I Finally Gave in
Short of taking a brillo pad to scratch the heck out of my face and neck, I finally gave in and shampooed my wig. Whenever I itch, I know it's time.
Now, I'm no wig connoisseur. I was a bit apprehensive to get it wet. I didn't want to ruin it. Besides, I don't know the first thing about how to care for it.
This has been a learn as you go type of transition journey thus far. You probably remember me warding off all hair care products with ingredients like parabens and sulfates. But in this case, it didn't matter. In fact, I made use of my left over Pantene shampoo and conditioner.
Shame on me for not buying the wig head, as many people have recommended. But Princess so graciously allowed her mama to use her teddy in the meantime. I wasn't sure whether to blow or air dry, so chose the latter.
I thought this was gonna be simple. Boy was I wrong! I washed and conditioned Janasia (as I affectionately call her. haha) when I got home from work. By the time I woke up the next morning she still wasn't dry! I had to think fast. So on our way to daycare, I strapped her in the passenger seat and opened up the front windows and sunroof.
It was a pretty nice day. I was hoping the breeze would help. That didn't work. I ended up leaving her in the car when I returned home. I opened up all the windows and kept the sunroof open. I made it by the skin of my teeth. I added some heated rollers and voila!
Not a bad turnout. But, I've got a lot to learn about caring for my True Indian Hair.
Let's hope the itching goes away. If not, then I got bigger fish to fry.
How to you care for your wigs/extensions?
Weather Anchor Mama