Wigs Need Care Too! How to Properly Wash and Maintain Your Wig
Hello everyone, today I want to share some tips on how to properly wash and care for wigs. Many people have had the experience of buying a nice wig but not knowing how to clean and maintain it, resulting in the wig becoming tangled, dry and dull over time. So I'm here to introduce some simple and practical methods to breathe new life into your wigs.
First, we need to be clear that cleaning wigs is different from washing real hair. Since wigs don't have a scalp, we can't use regular shampoo like with real hair. So what should we do?
It's actually very simple. All we need is some warm water and specialized wig shampoo. One thing to note - avoid shampoos with sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, as these chemicals can cause wig dye to fade and fibers to split. Use warm water and silicone-free shampoo instead. Also avoid alcohol-based shampoos or conditioners as they may damage the wig fibers. In addition, don't use water that is too hot, as it could ruin the wig.
Place the wig in a basin, soak it in warm water, apply an appropriate amount of wig shampoo, gently scrub, and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Importantly, do not scrub or wring the wig forcefully. This can make the wig tangled and prone to breakage. Gently massage the shampoo evenly into the wig, then pat dry with a towel to absorb excess moisture. Or hang the wig in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight, which can discolor and deform the wig.
How often should you wash a wig?
Wig washing frequency depends on how often you wear it and the environment. Generally, wash weekly if worn daily. For occasional use, extend washing to biweekly or longer.
Now let's talk about wig care. Like real hair, wigs need regular conditioning to stay glossy and smooth. Here are some tips:
Use specialized wig care products. They effectively nourish and repair wigs for added softness and shine.
Avoid over-brushing. While wigs don't shed like real hair, over-brushing can still cause tangling and breakage. Only gently brush when necessary.
Mind storage. Store wigs on proper stands away from sunlight and moisture when not in use.
Wig storage is very important for longevity. Here are suggestions:
a) Before storage, brush out all tangles and knots.
b) Gently pat dry with a clean towel to remove excess moisture.
c) Keep in a dry, well-ventilated area out of sunlight and moisture.
d) For long-term storage, keep in a plastic bag or box with desiccant like silica gel packs.
How to prevent tangling:
a) Before washing, gently brush with a wide-tooth comb to detangle.
b) Use specialized wig products like sprays or conditioners when washing to reduce tangling.
c) After washing, pat dry with a towel and brush again with a wide-tooth comb.
d) If tangled, use detangling products like wig detangling spray to quickly resolve knots.
Finally, I want to emphasize the importance of wig hygiene. Since wigs adhere to the scalp, lack of cleaning and disinfecting can breed bacteria and cause itchiness. Wash and disinfect wigs regularly, and do not share them with others.
So those are my tips for properly washing and caring for wigs. Hope this helps breathe new life into your wigs!