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Damaged wig hair strands, lead notoriously to hair that is difficult to manage, as well as to a distressed looking hairstyle, not to mention to a bad hair day altogether! No pun intended!
Enclosed are professional expert tips, revealed by known lace wig expert, Marie Hines founder of: http://www.fulllacewigsbyhottipsfashion.com , that will help you revive the damaged hair strands of your favorite full lace or/and lace wig.
A-How can I tell if the hair of my full lace wig or my lace wig is damaged?
- Is the hair of your hair unit dry, brittle, frizzy?
- Is the hair of your lace wig, dull, limp and seem to need a color treatment almost every week in order to look alive?
- Does your daily hair styling require more and more chemical like holding gels, mousses or strong hairspray?
- Do you use need to use thermal styling tools on a daily basis in order to have a decent hairstyle?
B-What have damaged the hair of my full lace wig or/and of my lace wig?
Human hair is composed primarily of proteins (approximately 88%). It is made of three layers ---the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. There are many different factors that can lead to extensive human hair wig damage , like pollution, weather, heat and hair tool misuse.
Full lace and lace wig hair damage is most characterized by loose or busted hair knots in the lace cap base inside and/or broken protein bonds on the shaft of the hair.
Sun’s UV rays penetrate the hair strands, damaging the follicle down to the shaft. This fact is sadly almost impossible to avoid – unless avoiding the sun altogether, however when exposed to extreme sun, one can use precaution such as the use of specific hair products with a built-in SPF, or by braiding the hair of the wig, in order to minimize damaging sun exposure.
Brushing the hair of your hair unit too much and/or too often, especially when the hair is wet or damp, can cause severe breakage due to naturally formed hair knots. A wide tooth comb is a great choice, especially if used at slow pace through small portions of hair at the time.
-Too much heat
The healthiest way to dry the hair of a lace wig is to allow it to air dry, on the other hand the quickest way is to blow dry the hair. However the use of blow dryers as well as the use of flat irons, hot curlers and curling irons for that matter, tend to expose wig hair to too much heat.
Here are some great ways to safely use your heat hair tools:
-Harsh hair products
Over-washing does not really damage the hair of your hair unit, but harsh chemicals in shampoos do. These unforgiving shampoos deplete the hair natural oils and dry the hair strands out. Choose a gentle deep-cleansing moisturizing shampoo that creates soft, shiny and silky hair that is easy to manage.
A deep-cleansing shampoo that contains great conditioning agents like protein, panthenol and triglycerides, and also high levels of silicone is best.
Also bleach, hair dyes and certain harsh chemical contained in styling gels, mousses, hairsprays, especially any type of alcohol, wear down protein bonds that is in the hair strand structure, making it prone to chipping and breaking off.
Cold weather causes hair to dry out due to the lack of humidity in the air. Combined with cold air, dry hair becomes brittle, fragile and break easily. To protect the hair of your full lace wig or/and your lace wig in cold climates and temperatures, have deep conditioning hair treatments often. Deep conditioning hair treatments feed and strengthen hair with a combination of essential amino acids, proteins, and effective moisturizers. Doing a deep conditioning hair treatment once a week will help lock in moisture and replenish the hair with strength, allowing each hair strand to regain its internal weight and body and minimize the tendency to frizz.
-Chlorine and Salt Water
Chlorine and other chemicals contained in swimming pools as well as natural sea salt from the shores, can be extremely damaging to human hair if proper precautions are not taken prior to exposure. Always protect the hair of your wig with a swim cap while swimming. Always shampoo and condition the hair of your hair unit immediately after swimming – a clarifying shampoo is best.
Clarifying shampoos contain acetic acid, a chemical compound, known for its de-scaling abilities.
Applying a clarifying shampoo after a swimming session, at the beach or in the pool can help remove harmful deposits from the hair of your wig, without stripping away moisture giving each hair strand a fresh start, and restoring natural shine.
Daily routine activities such as leaning on the back of your seat and even sleeping cause hair friction. The constant rubbing of hair against a surface breaks hair. Protect the hair of your full lace or lace wig while you sleep, with a satin bonnet and/or use a satin pillow case and there will be no friction between your pillow and the hair of your wig that can cause damaged hair strands.
C-How to Successfully Treat the Damaged Hair of your Full Lace & Lace Wig
Back off from heat styling as much as possible! Continuous heat is zapping the hair of moisture and is pretty much leaving it fried. When you need heat to style the hair of your lace wig,always use a heat protecting spray beforehand, and try to use the coolest settings of your hair tool.
Also from then on use shampoos with high moisturizing formulas , do not over-wash and always braid loosely the hair of your full lace wig prior to shampooing. Use high grade leave-in conditioners daily and apply a hair mask weekly to really soften the hair strands.
A hair mask is a more concentrated hair conditioner for people who want an extra shot of moisture to deal with damaged or frizzy hair strands. A hair mask is applied once a week or once a month or as needed, while a conditioner could be used daily or as needed to treat dryness/tangling, with effects usually lasting until your next shampoo.
Do not brush the hair of your hair unit when it is still wet. Always use a wide tooth comb to gently ease out the stubborn knots. Invest in a professional detangling spray if the hair of your wig is extremely fine (like European hair) and prone to hair knots.
Remember, washing the hair of your full lace or/and lace wig daily really is not necessary. Dry shampoos are great at soaking up hair products build-up and some dry shampoos even leave a nice fresh scent.
Check whether you have hard water in your shower. Hard water (as opposed to soft textured water) has a higher mineral content. There are some shower heads that can remove some of those minerals and leave you with softer water which in turn leaves lesser amounts of mineral deposits on the hair of your full lace wig or lace wig hair after rinsing.
Last but not least, use gentle hair ties that won't snag or cause hair strands to snap or break.
Add shine to your hair by using hair products that instantly softens and smooth hair, that improves hair's elasticity, that also acts as an antioxidant and protects against environmental damages.
Taking care skillfully of your full lace or lace wig when it is damaged will gradually make the hair of your unit stronger, softer, silkier and healthier looking. Lace wig proper care and maintenance will prolong effectively the life span of your hair unit.
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