Hello ladies. Today we are going to talk about a few tips on how to prevent wig hair shedding.
Caring for your wig requires proper routine maintenance because hands make lace wigs and hang individual hairs to lace material. They are very fragile, and shedding can be expected while this is a common problem.
There are definite ways to eliminate excessive shedding through proper care. What's more, it may lead to the breakage of the lace mesh.
First, you should learn about why does your hair shedding.
Reasons for wig hair shedding
Reason 1: Applying oily and greasy products
Reason 2: Combing a wig roughly
Reason 3: Combing a wig from the root to the end
Reason 4: Combing a wig while it's wet
Reason 5: Excessive heat
Second, let's talk about how to prevent hair shedding.
Tips for preventing wig hair shedding
Tip 1: Use knot sealer
Knot Sealer is a product that comes in a small spray bottle. That is used to seal the knots on your lace wig. Turn the wig inside out, spray on the mesh or lace, and let it completely dry before wearing it. It's also important that you Reseal the knots after every wash and wait for the unit to dry before spraying the knot sealer completely.
Tip 2: Do not scratch your scalp through your lace way
Scratch your scalp through your lace way will loosen the knots and lead to excessive shedding. Instead, pat your head with your hand or remove your unit and treat your scalp with an anti-inch shampoo.
Tip 3: Use a wide-tooth comb or wig cushion brush
Comb from the tip and work your way up while holding the hair above so that you will avoid pulling at the knots. Prior to washing the hair, make sure you comb it out thoroughly. Never comb your wig while wet.
Tip 4: Use a mild shampoo
Avoid using care products with high alcohol content. These products can damage the hair causing breakage and shedding.
Tip 5: Clean up the glue from your lace
To prevent excessive shedding, you must remove all glue residue from the lace before washing. Letting glue buildup on your unit can lead to bald spots. If you don't know how to remove glue from your lace wig, watch this video:
Tip 6: Let your wig air-dry
We highly recommend letting your unit air-dry after washing. Dryer heat can split the knots, causing shedding. If you must use your dryer, make sure it's in a cool setting.
Tip 7: Use a silk or satin scarf when you sleep
When sleeping, it's crucial you wrap a silk or satin scarf around your head. This helps prevent friction which is a major cause of tangling and shedding.
Tip 8: Remember to moisturize your wig
The products you use on your lace wig determine how your hair looks and, more importantly, how long it will last. The hair on a lace wig does not receive the natural moisture from the scalp. Moisturizing with the proper products on a regular basis will prevent drying and tangling.
The difference between shedding & breakage
A lot of times, maybe you think that you are just naturally shutting your hair, but it could be that your hair is damaged and breaking off. So we are going to help you figure out what the difference is between the two and how we can solve the breakage problem.
According to the research of AAD(American Academy of Dermatology), most people shed between 50 and 100 strands a day, so don't freak out when you do. Shedding can also depend on medication, health, and stress as well.
If you feel like you have a large amount of shedding like it's out of control, it can be a few things. It could be your health, diet, or medication. You are taking surgery. It can be hormonal.
Your hormones have a lot to do with your hair falling out after you have the baby. That's why a lot of moms were like, "oh, I am losing so much hair", Because your hormones are just out of whack.
How can we fix breakage well?
Tip 1: Keeping moisture balanced and nice and high
It helps out with preventing breakage and stopping breakage in its tracks. Make sure that hair moisture balance is nice and high, which means proper conditioning on there for three to five minutes. And you need periodic deep conditioning to keep that moisture and protein balance.
Tip 2: Minimize the heat that you use on your hair
The more heat that you are using, the more dryness you are going to see. Heat itself is going to remove some of that moisture balance in there, so protein and moisture balance should be kept high on a frequent basis. The number one area you should be investing in your hair routine is not in styling products. It is actually in shampoo and condition.
Tip 3: Make sure that you are trimming that hair as needed
If you have the split end and be able to see what the deal is, the reason why this is important is that split ends actually cause breakage. And breakage causes a split end which means it's a never-ending cycle.
Tip 4: Never ever put heat on dirty hair
I see so many people do this. What is going to go on when you are flat ironing or curling hair? All the dirt, all the debris, and all the old product matter are going to be baked onto that hair, which makes it harder for you to increase the moisture balance.
Tip 5: Moving the positioning of the ponytail
This tip is going to be for our ponytail wearers. If you find that you are wearing your hair pulled up quite a bit, make sure you are not wearing that all the time. Try moving the positioning of that ponytail to different areas of the head. That way, you are not putting stress in that same spot every single day.
Tip 6: Wear a satin scarf when you sleep
In terms of your sleeping patterns, sleeping on satin or 100% silk is going to be crucial. The reason why is because not only is it a low absorbency fabric, but it's also a low friction fabric which means your hair is not rubbing up against a rough surface. It's less likely to break. So it's important to wear a satin scarf and sleep on a satin bonnet, a satin pillowcase.