Caring for your Synthetic Wig
WE RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR SYNTHETIC WIG EVERY 6-8 WEARS.
- Before washing your wig or hairpiece, gently remove any tangles with your wide tooth comb
- In a basin with cool water add a small amount of a Synthetic Wig Shampoo and emulsify
- Immerse your wig or hairpiece into water and gently comb with a wide tooth comb, ensuring that the hair is traveling in the same direction. DO NOT rub the hair, this may cause knotting
- Rinse thoroughly in cool water until water runs clear
- Wrap wig or hairpiece in a towel and lightly squeeze to remove excess water
- Gently detangle hair using your wide tooth comb
- Spray with Leave-In Conditioning Spray (3-5 pumps)
- Smooth back into the original shape; place on a mannequin head, secure with Tpins through the velvet ear tabs on the side, ensuring that they do not go through the mesh and allow to air dry completely
- Styling is very easy with your Synthetic Wigs. We recommend simply using your fingertips or wig brush/comb for your desired style
- DO NOT use heat to style synthetic fiber (curling irons, hair straightners, blow dryers, etc)
- Use a wide tooth comb on wet hair
- Holding Spray or Flexible Spray Gel are the only styling products we recommend to use when wishing to hold a style as they will not leave a residue.
- Be cautious when standing near a heat source (i.e. open oven, heater, etc.) Excessive heat can damage the fibre.
- We recommend using Ghost Mist with a wide tooth comb to detangle your synthetic wig or hairpiece. This is especially important with the mid-length to long length wig
- After you have washed your wig, style mist with water and Ghost Mist Spray and smooth back into the original shape; allow to air dry completely
- Synthetic and HD Wigs have a tendency to frizz in areas that come in to contact with skin (nape of your neck and cheeks), to help prevent this from happening spray wig with Ghost Mist every second day
- The cleaner you keep your hair the longer the wig or piece will remain fresh, we recommend washing your hair everyday
HOW TO PUT ON YOUR WIG
- Remove your glasses
- Turn wig over and hold in front of you (Hairline facing you), place thumbs on ear tabs, slip wig on like a cap, keeping ears free
- Push hairline of wig up to match up with your natural hairline
- Hold ear tabs and straighten to ensure wig is on evenly in front of the ears
- Use wire in ear tabs to adjust and shape to your face
- Use fingers brush or comb (depending on fibre) to help shape into desired style
TIP: if you have a lace front wig, do not to pull or stretch the lace, use ear tabs to adjust wig placement on the head
All Wigs and Hair Piece carry a guarantee against manufacturer’s defects.
Our Synthetic and HD Wigs are NOT guaranteed against:
- Wear and tear: i.e. an accident, negligence, alteration, abuse, misuse, tears or a chemical process done elsewhere.
- Life expectancy: it can vary from client to client
- Normal shedding: continually sheds with each wear and is considered normal
- Damage caused by use of hair colour of any sort, bleach, perms, or any chemical or non-chemical services to alter the original hair color
- Electrical hair dryers, hot irons or any hair styling products
- Anyone other than a Beverly May Hair dresser cutting, thinning, or trimming your Hair Additions
- We highly recommend that all wearers of Synthetic and HD Wigs read the client care instructions provided for you by your Beverly May Hair Professional
Make sure you comb the hair thoroughly after each wash and everyday. When detangling the hair, please start from the ends and work up little by little to the scalp. Hold the base with the other hand to keep it from shedding and causing root tension. We recommend using Ghost Mist. Avoid using shine products on the root area as it may prematurely cause shedding.
Only brush your Wig or Hair Piece when it is completely dry. If hair is damp to wet use a wide tooth comb. Brushing should be done carefully to avoid root tension. Extreme tugging may result in the loss of your own hair in the wig.
DO NOT blow dry
Do not sleep in your wig or hair piece
To keep hair from dryness apply Ghost Mist every second day. Your Hair Additon does not have the benefit of your own natural scalp oils.
