How to Tips for Wigs Cleansing & Conditioning

Synthetic hair and human hair each have special needs in order to maintain their optimal look and feel. Wigs, hair extensions & hairpieces for women made from human hair or synthetic hair endure intense chemical processing during production. Prolonging that supple movement is crucial to a natural!

Sunshine Synthetic Lace Front Wig
Sunshine Synthetic Lace Front Wig

Step 1: Detangle
Before you wash, be sure to carefully detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb. Work gradually from the ends.

Step 2: Shampoo or CoWash
Using cool water and a gentle touch, get the hair wet. But do not soak as this can lead to tangling.

Without scrubbing, distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair. Never use hot water as it can loosen wefts of hair and damage the fiber.

Step 3: Rinse
Let cool water run through the hair, flowing in same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. When shampoo is removed, gently pat and press the hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Avoid and wringing or twisting.

Step 4: Condition
Distribute conditioner throughout the hair taking care to avoid roots –particularly with monofilament and hand-tied cap constructions as it can increase shedding. Rinse thoroughly with cool water unless you are using a spray-in, leave-in conditioner.

Step 5: Dry
Gently pat and press hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Do not rub, squeeze, twist or wring hair. Again, always use a wide tooth comb to detangle as brushing (particularly wet hair) increases shedding. Place on a folding stand (or even a can of hairspray) and allow to air dry. To avoid stretching the cap, never place a damp wig on a mannequin or Styrofoam head.

Once you’ve selected the perfect human hair wigs or synthetic one,, don’t forget to invest in a wig or wig stand for storage. This will help air out any odors and keep your wig from becoming tangled. If needed, you can cover your wig with a scarf to help keep the dust off.