How to Keep Your Knotless Braid Wig Looking Fresh
If you wear a wig made from knotless braids, you may have noticed that over time the natural oils from your scalp can cause the fiber to start to look and feel less fresh than it did when you first purchased it. If this describes your wig, don’t worry! It’s easy to keep your knotless braid wig looking beautiful and fresh with some simple cleaning techniques and steps every couple of weeks. Here are some tips on how to keep your Knotless braid wig looking fresh!
Step 1: Wash With Shampoo
Mix a small amount of baby shampoo in your hand with warm water and work up a lather on your wig. Let it sit for a minute, then gently massage and rinse using fresh water. Use a soft brush or wide-toothed comb after you dry it and you’re done! Make sure to get knots out as best you can before starting so that they don’t show up in your braids afterward.
Step 2: Do Not Use Conditioner
It’s best not to use a blow dryer if you can help it. Heat exposure is bad for both human hair and synthetic fibers (the kind most wig manufacturers use), so letting your wig air dry is an easy way to keep it looking fresh longer. Blot, don’t rub, with a towel or tissue; rubbing will pull on hairs and cause frizz. Avoid brushing your wig for at least a week—or even two if you have time—to reduce damage from combing. Remember: It’s okay if some wigs look unkempt on their first day out of box—it takes time for them to relax into their style!
Step 3: Let the Wig Air Dry
After washing your knotless wig, you’ll need to give it time to air dry. The hair on a wig is delicate, so gently pat it with a towel until it’s no longer dripping wet. Then make sure you let it air dry completely before styling or wearing. This could take up to 2 hours, depending on how thick your wig is and what material it’s made from. Some wigs are much thinner than others, so don’t rush things by letting them sit near a heater or fan—you’ll just end up drying out and potentially damaging your hair. Also avoid using too many heat tools on synthetic fibers (if your wig has synthetic fibers). Once again: natural fibers can withstand higher temperatures; stick with lower temps when heating synthetic hair.
Step 4: Add Hair Oil or Moisturizer
Add a few drops of a moisturizing oil or hair cream to your hair, starting at your scalp and working down towards your ends. Massage it into your scalp and finger through from roots to tips. This will give added shine, softness, and hydration and prevent knots from forming as you continue styling. Next time you’re planning on wearing your hair in knotted styles for several days in a row, massage an oil or cream onto wet hair before bed (in place of conditioner) then again when you take it out of braided wig in morning (in place of shampoo). Before drying with a blow dryer, spread any remaining product over the length of each braid by hand – work quickly so that they don’t get crunchy!
Step 5: Do Not Comb It Through
The first and most important thing that you want to do with your wig is not comb it through. Knotless wigs are often worn in different styles, which make them hard to care for; however, if you’re going to follow these steps below you can get a lot of use out of your wig before having to purchase a new one. First of all, avoid combing or running your fingers through your hair whenever possible because they tend to break strands off or create matting on knots; second, try not washing or shampooing your hair very often.
When you first buy your new, knotless braid wig, you want to make sure that it stays beautiful and shiny for as long as possible. Below are a few tips on how to keep your hair looking fresh. You’ll also want to protect it from any heat damage. Heat styling tools (such as flat irons or curling irons) should never be used when wearing any type of synthetic hair wig or weave—doing so can seriously damage your wig and/or cause irreparable damage. Instead, wear braids during exercise and opt for air drying instead of exposing them directly to heat sources. If you have multiple units in stock, avoid wearing all of them at once so they can be wash between wears (if needed). But more importantly: Enjoy!