Have Cancer And Purchased A Wig? Types Of Wig Stands And How To Care For The Wig

If you have cancer and have lost your hair due to chemotherapy, a wig would be a great way to give you hair until your normal hair grows back. If you have purchased a wig, you need to also purchase accessories to go along with it, as well as take proper care of the wig. One type of accessory you should start with is a wig stand from a place like Wigmate. Below is some more information about this so you can have beautiful hair.

Head Wig Stands

You need a wig stand to keep your wig on while you are not wearing it. This will help keep your wig in great condition and prevent the hair from getting tangled up. With some wig stands it is easy to work on the wig, such as brushing and styling it.

There are many different types of wig stands you can choose from including:

  • Styrofoam: Styrofoam wig stands are not the best around but they are inexpensive when compared to other types. They are also durable and hard to damage from your wig or water. One thing to consider is a styrofoam wig stand is very light so it is difficult to style the hair without the stand knocking over.
  • Canvas: Canvas wig stands are made of cork and have a canvas fabric covering. You can find them in a variety of sizes and they work great for short and long wigs. They are heavier than styrofoam wig stands so they will not knock over as easy. One thing to consider is you cannot use a blow dryer to dry the wig as water damages the canvas fabric.
  • Plastic/Wire: Plastic/wire wig stands also come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are affordable and they can be folded up for traveling. One thing to consider is this type of stand is very lightweight.

How to Care for Your New Wig

The most important thing you can do is to make sure the wig has ventilation. To do this do not sleep with your wig on but instead place it on the wig stand that you purchased. Also keep the wig stand out of direct sunlight. If you do not do this, then the sunlight will cause the hair to fade. You should also cover your wig with something like a light scarf to keep the wig free of dust and other debris.

Ask the establishment where you purchased your wig how often you need to wash it.  This is very important as you do not want dirt, sweat, etc., to build up on it. If you sweat a lot you will have to wash the wig more often. The wig should come with complete instructions on how to wash it properly, such as the best type of shampoo to use.

This information should help your wig last a long time for you.