How To Wash and Maintain Your Synthetic Wig
Above Featured Synthetic Wig: Sensationnel Butta Lace Unit-1
Caring for your wigs is vital to ensuring you're able to reuse your units for years to come and so your styles continue to look great. While synthetic wigs do offer less maintenance and more ease on your wallets; it is important to wash them as you would human hair. Sweat, oil, debris, and product build up can occur so in order to keep your wig hygienic and your scalp healthy, I suggest washing your unit at least once a month. (Depending on how often you wear your wig or how soiled it is - more washes may be needed)
Here are some steps on how to properly wash and care for your wig:
1. Detangle: gently remove tangles with a paddle brush or wide tooth comb.
2. Shampoo: fill your sink or large bowl with lukewarm water mixed with wig shampoo. Allow your wig to soak for 15-30 minutes depending on how soiled it is. On the inside of the cap, use a small brush (like a toothbrush) to remove buildup of makeup, oil, sweat, etc. To avoid tangling, do not rub or wring the hair.
3. Rinse: Gently rinse out the shampoo under running lukewarm water. Water should run clear and gently squeeze out excess water.
4. Condition: Apply wig conditioner in the palm of your hands or directly onto the wig. The conditioner will help soften the hair and aid with the longevity of the wig. Carefully work conditioner through the hair in a downward motion to avoid tangling the hair. Rinse conditioner out under running cold water and gently squeeze out the excess water. *If using a spray conditioner, spray 6-8 inches away from the hair and be sure to read the instructions on the bottle as some may not require a rinse.
6. Dry: After you have thoroughly cleaned your synthetic wig, pat dry with a towel. Place your wig on a wig stand and allow it to air dry. Do not blow dry your synthetic wig, allow ample time for your wig to dry thoroughly.
Once your wig has dried completely you are ready to style to your liking and slay! I hope this helps you maintain the life of your synthetic wig. If you have further questions feel free to leave a comment or send an email.
Until next time,
Kristina (with a K)