Wig Care

Whether you’ve decided on a synthetic or human hair wig, a little care and attention will ensure your wig looks its best. 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED 

  • A wire stand that allows air to circulate through the wig
  • If your wig is synthetic, you will need special cleansers and leave-in conditioners (available at wig salons) and a wide-tooth comb
  • If your wig is made from human hair, salon-quality shampoo and conditioner for chemically treated hair
  • Allow about an hour for your first wig cleaning experience. It will take less time as you get more practice. You should wash your wig after about every two weeks of regular wear.

 

CLEANING YOUR WIG 

Synthetic-Hair Wig Human-Hair Wig
With a wide-tooth comb, gently and thoroughly comb your wig before washing. Run wig under warm water
Fill sink with cold water and thoroughly mix in 1 to 2 tablespoons (15-30ml) of appropriate shampoo. Place a small amount of shampoo on your fingers and gently work into the hair, stroking downward from the weft (base) to the ends.
Turn wig inside out, swish through water and submerge a few times. Rinse thoroughly under warm running water until water runs clear.
Drain sink and refill with fresh cold water, then immerse wig several times to rinse. Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand; gently work into hair and let sit for three to five minutes.
Gently shake water from wig over the sink - do not squeeze or twist. Rinse thoroughly in warm water.
Place the wig on your wire stand to dry. This will take about 8 to 12 hours. Gently comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb from weft to ends.
Never comb or brush a wig when it's wet: wait until it is completely dry. Place the wig on your wire stand to dry.