How To Wash A Wig

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Release time:2023-08-29 10:24

New to wigs? It is important to ensure your wig be properly cared for and kept clean. With proper maintenance, it will prolong the lifespan of your wig. Here are step by step tutorials on exactly how to wash a wig? How to wash a human hair wig, synthetic wig and lace front wig properly?

How To Wash A Wig

How To Wash A Wig

Here's a simple guide on how to wash a wig:

  1. Detangle the wig using a wide-tooth comb or brush to remove any knots or tangles.
  2. Fill a basin or sink with cold water, and add a small amount of wig shampoo. Swirl the water to create suds.
  3. Place the wig in the basin and gently swish it around. Do not rub or twist the wig as this can cause damage.
  4. Rinse the wig thoroughly with cold water until all the shampoo is removed.
  5. Apply a small amount of conditioner to the wig, focusing on the ends. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
  6. Gently squeeze out any excess water from the wig. Do not twist or wring it.
  7. Place the wig on a towel and pat it dry to remove any remaining water. Do not rub or squeeze it.
  8. Allow the wig to air dry on a wig stand or mannequin head. Do not use a hair dryer or apply heat as this can damage the wig.
  9. Once the wig is completely dry, you can style it as desired using a wig brush or comb.

Note: It's important to follow the care instructions that come with your wig, as some synthetic wigs may require specific products or methods for washing.

How To Wash A Human Hair Wig

Washing a human hair wig requires a slightly different approach than a synthetic wig. Here are the steps to wash a human hair wig:

  • Brush the wig gently to remove any tangles or knots.
  • Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of gentle shampoo made specifically for human hair wigs.
  • Gently immerse the wig in the water and swirl it around for a minute or two.
  • Rinse the wig thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  • Apply a small amount of human hair conditioner to the wig and distribute it evenly through the strands.
  • Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes, and then rinse it out thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  • Gently squeeze out excess water from the wig and then wrap it in a towel to absorb any remaining moisture.
  • Place the wig on a wig stand and allow it to air dry completely.
  • Remember to avoid using hot water, as this can damage the human hair fibers. It's also important to use products made specifically for human hair wigs and to be gentle when brushing or handling the wig.

How To Wash A Synthetic Wig

Washing a synthetic wig requires a specific approach to ensure that the fibers are not damaged. Here are the steps to wash a synthetic wig:

  • Fill a sink or basin with cool water.
  • Add a small amount of wig shampoo specifically formulated for synthetic wigs to the water and mix until it creates suds.
  • Gently dip the wig into the water and swirl it around for a minute or two.
  • Rinse the wig thoroughly with cool water.
  • Apply a small amount of wig conditioner specifically formulated for synthetic wigs to the wig and distribute it evenly through the strands.
  • Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes and then rinse it out thoroughly with cool water.
  • Gently squeeze out excess water from the wig and then place it on a towel to absorb any remaining moisture.
  • Allow the wig to air dry completely on a wig stand or wig head.

It's important to avoid using hot water, as it can melt or damage the synthetic fibers. It's also important to use wig shampoo and conditioner that is specifically designed for synthetic wigs, as regular hair products can damage the fibers. Finally, avoid using heat styling tools on synthetic wigs, as this can cause irreparable damage.

How To Wash A Synthetic Wig

How To Wash A Lace Front Wig

Washing a lace front wig requires a gentle approach to avoid damaging the delicate lace front. The following are the steps for washing a lace front wig:

  • Detangle the lace front wig using a wig brush or comb.
  • Fill a sink or basin with cool water and add a small amount of wig shampoo.
  • Submerge the  lace front wig in the water and gently swirl it around for a few minutes.
  • Rinse the  lace front wig with cool water until all the shampoo is removed.
  • Gently squeeze out any excess water, but do not twist or wring the lace front wig.
  • Pat the lace front wig dry with a towel and let it air dry on a wig stand or mannequin head.

It's important to avoid using hot water, as it can damage the lace front. Use wig products designed specifically for lace front wigs, and handle the wig gently throughout the washing process.


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