How to Maintain Wigs: Tips and Tricks for Long-Lasting Wear

How to Maintain Wigs

Do you want to look and feel powerful? Wearing a beautiful wig is one way to do that! As a wig care specialist, I’m here to tell you how to maintain wigs so they stay in top shape for years. With proper maintenance, your wig can last for a long time. To keep your wig looking great, here are some tips and tricks that I can share. By following these steps, you can ensure your wig stays in the best condition possible and looks amazing. So don’t hesitate – learn how to maintain wigs today!

In this article, we’ll cover everything from choosing the best products for cleaning and styling your wig to storing it properly when not in use. You don’t need a lot of special knowledge or tools – just some basic information on how to take care of your new ‘do. So let’s get started with these essential guidelines for keeping your wigs looking their best!

How To Take Care Of Your Wig

When it comes to taking care of your wig, you want something that not only looks good but will last a long time. I’ve been specializing in wigs for years and have learned some tricks along the way. From daily maintenance to longer term storage, here are my top tips for keeping your wig looking its best.

If you want to maintain your wigs, start by brushing through them every day before wearing them. This will help keep the hairs from getting tangled and will keep them looking sleek and stylish. To keep flyaways at bay, you can use styling products such as dry shampoo or mousse for short-term wear. When you’ve finished styling for the day, store your wig on a form or mannequin head to ensure it maintains its shape and isn’t crushed or damaged when not in use. By following these steps, you will learn how to maintain wigs in perfect condition.

When And How To Wash Your Wig

Learning how to maintain wigs is an important part of keeping them looking great. Generally, you should wash your wig every 8-10 wears, but watch out for any signs of product build up or tangling and wash sooner if needed. Use lukewarm water and a gentle shampoo and conditioner when washing, and then squeeze out the excess water without wringing or pulling at the hair.

To dry, a blow dryer on a low heat setting can be used, and a wide-toothed comb should be used to brush it out. Lastly, use styling products sparingly to prevent product build up and keep your wig looking fresh. Wearing a wig is a great way to change up your look, and following these steps will help ensure its longevity.How to Maintain Wigs

 When To Wash 

Hey there, wig wearers! It’s important to keep your wigs looking their best and lasting for as long as possible. That’s why it is paramount that you understand when and how to wash them correctly. When it comes to washing your wig, timing is key. Depending on the frequency of wear, certain types of wigs need more attention than others. Synthetic wigs should be washed every 8-10 wears while human hair wigs can go up to 20+ wears before needing a good cleanse.

Both require gentle cleaning techniques with special shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for synthetic or human hair wigs. Also remember not to use overly hot water and always let your wig air dry instead of blow drying which could damage its fibers. Washing too often can strip away essential oils from both human and synthetic strands so make sure you give your wig the proper TLC it needs in order to stay looking fabulous!

 How To Wash 

Hey wig wearers, let me tell you – washing your wigs is key to keeping them looking their best. And not only that – it’s essential for ensuring they last as long as possible too! So here’s what I suggest when it comes to how and when you wash: Synthetic wigs should be washed every 8-10 wears, while human hair can go up to 20+ times before needing a cleanse.

It’s important to use special shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for either synthetic or human hair so that the oils in each type of strand don’t get stripped away. Also try using lukewarm water instead of hot and always air dry rather than blow dry which could damage the fibers. With this routine, your wigs will look fabulous and stay healthy longer!

 Drying And Styling 

Now that you know when and how to wash your wig, it’s time to tackle the drying and styling process! I recommend using a wide-toothed comb or brush to detangle before gently patting out any excess water with a towel. It’s important not to rub too hard, as this can cause breakage in either type of hair strand. After that, let your wig air dry naturally – never use a blowdryer, straightener or curler on synthetic wigs.How to Maintain Wigs

Human hair can take heat styling but make sure to use low settings and protectant spray for added protection from damaging temperatures. To finish off, lightly mist with shine serum for an extra boost of radiance and voila! You’ll be ready for your next big event looking fabulous with healthy locks all around.

 Brush Properly 

Brushing your wig is important to prevent tangling and matting. Make use of a wig brush or a comb with wide-tooth to detangle the wig gently. Start from the ends then work your way up to the roots. Avoid brushing too aggressively, as it can damage the wig fibers.

 Store Your Wig Properly 

When you’re not wearing your wig, store it on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape and style. Avoid storing the wig in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as it can damage the fibers. If you’re traveling, store the wig in a wig box or a breathable bag.

