How To Care For Your Human Hair Wig

small__3915863228Because of their luxurious feel, comfortable wear, and natural look, human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs.  Because of the higher cost, you’ll want to protect your investment.  Human hair wigs are durable, but only if you treat them right.  If proper care is maintained, your wig will look beautiful for years to come.

Last week we talked about the importance of having certain styling services done only in a salon with a specially trained technician.  Perms and coloring should never be done at home with a human hair wig.  However, styling with hot tools such as curling irons or blow dryers is fine to do at home.  With styling, comes styling products, thus making the wig dirty.  The most important thing you can do for the prolonged beauty of your wig is to keep it clean.  To keep your wig from getting dirty quickly, be sure to wash your own existing hair and scalp.  This will keep the wig from developing an oily appearance.  Your wig should be washed after about six wears, or once a week if you wear it every day.  However, washings may need to be increased if your scalp tends to produce more oil.  Here are some steps to follow when washing your wig:

  • Carefully remove tangles before washing with a special wig brush or pick
  • Soak the wig in lukewarm, soapy water for five minutes; squeeze out excess water and rinse well
  • Massage well, but gently, with a special wig shampoo; rinse
  • Pour conditioner into your hand and massage into the wig, let stand for five minutes; rinse
  • Blot wig with a towel
  • Allow to air dry on a wig stand; blow dry on low if necessary
  • Gently brush the wig, style and set with wig spray or light hairspray

Make sure the shampoo you use is sulfate free, or very gentle such as shampoo for colored hair.  When you wash your wig, take note of any loose locks that need to be repaired.  Don’t brush a wet wig or a dry, curly wig.  If you are at all uncomfortable with caring for your wig on your own, DK International can help as we provide many services for the continued beauty and longevity of your wig.  Follow us on Facebook for continued hair restoration tips!