Congratulations on your perfect knotless locs braided wig! To keep it looking stunning and feeling fabulous, we've got the ultimate care and maintenance tips. With a little love and attention, your wig will give you a stylish and versatile hairstyle for months to come. Check out our essential tips now!
Water should be warm or at room temperature. Synthetic wigs may melt or stretch out in hot or cold water, respectively. All wig materials are delicate and secure with lukewarm heat. Use vinegar to rinse your hair. Replace your shower's last rinse with white vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 1 part water). The vinegar softens hair, reduces buildup, and aids in removing excess product residue. With synthetic wigs, lessen the strength.
Shampoo 2-3 times. Gently massage the shampoo into your wig, paying extra attention to the roots and ends where oil buildup tends to accumulate. Rinse thoroughly after each wash to remove all shampoo residue.Wash 20 inches at a time. If your wig is longer than 18 inches, it is best to wash segments of hair at a time to ensure even and thorough cleaning. Use clips or bandana ties to portion the hair into multiple sections while washing.
Air dry away from heat. Gently squeeze excess water from your wig with a towel and then unravel onto a wig head or mannequin to air dry completely. Do not machine dry which can cause damage. Air drying avoids heat that can stretch out or cause frizz. Wear a hair cap overnight. Place a lightweight hair wrap, scarf or mesh cap over your freshly washed wig before bedtime. This will prevent tangles and allow the style to set as it continues to air dry overnight. Remove the cap in the morning to revive your wig with a gentle mist of water and restyling as needed.
With consistent deep cleaning following these tips, your knotless locs braided wig will stay looking and feeling soft, fresh and tangle-free between wears.
Condition that mane, boo! Conditioning your wig after every wash is key to keeping it looking and feeling fly. Apply that conditioner while your hair is still damp for maximum absorption. Work that cream through to the roots and ends, you don't want any missed spots.
Comb through with a wide-tooth detangling comb or a vented brush for tangle-free conditioning. No harsh pulling here! Gently glide that comb out any knots you encounter to ensure even distribution of that conditioning goodness.
For extra love, apply a deep conditioner 1-2 times a week. Heavy treatments, drying damage or everyday wear and tear mean your wig needs some intense moisturizing. Deep conditioners penetrate to nourish each hair strand. Follow the directions on the product for optimal results.
Look for mild protein treatments when needed. Some protein packs in to strengthen hair and reduce breakage without weighing wig down. Use as directed, around 1-2 times a month. You want stronger, smoother hair not stringy.
Use a leave-in to maintain the conditioning between wash days. For up to three wears, a leave-in offers continuous softness, moisture, and knot prevention. Apply to dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends. To keep your frizz-free, tangle-free flow, reapply as required.
Get into that conditioning and you'll get conditioned in no time. Throw on a conditioning cap, gloves or mittens. Extra conditioning time means deeper action for an ultra-nourished wig.
Rinse, rinse, rinse to remove any residue when done with that conditioning sesh. Gently rinse with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. No leftover cream means lightweight, bouncy and soft hair with every wear.
With consistent conditioning and styling, your wig will stay soft, tangle-free and the envy of all. Keep it hydrated, detangled and knotless for a style to die for. Any other questions on keeping your wig on fleek, hit me up! Style on, boo!
Detangle that mane, you got this! Use a wide-tooth comb or vented brush for some no-pull detangling action. The wide teeth slide through even the tightest curls and knots without catching. Start unwinding from those ends and work your way up to the roots. Less tangles mean less damage, so take it slow.
Pause and reposition as needed to avoid frustration. Rushing detangling only leads to pain and broken hair strands. Gently work out each knot to keep your style intact. Deep breath and detangle in stages for the smoothest, most manageable detangling sesh.
Think ends first. The bottom layers tend to get the most tangled and matted, so start there. Loosen up the knots and tangles at the ends and work your way up to the roots where the hair is less tangled. This lets you detangle without having to force out knots from the roots.
Use a wide-tooth paddle brush for extra slide. A wide paddle brush is perfect for detangling locs, braids and lengthy styles. The wide teeth glide through hair without snagging while the paddle shape lets you detangle big sections at a time. Dip the brush in conditioner for extra slip and knot-loosening power.
Use a detangling cream that you can leave on. Before combing out, apply detangling creams and serums to damp or dry hair for a quick, damage-free detangle. The cream conditions the strands while releasing knots and tangles for the easiest possible detangling. Without a comb, hair is nourished and free of knots.
Detangle while washing for the smoothest style. Damp detangling is easiest on hair and prevents tangles from building up between detangling sessions. Apply conditioner and detangle sections of wet hair before styling as needed after washing. Transition to a tangle-free, frizz-free style with each wash.
