How to Wash Wigs and Their Typical Lifespan

Release time:2023-07-31 16:51

How to Wash Wigs and Their Typical Lifespan

Wigs are now essential fashion items for stylish women. However, poor quality, improper care and washing can damage wigs, causing short lifespans. Direct contact with skin can also harm users. Here are some tips on properly washing wigs to help users.

How to Wash Wigs


First, soak the wig in warm water around 40°C. Don't soak too long or the hair quality will suffer. Add a small amount of shampoo to the water to help the hair better absorb it.

Soak for about 20 minutes. Rinse by immersing and swirling the wig in water. Afterwards, hang the wig to dry.

Wig Specialty Products

Wool wax shampoo: Soak wig fully first before washing. This removes stubborn scales while minimizing damage to the base. But avoid mixing with alkaline shampoos.

Alcohol-free shampoo: Professional alcohol-free products are best as they minimally damage wigs. But many commercial alcohol-free shampoos have safety issues, so choose ones specially made for wigs.

Silicone or oil shampoos: Silicones and oils are ideal wig cleaning agents.

Removing Styling Products

Thoroughly wet the wig first before applying styling products. evenly distribute through hair with fingers, then gently brush through. Avoid forceful tugging which can frizz and damage hair. Rinse with warm water.

Carefully inspect for residue and damage before restyling. Don't scratch the wig. Maintain distance between products and hair to avoid damage.

Rinse out products thoroughly first. Apply a small amount of styling cream afterwards, then lightly spray styling products to coat the exterior. Professional products are best for washing out buildup and retaining moisture while avoiding damage.

Wig Lifespan

With proper maintenance, high quality human hair wigs can last 1-2 years or longer. Heat styling and washing frequency impact lifespan.

Synthetic wigs last 2-6 months with careful use. Tangling and frizzing signal the lifespan ending.

Store wigs properly when not worn - on a mannequin head or laid flat in the original packaging. Avoid folding or hanging which can permanently deform the shape.

Wash 2-4 times per month for human hair, 1-2 times for synthetic. Use specialized shampoos and limit heat tools.

Trimming split ends and treating with hair masks and serums prolongs the lifespan. So does avoiding makeup, oils and sprays around the hairline.

Budget wig options may last weeks or 1-2 months before excessive shedding, tangling, and loss of shape occurs. Invest in quality materials for durability.

In summary, lifespans vary but follow these tips to maximize the longevity and condition of any wig. Handle gently, store properly, use wig-safe products, wash occasionally, and hydrate the hair.