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How to wash a human hair wig?

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Hair is the greatest asset to women, helping to increase their level of self-confidence and maintain their beautiful appearance. Wearing wigs has become a popular trend in recent years. At the same time, there are some problems. For example: How to wash a human hair wig? How often to wash a human hair wig?

First of all, human hair wigs are expensive but definitely worth it. Since they are made of real hair, they are more elastic in terms of straightening, curling and dying than wigs made of synthetic fibers. Just like artificial wigs, human wigs also need to be cleaned regularly. However, due to their level of sophistication, you need to be extra careful.


The following instructions will helps your hair wig lasts longer and ensures your wig keep its silky or wavy pattern and look great at the same time.


  • How Often To Wash Your human hair wig

  • How to Wash Your human hair wig

  • Drying & Styling Your human hair wig

  • How to care human hair wigs

How Often To Wash Your Human Hair Wig

Wigs do not have to be shampooed as often as natural hair. When a human hair wig is washed depends on how often you wear a wig and the type of damage caused when wearing a wig. If you wear your lace wig every day, then it should be washed at least every two weeks.


If you use styling products like hairsprays, mousses or gels on your wig every day, you’ll need to wash your wig more often, about once a week. Or it only needs to be washed once every 7 to 10 years if you wore not so often.

How to Wash Your Human Hair Wig  

1. Before cleaning the wig, gently comb it to remove any tangles. Start at the top of the hair and go to the bottom of the headband. Be sure to use only combs designed for wigs, such as wide combs. For stubborn tangles, the use of spray conditioners can help loosen them.

2. People are confused about the cold or warm water used to wash wigs. It is recommended to use warm water (about 77-86 °F) because water above 86 °F will deform the wig and make your wig lose its elasticity. Coldwater does not melt shampoo and conditioner well.


3. Many salons recommend submersing your human hair wig in a basin of water with a small amount of shampoo. We do not recommend doing so as it can tangle the wig, making it highly unmanageable. To do so, you can hold the wig under the faucet from your sink (but only if the hair is short). For longer wigs, we recommend holding the wig under the faucet of your bathtub or shower so that the hair does not get tangled in the basin below.

4. Make your wig full of soap and clean enough, turn your wig inside out gently with your fingers and leave the hairpieces to hang naturally. Rinse the unit into the water to make sure every strand of hair is submerged and clean enough. Then gently apply some water into the wig cap. Turning the wig inside out helps to wash every strand's hair thoroughly and clean your wig cap which is often attached to your head. Never scrub or be aggressive.

5. After five minutes, rinse the wig with warm water to remove any shampoo residue. Wipe the hair gently with a towel, apply conditioner from the middle to the end, leave it for 3 minutes, then rinse with warm water from start to finish.

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Drying & Styling Your human hair wig

1. Squeeze excess water from the wig and gently dry the hair with a towel (do not rub or wring).

2. It is best to let your human hair wigs dry on the wig, as this is the softest of the hair fibers. When the wig is wet, try not to brush as this will damage the fibers. If your wig is curly, always use your fingers to "twist" it. Winding up means placing your hand under the hair, lifting it up, and then curling your fingers inward. This will cause the curls to gather and form curls.

3. Spray with water and leave-in conditioner. Finish off with an oil mist for luster. For curly hair, apply a curl holding/defining product to the wet hair. This will ensure the definition and hold without frizzing hair.

4. If you are not in a hurry, try not to use a hairdryer. If you have a last resort, the temperature should not be too high.

5. After completely drying, brush the wig. If the wig is straight or wavy, use the wire wig brush again; if the wig is curled, use a wide-toothed comb from start to finish. Apply tangled products if needed.

6. Re-curl the wig if necessary. Some wigs are made from naturally curled hair. Other wigs are made from straight hair curled by a curling iron. The latter wig loses curl after cleaning.

How to care human hair wigs 

1. Store the wig on a wig or wig that is smaller than the wig cap to prevent the wig from stretching.

2. Direct sunlight can cause the hair to fade, so avoid storing the wig in a place exposed to light.

3. Do not wear a wig while you sleep. This can cause hair loss, breakage, and shedding.

4. Lighter hair is more delicate than darker hair because it requires other treatments to get a lighter color.

5. As time goes by, your wig will lose your hair. This is a natural part of the wig life cycle.

6. Avoid contact with chlorinated water, seawater and hot water to avoid damaging the wig.


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