Wig Care 101: How to Wash Your Wigs

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Wig Care 101: How to Wash Your Wigs

 

Whether you wear your wig every day or just for special occasions, it's important to know how to properly care for your hairpiece. Wigs are a significant investment, so you'll want to take good care of them to make them last. In this blog post, we'll show you how to wash your wigs the right way. Keep reading to learn more.

 

The first step in caring for your wig is deciding which type of hairpiece you have: synthetic or human hair. Depending on the material, you may need to wash and style your wig differently. Regardless of the type of wig you have, it's essential to invest in quality shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for wigs. These products will help keep your hair healthy and shiny between washes.

 

If you have a synthetic wig, you should use a gentle shampoo that is free from alcohols, sulfates, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. You can also try using a special wig brush or soft-bristled makeup brush instead of a comb when washing your wig. This will help prevent damage to the synthetic fibers.

 

If you have a human hair wig, it is best to wash your wig with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner every few weeks. You can also use products that are specifically designed for wigs with human hair. These will help keep your wig soft, silky, and tangle-free. When washing a human hair wig, always comb through the strands before you put them in water to remove any tangles or knots.

 

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you start washing your wig, you'll need to gather a few supplies. You'll need a wig stand, a wide-tooth comb, a mild shampoo, and a towel. Make sure to use a wig stand so that your wig can dry evenly and keep its shape. Avoid using brushes on your wig as they can damage the hair.

 

Step 2: Wet the Wig Using cool water, wet the wig thoroughly. Be careful not to rub the hair as this can cause tangles and matting. Instead, use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to gently loosen any knots or tangles.

 

Step 3: Apply Shampoo Only use mild shampoos on your wig as harsh chemicals can damage the hair fibers. Apply a small amount of shampoo to the wig and work it in from root to tip using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear.

Conditioner is not necessary unless your wig is made of human hair. If you do use conditioner, make sure to rinse it out completely so that your wig doesn't get weighed down.

 

Step 4: Blot excess water Using a towel, blot excess water from the wig. Do not wring out or squeeze the hair as this can cause damage. Avoid rubbing the towel against the hair as well; simply pat it gently until most of the moisture has been absorbed.

 

Now that you know how to wash your wigs correctly, make sure you store them properly too! Most brands offer special storage methods or packs that include a protective head cover and other accessories for safekeeping when not in use. Never put your wig in the clothes dryer; air drying is always best. Place your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head and allow it to air dry completely before styling it again. To prevent frizzing or tangling, you should always place your wig on a padded head cover or wrap it tightly in a plastic bag.

 

And there you have it! Now you know how to wash your wigs properly. Just follow these simple steps and you'll keep your wigs looking like new for years to come. If you have any other wig care tips or questions, be sure to leave a comment below. Happy washing!