Most Effective Ways To Maintain Your Braided Wigs

Written by XuRay


Posted on December 27 2021

The best way to maintain something is that you should know it inside out, so, the first trip to learn how to maintain your wigs is to figure out what’s the difference between wigs and weaves. A braided wigs is made of hair extensions or weaves by complected steps. Box braids, faux locs, butterfly locs, passion twist all can be used to interwoven on a soft adjustable wig cap. And there are still various of types of wig cap.

A glueless wig or wigs should be glued?

A braided wig with lace wig cap can only be fix and removed by somebody skilled even a professional stylist, however, the operation which should apply adhesive on cap, then glue it on your own scalp, one mistake could turn it into a disaster site. As lace wigs’ inconvenience put off a lot of black women, glueless wigs was designed.


Fake scalp wigs and headband wigs becomes a better choice amongst black women housewife and who prefer a wear&go wig. A fake scalp wig more likes a lace wig with an additional layer of fabric that approximates the color of the human scalp, without glue steps, simply put it on your head and fix the adjustable straps few people can tell you are wearing a wig. It’s a most efficient improvement but, some problems like unnatural edges are not easy to deal with are still plaguing perfectionist people.


Headband wigs are made to avoid these problems, convenient to put on and remove, a piece of material resembling a headband was sewed on the front of the wig cap, stretchy soft, with the sticky velcro. Knowing these features, the next step is the difference in hairstyle.


Locs wigs or box braids wigs?

With braiding, wearing braided wigs or wigs with braids is swiftly becoming one of the most popular choice for ebonys. You may learned about one or more of the following types of braided wigs or weaves styles:


Box braids: Or 3x box braids, it's a boxy braid of three same length strands of hair intertwined one after the other. There's usually a dead knot at the end to make sure it doesn't fall apart. In addition to the stability shown in the form, it is also a style that can be worn for a very long period of time as they never get outdated.


Box Braided Wigs

Faux locs: Except for wrapping synthetic or human hair to cover black women's natural braids, crochet braids producers usually use high temperatures to wind chemical fibers around shaping pipes and then use high temperatures to set. High temperatures can set hair, but they can also damage it.


Headband Locs Wig


Butterfly locs: As a work derived from faux locs, shaggy but more flirtatious look has made it one of the most popular styles in recent years. But it also makes it’s more difficult to maintain.


Butterfly Locs


Passion twist: Same as spring twist. A neater, spring-like curl, also made by heating strands of hair wrapped around tubes at high temperatures


Passion twist wig


Senegalese twist: Which called two-strand braid, It is a braid made of two strands of hair twisting and twisting in different directions and then intertwining. It's not as tight as a three-strand braid, just twisted and twisted together.    


Senegalese twist wigs

Tips to Maintain Braided Wigs When You Received It

Now that we know the difference of wig cap and hair styles, let's talk about the best ways to maintain braided wigs for black women. When you first receive your braided wig, don't rush to try it on after take it out from the bag or packaging, as packaging can cause it to fold/wrinkle and you need to stretch the wig to its normal condition. Asses the wigs and hang them on a wig rack, a regular household hanger, a mannequin, or a hanging string. After you've done that, run your fingers through the braid like a comb to untangle any tangled braids. If the braids of your wig has come loose, take it to a nearby salon and ask a professional hair stylist help you weave it back into its original shape.



※ Bunching your braided wig too often for long time. Whether it's a high ponytail or other styles that require a long period of time to hold the braid in place, these braids will appear to have noticeable creases.

※ Plait the ends by yourself when you have no braiding experience. Even though the braiding steps seem simple, making them stronger is still a tricky task.

※ Sleeping with your braided wig on. Even if you know how to maintain it properly, spending more time repairing frayed hairs and boxy locs it is not worth taking a few minutes to remove it before bed.

※ Showering with your braided wig. We highly advise not to do that, hot water can easily loosen the braids especially for locs wigs.




How to wash your wig: Instead of washing the wig by keeping it on a mannequin, soak the wig in cold water. Then take a spray bottle and mix a teaspoon of shampoo in lukewarm water.

Spray this water on the wig after taking it out of the cold water. Spread out the shampoo through the hair with finger. Do more gently for the locs wigs as they are more easy be damaged. Rinse the wig with cold water.

Avoid extreme heat: The braids on the wig will suffer irreparable damage when exposed to extreme heat. We also recommend you to not use blow dryers on your wigs too often.

Conditioning is also important: Take a tablespoon of conditioner and mix it with water in a spray bottle.

Hold the wig under the faucet to thoroughly rinse the shampoo from the locs hair or braids.

Repeat the process of applying the conditioner and spreading it and rinsing with cold water like mentioned in the above.

Pat dry with a towel and let it air dry on a mannequin.