How to Take Care of Your Wigs

People wear wigs for a variety of reasons. Some men wear wigs to conceal a bald spot or a receding hairline caused by hereditary early balding. Some women use wigs to wear outrageous hairstyles and hair colors without exposing their natural hair to the risk of damage that such styling can cause. Females, on the other hand, may resort to wearing wigs to regain their self-esteem after losing their hair due to medical treatments such as chemotherapy.


A wig can be made of either real human hair or synthetic hair. A wig created by an expert wigmaker can appear as natural as the hair that grew naturally on the wig wearer's head.

Washing is important for wig maintenance. If the wearer lives in an area where the weather is hot and humid, a wig should be cleaned after six or eight wears. If in a cooler climate, it is perfectly fine to clean the wig 12 to 15 times. However, if the wearer is physically active, does a lot of wig styling, or is frequently exposed to dust and dirt, the wig should be washed at least once a week.

Here's a tip for washing a wig.

To clean a wig, use cold water and wig hair shampoo. Mild child shampoo will be enough in the absence of wig hair shampoo. Harsh cleaning chemicals and detergent should never be used on a wig. It should be carefully cleaned or fluffed out before cleaning. A capful or a teaspoonful of hair shampoo is then applied to a basin of cold water. The wig is then assigned to take part in this mix for two to five minutes.

When the timer is up, the wig will be washed in cold water. It should only be shaken or swirled in the water, never scrunched or twisted while wet. When all of the shampoos have been washed out, the excess water can be carefully squeezed out of the wig without twisting it. A wig conditioner can be used to achieve the best results in wig cleaning. Later on, the procedure of washing it in cold water is repeated.

To efficiently dry a wig, the excess water should be blotted out with a towel, and the wig should be left to dry on a separate towel or on a wire wig stand. A blow dryer should never be used on a wig, and the wig should not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat.

After the wig has dried, it can be styled with a wig comb, wig brush, or even just your fingertips. To make curls on a wig, apply liquid mousse specifically designed for wigs, and then gently twist and scrunch the wig's hairs to make them curl. Applying liquid wig mousse and gently brushing the wig’s locks is all that is required to keep them straight and smooth.

A wig can be cut and styled according to the wearer's desires. Nonetheless, the wig must be taken to a professional wig stylist for proper cutting and styling.


A wig must be placed on a wig stand to be properly stored. It will help it retain its shape and form.

After placing the wig on its stand, it must be covered with a hairnet. The hairnet is intended to protect the wig from dirt and dust. It should always be kept in a place that is free of dust and away from heat and humidity. Protecting the wig from dust will keep the user from experiencing allergic reactions.

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