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How to Store human hair wigs? The Right Way

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If you own one or more human hair wigs, you must have wondered what the best way to store human hair wigs. Besides the fact that it doesn’t look good or organized to leave your hair just anywhere in the house, maintaining the quality of the hair is one good reason to properly store your human hair wigs.

But what does proper storage mean? This article looks at how to store your human hair wigs and mistakes to avoid if you want your hair to last longer.

6 Ways to Store Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are not just accessories; they are investments that require proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and quality. Whether you wear wigs for fashion, medical reasons, or personal preference, understanding how to store them correctly is essential.

In this guide, we will explore the best practices for storing human hair wigs, considering factors such as environmental conditions, cleaning and maintenance, styling preparation, and long-term storage. By following these guidelines, you can preserve the natural beauty of your wigs and enjoy them for an extended period.

Let’s dive into the art of preserving and storing your human hair wigs to keep them looking as stunning as the day you got them.

1. Wig head and/or stand

How to Store human hair wigs

Because wig stands make your wigs accessible and best retain their shape, they are the most preferred storage option for a wig, especially if you wear the wig often. So, even if you don’t get multiple stands, you might want to get one for your most frequently worn wig.

2. Silk or satin wig bag

The best thing about storing your human hair wig in a bag made of satin or silk is that they help to retain the moisture in the wigs, preventing drying and tangling. That way, when you take the wig out of the bag for use, it remains soft and without static. If you have multiple wigs, you can place each in a different satin/silk bag and keep all bags in a box for tidiness.

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3. Original packaging

If you just can’t get any other storage option for your wigs, you can simply make use of the original packaging. Most wigs come in boxes and even those that don’t are usually placed in wig bags. So, this option is cost-effective and doesn’t require any extra shopping. Plus, the boxes are stackable and have labels so it’s easy to identify which wig is in which box.

4. Shoebox

If you no longer have the original packaging of your wig, you can use a shoebox instead. Just line the box with tissue to prevent your wig from developing static from the cardboard box. Simply fold the wig and lay it flat into the box, then store it in your closet or any cool, dry place.

5. Shoe rack

How to Store human hair wigs? The Right Way

Using old, unused shoe racks for storing your wigs is a great way to upcycle. It is a suitable option if you have multiple wigs and cannot have several wigs stands. To protect your wig from dust, however, you might want to keep the rack in a dust-free location. Preferably, first place the wig in a wig bag, hair net, or plastic bag and then hang on the rack.

6. Plastic bag/air-tight container

Here is a great option if you happen to have excess plastic containers in your kitchen, which are not in use. Ziploc bags will also do the trick. Make sure they are dry, and after prepping your wig for storage, fold, and place in either a Ziploc bag or your Tupperware.

Special Considerations for Storing Different Wig Types

When it comes to wig care, it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. Different wig types have their own quirks and needs, and understanding these nuances is key to keeping them in top-notch condition.

How to store Lace Front Wigs

1. Proper Handling of Delicate Lace:

Lace front wigs are like the royalty of the wig world, with delicate lace fronts that need a gentle touch. When handling, imagine you’re dealing with the finest silk – patience is your best friend. Avoid tugging or pulling on the lace to prevent any accidental mishaps.

2. Storage Recommendations:

These beauties deserve their own castle. Store lace front wigs in a way that protects the delicate lace from snags and tears. Consider using wig stands or gentle folding techniques to maintain their regal composure.

How to store Full Lace Wigs

1. Additional Care for the Entire Lace Base:

Full lace wigs take it up a notch with an entire lace base. Treat them like the rare gems they are. Be cautious during washing, brushing, and styling to ensure the lace base remains intact. It’s like preserving a work of art – delicacy is key.

2. Storage Precautions:

Give your full lace wigs the VIP treatment in storage. Avoid overcrowding, and ensure they have enough space to breathe. Using wig stands or mannequin heads can help maintain their shape without compromising the intricate lace details.

Understanding the unique needs of lace front and full lace wigs is like having the secret code to a wig’s heart. Handle them with care, store them like prized possessions, and your wigs will reward you with enduring elegance and beauty. It’s the kind of special treatment that keeps the wig game strong.

How to store Synthetic Wigs

1. Distinguishing Characteristics:

Synthetic wigs are the chameleons of the wig world, offering a variety of styles and colors. However, they come with their own set of rules. Recognize that synthetic fibers can be sensitive to heat and styling products, so gentle care is the name of the game.