CHLORINE AND SALT WATER
Chlorine and salt water have been known to damage hair used in Hair Additions. Chlorinated pools, spas, saunas and ocean water can cause irreparable damage to the hair. You have been advised not to expose your Hair Addition to chlorinated and/or salt waters and do so at your own risk.
It would be advisable NOT to chemically treat this hair yourself. You MUST ONLY seek the advice of your Beverly May Hair Specialist. Chemically treating the Hair Addition hair yourself may cause irreparable damage to your own and your Hair Addition.
Some hair sheds out of some Hair Additions easier than others. Curly and longer hair will commonly shed hair more rapidly than a short Hair Addition. Shedding of hair is considered very normal.
Each wear, use a soft 100% Boar Bristle Brush and gently brush your hair starting at the ends of the hair and working your way up to the root area.
We highly recommend that you remain in close contact with your Hair Addition Specialist so that if at any time a question arises about your Hair Addition, you can receive professional advice immediately.
We recommend that you strictly take the advice of your hair Addition Specialist and only use the products recommended by the Specialist. Using the recommended 100% Boar Bristle Brush, Synthetic Shampoos and Leave in Conditioners, Ghost Mist, will greatly increase your success with your Hair Addition.
AVOIDING COMPLICATIONS AND EXCESSIVE HAIR LOSS IN SYNTHETIC WIG
A thorough discussion and demonstration about Client Home Care and Avoidance of Common risks should take place with every new client, to pinpoint, troubleshoot and avoid possible bad habits that may inadvertently cause complications over the next several weeks.
Very rarely is a Hair Replacement supplied from the manufacturer with hair coming loose. A few shedding hairs left on the base from the original hand tying are to be expected. But there are a number of actions that can cause excessive hair loss AFTER delivery of your Hair Replacement.
All of the following can cause premature and excessive hair loss:
- Excessive combing or brushing: This will ultimately break off hair and cause premature thinning of the Hair Replacement. Comb and brush very gently.
- Unattended matting and tangling: Left uncorrected, excessive matting and tangling that is then removed forcefully will tighten the matted hair and tear out the hair.
- Friction: From overly skin, jewellery and clothing
- Conditioners remaining in the root area: Probably the single largest factor creating major, ongoing, irreversible hair loss. Conditioners that are allowed to be absorbed onto the base and gather around the root system will ultimately prevent the root system from pivoting 360 degrees allowing for hair loss in your hair replacement. Read your care instructions carefully to learn the proper application and removal of conditioning.
- Do Not Over Use/ Over Apply: any hair care product on a hair replacement. Use the product in the manner for which it was designed for best results. Remember, more is not necessarily better!
THE TRUTH ABOUT MATTING AND TANGLING IN HAIR REPLACEMENTS
The following information is offered to help you understand the causes of matting and tangling in human hair wigs and hair replacements and the simple answers for minimising these problems.
All of the following can cause premature and excessive matting and tangling
- Friction: Generally around the neck line on full wigs, or in permanent hair replacements. Caused from rubbing sweat or necklaces. Constant friction damages the fibre.
- Excessively Hot Water: Always use cold water when washing your hair replacement.
- Chlorinated Water: As in swimming pools. They are extremely alkaline and not only bleach out the color, but also will increase the chances of tangling.
- Alcohol: As in hairsprays. Most hairsprays contain a lot of alcohol which is very drying and over time, will open the cuticle layer, increasing the chances of tangling.
- Permanent Hair Colors: These products which use peroxide as a penetrating agent, actually swell the hair shaft causing the cuticle layer to open and stay open.
- Permanent Wave Solutions: Especially alkaline perms open the cuticle layer.
- Over Conditioning: Although you may think you are helping to eliminate matting, too much conditioner can actually swell the hair causing the cuticle layer to remain open.
If tangling from excessive friction occurs, comb it out immediately and gently with our wide tooth comb, using a small amount of Ghost Mist.