Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beat the Heat Tip

Let's face it, we all sweat in the summer. If you like to wear long wigs, you may really be feeling the heat. How do you beat the heat? ...

Try braiding your wig. Simply pull the length of the wig to the side. Then braid the hair loosely, or affix a hair elastic every inch or so along the length. Advanced braiders can even try creating a fishtail plait; these look way more complicated than they actually are to do. Secure the braid or fishtail with a ribbon, hair elastic, or bobby pin.
And voila! This gets the hair off your neck. You’ll look summer sweet and nix the sticky wig caused by sweat!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mythbusters | Washing Your Wig

MYTH: I have to wash my wig as often as I wash my own hair.

FACT: The general rule of thumb is wash every 7-10 wearings, but it depends on the environment and the amount of styling products you use. If you use styling products like the shaping creme or hairspray on your wig every day, you'll need to wash and revitalize your wig more often than those who do not use products. Also, if you live in a very rainy or humid climate, you may also need to wash your wig more often.

Because wigs do not have the benefit of natural oils like our own hair, the less you wash – the better! But wear your wig too long without washing it and it can look old and dingy. To refresh and wash your wigs (whether synthetic or human hair), use BeautiMark brand of shampoos, conditioners, and other styling products.