Wearing a wig allows you to transform your hairstyle without making a permanent change. However, it is also important to understand washing wigs, even when they are made from natural hair, require specialized care. Using the right shampoo, techniques and frequency of washing will ensure your wig lasts longer and stays looking great so you can wear it for many years.
One of the most-asked questions is how often you should wash your wig. Many people mistakenly believe they shouldn’t wash their wig at all to avoid ruining it. However, it is important to wash your wig on a regular basis, especially when you use hair styling products, such as hairsprays and gels. In general, it is best to wash your wig every two to three weeks, more often if you use a lot of hair products. Leaving hairstyling products in your wig will lead to flaking, as well as a loss of shine and smoothness. Also, always wash your wig before putting it into storage.
Washing Your Wig
The way you wash your wig is different from how you wash your natural hair. Before you begin, brush out the fibers to remove any tangles. If your wig is made from natural hair, it is best to wash it using cold water and a shampoo specially designed for wigs. To complete the washing process, wet the fibers by running the wig under the faucet or swishing it in a sink full of water. Gently rub the shampoo into the hairs, working it throughout the wig. Rinse the shampoo out with cold water and repeat the process with a conditioner approved for this use.
Drying Your Wig
After washing, you need to dry the wig. Unlike your natural hair, it is best not to use a hair dryer, especially if your wig is made from synthetic fibers. To begin the drying process, rub the wig well with a towel. Beyond towel drying, it is best to place the wig on a special wig rack or even on the top of a can of hairspray to finish air drying. Never use a mannequin head of any kind because it may stretch out the wig, creating a poor fit the next time you wear it.
Washing wigs is different from washing your natural hair. Even though you still use shampoo and conditioner, it is best to use cold water and treat the fibers as gently as possible. To ensure your wig maintains its beauty, it is important to use shampoos and conditioners approved for use on wigs, especially if you have one made from synthetic fibers. With the right process, you can protect your wig so you can enjoy wearing it for a long time.
If you are looking for the right products for washing your wigs, contact us. RemySoft offers the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner you need to keep your wig looking its best.