A Guide to Long Lasting Wigs & Hair extensions: How to Wash Human Hair Wigs
Step 1: Get everything you need
Before you begin, make sure you have the following:
- Wide-tooth wig comb or brush
- Mild sulfate-free shampoo
- Moisturising Conditioner
- Wig stand
Step 2: Detangle Gently
Start by detangling your wig with a wide-tooth comb or wig brush. Begin at the ends and work your way up gradually, avoiding any harsh tugging. This prevents breakage and keeps your wig looking silky smooth.
Step 3: Pre-Wash Care
Fill a basin with cold water and add a small amount of sulfate-free shampoo. Gently submerge your wig, allowing it to soak for a few minutes. Avoid rubbing or wringing, as this can lead to tangling.
Step 4: The Washing Process
Gently massage the shampoo through the wig, focusing on the hair strands. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until all the shampoo is washed out. Be patient – proper rinsing is crucial for maintaining the wig's texture.
Step 5: Condition for Silky Softness
Apply a problem-specific conditioner, ensuring you cover all the strands. Leave the conditioner on for at least 5-10 minutes or follow the product instructions. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until the conditioner is completely washed out.
Step 6: Air-Dry with Love
Place your wig on a wig stand to maintain its shape. Allow it to air-dry naturally – avoid using a hairdryer, as excessive heat can damage the hair strands. Once dry, gently comb or brush through the wig to style as desired.
- Wash your human hair wig every 8-10 wears or when it needs a refresh.
- Avoid sleeping with a wet wig to prevent tangling.
- Use a wig conditioner spray between washes to keep the hair hydrated and manageable.
Following these steps will leave your human hair wig looking as good as new. With proper care, your hair extensions will continue to last you as long as you need it!