Detangle with consistency and patience. Regular detangling, around every 3 wears or at minimum weekly, prevents severe matting and painful tangles. Take time to detangle in stages and avoid frustration. Consistent detangling will make the process quicker and easier over time.
Keep that style soft, tangle-free and defining with every detangling session. Hit me up if you need any detangling tips or pro hacks to keep your style on point!
Apply a heat protectant product before heat styling. Heat styling includes blow drying, flat ironing, and curling which can damage synthetic, human or mixed hair fibers without protection.
Set the heat to low. Use the lowest heat setting and keep the dryer at least 8 inches away from the wig when blow drying. Synthetic hair frizzes, stretches, and melts when exposed to high temperatures. To achieve the best results, keep styling to a minimum.
Style sections individually. Only style one section of hair at a time with a curling iron or flat iron. This prevents additional heat and wait time on previously styled strands which can cause damage, especially around edges and ends. Take caution when styling edges and ends.
Apply product as needed. Use a serum, cream or lightweight mousse to minimize flyaways, add shine, reduce frizz and define curls. Apply with fingers, a wide-tooth comb or brush. Add product gradually, it is easier to add more than remove excess. Too much product weighs hair down.
Consider extensions for extra volume. Braid, twist, knot or sew in hair extensions for coverage and volume without damage. Extensions match your wig type or braid in from natural or synthetic hair. Secure extensions in place with beads, thread, wig tape or hair glue.
Lace front wigs provide a natural look. A lace front wig has a natural looking hairline that blends seamlessly with your natural hair. Lace front wigs require careful handling but create the most customized, natural result. Apply wig tape or double-sided tape to edges before styling for best adhesion.
Practice and be patient. It takes time and practice to master wig styling. Experiment with various tools, techniques, and products to achieve your desired look with minimal damage or tangles. Continue to be patient during the trial and error process. Regular styling improves skills for faster, easier styling sessions.
Apply a protectant, limit heat, style sections individually, add product gradually, consider extensions for added volume, lace front wigs offer a natural result. Practice and patience lead to mastering wig styling. Additional questions on styling your wig can be directed to me. I provide recommendations and advice to help you achieve any style.
Display when possible. Displaying your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head allows hair fibers to remain separated without tangling between wears. Wig stands elevate the wig off flat surfaces while mannequin heads provide 360 degree support and styling space. Displaying keeps your wig damage and knot-free.
When displaying is not an option, breathable storage. If showing off your wig isn't an option, store it in a wig box, carrying case, or breathable fabric bag rather than a plastic one. A box or case keeps the wig safe, and a permeable bag lets moisture and heat escape, preventing the growth of odor or mildew. Before bagging, make sure the wig is detangled.
Add odor and mildew preventing pads. Place unscented baby wipes, tissue paper, or fabric softener sheets in the storage container with your wig. These help keep the wig smelling fresh and prevent musty odors from developing during storage. Replace pads every few weeks to maintain effectiveness.
Detangle and restyle before storing. Gently detangle, fluff and restyle your wig as needed before storing. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle and spray with water to reactivate style and texture. Air dry completely before storing to prevent the growth of mildew.
Check and rotate periodically. If storing your wig for an extended period, check on it periodically and rotate/flip it. This ensures even support, shape and weight distribution preventing dents, creases or flat spots from forming. Flip or rotate your wig at least every 2-4 weeks of storage.
Prior to re-wearing, give it time to air out. When removing your wig from storage, give it enough time to dry thoroughly before wearing. Using a wide-tooth comb, detangle and fluff the hair before styling as desired. Drying by air avoids moist storage items from being blown into your new look.
Deep clean if signs of damage. If your wig shows signs of mildew, odor, dirt or damage after storage, deep clean before wearing again. Wash, condition, detangle and restyle as needed to avoid transferring impurities onto your skin and scalp. Proper cleansing and conditioning restores your wig to like-new condition.
Display, breathable storage, odor prevention, detangling, rotation, airing out and deep cleaning as needed will keep your wig tangle-free, damage-free, smelling fresh and looking new between wears. Let me know if you have any other questions on properly storing and caring for your wig. I'm here to provide recommendations and advice to keep your wig on point!
Your knotless locs braided wig will keep looking its best and last you for several months to over a year if you consistently take care of it and follow these instructions. Remember to unwind and style your wig however you like; it should go well with your personal preferences. Rock the dreadlocks with assurance! Don't know where to buy a perfect wig? FANCIVIVI provides you with convenient, versatile, and protective hairstyle!