Hello, wig lovers! Let's dive into the essential topic of washing your synthetic wig. While synthetic wigs don't require frequent washing like natural hair, it's important to keep them clean and fresh for long-lasting style and comfort. So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of wig washing!
To start, gently detangle your wig using a wide-tooth comb or a wig brush specially designed for synthetic hair. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, being careful not to pull or tug too hard. Remember, synthetic fibers can be more delicate than natural hair, so a gentle touch goes a long way.
Next, fill a basin or sink with cool water. Avoid using hot water as it can damage the fibers of your synthetic wig. Add a small amount of wig shampoo to the water and mix it gently to create a soapy solution. Submerge your wig into the water and gently swirl it around, ensuring that the shampoo reaches all the strands.
Let your wig soak for a few minutes to allow the shampoo to do its magic. Avoid rubbing or wringing the wig, as this can cause tangling or damage. Instead, gently swish the wig in the water to remove any dirt or residue.
Once you're satisfied that it's clean, carefully rinse the wig with cool water. Make sure to remove all the shampoo from the strands, ensuring that no residue is left behind. You can repeat the rinsing process more than once if needed.
Gently squeeze out the water from the wig, but avoid twisting or wringing it. You can pat the wig with a towel to absorb excess moisture.
Finally, place your wig on a wig stand or a clean towel to air dry. Avoid using heat tools or direct sunlight to speed up the drying process, as this can damage the synthetic fibers. Once your wig is completely dry, you can gently comb or brush it to style it as desired.
Remember, proper wig care and maintenance are essential for keeping your synthetic wig looking its best. Depending on your frequency of wear, washing your wig every 10-15 wears is generally recommended.
Loving your new lashes? Want them to last? We’ve collected some of the best tips from Make Up Artists to get more mileage out of your falsies. Here’s how:
Wash your hands first, in this age of germs and viruses, best to make sure you’re squeaky clean
to begin. Remember, these lashes are sitting on your delicate eyes!
Peel any glue residue gently from the lash. I find this oddly satisfying, but I’m gross. Dispose of glue boogers.
You’ve probably put mascara on your lashes, remove all trace of it to restore them to their original glory. Using a spoolie, give them a gentle brush through to begin, and then use make-up remover that isn’t oil based (Micellar Water works a treat) to clean well. You can soak a cotton pad for this or use a cotton bud to get right in the corners. Rinse any cleanser off with some warm water on a cotton pad.
Use a clean, dry towel to pat dry, never rub as you may warp the shape of the lash.
Alternatively, leave them to air dry on a clean surface and voila! Good as new.
Keep your lashes in the box for maximum re-wearability!
Space Milk press-ons are the perfect alternative to a nail bar manicure. Press-ons work especially well for events or nights out, but if applied properly, can last 10+ days!
We recommend filing our nails a little before wearing them, sometimes there are slight snags from the manufacturing process, they may be a little scratchy if they aren't filed down. You can also file them to a more suitable length or shape.
Always clean your own nails and push down your cuticles before applying false nails, this will keep them looking neat and tidy, and prevent any nasty bacteria from building up under your press-ons.
If you're only planning on wearing the nails for one night, a small swipe of glue on each of your own nails will do, making it easier to remove the falsies the next day.
If you're looking for longer wear - you can very gently use a file to buff the surface of your natural nail (please do this sparingly, it can be very damaging!) before applying a larger amount of glue and pressing down at the sides of the nail.
Remove and Re-use
As long as you remove them carefully, our nails are definitely able to be worn more than once!
A great tip for removing your falsies while keeping them fresh, is to soak your hands in a bowl of warm water with a little oil. Most types of oil will work, we usually use a little Olive or Coconut, it's usually in the kitchen cupboard anyway! This softens the glue and makes it easier to pry the press-on nail away from your own nail without damaging either.
Once you've removed all ten nails, wash them with a little soap and water, before dipping a cotton bud in some acetone free polish remover and wiping the glue remnants away from the inside. Be careful to ensure you don't use any acetone on the nails, as they will melt! If you have 91% rubbing alcohol, this will also do the trick.
File a little off the ends of the nails to soften any bends or snags, and put them away until you're ready to wear them again. Nailed it!