Guides - How to Wash your Wig

How to Wash your Wig

  1. Brush and comb your wig to remove tangles.

  2. Fill the sink with cold water and add a tablespoon or one cap of specially formulated wig shampoo. Mix well in water before adding wig.

  3. Immerse the wig in the water and swirl it around gently for a couple of minutes.

  4. Let the wig soak for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Refill the sink with cold water to rinse the wig.

  6. Put the wig back in the water and using a combination of swishing and swirling thoroughly rinse the wig. Then dispose of the water.

  7. Start again with cold water and one cap of conditioner mixed in.

  8. Add the wig using the same steps as before. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. If you chose to use a spray, leave-in conditioner that has been formulated for the wig, then you can do so. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions -- they are not usually rinsed out.

  9. Lay out an absorbent towel flat and place your wig on the towel. Roll it up like a sweater. Do not twist, rub or add frictions. Let it lay there undisturbed for about 15- 30 minutes to have all of the water absorbed out of the wig.

  10. Final step. Shake wig vigorously over and over. Place it on an open air wig stand to air dry at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Do not use a Styrofoam head on a wet wig as this can cause stretching and will also result in a longer drying time. Do not comb or brush while wet. Finger-styling is acceptable only. Let it dry overnight or at least 10 hours. After it is dry, you can shake, comb or brush it and then put on.

  11. After the wig is dry, if there is any static, you may use a little more spray conditioner but do not brush it while it is wet. Just shake and wait a few minutes to dry.

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