How To Wash Your Finished Chemo Diva Halo Wig.
Wash your halo only when you feel that it needs refreshing. (there is no schedule). Dip the hair and fabric into a sink of cool water with a dash of a ph balanced shampoo, or a good human hair wig shampoo. Swish gently for just a few seconds– no soaking. Rinse in cool running water. Tip: Never use Baby Shampoo. It’s alkaline. Alkalinity is good for eyes, but bad for hair.
How To Condition Your Diva Halo Wig.
To condition, add some conditioner to a sink of cool water and dip the hair portion into the solution. Don’t worry about conditioner getting on the fabric. It won’t hurt anything.
( You can also use a spray-in conditioner.) Squeeze out the excess, but don’t twist. Place the your halo wig on a towel and dab it dry. Again, don’t twist or wring it. It is best to use a pick or wide-toothed comb to de-tangle wet hair. Wet hair is more prone to breakage than dry hair. Style your hair just as you did before. It’s okay to use a blow-dryer, curling iron, etc.
Why Lemon Juice Can be Helpful.
If you want to go an extra step in caring for your halo, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to your wash and conditioning water. Lemon juice is acidic, which keeps cuticle down. When cuticle is down, hair looks healthier and shiny, Alkaline raises cuticle, which can make hair look fuzzy. That’s what ph balanced shampoos are all about; they’re a little bit more acidic. However, there is one small catch for those of us using city water. City water is alkaline! It’s done on purpose to keep our pipes from degrading. Not only that, city water is buffered. Buffered water has agents in it to make sure it STAYS alkaline. So, even though you are using a ph balanced shampoo, as soon as city water hits it, it’s back to alkaline. It takes a greater amount of acid to sway the water. You can do this by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to your wash water. Some woman go so far as to wash their wigs in distilled water! But lemon juice added to city water will also do the trick.