How To Properly Take Care of Your Wig

How To Properly Take Care of Your Wig

Fun fact: You can pretty much style your human hair wig with the same products you normally use on your own hair. Mhm, that’s right— it doesn’t matter what texture your wig’s hair is when you initially buy it— you can style it in similar ways of your own hair for greater versatility.


How To Wash Your Wig

  • Ideally, you should wash your wig at least once a week, especially if you are wearing raw Indian hair or curly hair. For virgin hair wigs that has been processed for texture, use a co-wash and/or a clarifying shampoo.


  • Don’t use hot water when washing your wig—only use mild to cold water.


  • Ensure that you use a quarter size amount of high-quality shampoo (while avoiding the wig’s cap area).


  • Comb the shampoo through oh so gently, from the ends of the hair working your way up.


  • Rinse with mild to cold water from the top down.


  • Gently blot the wig with a towel (and please avoid tugging on the hair).


How To Condition Your Wig

  • While your wig’s hair is still wet, apply a small amount of conditioner to the hair and carefully work through the strands evenly. (Make sure you avoid using conditioner on the cap area of the wig— this can ultimately cause hair loss and build-up on the cap.)


  • Leave the conditioner on for approximately three to five minutes while in a plastic cap or bag. While it’s saturating with the conditioner, ensure you gently detangle the hair by sections, starting at the ends and working your way up. (For Curly textures use a paddle brush, for straight and wavy textures use a fine-tooth comb).


  • Rinse the conditioner out with cool, running water.


How To Dry Your Wig

  • To dry your wig, you can air dry it, use a wig dryer or blow dry on low heat being cautious not to disrupt the lace and wig cap.


  • For curly and wavy textures add a light serum and wrap foaming lotion to set your desired texture.


  • Using a fine-tooth comb or paddle brush, comb through from the ends up, until the hair is bone straight.


  • Allow your wig to air dry on a wig head or on a flat surface. When using a blow dryer for straight hair, use a paddle brush while drying, then polish with a light serum.


Tips For Styling Your Wig

  • If you’re looking to style your wig, you may use a flat iron or curling iron. Raw hair and virgin hair can withstand up to 375 to 400 degree temperatures, while the hair from the lace should be reduced to a lower temperature of 350 degrees. Make certain you’re not applying heat too often, as it will dull and damage the hair on your wig over time.


  • If you wear wigs rather often, we recommend having one curly wig and one straight wig— especially if you enjoy regular versatility in hairstyles, so that you may avoid damage to any singular wig through regular heat application.


  • Products for styling straight hair includes a light holding spray or shaper, olive oil serum, and a light shine. For curly and wavy wigs we recommend styling while wet using an olive oil serum and wrapping foam lotion. For more curly textures, you can use a light amount of leave-in conditioner.
July 29, 2021 millibrandgroup

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