Caring for a human hair wig means providing moisture for the hair. Hair that is naturally growing has its moisture needs met with the oils produced by the scalp. It is necessary to moisturize wigs with a lightweight, natural oil. Argan oil is perfect and should be the only moisturizer used.
Although many natural hair care advisers may recommend products such as coconut oil, unlike Argan oil, they will cause damage to your wig. Follow these simple instructions to use Argan oil on natural hair wigs:
- Pour a dime-sized amount of oil in one hand then rub hands together to evenly distribute.
- Apply oil by running hands through the hair of the wig beginning about 2 inches from the cap and extending the length of the hair.
- Do not apply oil to the cap. This can cause slippage in the hair knots that could result in loss of some of the strands.
- Perform moisturizing about every 2 days or when you notice dryness, indicated by the hair being too fluffy or difficult to manage.
Why Argan Oil?
Argan oil is derived from the kernels of the nuts of the argan tree. It nourishes and strengthens hair while also protecting it from sun and heat damage. A lightweight oil, hair will retain its body and bounce even immediately after an application. Widely used in cosmetics and beauty care products, it is packed full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Argan oil on natural hair wigs is suitable for every hair texture, straight or curly and any length hair as well.
For more information on how to properly maintain your own natural hair wig, please contact us. As leaders in the industry of customized natural hair wigs, we are the only private salon in Chicago that exclusively serves the needs of cancer patients.