HOW TO CARE YOUR WIG(DO’S & DON’TS)
We’ve collected some of the best wig care tips and wig advice we’ve heard over the years, from our team of experts and our lovely community of wig wearers, to bring you 12 essential tips in one expert wig care guide. If you’re new to wig care or wearing a wig in general, have a look at!
To help you with your at-home wig care routine, we’ve outlined all the do’s and don’ts to make sure your wig looks its finest. From explaining how to wash your wig at home to revealing how to dry it, we’ve got you covered.
- Always handle your wig gently.
- Use brushes and combs that are designed for wigs. Use your fingers to style the wigs if you can.
- Use shampoos, conditioners, and oils that are designed for wigs.
- Air dry your wig by hanging it loosely on a wig stand or spray can to ensure healthy-looking, manageable fibers. Placing a wet wig on a styrofoam head or a blockhead can stretch and ruin the wig cap.
- Use wig styling tools that are made specifically for wigs. For example, using a wig cap underneath a wig often results in a more comfortable wearing experience. The cap will help secure your natural hair, and can also help prevent breakage and thinning, especially at the crown. Using a chin strap will help hold the wig securely on your head, freeing up your hands for styling. If you have trouble keeping your arms raised for longer periods of time, you might choose to style your wig on a styling head rather than on your own head. This will also make it easier to style the back of the wig, and other parts you may not be able to reach as easily if you are wearing it.
- Follow manufacturers’ suggestions for the care of the wigs.
- Try to use as little hair product as possible to style the wigs. The more spray or styling products you use, the more often the wig will need to be cleaned.
- Sleep or shower with it. Also, take it off when raining too hard.
- Rub, twist, or wring your wig.
- Store your wig in direct sunlight. It can affect its look and color.
- Go more than 10 wears without washing (especially if you’re active).
- Brush a wet or curly wig. Finger detangle, use a wide-toothed comb, or wait until it’s 100% dry.
Taking care of your human hair wig is just as easy as taking care of your own hair. In fact, (in our opinion) it may be a little easier. Don’t neglect regular washes, keep your strands moisturized, and you’ll be in good shape. If you invest in a quality wig, it will last you for many years.