How to Wash A Wig
One of the keys to making your wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions look great longer, is proper care. Love your hair & it will love you back! Here are tips to help guide cleansing, conditioning & styling.
How to wash wigs!
Find tips to wash your wig like a pro and make sure you:
1. Keep your wig looking beautiful, longer
2. Avoid stretching or damaging the cap
3. Manage tangles and matting
4. Reduce shedding and frizz
5. Restore Luster
What you'll Need
- Folding Wig Stand
- Wide tooth Comb
- Synthetic or Human hair shampoo
- Synthetic or Human hair conditioner
Step 1: Detangle
Before you wash, make sure you carefully detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb. Start from ends and work toward the root to decrease shedding.
Step 2: Rinse
Use lukewarm water and rinse from roots to ends. Do not soak or rub as this can lead to tangling.
Tip: If your wig is curly, try leaving the hairnet on.
Step 3: Shampoo
Loosen shampoo in your hands and work through the hair. Distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair.
Tip: Use circular motions to clean the cap.
Step 4a: Condition Synthetic Hair
Spray leave-in conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends.Tip: Avoid the root or knots.
Step 4b: Condition Human Hair
Leave in for a few minutes before rinsing. Do NOT apply conditioner to the root. By applying conditioner to the roots, the product will undo the knots in the cap and cause loss of fiber.
Tip: If dry or damaged, use a deep conditioner.
Step 5: Rinse
Let lukewarm water flow in the same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. Squeeze and press the hair; do NOT wring.
Tip: Towel blot to remove excess water.
Step 6a: Dry Synthetic Hair
Air dry on a folding wig stand. Tip: Gently part the hair with a comb before wig dries.