How to wash your synthetic wig or hair piece

Washing Frequency:  For maximum life, it is recommended that you wash your wig every 6-8 wearings. Washing your wig more frequently will stress the fibres and decrease its life span. Washing it less frequently will allow sweat and oils to build up inside of the cap, which will break down the fibres and adversely affect longevity.

Pre-Wash: Gently brush the wig thoroughly with a wig comb or brush to remove any tangles. If you have a longer length wig start from the ends and work to the roots.

Shampooing Your Wig: Add one tablespoon of synthetic wig shampoo to a sink filled with cold water. Immerse wig for one minute and agitate gently. Do not rub. Run your fingers over the inside of the cap where it meets your forehead to remove oils and sweat. Be particularly gentle on any hand tied areas of the wig cap as this area is the most fragile and the knotting in the cap expands when wet. Rinse  the shampoo out of the wig in cold clear water until thoroughly rinsed. Your wig can be rinsed in a basin of cold water or under cold running water. Blot the wig gently with a towel. Do not squeeze or wring. 

Conditioning Your Wig: After you have washed your wig, you are ready to condition it. The wig should still be wet from washing. Apply a small amount of wig conditioner to your hands and rub together. Carefully work the conditioner through the hair, avoiding the cap. You want to keep conditioner away from the cap. On hand tied areas especially, the conditioner can cause the hand tied knots to become untied, resulting in hair loss. Thoroughly rinse the conditioner from the hair over cold running water. Instead of using regular conditioner, an alternate method is to very lightly spray your wig with conditioning spray, spraying 10-12 inches from the hair.

Drying your wig: Wrap in a towel and very gently squeeze. Then place wig on a wig stand with a towel underneath and do not brush until completely dry. The wig should be dry within 12 hours. You can then add a little synthetic styling product as required.

IMPORTANT: Do not go near extreme heat when wearing your synthetic wig i.e, open flames, hot ovens, cooking,  electric heaters (outdoor halogen heat lamps).