Wig Stand FAQs
● How do I store my wig?
One of the best ways to maintain your wig is by storing it on a wig stand. Not only does this help prevent tangling or flattening, but it also helps keep your style and shape in check. If you don't have a wig stand, make sure the wigs are stored on the plastic mould you received them in and place them in a shoebox or another container that can be closed tightly. In short, for them to last as long as possible, you should keep your wig in a dry and cool place, you should store your wig away from direct sunlight and you should place a hair net on your wig when stored to stop it from getting tangled.
● What are the benefits of owning a wig stand?
A wig stand stops your wigs from tangling - Untangling a wig can be really difficult, and if you're not careful, you could pull some of the hair out as you comb through it. This might leave bare patches throughout your wig - hardly ideal! To avoid this problem, store your wig on a wig stand so that it won't get tangled up in the first place.
A wig stand keeps your wig in shape - when a wig is created, the hair is arranged carefully in the wig cap so that it looks as close to the human hair as possible. If you remove your wig and place it on a flat surface, all of its hair will position over to one side. This can also be a problem with wig boxes, pegs and hooks.
A wig stand keeps your wig clean - Wigs can be dust magnets that pick up dirt, crumbs and pet hair on contact. It will pick up dust if it is left on a flat surface but a wig stand keeps it away from dirt and dust and you won’t have to shampoo it as regularly.
A wig stand helps to style your wig easily - Using a wig stand helps to keep the wig steady as you style it. It would be difficult to hold your styling tools and wig at the same time so a wig stand will save all the hassle.
A wig stand helps to increase the airflow - Wigs can get hot, itchy, and smelly over time and they will absorb the natural oils from your scalp. Storing your wig on a wig stand will help to expose the wig to fresh clean air and it also allows the trapped humidity and sweat to dry out properly. Your wig will stay cleaner for longer.
A wig stand is also good for drying your wig between washes. If don’t use a wig stand and leave it on a flat surface, it will cause the wig to dry in an odd shape and flatten which will make it look very artificial. Also if you don’t use a wig stand between washes, it will start to develop a damp and musty smell.
● What kind of wig stand should use?
That depends on how many wigs you own, where you keep them and how much space you have in your home. If you have a lot of wigs and accessories, you might want to go for a freestanding collapsible wig stand to save space. Or, if you have limited space in your home, a tabletop model might be the best choice. If you have a small collection and you don’t mind taking up a little bit of extra space, you can use a wall-mounted wig stand. If you own one wig, you can use a tabletop wig stand and place it on your dresser or other pieces of furniture.
● When should I use a wig stand?
You should use a wig stand whenever you’re not wearing it and after each washing session. It will become tangled and dirty if you leave it anywhere else apart from the wig stand. It will help to keep your wig in great condition for longer. Your wig will warp in a shape you don’t want if left on a flat surface, peg or hook. It will also stay in shape until you wash it again.
If you want to keep your wig from getting wet and starting to smell gross, make sure it is fully dry before storing it on a wig stand. Drying your wig on a wig stand also helps prevent mould and mildew from growing, so remember that!
You can also use the wig stand when you’re styling your hairpiece. You’ll be able to have a better look at the wig and the style will be more accurate when you attach it to your head. That is if you’re not attaching it to your head before styling.
● Tips for choosing the right wig stand?
- - Weight - If you have a heavy wig, make sure you choose a wig stand that can support the weight. If you use a wig stand that’s too lightweight, it could break under the weight of your wig. - If you have a heavy wig, make sure you choose a wig stand that can support the weight. If you use a wig stand that’s too lightweight, it could break under the weight of your wig.
- Materials - Wig stands are usually made from metal, wood or plastic. If you live in a humid climate, go for a metal or wood wig stand. In dryer environments, plastic works well, but it can be affected by changes in humidity.
- Hook size - Make sure the hook on your wig stand is the right size for your wig. If it’s too small, you could damage your wig by stretching it out when you put it on the wig stand.
- Design - Wig stands are available in a variety of designs. If you have a space where you want your wig stand to stand out, you can choose a more decorative model.
● Which Wig Stand Should I Buy?
That depends on your needs and what you’re looking for in a wig stand. If you want something decorative and eye-catching, you might want to go for a freestanding wig stand model. If you want something simple and functional, a tabletop wig stand might be more your style. If you live in a humid climate and you want to protect your wig, you should go for a wig stand made from wood or metal. If you live in a drier environment, a plastic wig stand is a good option.
● What size wig stand do I need?
The size of the wig stand you need will depend on the size of your wig. If you’re storing a full-sized wig on your wig stand, you may want to look for a wig stand with a wide base so it’s extra secure. If you’re storing a smaller wig, such as a child’s, you can usually get away with a smaller wig stand. If you’re not sure which size you need, you can usually find the measurements of the wig stand in the product description online. Alternatively, you can measure the wig manually using a tape measure to get an approximate idea of how large it is.
● What kind of wig stand should I use?
It can be hard to decide which kind of wig stand you should buy. Some stands are more useful for certain purposes and some are cheaper than others.
● Collapsible Wig Stand (Most Popular)
As opposed to other storage options, a collapsible wig stand is the most useful option. They are usually cheaper than any other type of storage and they allow you to air out your wigs as well. A collapsible wig stand also helps if you wear a wig daily because they release moisture quickly and provide better scent, for an overall improvement in your hair and head hygiene!
A wig stand that is collapsible is a huge bonus. A wig stand doesn’t take up as much space as other storage options, such as mannequin heads or bulky products. A collapsible wig stand also weighs less and can be easily packed in your suitcase when you're travelling.
● Block Wig Stand
If you are looking for a more traditional wig stand, we recommend the block wig stand. A block wig stand usually consists of wood and fabric- it is also heavier than other stands which make your wig less likely to tip over when it is used. It also features better security as it’s not so easily toppled over like with lighter weight materials. This wig stand is ideal for storage and styling since you can attach your wig to the wig stand with a hair clip for men and women.
● Mannequin Head Wig Stand
A Mannequin head wig stand is a great solution for storing wigs, perfecting your hairstyle and keeping them over long periods. Mannequin head wig stand doesn’t work as well with drying hair in the room or in an outside environment, but they're excellent tools to display and style your wig collection!
One of the advantages of a mannequin head wig stand is that they have all different kinds, including a long neck or a tripod base for wigs that are long. They are favoured by wig stylists because it allows them to see how their style will look on an actual head!
● Styrofoam Head Wig Stand
A Styrofoam head wig stand is similar to mannequin heads but they are less expensive, lightweight and more portable. A Styrofoam head wig stand will allow you to secure your wig down with a women’s and men’s hair clip so you can style and store it. Your wig will not fall off as it will be attached to the wig stand. You can purchase multiple Styrofoam head wig stands in one order as they are very inexpensive.