Thursday, December 6, 2012

Protect Your Crown Investment With Proper Care

I've been wearing lace wigs for some years now and cannot remember the last time I actually wore a regular wig. Last night as I was washing my Malaysian Light Yaki unit, I thought about how many regular wigs I used to purchase on a monthly basis.

I used to buy at least 3 to 4 regular wigs a month, which averaged about $180 monthly. Some were synthetic and human. So my yearly cost on wigs WERE $2,160! Yes...you read that correctly. My hair loss was costing me a lot of money at the time not including the treatments that I was getting to grow my natural hair back. These wigs would last me from three days to maybe a week or two. I have a small head so the wig caps never fit and were bulky on my head. The hair shed like nobody's business, frizzed up, became dull after one wash, and would melt in the heat (synthetic units). At the time before I knew about lace wigs, I was stuck with these wigs.

When I was introduced to lace wigs, I was on cloud nine and I've been glued (literally) to them ever since. The average cost of a full lace wig can range from $300-$1000, depending on customization. In my opinion they are worth the investment because it acts just like the hair that was or is growing on your head. I treat all my lace wigs like princesses. The picture below is my Malaysian unit, which retails for $350, and she is 10 months old. So with her, I saved $1,810!!!!  She's been colored twice, cut, trimmed, shampooed and conditioned multiple times. She is my go to unit for my most natural look and she still has that bounce, strong hair strands, tons of luster, no tangles, minimal shedding, and the lace is still as strong as it was when I first received her.

Below is my routine hair care for this particular unit:
  • Wash & Condition once a week with Nunaat Silicon Moisturizing Shampoo, Hair Masque, and Leave-in Conditioner
  • Seal the knots before & after washing hair with Pump It Up hair Spritz by Bronner Bros. and Got2B Freeze Spray
  • Apply a serum every other day (Moroccan Oil treatment or Organix Coconut Milk)
  • Wash once a month with Nunaat Silicon Fortifying Shampoo to strengthen the strands to keep them strong & healthy
  • Always allow unit to air dry. Only hair dryer to seal the knots faster.
  • Use heat protectant prior using flat iron or curling iron. I normally flat iron hair once a week.
  • Every night I spray conditioner water lightly on the hair and pay special attention to the ends to avoid split ends.
  • If she is bonded, I wrap her up and tie on a satin scarf. If she's on a wig stand, I cover her up in the satin scarf or bonnet.