silk pillowcase can also help to protect your hair.
It’s essential to detangle your natural hair if you’re going to have in your wig for a while. Take down your cornrows once in a while to detangle your hair, so you can prevent breakage from matting and tangling. Apply some conditioner and use a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair, starting from the tips, working your way up to the roots.
Finally, don’t forget to give your hair a break from the wig. Wearing a wig continuously can cause tension on your scalp, leading to hair loss. Give your hair a break by taking off the wig and letting your hair breathe after a full day of wearing it. Don’t sleep with your wig on.
You can also opt for protective styles like braids, twists, or bantu knots that can give your hair a break from constant wig wearing.
In conclusion, taking care of your natural hair under a wig is essential for healthy hair growth. With these simple tips, you can maintain your hair’s health while enjoying the benefits of wig-wearing.
Remember to keep your scalp clean, moisturize regularly, protect your hair at night, detangle , and take a break from the wig when needed. Because you are a GEM.