2. Storage Tips:

Think of synthetic wigs as the low-maintenance buddies. Store them away from direct sunlight to prevent color fading, and keep them in a cool, dry place. Since synthetic fibers don’t need as much breathing room, you can get creative with storage solutions, like compact containers or breathable bags.

How to Store Human Hair Wigs

1. Balancing Act:

Human hair blend wigs offer the best of both worlds – the natural look of human hair with the durability of synthetic fibers. Finding the right balance in care is crucial. Treat them like your favorite hybrid car – a little of this, a little of that, and you’ve got a winning combination.

2. Maintenance Fusion:

Since these wigs contain both human hair and synthetic fibers, they appreciate a middle-of-the-road approach. Use sulfate-free shampoos, avoid excessive heat, and store them with a blend-friendly mindset. It’s like being a culinary master, mixing ingredients for the perfect recipe.

Navigating the diverse world of wig types is like having a wardrobe full of different fabrics – each needs its own TLC. Whether it’s the delicate lace of a lace front wig, the intricate details of a full lace wig, the versatility of synthetic wigs, or the fusion of human hair blend wigs, understanding their unique characteristics ensures they stand the test of time. So, go ahead, pamper your wigs, and let them shine in their glory.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Human Hair Wigs

How to Store human hair wigs? The Right Way

1. Not prepping your human hair wig before storage

Storing dirty wigs gives room for germs and bacteria to build up on the wig. To ensure your wig stays fresh and conditioned when you are ready to take it out of storage, first wash condition, and detangle.

2. Crumpling the wig before storage

Even though human hair wigs do not tangle as synthetic wigs do, crumpling your wigs before keeping them is a bad storage practice. To avoid wearing out and tangling, fold your wig from ear to ear and lay it flat in your storage box or bag.

3. Storing your wigs while damp

After cleansing your wig, it is important to wait till it is dry before putting it away. If you can’t wait till it completely airdries, then use a heat protectant and a blow dryer to hasten the process. When you store your wig damp or, even worse, wet, you make room for mold, mildew, and unpleasant smell.

4. Storing wigs in direct sunlight

Direct sunlight can ruin your hair fibers in the long run by weakening them and dulling their colour. To avoid this, keep your stored wigs in places that are cool and dry, not exposed to heat or direct sunlight.

 

5. Piling several wigs

If you own multiple wigs, organized storage can be difficult. To keep each of them in good condition, however, never pile up wigs or store them in a single bag or box. Instead, use a rack, or place them in individual boxes and stack the boxes. Alternatively, you can keep them in individual bags and arrange them in your closet, dresser, or a large box.

Consideration of Environmental Factors

1. Temperature:

Picture your wig as a bit of a drama queen – too much heat, and it’s throwing a tantrum. To keep things cool, store your wigs in a chill zone. Think of it like a spa retreat for your precious hairpieces. No sauna sessions, please!

2. Humidity:

Humidity is like the sidekick to the temperature superhero. High humidity turns your sleek wig into a frizz fiesta or, worse, a moldy mess. No one wants a moldy wig. Cue the dehumidifiers or moisture-absorbing sidekicks to keep things in check.

Avoidance of Direct Sunlight and Heat Exposure

1. Sunlight:

UV rays are like the troublemakers at the wig party – they fade colors and mess with fibers. Keep your wigs away from the spotlight. Think of it as backstage access, away from the harsh sun. Your wigs will thank you for the shade.

2. Heat Exposure:

Heat is the sneaky culprit that can turn your wig into a melted masterpiece. Imagine your wig as a delicate chocolate bar – too much heat, and it loses its sweetness. Keep them away from heaters and radiators, like you’re protecting a gourmet treat from the summer sun.

Creating the perfect storage space for your wigs is like setting the stage for a VIP performance. Consider the temperature and humidity as the supporting actors, and keep your wigs away from the spotlight of sunlight and excess heat. It’s the backstage pass they need for a long and glamorous life.

Wrapping Up   

Proper storage is a vital part of taking care of your human hair wig if you want it to last long. And as we have seen in this article, you have several options for storing your wig. So, you can choose a storage method that suits your preferences, budget, and lifestyle. Whichever you choose, you get to protect your hair from the elements, dust, tangling, and losing shape. And that’s what is really important.

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