How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

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Keep Your Human Hair Wig Looking Like New With These Top Tips

Human hair wigs can give a beautifully natural look and are highly versatile, enabling you to change your style from one day to the next. They do require more care than synthetic wigs, but most people agree that they’re worth the extra time and effort involved. This post explains how to care for a human hair wig so that you can keep yours looking and feeling fabulous for as long as possible.

Washing a Human Hair Wig

Washing a human hair wigWashing human hair wigs is similar to cleaning natural hair from the scalp, except that the gentler you are with it, the longer it’ll last. So make sure the water isn’t too hot, don’t blow dry your wig unless you have to and handle it with care at all times.

  1. Begin by removing any tangles using a wide-toothed comb.
  2. Drop around one tablespoon of gentle shampoo into a basin full of lukewarm water.
  3. Immerse your human hair wig in the soapy water and swirl it around.
  4. Drain the basin and rinse the hair gently using cool water from the shower.
  5. Pat the hair dry with a towel, apply a good quality conditioner and gently comb this through with your hands.
  6. Leave the conditioner in for a couple of minutes then rinse the hair thoroughly with cool water from the shower.
  7. Gently pat the hair with a towel, and leave the wig on a stand to dry naturally. Whilst it can be blow dried, it’ll last for longer if you keep any heat styling to a minimum. When you do blow dry your wig, make sure it’s on the lowest heat and power settings.

You only need to wash human hair wigs around once a week, or once every eight to ten uses if you don’t wear the same one every day.

Styling a Human Hair Wig

  • As with blow drying, you should keep the use of heated curling tongs and straighteners to a minimum and use them on the lowest setting.
  • Use small amounts of regular styling products, such as mousse, serum and hairspray, to add volume and shine and to tame flyaways.
  • If your hair is chin-length or longer, experiment with loose updos, low ponytails and half-up, half-down styles, pulling a few tendrils of hair along the hairline for a natural look.
  • If you like to change your hairstyle often, you could get two wigs of the same colour and length, but in different styles, so that you can alternate between the two.
  • For a more radical change, dye your human hair wig using a bleach-free home dyeing kit. Follow these instructions to achieve the perfect finish.

How to care for a human hair wigCaring for a human hair wig may take time, but most people enjoy experimenting with them. And because they can be mounted on a wig rack, you have more control over the style than you would with natural hair from the scalp.

If you have any doubts, call into your nearest wig shop or visit a professional wig stylist, and they should be able to advise you on any aspect of looking after your human hair wig that you are unfamiliar with. Alternatively, contact Simply Wigs with your query for a rapid response.

Simply Wigs is an online shop supplying a wide range of beautiful human hair wigs, wig care products, accessories and more. Their friendly team is always on hand to provide advice, and go the extra mile to ensure that their customers can wear their wigs with their heads held high.