Whether you’ve decided on a synthetic or human hair wig, a little care and attention will ensure your wig looks its best.
WIG CARE: WHAT YOU NEED
- A wire stand that allows air to circulate through the wig.
- If your wig is synthetic, special cleansers and leave-in conditioners (available at all wig salons), and a wide-tooth comb.
- If your wig is human hair, salon- quality shampoo and conditioner for chemically treated hair.
- About an hour for your first wig- cleaning experience (it’ll take less time as you get more practice).
Whether you’ve decided on a synthetic or human hair wig, a little care and attention will ensure that your wig looks and feels its best.
CLEANING YOUR WIG
- With a wide-tooth comb, gently but thoroughly brush or comb your wig before washing.
- Fill sink with cold water and thoroughly mix in 1 to 2 tbsp. (15–30 ml) of appropriate shampoo.
- Turn wig inside out, swish through water and submerge a few times.
- Drain sink and refill with fresh cold water, then immerse wig a few times to rinse.
- Gently shake water from wig over the sink – do not squeeze or twist.
- Place on wire stand to dry – about eight to 12 hours.
- Never comb or brush a wig when it’s wet; wait until it’s completely dry.
- Run wig under warm water.
- Place a small amount of shampoo on fingers and gently work into the hair, stroking downward from the weft (base) to the ends.
- Rinse thoroughly under warm running water until water runs clear.
- Place a small amount of conditioner in your hand; gently work into hair and let sit for three to five minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly in warm water.
- Gently comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb from weft to ends.
- Place on wire stand to dry.