I've gone through a good number of knotless braid wigs over the years since I enjoy braided hairstyles. While I cherish how easily they enable me to produce various braided designs, I frequently discovered that my wigs would begin to lose their form and quality far sooner than I had planned. I eventually understood that this was probably a result of not properly looking after my wigs. I've observed a significant increase in how long my braid wigs last looking their best since making changes to how I handle them. Here are some helpful tips I've learnt about maintaining knotless braid wigs in case you want to get the most use out of yours as well.
How to Properly Store Your Wig
When I wasn't wearing my wig, I'd just throw it on my desk, bed, or bathroom counter. This was a major blunder since it caused the hair to crush and become malformed. To keep your wig in its optimal braided shape, store it on a wig stand or mannequin head. I appreciate the FANCIVIVI Wig Stands because they come in a variety of appealing finishes that will complement my home decor. Tangles are also avoided by properly storing a wig. Avoid direct sunshine, wetness, and severe heat, which can all harm fibers.
Detangle gently and on a regular basis
Daily wear and tear can cause tangles to form in a knotless braided wig over time. To minimize painful pulling and excessive shedding, untangle your hair gently 2-3 times each week with a wide-tooth comb or soft brush. To avoid excessive pulls on hair knots, always begin at the bottom strands and work your way up gradually. A satin-lined wig cap can also let the strands slide across each other with less friction, making detangling easier.
Wash When Needed
When a wig is not washed, buildup from scalp oils, styling agents, and environmental toxins can accumulate on the fibers over time. This clogs them and causes early tangling and breaking. I freshen my wigs when they start to feel stiff or look drab. Use a high-quality synthetic wig shampoo to gently clean them without drying or harming the fibers. For this, I recommend the FANCIVIVI Wig Shampoo.
Heat styling should be avoided
When exposed to hot appliances such as curling or flat irons, the synthetic strands in braid wigs can be damaged. This causes frizzing and breaking over time, ruining the look of the wig. If you need to speed up the drying process, just air dry your wig or use low, intermittent heat. Touch-ups using a diffuser attachment are also less dangerous than direct heat blowing. Avoid using heated equipment at all costs for the greatest fiber lifetime.
Synthetic braid wig fibers, like genuine hair, require hydration on a regular basis to be silky, conditioned, and tangle-free. I prefer to massage a couple drops of high-quality wig oil or moisturizer into the strands once a week and let it soak in overnight before washing off any leftover product in the morning. Look for hydrators designed for synthetic hair. FANCIVIVI Wig Conditioner is an excellent mild moisturizer.
Protect When Not Wearing
Even storing a wig carefully, crowds and general handling throughout the day subject it fibers to friction that causes frizzing and breakage over the long run. So when headed out, I always slide my wig carefully into a soft, protective pouch. The FANCIVIVI Wig Travel Bag is the perfect option - its plush interior shields the wig and closes securely. Braiding the strands into a loose rope formation further minimizes tangles that form from daily movement as well.
Reinforce Repairable Areas
As beautiful as boho braids look, constant brushing and detangling apply stress points to certain areas over time. To minimize future breakage at these weaker spots, reinforce them with seamless loops of synthetic thread that blend naturally into the braids. Look for wig repair threads in coordinating colors to make invisible reinforcements. This strengthening technique extends wig lifespan dramatically once mastered.
Evaluate for Replacement
While proper care maximizes a braid wig's longevity, no wig can last indefinitely. If excessive shedding, tangling or breakage occurs despite your best efforts, it's usually time to retire it. Other signs include overly worn fibers with a frayed appearance all over. Carefully assessing a wig's condition helps determine when replacement is needed versus salvageable with TLC. Just be sure not to overwear wigs to the point of causing folliculitis either.
Making these maintenance tips part of my regular hair routine has made a huge difference in how long my braid wigs last looking their best. I've been able to extend wear time by several extra months with diligent care. If you take the time to properly maintain and care for your knotless braid wigs too, I'm sure you'll enjoy them looking new for much longer as well.
FANCIVIVI's mission is to give women of color with alternatives for looking and feeling their best. We appreciate the beauty and protective benefits of braided wigs as a firm that makes elegant braided wigs. Our knotless braids are meticulously handcrafted with only the best quality Japanese synthetic fibers, which are famous for their resilience, softness, and longevity. Our wigs are designed to feel comfortable and natural all day, thanks to thoughtful touches like breathable lace caps and customizable fits.
Designers Danny and Allan launched FANCIVIVI after seeing a shortage of inexpensive, fashionable braided wigs for black women choices on the market. We've since upgraded braided styles with painstaking hand-tying methods and on-trend patterns thanks to our collaboration with professional hair artists. FANCIVIVI designs wigs that allow women to simply mix up their style while nurturing their natural hair with low-maintenance use. We hope our care advice below help you keep your favorite wig looking beautiful for longer!