 Keep Your Scalp Clean 

If you have a full lace wig or a wig with a lace front, it’s important to keep your scalp clean to prevent buildup and odor. Use a scalp cleaner or a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the area around the hairline.

 Avoid Heat and Humidity 

Exposure to heat and humidity can damage the wig fibers and cause tangling. Avoid wearing your wig in hot or humid environments, and avoid using hot tools on the wig.

How To Wash A Natural Human Hair Wig

Now that you know when and how to wash your wig, let’s move on to the details of washing a natural human hair wig. Washing wigs made from real hair is different than synthetic wigs because it requires extra care due to its delicate nature. As a wig care specialist, here are my top tips for maintaining the longevity of your natural human hair wig:How to Maintain Wigs

 Daily Care 

  • Brush or comb out any tangles with a wide-tooth comb gently before wearing.
  • Refrain from using hairspray as this could damage the fibers in the long run.

 Washing Your Human Hair Wig 

  • Start by running lukewarm water over the entire piece until it’s saturated.
  • Apply shampoo specifically designed for human hair extensions onto your palms and work into a lather throughout your hands before applying lightly to your scalp area and down through the lengths of hair.
  • Rinse thoroughly with cool water until all traces of soap have been removed.
  • Gently squeeze excess moisture out of the strands without wringing vigorously so as not to distort the shape of your wig.

After following these steps, leaving your natural human hair wig feeling soft and looking fabulous, now we can move on to discussing what’s next – taking proper care of a synthetic hair wig!

How To Wash A Synthetic Hair Wig

Washing a synthetic hair wig is an important part of maintaining its longevity. Taking good care of your wig will ensure that you can continue to wear it for years to come and keep it looking like new! The first step in washing a wig is to brush out any knots or tangles before wetting the wig. This will help prevent damage while cleaning, as tugging on tangled strands could cause breakage. After brushing, fill a basin with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild shampoo – avoid using regular shampoo as this may strip away the artificial coating from the fibers.How to Maintain Wigs

Gently swish the wig around in the soapy water for about five minutes then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Lay the damp wig onto a towel and pat dry, gently combing through any remaining tangles. Finally, allow your wig to air dry naturally – do not use direct heat such as blow-dryers, curling irons or straighteners which can damage the synthetic fibers. With these steps in mind, you’re ready to start caring for your synthetic wig! Now all that’s left is learning what kinds of sprays are safe (or unsafe) to use on wigs…

Don’t Use Any Kind Of Spray In Your Wig

I’m here to tell you that using any kind of spray in your wig is a big no-no. You see, sprays contain chemicals and alcohols that can dry out the synthetic fibers and cause them to become brittle or break down over time. Not only does this mean you won’t get as much wear out of your wig, but those pesky split ends will start to appear.

So what’s the alternative? Well, there are plenty of hair care products specifically designed for wigs that won’t damage the fibers. These products contain natural ingredients like shea butter and argan oil that nourish and hydrate the strands while protecting them from heat styling tools. Plus they make your wig look shiny and healthy – always a plus! So if you want to keep your wig looking its best, it’s best to steer clear of regular hairspray and opt for specially formulated products instead. Trust me, it’ll be worth it in the long run!

Few Final Words
As a wig care specialist, I want to assure you that taking proper care of your wig can be easy and fun! With the right tips and tricks, you will have a long-lasting, beautiful piece. Washing your wig correctly is key – always consult the manufacturer’s instructions for washing guidelines tailored specifically to your type of hairpiece. To ensure maximum longevity and vibrancy, avoid using sprays or other products not designed specifically for wigs.

I understand that it may seem like a lot of work to take good care of your wig but trust me when I say that with these simple steps in mind, maintaining your wig will be easier than ever before. So don’t let any doubts keep you from making sure your investment is well taken care of!


Swarnali Ghosh

Swarnali Ghosh is the Co-Founder at AWE Hair International, a revolutionary beauty brand that has transformed the haircare industry. Her expertise in hair care is built on a foundation of extensive knowledge, hands-on experience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Swarnali honed her expertise in cosmetology, delving into the nuances of hair textures, scalp health, and the impact of various ingredients on hair health. Her insightful writings on haircare trends have been featured in leading beauty publications like SheFinds.com, LevikesWick.com, PrettyProgressive.com and many more.