How To Care For Your Hairpiece
care of your hairpiece will keep it looking healthy and new for as long
as possible. As a general guideline, you should wash your hairpiece
every 10 to 15 wearings. Allowing styling products and dirt to accumulate
will make your hairpiece dull and rough looking. Regular conditioning
will keep your hairpiece shiny and protect it from damage.
Washing Synthetic Fiber Hairpieces
shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for synthetic fiber. Regular
shampoos are too harsh and can dry out the fiber, leaving you with a
brittle hairpiece. Wig conditioners coat and protect synthetic fiber,
leaving it shiny and preventing damage and color fading.
a sink or basin with cool water and mix in a capful or two of shampoo.
Immerse your hairpiece and let it soak for five minutes.
swish the hairpiece back and forth, then rinse with cool water until
all the shampoo is removed.
swish the hairpiece back and forth, then remove from water WITHOUT
the sink or basin with cool water and mix in a capful or two of conditioner.
Immerse your hairpiece and let it soak for two minutes.
blot with a towel. It's a good idea to spray your piece with a leave-in
wig conditioner. Allow your hairpiece to air dry on a wig stand (a
hairspray can can work in a pinch). You can hang add-on pieces on
a hanger. DO NOT USE HEAT to dry your hairpiece. This will melt the
fiber. DO NOT comb or brush the hairpiece until it is completely dry.
dry, gently shake your hairpiece, then style as usual.
Washing Human Hair Hairpieces
hairpiece made with human hair is unique. Human hair comes from a great
many different individuals and it varies in thickness, texture, and
degree of wave. Most hairpieces are made with human hair that has been
dyed and chemically treated to remove the cuticle. This hair is more
fragile than hair in its original state and must be treated gently in
order to keep it looking good. Human hair that retains the cuticle is
called Remy Hair. Remy Hair is stronger than cuticle-free hair, but
is still more fragile than unprocessed hair.
is crucial to maintaining the look and longevity of your human hair
hairpiece. Always use shampoo and conditioner designed for color-treated
or damaged hair.
a sink or basin with cool water and mix in some shampoo (about 1 oz
per quart of water). Immerse the hairpiece and allow to soak for five
minutes. If it is very dirty, apply shampoo directly to the piece
and soak for an extra five minutes.
there is makeup or other residue along the front hairline, gently
scrub the area with an old toothbrush.
swish the hairpiece around in the shampoo solution, then rinse with
cool water until all shampoo is removed.
hairpiece from sink and spray with a high-quality leave-in conditioner.
hair with a towel and put it on a styling block or wig stand. Run
a wide-toothed comb gently through the hair to give it root direction.
If you use rollers, you can put the piece under a hot dryer or you
can let it air dry naturally. After it dries, you can use styling
brushes and curling irons.
Special Instructions For Hand-Tied, Monofilament, & Lace Bases
washing hand-tied, monofilament, or pull-thru hairpieces, make sure
to always wash and rinse with the base top-side up. Do not swish the
piece up and down in the water, as the knots at the base might "push
through" to the other side of the material. You want the water
to pass through the base in a downward direction, from roots to ends.
An easy way to accomplish this is to pin the piece to a styling block
blocking, always use thin straight pins on the monofilament or polyurethane
sections of the base. Using T-pins can leave a permanent hole in these
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