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How should I clean my wig?

Guides for cleaning your wig will sometimes say you only need to clean your wig after 10-14 days of wear — that’s way too long. There is certainly some element of personal choice here. As a general rule of thumb, consider how long you would go between washes of your own hair. Additional factors would be perspiration, where you’ve been wearing your wig, and how many hours per day you’ve been wearing it.

Cleaning your wig too often is better than cleaning it too little. It is important to note that when you wash your wig, you will typically be without it for 24 hours or more if human hair. This is a strong reason for making sure that you buy a second wig or a back up.

How should I clean my wig
How should I clean my wig

Do not use regular cleaning products on them. Wig shampoos, conditioners and lusterizers are especially designed to work with the fibers that are used in the manufacturing of the wigs. This is true for synthetic and human hair wigs. The hair used in human hair wigs have been process multiple times during the wigs creation. This results in it being more susceptible to damage. The cleaning products we provide are specifically designed to clean the wigs we sell. And we highly recommend professional servicing for human hair wigs.

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.

Uniwigs Lace front wigs

A lace front wig is a wig that hairline is constructed of lace material. This material is made out of French Lace or Swiss Lace and is virtually undetectable, This Material could reflect the natural color of the scalp. The hair is knotted into the lace and appears to grow from the scalp offering a natural appearance. Only a lace front wig can be trusted to maintain the illusion of growing hair and it’s the most preferred choice of celebrities, actors, and people in media. 100% Indian Remy hair or Chinese Remy hair, different cap constructions, single knots at perimeter and double knots for sides and top, bleaching knots, baby hair, freestyle, high and low ponytail. The lace front cap is applied with either special adhesive that is safe for human skin wefts, or tape. The adhesive disappears into the lace front wigs and creates the illusion of hair growing directly out of the scalp.

Cap size for UniWigs Human Hair Lace Wigs(lace front and full lace)
Cap size for UniWigs Human Hair Lace Wigs(lace front and full lace)

Usually, we can measure the size of the head size as follows: 1. Circumference 2. From forehead to nape of neck 3. Ear to ear across front hairline 4. Ear to ear over top of head 5. Temple to temple 6. Nape of neck

The method to take care of swiss lace

Swiss lace is the finest grade of lace used to make modern wigs. While it is more difficult to detect than coarser grades of lace, it is extremely fragile and should be used gently to maximize the lifespan of a wig. The most common source of wear and tear for lace wigs is the washing process. By washing the wig carefully and gently and taking a few precautions, a Swiss lace wig can be washed with a minimum of wear.

1 Place the wig on a wig holder using the same adhesive you use when wearing the wig. Attempting to wash a wig without a holder can distort the lace cap.
2 Brush the wig gently with a soft-bristle brush to remove any knots or tangles.
3 Rinse the wig with cold water until it is entirely saturated. Carefully work a mild shampoo into the wig by patting and gentle stroking. Never pull the hair away from the netting. Work the shampoo into the wig using the brush.
4 Rinse the hair thoroughly without rubbing until no suds remain.
5 Pat the wig dry with a towel. Do not rub the wig dry, and do not pull on the hair.
6 Allow the wig to dry fully on the stand. Do not blow dry or otherwise apply heat.

Further Reading: Lace Front Wigs Human Hair, Lace Frontal Cloaure