It is often the case that people presume maintaining a hair system is a complicated process, but it’s actually relatively easy once you know a few basic maintenance techniques. This blog will explain the top 5 tips for maintaining your hair system, simply at home, to keep it in a soft and shiny condition.
It is essential to shampoo sparingly to avoid removing all the oils from your hair system. Oil is needed for the system to protect itself from environmental hazards, such as weather and pollution. Select a shampoo that isn’t made with harsh chemicals and instead consists of nourishing components.
You should wash your hair system in lukewarm water instead of hot and limit washing to twice a week. Any more, and you risk the hair system drying out and losing its shiny, healthy-looking glow.
After you have shampooed your hairpiece, it is essential to have a conditioning routine, as hair systems can’t produce sebum independently. Conditioner should be generously applied and rinsed out thoroughly.
Leave-in conditioners can make a noticeable difference to the hair's glow, and you can purchase specialised conditioning treatments that have been formulated especially for hair systems, pieces, and extensions.
If you go for a swim, you can put a leave-in conditioner under your swimming hat to further protect the hair system from the pool's chlorine.
If a hairdryer is used frequently or used on a high-heat setting, it can cause damage to a hair system. If you can’t leave the hairpiece to dry naturally, then ensure the hairdryer is on its coolest setting.
Taking care of a hair system during the summer or in hotter climates requires extra maintenance. Just as you would protect your skin from harmful UV rays, you should do the same for your hairpiece.
It would be beneficial to reduce sun exposure to your hair system as much as possible, or better still, use a protective sealing balm product or a simple baseball cap.
When you look at the base of the hair system closely, you’ll likely find tiny dots, which are knottings to tie hair strands to the system base. By taking adequate care of these, you’re providing essential maintenance service to retain the volume of the hair system. Gently pull out any tangles by using a pair of soft tweezers, but try not to use much force as although durable, some parts of a hair system can be fairly fragile.
If you make your hair system a priority and conduct regular maintenance at home, you’re ensuring that it will stay in its finest condition. Not only this, but you will be eliminating any need for expensive repairs and extending the lifespan of your hair system.
Regular maintenance of your hair system doesn’t take much time, nor does it have to be costly. Just a few tweaks in your regular daily routine can make a world of difference to the softness, shine, and longevity of your hair system.