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How to Wash and Maintain Your Human Hair Wig

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How to Wash and Maintain Your Human Hair Wig

When it comes to human hair wigs, you want them to look their best. To help you with your at-home wig care routine, we’ve listed five simple steps to help you make sure your wig looks its finest. From outlining how to wash your wig to explaining how to dry your wig, we've got you covered! 

Step 1: Pre-Wash Maintenance

Start by prepping your human hair wig. Make sure to use a wide-tooth comb to gently smooth out any tangles. When detangling hair wig extensions (or your natural hair) it's always best to start from the bottom and work your way up toward the root.

Step 2: Rinse Huma Hair Wig

After you've detangles your human hair wig, place you wig under the faucet and use cool lukewarm water to completely submerge it. After rinsing, gentle remove the excess water with your hands. (Tip: If you have a long hair wig, place it under a shower faucet to prevent hair strands going down the drain.)

Step 3: Shampoo Human Hair Wig

roots to ends, keeping the shampoo away from the scalp of the wig. It’s important not to be heavy-handed when it comes to shampooing—avoid

Place a small amount of shampoo into your hands and stroke the hair from roots to ends, keeping the shampoo away from the scalp of the wig. It’s important not to be heavy-handed when it comes to shampooing—avoid scrubbing or rubbing the hair, as this could damage the strands.

For the best results, use a shampoo that is specially made for human hair wigs. These shampoos are gentle enough not to damage the hair and they are designed especially for your wig’s needs. Some women prefer to use mild shampoos for color-treated hair.

To remove the shampoo, run cool water from the base down to the bottom of the hair. Once you’ve gotten rid of the shampoo and the water runs clear, use a towel to gently blot the hair before applying conditioner. The wig can still be damp, but you don’t want it to be sopping wet.

Step 4: Condition Human Hair Wig

Now you’re ready to condition. Just like the shampoo, you’ll want to use a wig-approved conditioner. Work a small dab into the wig, starting at the bottom. Gently comb through the strands with your fingers, keeping the conditioner away from the base of the wig. You can let most conditioners set for one to five minutes, but follow the directions on the bottle. Once the time’s up, run cold water from the top of the wig down to the ends of the strands, making sure you get rid of all the conditioner before blotting it dry.

Step 5: Dry Human Hair Wig

You’ve washed and cleansed your lace wig, so now you just have to wait for it to dry. Use a towel to lightly blot it and then leave it on a wig stand to air dry. Avoid using a blow dryer and brushing the hair until the lace wig is completely dry. Once it’s no longer wet, you can style your wig as you normally would.

Related Article: Air Dry or Blow Dry: Which is Best For My Hair Extensions

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