Wig caps. The trendy hairstyle for many African women looking to save time at the salon and money spent on weave-ons.
I have a few wig caps myself after I realised how much time and money I could save on my hair life. But after my first three I was faced with a challenge; how on earth am I going to maintain the shape of the cap? O_o??? There was no way I was going to buy mannequin heads for wigs and display them in my room (storage lacking as well) because that would have looked really weird!
To the men; don’t be surprised to see hair hanging in different parts of her room…window, vanity table, wardrobe door, door handle, TV, etc.
The thing about customized wig caps (ones fixed specially onto a woman’s head from scratch) is that after flaunting it for about two weeks, when you stash it for about a month to wear again you would realise it has shrunk slightly.
So how can you maintain the shape of the wig without a painful session at the salon of tug-of-war at the salon?
So at my last visit to Kukis Parlor, after the same tug-of-war on a wig cap I hadn’t used in awhile, the hair stylist asked me if I didn’t have the ‘choobi’ (doll) head.
‘No I don’t,’ came my painful reply at the incessant tugging.
Here is the simple hair tip she gave;
Now why didn’t you think of that before?
⚫️ Grab some old newspapers and stuff them one sheet at a time into the cap.
- At least five sheets will do.
- Sit back and admire your handiwork and think of how environmental friendly this tip has been! Just saved our city from rising paper waste!
Oh and one last haircare tip….
- Avoid applying all kinds of hair creams and pomades into your wigcaps. -_- It should be nicely loose instead of heavy with oils.
How are you maintaining your wig caps? Share your secret in the very empty comments box below 🙂