Clean the wig?
Wig sets made of human hair are expensive, but definitely worth the money. They are made from real hair, so they are tougher than wigs made from synthetic fibers when it comes to straightening, curling and bleaching. Like synthetic fiber wigs, human hair wigs require frequent washing. Since they are delicate, they need to be handled with extra care.
Part 1 (Clean the wig)
Use a hairbrush or comb to comb through the wig from the ends. First, gently comb through the ends of the wig. Smooth out any tangles and slowly work your way up to the roots until the brush or comb can pass through the hair smoothly and unobstructed. Use a wire wig brush for straight or wavy wigs; use a wide tooth comb or finger comb for curly wigs, including naturally curly or Afro wigs.
Fill the sink with cold water and squeeze in 1-2 drops of shampoo. Depending on the hair type of the wig set being washed, choose a suitable quality shampoo. For example, if you are washing a curly hair set, then use a special shampoo for curly hair. If the wig has been colored, then use the color protection shampoo.
Do not put shampoo directly on the wig. Mix them into soapy water and then use it to wash the wig.
Do not use a 2-in-1 shampoo with conditioner. You can use conditioner on your wig, but not too close to the roots.
Turn the wig inside out and dip it into the water. Use your fingers to turn the wig inside out and let the hair fall loosely. Place the wig in the water and press down so that all of the hair strands are submerged in the water. Gently stir the wig set so that the shampoo is evenly distributed to all the hair strands.
Turn the wig inside out so that the shampoo is more likely to reach the part of the hairnet where the most dirt, sweat and oil collects.
Soak the wig set for 5 minutes. Make sure it is completely submerged in water. There is no need to stir the wig at this point. Excessive stirring, squeezing or tossing will cause tangles in the hair strands.
Rinse the wig with cold water to rinse out any shampoo. You can rinse it in a bucket of cold, cold water, or you can rinse it in the sink or shower. If the wig set is thick, you may need to rinse it twice.
Apply conditioner to the wig. Apply a small amount of conditioner to the wig and gently finger comb through it. In the case of front lace wigs, do not apply conditioner to the hairnet. Since the hair is tied to the lace net, if you apply conditioner to the net, the hair may come loose. If it’s a normal hair curtain, it’s fine because the hair is sewn onto the net.
Use a good quality conditioner.
You can also use a leave-in conditioner.
Wait 2 minutes and then wash off the conditioner with cold water. After 2 minutes, rinse the wig set again with cold water until the runoff is clear again.
If you use a leave-in conditioner, you can skip this step.
Part 2 (Clean the wig)
Drying the wig
Turn the wig back over and gently squeeze out the water. Lift the wig over the sink and gently make a fist to squeeze out any excess water. Do not twist or twist the hair strands, as this will cause them to knot or break.
Do not comb the wig while it is still wet, as this can damage the strands and cause the wig to become frizzy.
Roll up the wig set in a towel and squeeze out and absorb any excess moisture. Place the wig on one end of the clean towel. Starting at the wig-lined end, roll the towel tightly into a cylinder. Press down on the towel and gently release it to remove the wig.
If the wig is long, pull all the strands flat so they don’t clump together.
Apply the product you want to use to the wig. Spray some conditioning spray on the wig to make it easier to smooth out the hair afterwards. Keep a distance of 25-30 cm between the spray bottle and the wig. If you have curly hair, consider applying a little styling mousse.
Let the wig set dry naturally and avoid direct sunlight. Do not comb the wet wig to avoid damaging the hair strands. If it is curly, you can occasionally scrunch it with your fingers.
Scrunching means using your palm to scrunch the ends of your hair into a ball, lift it upward, and bend your fingers inward. This helps the curls come together and take shape.
If you use a Styrofoam head model to dry your wig, be sure to put it securely in the wig holder. If necessary, you can use bobby pins to secure the wig to the head model.
If you are in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer to dry the wig. Start by drying the hairnet with a hair dryer. Once you have dried the net, put on the wig and secure it with bobby pins. Just wear the wig and continue to blow dry it. Be sure to use a low temperature setting to avoid damaging the hair strands.
Before putting on the wig, make sure to pin up your real hair and cover them with a hair net.
If you want the wig to look more voluminous, hang it upside down to dry. Turn the wig set upside down and clip the hairnet at the back of the neck to the trouser rack. You will need to move the clips on the trouser rack closer together. Hang the wig set in the shower for a few hours so that it can dry naturally. During this time, do not shower.
If you can’t use the shower, then hang it where it won’t be damaged by the water dripping down from the wig.
Part 3 (Clean the wig)
Styling and maintaining your wig
After the wig set has dried thoroughly, run a hairbrush or comb through it. Use a wire wig brush for straight or wavy wigs; use a wide tooth comb or finger comb for curly wigs. Comb from the ends of the hair to the roots. If necessary, use a smoothing spray.
Re-curl the wig, if necessary. Some wigs are made with naturally curly hair, while others are made by curling straight hair with a curling iron. The latter will straighten again after washing, but you can easily curl them again, the same way you would curl real hair.
Hair curling is safer because it does not require heat. If you must use a curling iron, it is recommended to use the low temperature setting.
The wig should be placed over a vase or wig holder when not being worn. If you use a vase, consider stuffing a perfumed tissue inside.
Wash your wig when it gets dirty. If you wear a wig every day, plan to wash it once every 2-3 weeks. If you don’t wear it as often, you can wash it once a month.
If you wear a wig every day, make sure to take care of your real hair. Even if you use a wig to cover your real hair, you should not neglect your real hair. Keep your hair and scalp healthy so that the wig stays clean longer too.
If you have dry hair, make sure to moisturize and hydrate it well. This will not affect the wig and will also keep your real hair healthy.
When combing your wig, be gentle with your movements. If necessary, use plenty of smoothing conditioner.
Just bought a wig set first wash it once before putting it on. Even brand new wig sets may have been contaminated during production, packaging and shipping.
If cold water does not get the wig set clean, you can use warm water that does not exceed 35 degrees Celsius.
Choose a quality shampoo that is free of sulfates, parabens and minerals. It is best to choose a product that contains aloe vera and/or glycerin.
You can purchase foam head models and wig holders online or at wig stores. Some specialty clothing stores and craft stores also sell foam head models.
If you can’t find a holder that fits the Styrofoam head model, you can put a thick dowel on the Christmas tree holder yourself.
You can also use shampoo and conditioner for wigs, but check the label first to make sure they are suitable for wigs made from human hair.
Warning.(Clean the wig)
Do not use a hairbrush to comb through a curly wig set or the wig will become frizzy. You should use your fingers or a wide tooth comb.
Do not wash wig sets with water that is too hot. The hair strands will be damaged and may even dissolve.
You need to prepare(Clean the wig)
Good quality shampoo and conditioner
Wire wig hair brush (for straight or wavy wig sets)
Wide tooth comb (for curly or Afro wigs)
Wig holder or foam head model
Sink or clean bucket