How to store your custom wig or facial hair
The best way to store your wig or facial hair is on a canvas head or chin block. These sturdy blocks help your piece keep it’s tailored shape and they help maintain the style.
If you don’t have a canvas block, you can use a styrofoam head. The important thing is to keep your wig or beard upright and supported.
Your piece should be kept in a secure location away from excessive light, moisture or temperature fluctuations. Keep the piece away from pollutants like smoke or grease – these will discolor the hair.
Ideally, your wig or facial hair will be stored in a cupboard or closet but a large box or wig carrier will also protect it from the environment.
Tips for maintaining the style of your wig or facial hair
Keeping your pieces on a head or chin makes it easier to keep the style intact. If your wig or beard hangs loosely or has long curls, use a large hair net to cradle and support the hair during storage. This keeps gravity from slowly pulling the curl or wave right out of your piece!
If your piece is starting to droop, carefully block it onto a head or chin block. Then place rollers in the lank strands. Mist the rolled strands very lightly with water and let them dry completely. This will help reset and restore the curl or wave without a full reset.
For wigs with long, trailing curls, use duckbill clips to keep the curl rolled up and tidy during storage.
Be very stingy with styling products, especially hairspray. It might be tempting to coat your wig or beard with hairspray. But doing so won’t really keep your style in place, especially in humid or damp environments. What’s worse, moisture from the room or perspiration will cause the hairspray to ‘reactivate’. Then, that same moisture causes the hairstyle to start drooping. When the piece finally dries, the hairspray re-dries, too – and is likely to set your style in the ‘fallen’ state.
Take a photo of your wig or facial hair the first time you wear it. Use this photo to check the style regularly. A hairstyle can slowly morph and you might not even realize the style is changing until things have shifted dramatically. A quick check against your first photo can help you keep the style consistent.