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Tips to Keep Wig Clean

Brush daily

Wigs are similar to real hair and can benefit from a regular brushing session to help remove knots and tangles. But to avoid causing damage to the wig, it is practical to use the proper type of brush. The right brush will be gentle on the wig and minimize the risk of causing damage. The preferred brush will have the flexible, thin bristles that eliminate most breaking, pulling or tearing.

Regular shampooing

Wigs are made from actual human hair, synthetic, or even a combination of both of the two. Most of the store-bought shampoos are fine to use on the synthetic based wigs. However, there needs to be more care involved when planing to wash the human hair wig. It is best to avoid applying any of the shampoos that contain phosphates or sulfates. These ingredients can have a negative impact on a wig and leave it looking quite frizzy and dull.

Cold water wash

When it comes to shampooing the wig, it is best to finish the rinsing process by using cold water to reduce the build up of frizz and increase shine. The wig should be washed with the water flowing from the root to tip. Make sure the shampoo is completely removed from the wig to prevent it looking matted down and greasy.

Use conditioning sprays

Proper conditioning of the wig is a must-do process to keep it looking clean and healthy. If you don’t have the time to complete a proper conditioning session at home, the sprays are a useful alternative for someone often on the go. For those that regularly travel, conditioning mist can be applied to lengthen the time between shampooing, but after a while a proper shampoo will be necessary.

Leave to dry

After a wash the wig should always be left to fully dry on an appropriate stand or rack. Leaving the wig to dry is essential to help maintain the quality and shape of the wig.