How to Properly Care & Maintain Your Wigs

My last post, “Not Getting Compliments Like You Used To?” was all about knowing the signs of when to replace your wig. This post will be dedicated to keeping your wig looking as good as new.

Prior to joining the family I thought I knew how to properly tend to my wigs, but boy was I wrong.  Here is a quick recap of how to wash your wigs correctly:

  1. Before I even start to wash my wig, I first remove any tangles using a wide-tooth comb. Then, I turn it inside out.
  2. Next, I let it soak in cold water with my wig-safe shampoo (shown right) for about 5 minutes. It’s important to not rub the wig, but swirl it gently in the water.
  3. After the shampoo and cold water bath, I rinse the wig thoroughly and turn it right side out again. To dry: blot with a towel to remove excess water.  Do not apply heat to synthetic wigs!

While your wig is wet

  • Do not rub, wring, twist, brush or comb.
  • Place directly on wig stand.  Avoid using a Styrofoam styling head when wig is wet to avoid stretching.
  • Spritz with conditioner (made specifically for wigs)
  • Air dry at room temperature.

When dry…

  • Simply brush or comb into desired look. Remember not to brush a curly synthetic wig: instead finger style or use a pick comb.
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One Response to How to Properly Care & Maintain Your Wigs

  1. Emily says:

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but informative.

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