There really isn’t a perfect way to store your wigs, but there are plenty of wrong ways. Taking care of your wig is important if you want it to remain looking full and maintain its shape for a long time. No matter if you have a full cap or partial cap hair replacement, you can’t just throw it on the bed or on the floor when you get home at the end of the day. Proper storage of your wigs will go a long way in ensuring you get plenty of use out of them. Here are some tips on how to properly store your wigs.
Ensure Clean and Dry Wigs Before Storage
When learning about how to care for a wig, you probably heard many times how to clean one. One mistake people make is washing their wigs and then putting them in a storage box before they are completely dry. This could cause the wig to lose its shape, among other things, and possibly make it unwearable the next time you need it. Always use a good wig shampoo and conditioner and dry it completely prior to storing anywhere.
Store Inside a Box
People who don’t wear wigs on a daily basis will sometimes store them in the box they came in. Before you do that, you need to keep the shape of the wig by putting in a paper insert and covering the outer part with a hair net. As long as it is completely dry after using the wig shampoo and conditioner, this is a good method for long-term storage.
Store on a Mannequin Head
If you wear wigs on a daily basis, then storing them in a box would just be inconvenient. Instead, you should invest in a mannequin head for easy access and storage. This is a much better option than putting them on a bedpost or on your dresser, since you want to maintain the shape as much as possible. Many mannequins are space-efficient, so you can place them on your vanity or dresser without cluttering up the area.
People who don’t spend the time learning how to care for a wig will be frustrated when the time comes to style it. Properly storing wigs is one of the most important and will allow you to protect your investment in quality hair pieces. For more information on wig care, be sure to contact us.