Happy New Year my loves! I am so excited to be finally putting up my first post of the Year on 3 reasons why wigs would grow your hair. Quite recently, I started wearing wigs – more specifically a Wura’s Secret Braids Wig (please send me a message if you are interested in purchasing one). For some reason I am enjoying this braids wigs (I feel like as it is a braids wig it is less wiggy) and I have actually worn it consistently for about 6 weeks now. I cannot wait to share progress pictures of my hair in future posts. Please watch this space.

As I have been enjoying the freedom of allowing my hair to rest whilst I care for it, I just wanted to share 3 reasons why wigs are a wonderful way to grow our hair.

1.Wigs are an excellent protective style: Now I know we are all aware that wigs are protective styles but the truth is that they actually are. Wigs are a great way to protect your hair from the elements as well as over-manipulation which might result in breakage. An excellent installation tip is that your hair should be corn rowed prior to you wearing a wig, if you cannot corn row then you should try small plaits. Please refer to this post here for more details on wigs. Cornrows/plaits underneath a wig are beneficial for a variety of reasons. First when your hair is corn rowed/plaited with all the ends being tucked away this is actually the protective style part of the wig which aids in retaining length. So let’s say for example you wear your hair down every day and then install your wig or you comb your hair into a bun/single plait every day and then install your wig you might not be gaining as much benefit from wearing wigs as a protective style. In contrast someone who leaves their hair in the cornrows/plaits between 1-3 weeks and then washes/deep conditions and repeats the process may actually benefit more from wearing a wig as a protective style.

Secondly if you are someone who is not too sure about wearing wigs having your hair in corn rows might just be the trick you need to encourage you to continually wear them. I did not fancy stepping out of my house with just corn rows on so I was forced to wear my wig and that is how I got used to used to it. Before that if I just pinned my hair underneath my wig after about 2 or 3 days of wearing the wig I would give up and start wearing my real hair again. Thirdly, when your hair is corn rowed/plaited it is easier to take care of your hair properly.  

2. Easy Access to Care for your Hair: As I said previously it is very important to wear corn rows (preferable) or plait your hair underneath your wigs. It makes your wigs lie flatter and more importantly you have easy access to your scalp and hair so you can care for it properly. After corn rowing/plaiting your hair you have done the job of putting your hair in sections and detangling prior to having the braids installed. Therefore your hair whilst in corn rows or plaits can easily be taken care of.

Application of hair care products is definitely much easier when your hair is in corn rows or plaits as opposed to when you are wearing weaves, braids, crotchet extensions and other protective styles which do not give easy access to the scalp and hair. You can apply moisturisers, leave ins and oils to your scalp on a as needed basis to ensure that your hair continues to thrive. 

To aid the process of length retention and increased hair growth you should maintain a proper wig regimen. This can include oiling your scalp about 2-3 times daily with an oil that will stimulate hair growth such as Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil. After which you apply a moisturiser or leave in conditioner. You should also have a set time perhaps between 1-4 weeks where you take the braids out to wash, deep condition your hair and then you start all over.

3. Low manipulation hairstyle: Wigs are an excellent low manipulation hairstyle this is because wigs actually allow your hair to rest and just be. When you cornrow/braid the hair underneath you do not need to be switching up your hairstyles hence you are able to retain length. It is also important not to keep on getting your cornrows/braids redone too frequently or else this might result in breakage.

I feel like full wigs may be a more effective and easier to manage protective style as all your hair is covered so you do not need to worry about matching textures (i.e. the wig to your real hair) by straightening or curling which can lead to over manipulation.

I hope you have all enjoyed this post, please look out for all the wonderful hair posts I have in store for this blog. By God’s grace 2017 is going to be an awesome year for us all.

TONKA, xoxo

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and perfect will of God.” – The Holy Bible (NKJV), Romans 12:2