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Washing Your Wig

After purchasing your wig, it is important to protect and keep it looking its best. There are different care methods, depending on if you own a synthetic wig or one made from real hair. Follow this guide, based on Ebay’s 5 Must-Have Wig Care Products to learn how to properly wash your wig.  

Washing a wig should be done infrequently to reduce wear. There are many factors, like the presence of strong odors, which can affect how often your wig must be washed. As a general rule, wash your wig after 20 to 30 wears.


Washing a Real Hair Wig

To wash a wig made of real hair, first detangle the wig and comb through the hair, starting at the end and working towards the cap. Wash your wig in cold water and run the water in the same direction as the hair. This will avoid tangling. After getting the wig wet, use your fingertips to spread a phosphate-free shampoo through the wig. Rinse in cold water and pat dry to remove excess water. Conditioner can now be applied, following the same steps.


Washing a Synthetic Wig

If you own a synthetic wig, different steps should be taken while washing. When washing your synthetic wig, begin by brushing the wig out. Next, fill a sink with cold water and a tablespoon of wig shampoo. Place your synthetic wig in the sink and move it around in the water with care. Afterwards, rinse the wig in cold water to remove all traces of shampoo and pat dry. Finish with a leave-in conditioning spray.


Drying your Wig

Whether you own a real hair wig or a synthetic one, allow your wig to air dry on a stand after washing. This helps the wig to maintain its shape and keeps it from becoming tangled. When the wig is completely dry it can be combed through.


For more information on how to properly care for your wig, contact Hair Replacement by Janet today!

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