How To Wash A Wig?

If you are a wig owner or hair extensions user, you will know certainly that a wig is expensive, especially a human hair wig. It made from human real hair so it is better than a synthetic wig. Because of how delicate they are, you need to be extra careful with them. Macsarahair will share how to wash a wig step by step that helps you save your wig in a good condition.


What is the preparation when washing a wig?

  • Use only hair care products designed for lace front wigs. Do not use standard hair care products from pharmacies.
  • Before washing, brush your wig to remove any teasing or tangles. Put your wig in a basin or sink in cool water. Gently use hands to wash your wig with a mild detergent or shampoo.
  • Distribute conditioner and wide tooth comb to virgin hair thoroughly before shampooing. Condition the wig if desired but stay away from the roots.
  • It is best to allow your human hair to dry on the wig hanger as this is most gentle on the hair shaft. Rollers can be used to place wigs.

How to wash your human hair wig?

  • Rinse with lukewarm or cool water. (The water must be at room temperature or slightly warmer.)
  • Apply a very small drop of very high-quality mild shampoo to damp hair (avoiding the scalp). DO NOT rub hair or scalp.
  • Brush the shampoo through your hair from top to bottom by gently downward strokes one part at a time. Do not scrub hair.
  • Gently apply the soapy water inside the lid. Do not scrub the cap.
  • Rinse again with cool to warm water from top to bottom and from inside the lid to remove excess shampoo.
  • Gently dry your hair with a towel.
  • Now you can apply some conditioner products to damp hair. Avoid scalp areas as conditioners may loosen the knots.
  • Rinse hair with cool to lukewarm water only from the inside of the cap to allow a small amount to remain in the hair.

What are the steps to conditioner your wigs?

  • While the hair is still wet, spray a small amount of human hair wig conditioner in the palm of your hand and work evenly in your hair.
  • Avoid applying conditioner to the roots because it can loosen the knots on the cap, causing hair loss.
  • Leave the conditioner in hair for 3-5 minutes. While the hair is wet and saturated with the conditioner of your wig, gently remove the tangles on the wig, starting at the hair ends. A wide-toothed wig comb can also be used.
  • Rinse hair conditioner thoroughly under cool running water.
  • Gently squeeze excess water from the wig (do not rub or squeeze) and gently lighten the hair with a towel (without twisting or wringing).

How to dry your wigs?

  • Gently use a towel to cover your hair.
  • Let the wig dry naturally. (Do not use a blow dryer to dry your wig. It may dry and damage the hair and the top layers).
  • To restyle the wig, you may use a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron at the low heat setting or use an electric roller at medium setting.

How to style for a wig?

  • Your wig can be styled when using a wig brush, wig comb or your fingertips. Avoid using brushes designed for straight hair.
  • Use a clean, cool water spray. Gently spray your wig with water to remove static electricity and return your natural wig to its original shape.
  • A liquid wig mousse is an essential styling tool to achieve style variations. For curly or wavy styles, just rub your mousse, and choose a style that will turn into curls.
  • Your wig is designed with a basic style but the variations that you can achieve through styling are infinite. Extra height can be achieved by a slight lift with a wig comb.
  • If you want more full as well, tease or comb backward and then smooth the hair surface on the tease. Your wig can be returned to its basic style by washing it and letting it dry.

How to take care of a wig?

  • Store your wig on a wig rack that is smaller than the base of the lid to tidy the stretches.
  • Direct sunlight will discolor your hair so avoid putting your wig where it will be exposed to light.
  • Do not wear your hair while sleeping. It can lead to hair loss, breakage and fading.
  • The lighter hair color is more subtle than a darker color because the extra processing is needed to achieve a light color.
  • Over time, your wig will lose hair. Therefore, avoid contacting with chlorine, seawater and hot water to prevent to damage your wig.

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