Filed under: Full Lace Wig Care — Tags: , , , — cjbarber @ 8:30 am

I am reminded of a question that I asked my mother many years ago.  She wore wigs long before I started to wear them.  You see, alopecia runs in the family.  Mother’s hair always looked good, no matter when you saw her. One Saturday, I remember saying,”There she goes again fussing with that wig.” I decided to tell her what I had on my mind.  I said to my mother, “Mom, why are you always doing something to that ole wig?  After all, it is only a wig.”  She replied, “Baby, if you take care of your wig, it will take care of you.”  I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANT.

Now years later, I find myself in the same situation as my mother. I like to look good, so I know what I have to do to keep it up.  Starting with the hair, working on down.  It is more than just slapping on a wig and out the door you go!!!  Since I have to wear a wig, I have to think of it as a part of me.  The first mistake people make is thinking that it is just a wig.  We forget in many cases, it takes the place of your natural hair.  If you did not have to wear a wig, wouldn’t you take care of your own hair? (Don’t answer that, however, if you would have answered that question, no, then you don’t need a wig either.)  You have to take care of the wig to find out how it will take care of you.  If you are just wearing a wig for a changed look, wouldn’t you still want to take care of it?  Let me share with you how to properly care and “feed” a full lace wig.

First of all, clean hair is beautiful.  Wash your hair at least once or twice a week.  If you are the athletic type, then you should always wash after swimming or exercising or from being in the spa.  If you perspire a lot, you may have to wash it more often because dirt and sweat makes the hair tangle more.