5-step guide to washing synthetic wigs
Brush the wig
Before washing, use a wig brush or wide-tooth comb to gently detangle the wig. Start from the tips and work your way up to the roots. This will prevent further tangling and damage during the washing process.
Prepare the shampoo solution
Fill a basin or sink with cool water and add a small amount of synthetic wig shampoo. Follow the instructions on the shampoo bottle to determine how much to use. Avoid using regular shampoo or conditioner, as these products can damage the wig fibers.
Wash the wig
Place the wig in the basin or sink and swish it gently in the water for a few minutes. Be careful not to rub or scrub the wig too vigorously, as this can cause tangling or damage to the fibers.
Rinse the wig
Rinse the wig thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of shampoo. You may need to repeat this step a few times to ensure that all the shampoo is removed.
Dry the wig
Gently squeeze out the excess water from the wig, being careful not to wring or twist the fibers. Place the wig on a towel and blot it gently to remove any remaining water. Then, place the wig on a wig stand or towel to air dry. Avoid using heat or direct sunlight, as this can damage the wig fibers. Allow the wig to dry completely before styling or storing it.
FAQs washing synthetic wigs
Can I use regular shampoo or conditioner to wash my synthetic wig?
No, you should not use regular shampoo or conditioner on a synthetic wig, as these products can damage the fibers. Instead, use a wig shampoo that is specifically designed for synthetic wigs. This will help to keep the fibers looking smooth and shiny.
How often should I wash my synthetic wig?
The frequency of washing your synthetic wig depends on how often you wear it and how much product you use on it. Generally, it is recommended to wash your wig every 6-8 wears. However, if you use a lot of styling products or wear your wig frequently, you may need to wash it more often.
Can I use a blow dryer or other heat-styling tools on my synthetic wig?
No, you should avoid using heat-styling tools on a synthetic wig, as the fibers can melt or become damaged. Instead, allow the wig to air dry naturally on a wig stand or towel. If you need to style the wig, use low-heat styling tools or consider having it professionally styled by a wig expert.