How To Wash Your Human Hair Wigs?

Hair is great for all women. Human hair wigs are very convenient and easy to install. But, you must choose the high-quality hair wig.

The most high-quality human hair wigs will be made from human hair that is classified as Remy, virgin or unprocessed, which means that the hairs will have been kept aligned in the same direction, leaving the cuticles intact to minimize tangling.

When you use wigs for a while, the human hair wig will be tangle and become rough. We need to wash our wigs to keep it look best.

It is important to properly care for your human hair wig in order to achieve maximum lifespan and the best appearance. How to wash your human hair wigs, we will share with you in this blog. Follow Reading!

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First, Let’s Talk About The Human Hair Wigs Types

Before we wash it, let’s do a rundown of two popular kinds of human hair wigs. Understanding these different types may help when it comes to your at-home care routine.

Lace Front Wigs: These wigs have a sheer lace base hairpiece that looks like your natural scalp, which is sewn into the crown of the wig. The lace is only in the front of the wig, giving the appearance of your natural hairline.

360 Lace Front Wigs: A 360 lace front wig includes the lace piece all around the outside edges of the wig, rather than only in the front. These wigs are a great option for when you’re looking to style your hair in a high ponytail, which reveals your scalp around your neckline.

Before You Start: What You Will Need

  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Hydrating shampoo
  • Hydrating conditioner
  • Towel
  • Large Sink

How Often To Wash A Human Hair Wig?

For all types of wigs and weave hair bundles, how often you should wash your wig depends mainly on where you live.

Ideally, you should only wash your human hair wig every one or two weeks.

But if you live in a humid climate where your scalp gets sweaty underneath your wig, or your style deflates or becomes frizzy quickly, you’ll need to wash your wig more often.

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Step-By-Step To Wash Your Human Hair Wig

Step 1: Use a basin or sink, fill with lukewarm water (room temperature). This method of submerging your human hair wig is only recommended for the highest quality of wig hair, such as Remy or virgin hair with the cuticle intact. If you are unsure of your hair quality you many hold your wig and run water over it instead of placing it in a water basin.

Step 2: Pour about a tablespoon of shampoo in the water and swish around with your hand to mix well. Place your wig gently in the water, slowly submerging the entire wig.

Step 3: Let the wig sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then place a dab of shampoo in your hand and place it on your wig in long strokes from the base of the hair to the ends (Never scrub or rub the hair together) Washing a wig is very different than washing your own hair.

Step 4: Using a wide-tooth comb, comb the shampoo throughout the hair from the base to the ends.

Step 5: Gently apply a couple of handfuls of soapy water to the inside of the wig cap. Do not scrub the cap of the wig.

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Step 6: Rinse again with cool to lukewarm water from the base down and from the inside of the cap to remove excess shampoo. Rinse several times to make sure all of the shampoos are removed.

Step 7: After all of the shampoo is removed, gently blot hair using a towel.

Step 8: Now apply some conditioner to the damp wig hair. Try and avoid the base cap area as the conditioner can loosen the knots.

Step 9: If you are using a conditioner you must rinse out, apply the conditioner and let it sit on the hair for about 10 minutes. Once that is complete rinse the hair 4 or 5 times under cold water.

If you are using a leave-in conditioner all you need to do is spray the conditioner on the hair and comb through it with your wide tooth comb to make sure all the product is evenly distributed.

Step 10: For drying and styling, first the real hair wig needs to be rubbed well with a dry towel followed by the solicitation of a steam blow dryer. This process will leave the hair stands buffy and healthy with a silky feel. Thereon you can style the hair using curlers, straighteners and color dyes.

Video Tutorial

You can see this video to learn more about washing tips.

Tips For Washing Human Hair Wigs

  1. Be gentle when detangling your wig. Use plenty of detangling conditioners, if necessary.
  2. Wash your wig before you put it on for the first time. Even if the wig is brand-new, it could have gotten contaminated during the production, packaging, and shipping process.
  3. If the cold water is not working on the wig, you can use warm water.
  4. Choose high-quality products that are free of sulfates, parabens, and minerals. Look for products containing aloe vera and/or glycerin instead.
  5. You can buy wig stands and Styrofoam wig heads online and in wig shops.
  6. If you can’t find a stand for a Styrofoam wig head, make your own by sticking a thick dowel into a Christmas tree stand.
  7. You can use shampoos and conditioners meant for wigs as well, but check the label to ensure that they are safe for human hair wigs.

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