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This Y2K-Inspired Wig Deserves To Be Your New Winter ‘22 Hair Look

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Wigs are a great and easy way to switch up your hairstyle and welcome in a new season. And because cold, dry temperatures can wreak havoc on hair, they also work well as a protective style. It really is a win-win. Ahead, discover six wig styles that will elevate your look this season. @temperhair

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Colorful Pixie

Wigs should be treated just as well as the hair from your scalp. They need shampooing, conditioning, detangling, and protection from heat styling. And that’s not to say you need to wash and style your wig every day, or every week for that matter — every two weeks should be sufficient.

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Qingcheng
Short Wavy Hair Wig
$14.89
This pixie synthetic wig from Qingcheng is incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear, with chic layers covering the crown area. It’s great for everyday use as it takes mere seconds to put on and remove.
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Pin Straight Sew-In

Granted, sew-ins take more time to achieve than traditional wigs, but they are a great style that you can wear for six to nine weeks. Worn with a closure (no hair showing) or laceless with some hair out, a sleek sew-in is always the move.

@temperhair
Dry air can take any hairstyle from voluminous and shiny to frizzy and flat. To combat, make sure you are keeping hair moisturized with a hair oil like Mizani’s 25 Miracle Nourishing Oil.
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‘00s Crimp

As you know, Y2K-inspired hair is back and here to stay. Next up: crimped hair. To achieve this style, you can purchase a crimped wig or extensions, or crimp with a hot tool. Channel your inner-Nicki by taking out some of your baby hairs and then swoop and swirl with an edge control.

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Mermade Hair
Pro Waver
$69
Instead of using a traditional curling iron, opt for a one-and-done product like the Pro Waver to take your hair to bouncy, shiny next-level crimp in a matter of minutes.
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Perfectly Undone Waves

At the 2021 Met Gala, A-listers sported glossy just-got-out-the-shower beach waves, and now you can, too. Start by washing your wig and then combing and setting damp hair with your favorite smoothing gel or cream to hide any flyaways.

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The great thing about the Mayvenn Loose Wave Wig is the style already comes prepped. If you are looking for more of a wet look: spritz hair with water and add in your hair oils and shine boosters.
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The Shorter The Better

Winter is a great time for a short, edgy hairstyle. Short wigs with layers will add dimension and a long-lasting hair gel will help slick down your edges.

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Sienna Naturals
Dew Magic Leave-In Conditioner
$17.99
The Sienna Naturals Dew Magic Leave-In Conditioner is packed with baobab oil and coconut oil to protect the hair and wig, and retain moisture.
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Curls For Days

Because the scalp is more prone to dehydration in the winter, moisture is key to maintain your wig and avoid brittle, lack-luster hair. For even more definition, gently rake a curl cream through the damp wig hair and diffuse curls with a blow dryer or hooded dryer.

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To get long-term wear out of your wig, be sure to cleanse your natural hair and scalp and dry thoroughly with a bonnet dryer to avoid bacterial growth. This bonnet dryer is great for setting and conditioning the hair thanks to the indirect heat it provides.
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