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How to take care of wig hair

How to take care of wig hair
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Caring for your wigs, especially if they’re made of real human hair, is crucial due to their cost and the inability to easily replace them. Understanding how to properly wash, condition, style, and store your human hair wig is essential for maximizing its lifespan. In this article, we’ll guide you through these steps and address common questions often asked.

How often should you wash your human hair wig?

We suggest washing and conditioning your wig every 6-8 wears, with a deep conditioner applied every other wash to provide extra moisture for the human hair. When conditioning, focus on the mid-shaft to ends, avoiding the base or cap to preserve integrity and prevent shedding. Opt for products designed for color-treated human hair and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for deep conditioners or treatments.How to take care of wig hair

For styling, use hair oils and serums on the ends, and apply a heat protectant before blow-drying or heat-styling. Adjust your routine based on your wig’s needs, whether it requires more frequent or less frequent washing. Sometimes, a touch-up with a curling iron or flat iron between washes can work wonders.

How to wash a human wig?

Washing a natural human hair wig is quite similar to washing naturally growing hair, with the only difference being that it doesn’t happen in the shower.

  • Prep: Use a wide-tooth comb to smooth the wig hair before washing, being careful not to pull or stretch the fibers.
  • Wet: Hold the wig with one hand and pour lukewarm water over the hair. The wig hair should be wet but not soaking wet.
  • Wash: Apply a small amount of shampoo to the wig hair, working it through gently. Rinse the hair clean, avoiding squeezing or wringing the wig.
  • Condition: Apply a small amount of conditioner to the hair, working it through and letting it sit for a few minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water until the water runs clear.
  • Dry: The easiest way is to let the wig air dry on a wig stand, but you can also use a blow dryer on low heat.


Feel free to style your human hair wig in any way you like. The natural strands can handle heat from blow-dryers and irons. Keep in mind that blow-drying can alter the style since human hair wigs don’t hold a set style like synthetic ones. Using hair spray and other styling products is safe. If you plan to color or perm your wig, it’s advisable to have it done at a salon to prevent damage. For additional styling tips, refer to the provided resource.

How to store your wig

Make sure your wig is completely dry before storing it

Make sure your wig is totally dry before putting it away, as advised by Johnson. Storing a damp wig can cause mold and mildew issues. If you have a human-hair wig, you can use a blow dryer (with heat protectant) to speed things up.How to take care of wig hair

Once you’re ready to store your wig, pick a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. The goal is to preserve the wig, not dry it out. There are different storage options, and Johnson recommends these as her favorites.

+Store your wig on your wig head

Depending on the amount of space you’re working with, wig heads are a great storage option—they’ll help maintain the shape and style of your wig in between wears

+Store your wig in a silk or satin bag

To ensure your wig retains moisture while stored, Our expert recommends using a silk or satin bag. This not only keeps the wig soft and hydrated but also prevents static and tangles over time. Some wigs come with satin bags for this purpose, Bonus tip: Satin bags are handy for travel too, as they’re compact and won’t take up much space.

Tips to take care a human hair wig

When it comes to caring for the wig, just because it’s real hair does not mean you treat it like the hair on your head. There are things you need to do to protect your investment which will maintain the longevity and appearance of your human hair wig

Keep it Clean:Make sure your own hair is clean to prevent the wig from getting oily. You can use a wig cap for extra protection.How to take care of wig hair

Wash Smartly: Wash your human hair wig every six wears. Adjust if it looks dirty before that.

Tangle-Free: Before washing, use a wig pick for curly wigs or a wig brush for straight ones to remove any tangles.

Gentle Washing: Soak the wig in lukewarm, soapy water for five minutes. Rinse well and avoid rough handling.

Condition with Care: Massage conditioner into the wig, let it sit for five minutes, and rinse well.

Dry Right: Gently blot the wig with a towel and let it air dry on a wig stand. You can use a low setting on a blow dryer if you’re in a hurry.

Style it: Comb or brush gently and style with hot rollers, a curling iron, or Velcro rollers. Set the style with a wig spray or light hairspray.

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