How to Take off My Blonde Wig Without Hurting My Skin and Hair
Wigs play a very pivotal role when it comes to a woman's beauty and elegance. The 613 wig to be precise is easy to install, style, and even maintain, whether it’s a transparent full lace wig, HD lace closure wig, brown lace front wig, or even the blonde full lace wig. Removing the wig, however, can be challenging, especially if done improperly.
Those who try removing their wigs without following the correct steps are sure to experience pain on their scalp, tear their wig lace, or even damage their baby hair and skin in the process. In this article, we are going look at the correct way of taking off your wig.
Steps by step Guide on how to remove the human hair wig
1. Human Hair wig preparation
- Short blonde bob wigs
Before the removal of short blonde bob wig, the best preparation tip is to hold the hair stands away from the edges using bobby pins. The pins usually prevent the glue remover from damaging the wig fiber while giving you a clear view of the lace seam.
- For long lace wigs
As for long wigs, 613 full lace wig or long blonde lace front wig always prepare them by packing the wig in a ponytail to avoid getting any adhesive on the wig fibers and also to give you a clear view of the wig.
2. Apply the adhesive wig remover
Start by soaking up a washcloth, makeup brush, and Q-tip in the adhesive remover.
The next step is to dump the lace steam with your washcloth gently soaks to help weaken the adhesive used in holding the wig. Ensure that you cover the entire hairline and always add more remover in tight areas.
For you to see the lace seam coming off the edges, you need to let the lace absorb the adhesive remover for about 1 to 2 minutes.
It’s worth mentioning that you should apply the lace seams faster as alcohol-based adhesives and isotropic alcohol tend to dry off quickly. Lastly, those with sensitive skin should avoid using alcohol-based glue removers, as it could lead to skin damage around the forehead. Those with sensitive skin are encouraged to use oil-based liquid adhesive removers.
3. Peel off the lace
Begin to pull the lace seam off gently at the edges until no edges are left.
- Gently start by removing the lace from the baby hair to avoid wig fiber and hair from damaging.
- Remove the lace seams starting from the front to the back to prevent stretching the lace with the hairline goes through.
- Spray the remover at intervals under the lace to help in softening stubborn patches of glue.
- In circumstances where the adhesive is off, and you intend to remove the wig in a single swift, a worst-case scenario is you might end up pulling your hair.
4. Remove wig tape from hairline
Peel the wig tape from the sides by the base immediately; the edges are unavailable. Lift the wig off while your spray solvent under the lace. Lastly, gently remove the wig part by part while adding more adhesive remover when you stumble upon any hair resistance until the entire wig is off.
5. Remove wig cap
After the wig is off, ensure that you remove the wig cap safely and adequately dispose of it. It’s worth noting that wig caps are non-reusable and are accessible in hair stores or salons for the next installation.
6. Clean the human hair wig thoroughly to remove glue traces
Always place the edges of the human hair wig in running water and then gently rub your fingers to remove any glue that may have remained on the wig lace. Removing excess adhesive is essential as it helps the wig glue quickly during the next installation. It’s advisable always to rub the inside of the wig using a hand-held mirror to remove adhesive.
7. Remove glue from your skin and hair
Always carry out a skin test to prevent allergic reactions before using an adhesive remover. Apply a little testing adhesive remover on the back of your palm for about 24 to 48 hours. Wash off, and if the skin is normal, you may proceed, however, if there are skin changes, then immediately contact a skin specialist.
8. Wash and condition your wig
If you wear your wig for two or more weeks, always wash and condition it using shampoo to increase the lifespan of the wig and also make it clean. Cleaning the wig involves applying a little shampoo on an already wet wig, then stroking it gently downwards using your fingers.
Place the wig under running water and then rinse accordingly. Damp the wig using a towel then apply conditioner while avoiding the wig scalp. Finally, leave the wig for two minutes then rinse again using water. Always use a wide-toothed comb for detangling the wig before washing to prevent shredding.
9. Store your wig safely for next use
After washing and rinsing, let your wig air dry on a wig stand, then brush it as per your desire while waiting for the next installation. Finally, put your wig on a plastic bag and store it safely on the wig stand.
10. Wash your natural hair
Wash your hair using conditioner and shampoo while waiting for the next wig installation. Wearing a wig while your natural hair is clean makes the wig look more natural and elegant when installed.
We hope this article sheds light and will help prevent your baby hair from damaging and also prevent your lace from tearing the next time you're removing your Shela hair human hair wig safely. Besides safeguarding your natural hair and skin, taking the above ten steps will help increase the lifespan of your wig.