How To Wash A Human Hair Wig
When you start wearing wigs, maintenance can be quite the challenge. A ton of questions can go through your mind. Should I wash my wig before wearing it? How often should I clean my wigs? How to wash my wigs? The questions can be endless, but we’re here to help with a guide to hassle-free wig care.
Should I wash my wig before wearing it?
Whether you must wash your human hair wig or not is a matter of personal choice. It also depends on specific circumstances. When you receive your VSHOW human hair wig, it comes freshly washed and styled but you can of course wash it if you prefer.
How often should I clean my human hair wigs?
It depends on how often you wear it and what type of damage it incurs while wearing.
If you wear your wig every day and use styling products, you should wash it at least once a week. Or, it only needs to be washed once every 5 to 10 wears.
Wigs do not need to be washed as often as your own hair, because too much washing does harm to your wig, but too less washing will cause hair tangling.
How to wash my wig?
- Fill a tub or sink with lukewarm water.
- Add a small amount of shampoo- just enough to make suds. It’s okay to use the shampoo for human hair as long as it is not an abrasive type of shampoo. Avoid dandruff or medical shampoos.
- Submerge the wig in the water and gently work out any hair products you may have used to style the wig. The water may become discolored from hair products and oils.
- Replace the water with clean water and allow the wig to soak for a few minutes.
- Work out any extra shampoo in the clean water.
- Remove the wig and gently pat your wigwith a towel.
- Allow your wig to fully dry. Folding wig stands make great drying racks! Do not bush your wig while it is wet. Brushing a wet wig can damage the wig.
- Gently brush or comb out your dry wig. It is clean and ready to restyle!
Also, here are some important tips for how to properly wash your human hair wigs.
1. Choose the right water temperature.
People are confusing about the temperature of the water using to wash wigs, because of the different opinions throughout the internet.
Here’s our opinion:
- Use cold water can better help you keep the style.
- If you want to loosen up the style, use hot water.
- But the recommended temperature is 77-86°F, as water above 86°F may deform the lace cap and make your wig lost the firmness of elasticity and cold water cannot melt the shampoo and conditioner as good as warm water.
2. Always using shampoo and conditioner.
Using “damage-free” shampoo and conditioner.
While applying shampoo, don’t apply it directly to the hair fiber, add the appropriate amount shampoo in the water while it’s filling up to get some good soapy bubbles.
Apply hair conditioner on the mid-lengths to the ends, don’t place it too close to roots.
3. NEVER twist, tug, or pull on the hair when drying.
4. Use the cool air set instead of hot air. Or airing it on the balcony, Avoid the sun direct shine on the wig.