How to Use Wig Care Products

Washing & Care Instructions

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair like human hair requires regular care but in a little different way. By following these simple steps, you can maintain your wig for long-lasting use.

Pre-Wash Preparation: Gently comb or brush hair free of all tangles or teasing. Avoid contact with the cap to keep from damaging it.

Shampooing: Gently wash in cold water with mild shampoo (not a baby shampoo) and conditioner.  Avoid hard rubbing!  Let soak for around 3 minutes or gently swish around.  Rinse in clear water in the direction of the hair’s roots to ends. Do not condition close to the cap/roots of the wig, as this may cause the ties to loosen and some hair to come out.

Drying: Remove the excess moisture from the wig by gently rolling and unrolling it in a towel. Air dry the wig naturally at room temperature. Do not brush or comb the wig while it is wet as this may expand the hair shafts and loosen them.  Similarly, do not blow dry, microwave, or place in sunlight to try and speed up the drying process, as this too will cause damage.

Styling: When the wig is completely dry, brush or comb the wig into your desired style.  Its pre-set body curl will quickly bounce back into its original shape.

 

Human Hair Wigs

Just like your own natural hair, human hair requires regular attention to maintain its good look and texture.  By following these simple steps you can maintain your wig for long-lasting use.

Pre-Wash Preparation: Gently comb or brush hair free of all tangles or teasing.  Avoid contact with the cap to keep from damaging it.

Shampooing: Rinse the wig in warm water, not hot water as that can result in cap stretching out of shape or cause hair to separate from it.  Apply normal shampoo concentrating on the forehead area.  Rub gently as with any delicate fabric.  Rinse shampoo with warm water in the direction of the hair’s roots to ends.

Drying: After rinsing, remove excess water by patting in a towel.  You can lay the wig flat or place on a wig stand which will allow inside and outside to dry at the same time.  Do not brush or comb the wig while it is wet as this may expand the hair shafts and loosen them.

Styling: Once dry, it can be styled using rollers, a blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron and styling products.

How To Put Your Wig On

1. Identify the front and the back of the wig. The label and adjusters always go in the back of the wig. Velcro tabs or adjustable hooks for sizing should be left in place at first till you try it on.

2. Place the wig on a flat surface so you are looking inside the wig. Make sure the label is at the top (this is the back of the wig). Grasp the wig at the top (back), hands at each side of the label.

3. Slip the wig over the head from the hairline to the neck (like a bathing cap). Adjust it so it lies where your head and neck meet and your front hairline.

4. The wig should feel secure but not too tight. If needed, adjust the Velcro tabs or hooks (pull toward label or center to tighten, away to loosen).

5. Ensure that your ear tabs are even. They should align in front of your ears near your temples, and they should be bent in towards your face to guarantee a secure fit.

6. Make sure that the front of your wig is not too high or too low. A good indicator is to have it about four fingers above your eyebrows, right on your hairline.