Even though human hair wigs are pricey, they are unquestionably worthwhile. They are far more resistant to straightening, curling, and dying than wigs produced from synthetic fibres since they are made from actual hair. Human hair wigs require routine washing, just like synthetic wigs do. But you have to be extra careful with them since they are delicate.
Here are some simple steps that help to wash your human hair wig.
Washing the Wig
Washing the Wig contains simple seven steps that are
- Brush or comb the Wig starting from the ends.
Starting at the ends, brush or comb the Wig. First, gently comb the Wig’s ends. Work your way up towards the roots after they are knot-free until you can search or brush through them without snagging. Use a wire wig brush for straight or wavy wigs; for curly wigs (including natural/African-textured ones), use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers.
- fill your sink with cold water, then stir in 1 to 2 squeezes of shampoo
. Use a shampoo of exceptional quality that is appropriate for the type of hair you are washing. Use a shampoo designed for curly hair, for instance, while cleaning a curly wig. If you know that the Wig has been coloured, consider a colour-safe shampoo.
- The wig fibres won’t be immediately exposed to the shampoo. Instead, you’ll wash the Wig in soapy water.
- Avoid using 2-in-1 shampoos with conditioner. Although you can put conditioner on your Wig, keep it away from the roots as much as possible.
- Use products designed expressly for cleaning human hair wigs if feasible; these products will include fewer harmful chemicals than conventional hair care products.
- Submerge the Wig in the water after turning it inside out.
Turn the wig cap inside with your fingers, freeing the wig fibres. Put the Wig in the water and push down to fully immerse the strands. Gently spin the Wig to let the shampoo penetrate all of the strands.
- Since the wig cap is where most of the dirt, sweat, and oils accumulate, turning the Wig inside out will make it simpler for the shampoo to get there.
- Soak the Wig for 5 minutes.
A thorough immersion of the Wig in the water is required. During this period, avoid moving the Wig. Too much thrashing, squeezing, and twirling will cause the strands to get knotted
- Rinse the Wig with cold water until the shampoo is all gone
You may rinse the Wig in the sink or shower, a pail of cold, fresh water, or both. Depending on how thick it is, you might need to rinse the Wig twice.
- Don’t forget to condition the Wig.
Simply mist conditioner over the hair, then finger-comb it with care. Be careful not to touch the wig cap if your Wig has a lace front or is vented. Onto the lace, the strands are tied. The knots will unravel, and the strands will fall out if you condition them. With a typical, wefted wig, the fibres are sewn on instead. Thus this shouldn’t be an issue.
- Make use of a top-notch conditioner.
- If a leave-in conditioner is more your style, you can use it in its place.
- Wait 2 minutes before rinsing the conditioner out with cold water
Like the hair that grows out of your head, the conditioner will permeate the Wig’s inch and hydrate it if you leave it on for a few minutes. After the two minutes, rinse the Wig one more in cold water until the water is clear.
- If you’re using a leave-in conditioner, omit this step.