So you’ve been wearing your new ‘do and are looking – and feeling great. But it’s been a few weeks of regular wear now and your hair is starting to lose its soft feel and movement.
Clearly, it’s time for a wash. Just how critical is it that you use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for synthetic hair?
Let’s look at a few things to consider.
Alcohol And Sulfate Content
First, take note that most normal human hair shampoo and conditioners contain ingredients that may not always be so healthy for synthetic chair. Two such ingredients are alcohol based ingredients as well as sulfates.
While it’s true that you can find sulfate-free human hair conditioner, chances are, there are other ingredients that aren’t designed for synthetic hair in that bottle.
The Lifespan Of Your Synthetic Wigs
Second, also keep in mind that while you may not have to use products designed just for synthetic wigs on your hair, when you do, this can help extend the life of them.
These products are designed to help reduce the level of static you experience in the hair as well as provide a protective coating along the synthetic material to help reduce the degree of friction the hair experiences.
Remember that it’s damage to the fiber strand that creates the wear and tear – along with clumping – that will make your hair look aged and eventually become something you can no longer wear.
By coating the strands with the right conditioner, you will promote natural movement of the hair strands, reducing friction and any signs of clumping.
This means the hair looks – and feels – better for longer.
Detergents, Fabric Softeners, and Other Cleaners
You might find that some people are using products such as regular dish detergents and fabric softeners on their wigs. These can be used and do tend to soften up the hair however once again, ask yourself, what else is in these products?
If you are using scented products, the perfumes or ingredients used to create these scents will very likely cause a problem, if not at first, down the road after using them a couple of times.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to how long you want your hair to last and how soft you want it to stay. If these two things are very important to you, using a synthetic shampoo and conditioner is always a wise move. Considering the fact you really only need to use so little with each wash (unless your wig is very long), one bottle should last you for quite some time.
You are making an investment with each wig you purchase, so why not protect that investment?