Whether you’ve chosen a natural human hair wig or a synthetic wig, you’ll need to clean it regularly with specially designed shampoo and conditioner.
“Wash your synthetic wig at least once a month and more frequently if you wear it every day,” Taylor says.
How to wash a natural human hair wig?
The process of washing a natural human hair wig isn’t actually all that different from the process of washing naturally growing hair. It just doesn’t happen in the shower!
- Prep: Use a wide-tooth comb to smooth the wig hair before washing. Take care not to pull or stretch the hair fibers.
- Wet: Hold your wig with one hand and use the other to po ur lukewarm water over the hair. The wig hair just needs to be wet, but not soaking wet.
- Wash: Put a small amount of shampoo on the wig hair and work the shampoo through the hair. Then rinse the hair clean, being careful not to squeeze or wring the wig.
- Condition: Apply a small amount of conditioner on the hair and work it through, letting it sit for a few minutes. Rinse the hair with lukewarm water until the water runs clear.
- Dry: The simplest way to dry your wig is to place it on a wig stand and let it air dry, but you can use a blow dryer on natural human hair wigs. Just be sure to keep the heat setting low.
Once your natural human hair wig is dry, you can style it with a curling iron set on low.