Caring for Your Hidden Natural Hair: Wig and Hair Extension Edition

At Amani Hair Couture, we're all about enhancing your beauty and protecting your natural hair through the use of wigs and extensions. Yet, let's not forget about the TLC your natural hair needs even when it's concealed. Here's our expert guide to keeping your natural hair in tip-top shape while rocking a wig or extensions.

Braiding and Cornrowing: The Softer, the Better

Gentle is the name of the game when it comes to braiding or cornrowing your natural hair underneath your wig. Tight braids can lead to hair breakage and loss, and even a receding hairline. Opt for a loose braid or cornrow that won't strain your hair.

Shampooing: Pick Wisely

Choose a shampoo and conditioner free of sulphates and sodium to preserve your natural hair's health. These strong chemicals can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing dry, brittle hair and breakage.

Moisturizing: Twice is Nice

Quench your hair's thirst with a water-based moisturizer, then seal it in with an oil-based one. This one-two punch hydrates your hair and keeps it in prime condition.

Scalp Care: Necessary Attention

Remember, a healthy scalp equals healthy hair. If you're dealing with dryness, itchiness, or dandruff, use a gentle scalp serum or oil to keep your scalp content and healthy.

Glue Adhesives: Beware of the Hairline

Resist the temptation to add glue adhesives to the hair around your hairline. This can lead to hair breakage and loss during removal. Instead, apply lace glue only to the skin, making sure your wig sits just in front of your natural hairline.

Professional Help: We're Here for You

Our stylist consultations, both online and in-person, are designed to address your needs and help you find the right wig. We also offer professional wig installation services, which include prepping and caring for your natural hair prior to wig attachment. Our skilled stylists will devise a personalized care plan tailored to your unique needs.


Prioritizing the care of your natural hair beneath your wigs and extensions is key to maintaining luscious, beautiful hair. By adhering to these straightforward tips and engaging with our expert stylists, you can ensure your natural hair remains robust, healthy, and at its best. Reach out to us today to find out more about our consultations and wig installation services, and let us support your journey to your dream hair!


Please Note: Hair care product links in our posts are based on our professional, cosmetic experience. Consult a medical professional for serious hair/scalp issues.

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