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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.

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