How to care for your wig
Synthetic wigs are incredibly durable and easy to take care of. They don’t require nearly as much upkeep as your friend’s hairdo: They’re a guaranteed great hair day! But there are a few things you should keep in mind...
DO NOT USE CURLING IRONS, FLAT IRONS, OR HAIR DRYERS ON SYNTHETIC FIBRE WIGS.
HEAT FROM STYLING TOOLS, AS WELL AS FROM STOVES, OVENS, BARBEQUES AND FIREPLACES CAN CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE TO SYNTHETIC WIGS.
Wig Care Do’s and Dont’s
DO… brush your wig often. Lots of brushing is good for synthetic wigs and will help them last longer. For long wigs, start brushing at the ends and work your way up. Be gentle with knotted or tangled wigs and don’t rip through them with the brush.
DON’T… brush your wig while it is wet.
DO… follow the proper washing instructions.
DON’T… wash your wig more than necessary. Over-washing will wear your wig out much faster. On average, a wig should only be washed every two and a half to three weeks.
DO… store wigs overnight on a wig stand, bottle, or vase. If your wig is a very voluminous or a razored style, it should be hung upside down by the tag overnight.
DON’T… store your wig in plastic long term, as the off-gasses will create a pungent odor. A shoebox or cloth-lined container will help keep the dust off.
DO… know how long your wig will last. A short wig (off the shoulders) will last nine to twelve months before it should be replaced, and a long wig (touching the shoulders or longer) will last three to six.
DON’T… sleep in your wig! The friction of your wig against the pillow will wear the wig out incredibly quickly.
DO… be careful while handling your lace-front wig. The lace section is the most fragile part of your wig and can easily be bent, frayed, or damaged.
DON’T… use human hair products on your wig, especially human hair spray. It will not wash out and tends to leave a gummy or flaky residue. You should only ever use synthetic-safe shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, and other styling products.
DO… try heatless hairstyles on your wig. With a bit of care not to expose the wig line or wefts, you can put your wig up in lots of fun pony tail, braided, or up-do styles. Feel free to ask us for advice or help!
DON’T… use heat styling tools on your wig! The heat from curling irons, flat irons, or hair dryers will severely damage synthetic wigs. Also be cautious around stoves, ovens, barbeques, and fireplaces.
DO… feel free to ask us if you have any questions or need any more information! We are always happy to help.
If you wear your wig every day, wash it ever 3 weeks. If you don't wear it daily, or you wear it for less than 8 hours at a time, then wait longer between washes.
It is very important to follow these guidelines while washing your synthetic wig
1. Before washing, brush your DRY wig thoroughly.
2. Add one teaspoon of shampoo to a sink of cool water.
3. Immerse the wig in water and soak for five minutes.
4. Swish your wig around gently without rubbing the fibres together.
5. Drain the sink and refill it with cool water.
6. Swish your wig around in the water to rinse out shampoo.
7. Drain the sink and repeat two or three times.
8. Roll the wet wig in a towel and gently squeeze the roll to absorb water.
9. Unwrap the wig and, holding upside down from the tag, shake vigorously.
10. Spray ten to fifteen pumps of leave-in conditioner over the entire wet wig.
11. Let the wig air dry by hanging it upside down by the tag or placing right side up on a wig stand, bottle, or vase.
12. Brush the wig ONLY once it is dry, then beat vigorously to get volume back into the style.