Wig Maintenance and Care Guide
How often should I wash my wig?
Everyone is different. You should always use your own judgement and take your lifestyle into account. Of course, you want to keep your wig feeling and smelling beautifully fresh but, as all wig-wearers know, over-washing your wig will reduce its lifespan. Here are some things to take into consideration:
- Do you wear the same wig all day, every day?
- Is your wig starting to hold onto scents like perfume, smoke or any other strong smell?
- Does it look clean?
- Is it being difficult to work with?
- Do you have a very oily scalp or have you been sweating while wearing it?
We recommend that you wash your synthetic wig after wearing it for more than ten full days. We recommend that you wash your human hair wig after wearing it for more than seven full days. That may work out differently for everyone. If it feels, looks and smells as good as new, then you shouldwait a little longer. If it doesn’t, you may want to wash it sooner.
To wash your synthetic wig…
- Comb: Take your time to remove any tangles and twists by using your fingers, a wig hairbrush or a wide-tooth comb and apply soft pressure only. Start at the ends. Avoid pulling on the fibres.
- Shampoo: Using lukewarm water, fill your sink or bowl before placing your wig underwater. Pour a capful of synthetic wig shampoo into the water and leave it to soak for 3-5 minutes. Ensure that your wig is thoroughly clean by lightly swirling it around in the water. Be delicate because direct rubbing will cause damage!
- Rinse: Lift your wig from the lukewarm water and use a running tap or a shower head with very low pressure to rinse out the shampoo. Let the water run in the same direction as the hair falls.
- Condition: Always read the bottle. Synthetic wig conditioners are available to buy in both liquid form and in spray-on form. Kindly follow the instructions on the packaging of your own wig conditioner as the directions will vary from product to product.
- Dry: Leave your wig to dry naturally overnight on your wig stand. Your out-of-the-box stylewill return each and every time. After a light retouch with your fingers or a comb, you’reready to go!
To wash your human hair wig…
- Comb: Take your time to remove any tangles and twists by using your fingers, a wig hairbrush or a wide-tooth comb and apply soft pressure only. Start at the ends. Avoid pulling on the strands.
- Shampoo: Using lukewarm water, place your wig under the tap of your sink and let the water run in the same direction as the hair falls. With your fingers, carefully apply quite a bit of shampoo to the crown of your wig and gradually work it down to the ends. Make sure to be delicate but thorough while doing this.
- Rinse: Once finished, use a running tap or a shower head with very low pressure to rinse out the shampoo. Let the water run in the same direction as the hair falls.
- Condition: While still wet, take care to remove any tangles with your fingers before applying wig conditioner to the crown of your wig and gradually work it down to the ends just like before.
- Rinse: Once more, use a running tap or a shower head with very low pressure to rinse out the wig conditioner. Let the water run in the same direction as the hair falls.
- Dry: This step is crucial because drying your human hair wig incorrectly may cause some damage. Delicately squeeze out any excess water out from your wig, from top to bottom, by using your hands. Next, set your wig down onto one side of a dry towel and pull the other side of the towel over to wrap your wig, covering it from all angles. Apply soft pressure by evenly pushing down on the towel with your hands. Let it soak up more excess water. Last but not least, leave your damp wig to dry naturally on your wig stand while keeping it out of direct sunlight. Voila! You’re done.
How can I get the most out of my wig?
Whether you’re a wig newbie or the hairpiece expert, we could all use some extra care reminders toget the most out of our money. Plenty of things can cause damage to your wigs, here are some scenarios to stay away from:
- No sleeping in your wig
- No showering in your wig
- No heavy use of styling products
- No being too rough or heavy-handed with your wig
- No shampoos and conditioners that are not meant for wigs
- No using hot water to wash your wig
- No getting chlorinated water or sea water in your wig
- No storing your wig in direct sunlight
- No wearing your wig when your head is damp