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How To Wash A Wig Effectively For Long Run Maintenance?

How To Wash A Human Hair Wig Effectively

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Thu Nov 05 2020

Many individuals use a wig and are scared often as they think what others will think about them. For instance, if you visit a grocery store and people may look at you to understand whether it is your real hair or a wig. In this context, it is essential to know that your wig quality is necessary. The wig mainly creates a difference in the outlook of your style and personality. You should know how to wash a wig depending on its texture. Wigs are easy and convenient to maintain. The best part about wigs is less time consumption for washing and oiling. Here we will discuss how to wash a human hair wig and simple tips for the maintenance of your wig in the following.

Should I Wash A Human Hair Wig?

Like your natural hair, A human hair wig needs to be washed too. Washing hair wigs help you remove excess oil, dust, and sweat. A beautiful human hair wig has to be clean and smooth. Moreover, a clean wig helps you feel comfortable when using it. However, washing a wig requires more than you think. If you do not have experience, All you should do is follow the manufacturer's instructions or consult a professional wig stylist for specific guidance.

Should I Use Conditioner on Hair Wig?

A human hair wig is made from 100% human hair, so the features of this hair are the same as your natural hair. Hair conditioner helps you retain the softness and shine of human hair wigs. Conditioning spray is recommended because it’s very easy to use without weighing your hair down. Regular conditioner is more affordable and effective although it takes you more time to use.

How Often Should I Wash My Human Hair Wig?

There is no official statement about how often you should wash your human hair wig. It depends on what your skin type is: Normal, Dry, Oily, or Combination. Oily Skin and combination skin require a higher frequency of washing human hair wigs, about 3-5 times/month. In addition, the weather is one of the factors taking effect on the frequency. The higher humidity where you live, the more often you have to wash your human hair wig. However, Washing your hair wig too much makes the lace become weaker over time and loosens your texture, especially curly and wavy texture. In conclusion, You have to wash your human hair wig at least 1 time/a week and more based on the environment where you live in.

How Often Should I Wash My Human Hair Wig?

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How To Wash A Human Hair Wig Effectively

Now that you know how often should you wash your human hair wig, it’s time to figure out how to wash a human hair wig effectively. In this section, MIC hair will let you know the easiest way to wash your hair wig at home.

Pre-wash care

Before washing your human hair wigs, you should detangle them first. In this step, you can use a wide-tooth comb or simply your own fingers to comb through your human hair wigs. Detangling before washing human hair wigs helps you reduce the number of shed hairs.

Rinse Your Wigs

The next step on how to wash a human hair wig is making your hair wig wet. You can place it under the faucet. With oily or combination skin, warm water is recommended because it helps your hair opens its scalp and removes the mixture of dust, sweat, and excess oil. With normal and dry skin, you just need to use cool water.


According to many professional hairstylists, washing your human hair wig 2 times with shampoo is key to having a wonderful wig. For the first time, place a small amount of shampoo on your palm and apply it to your wig. This step helps you remove excess oil. The second time, people use more clarifying shampoo for human hair wigs to treat them better. You don’t need to use harsh cleaning shampoo in this step because you’ve done it before. To remove shampoo you should use cool water and scrub your wig gently.

Apply hair conditioner

After half drying your wigs by blotting the hair with a wool towel, you can let it in the hair conditioner. Special hair conditioner designed for human hair wigs helps your hair soft. smooth and shiny. As our experience, you should let it in the hair conditioner for about 4-5 minutes. After that, you should remove all conditioner by running water from the top to the bottom of this wig. At the end of this step, you get your hair softened and smoothened perfectly.

Drying your human hair wigs

The last step on how to wash a human hair wig is drying your human hair wigs. Always air-dry your wig. If you want to arrange curls for your wig then go for no-heating curlers. There is a vast range of such products available in the market. Moreover, these days wig comes with a pre-styling look. Therefore, you can always select your style beforehand.

While buying a wig, check the texture of it. If you have purchased a synthetic wig, then never put heat on it. The heat may cause the wig to melt.

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Tips To Maintain Human Hair Wig.

Some of you knew how to wash a wig, but do you know how to maintain a human hair wig after washing? In this section, we will let you know how to do that.

- If you have a wig stand, hang your human hair wigs on to prevent your cap from losing their shapes. If you don’t have one, Don’t worry! You can store your wig in a zip bag and let it alone. Find out about different ways to store your wig right here.

- If you use your hair right after washing it, don’t forget to apply sun protection. UV from sunlight will fade the hair. It’s best if you can avoid your hair from exposing directly to the sunlight by using a hat or an umbrella.

- It’s very important to maintain the lace. A human hair wig can last longer if you treat the lace properly. Choosing the right product which friendly with a lace wig.

- Styling normal hair and a wig are important. For this reason, visiting a salon is necessary. Your salon expert can give you tips and tricks to style your wig hair. Moreover, they can help you with less damaging products such as shampoos and conditioners.

Tips To Maintain Human Hair Wig.

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Now that you all know how to wash a human hair wig. Make sure that you wash your wig 3-5 times/ a month and use special products for human hair wigs. If you follow the preceding process mentioned before, I’m sure that you will get the best human hair wig. Hope you have the best look with your hair. Be confident, and be the best of yourself!



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