Taking care of your wig will protect your investment and keep you looking your best for a long time to come.
A well-made wig, like every hand-picked wig we offer, is made to last for a long time, but only if you take care of your wig. Wigs can break down when you hit either end of the extreme spectrum of care (too much or too little) so follow these easy steps and hit that sweet spot that will work perfectly for you.
Keep your wig on a canvas, styrofoam, or mannequin head when you are not wearing it.
As we’ve covered in another blog, it is best not to wear your wig overnight (check out our selection of head wraps, scarves, and turbans if you’re looking for extra coverage while you sleep.) Keeping your wig on a “block” of some kind (this is what we call any head form meant to serve as a wig stand) will maintain the shape of not only the styled or natural hair, but it will also encourage the foundation (the inside of the wig) to stay put.
Wash and condition your wig every two to three weeks of wear.
Some people who are accustomed to washing their natural hair every day, every few days or weekly may struggle to adjust to washing their wig less frequently. But one of the best ways to give your wig a long, easy-to-care-for, and healthy life, is to wash it only as needed. Since wigs are not hair coming directly from our scalps, there are fewer oils and sweat that come through.
Check out our selection of wig care shampoo, conditioner, sprays, and other styling tools. It is not essential that you use any specific product, but it is always important that you use gentle or mild shampoos. We have a curated kit of excellent and affordable products that work particularly well for wigs. Depending on whether you have a synthetic or human hair wig, one of our consultants can help you decide what products will work best.
We love Wet Brushes and Combs, wide tooth combs, and pics for our wigs. Taking some time at the end of each daily wear to detangle and reset your wig will help train the hair, keeping it silky and smooth, or bouncing with curls while you store it overnight or between uses. After washing and conditioning your wig, it is important to gently detangle the hair before setting it on the block. Take extra care to comb through the back, or the underside nape which tends to get a little more unruly because of friction with the collar of your shirt or simply your neck.
As always, if you have any questions about caring for your wig, or if you’re interested in having us professionally wash, condition, style, repair, or refresh your wig at any time, we are happy to provide the service at a worthwhile cost.
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