When it comes to human hair wigs, you want them to look their best. You already know you have to wash and take good care of them, but it can be confusing figuring out some of the nuances, like how often and what products to use.
Human hair wigs that are well cared for can last a couple of years and can even be restyled, colored and trimmed as your tastes change over time. Unlike synthetic wigs, human hair wigs are constructed to last much longer, however a few common mistakes will cut the life of your human hair wig by half.
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.
For how to properly wash your wig, let’s start from some important tips.
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.
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.
NEVER twist, tug, or pull on the hair when drying.
Use the cool air set instead of hot air. Or airing it on the balcony, Avoid the sun direct shine on the wig.