If you wear wigs, you know the need to maintain them properly. This is crucial if you are wearing a wig made of actual human hair. These wigs are expensive and difficult to repair. For them to live as long as possible, knowing how to take care of them is crucial.

To prolong the life of your genuine human hair wig, we’ll go through how to wash, condition, style, and store it in this post. 

When Should I Wash My Human Hair Wig?

After six to eight wears, you should wash and condition your real human hair wigs. Use a deep conditioner every other wash since human hair needs more moisture. It’s crucial to apply conditioner from mid-shaft to ends. Applying it to the base or cap will compromise the wig’s integrity and increase shedding, so avoid doing so. When using a deep conditioner or treatment, use products designed for color-treated hair and adhere to the directions.

Use oils and serums on the ends or mist the wig with a heat protectant if you intend to blow dry or heat style it. You do not need to stick to this schedule; you can exercise judgment and change your regimen.

Preparing your human hair wig

Untangle knots with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Beginning at the ends, work your way carefully inside to the roots. Use a brush sparingly. Wearing a tidy wig will do wonders for your disposition if you suffer from alopecia.

Washing your human hair wig

Never immerse or saturate your wig. Holding it under cool running water and letting it flow from roots to ends will rinse it.

In your hand, dispense a small quantity of shampoo designed for color-treated hair, then gently and uniformly run your fingers through your wig from the roots to the tips. Rinse under cool, running water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze to remove excess water- never twist/wring your wig.

Conditioning your human hair wig

Apply a tiny amount of conditioner designed for color-treated hair in your hand evenly throughout the wig from the midshaft to the tip. Never apply conditioner to the base since shedding can happen.

Let the conditioner rest for the recommended time (usually 1 to 2 minutes). Do not go longer than 3 to 5 minutes. Use a clean, dry cloth or gently squeeze while holding under cold, running water to remove any extra moisture. Never wring or twisting your wigs.

Once it dries, put your wig on a stand. You may now use your fingertips to style your wigs however you like.

How to style a human hair wig

  • You have a few alternatives if you want to heat-style your wig:
  • Take 1-inch portions and straighten them from root to tip with a flat iron by cutting them into parts.
  • If you want to curl your hair, wrap it around a curling iron, keep it there for 10 seconds, and then let go.
  • If you’re satisfied with the results, you can apply hairspray if you’d like.

Storing your human hair wig

After your wig is perfect, you may store it to protect your hard work. Use a canvas block, Styrofoam head, or folding stand to keep the wig erect and undisturbed if you want to retain it in perfect condition.

More pointers and techniques for your human hair wig

  • It’s vital to remember that human hair cannot be worn straight out of the package; it must first be cleaned or rinsed. Your local wig shop often takes care of this.
  • Hot water should not be used since it might dry out the hair and harm the cap. In particular, this is true with medical wigs.
  • Never let the cap dry on a solid form or mannequin head; doing so will stretch it. Instead, Use a canvas bag or a Styrofoam head to store your human hair wig.
  • Avoid sleeping with your wig on, swimming, or showering.
  • To prevent kinks or crimps, store your wig on a stand.
  • Avoid using a brush on lace wigs; use your fingers or a comb with large teeth. Lace wigs are delicate and should not be yanked or dragged on.
  • Have any cuts or chemical procedures performed by a professional.

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