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Highlight a Wig- Adding Color to an Older Wig

It is common for women to want to highlight a wig when they are ready to update their look. After all, nothing builds confidence more than having a fresh hairstyle. However, there are a few things you should know about being able to  highlight a wig.

Older Wigs Differ From Your Natural Hair

Natural hair growing on your head can withstand highlights because it is constantly growing, and your scalp makes oils that run through it all the time. Wigs, however, are not actually connected to your head so the strands do not have the benefit of being replenished by natural oils. Essentially, they begin to deteriorate as soon as you begin to wear them.  If you are trying to add coloring agents to a wig that has been deteriorating over time you may end up with uneven color, color that doesn’t take, or even fried broken off hair.  NEVER TRY TO COLOR A SYNTHETIC WIG- IT IS MADE OF PLASTIC AND WILL LITERALLY MELT FROM THE CHEMICALS

Preserving Your Wig

With proper care, your wig can last a long time. However, highlighting a wig is basically bleaching the hair, and it is never good to process hair that has been exposed to the elements and washed consistently since it dries the strands out.  The best thing you can do for your older cancer wig is to give it a deep conditioning treatment to moisturize your chemo wig and enjoy the color that it is. 

Know Your Options

When you want to highlight a wig, a professional wig expert can do it in a way that preserves the beauty of the strands. It is better to start with a new wig to avoid adding damage to already-worn out hair. This way, you will have a fresh, updated look, and you can always use your older wig as a spare.

At Chrysalis Custom Hair, we know how important it is to always look your best. Let us help you create a gorgeous style that makes you smile by contacting us today.