How To Wash & Care For Your Human Hair Wig?

Research shows that most African American women like to buy wigs. Human hair wigs are especially popular. As high-quality wigs become affordable, maintaining or cleaning them becomes more important.
With a new wig, you want to clean it before wearing it to remove any particles from the production process.
A proper method of washing and caring for your human hair will do good to your beloved wig. For example, it can extend your wig’s service life and maintain its optimum state. So today CYWIGS will show you some tricks and tips to help you wash and care for your human human wig.

In today’s post, you’ll learn:

A proper method of washing and caring for your human hair will do good to your beloved wig. For example, it can extend your wig’s service life and maintain its optimum state. 

Before knowing washing and maintaining methods, let’s find out the human hair lace wigs type at first..

There are 3 popular lace wig types in the market: lace front wigs, lace closure wigs and T part lace wigs.

1. Lace front wigs

The lace front wig comes with a piece of human hair with a Swiss lace in the front of the cap. The front hairline has the same effect as a hair follicle with a Swiss lace where the hair is well-defined, and the hairline is as natural as our real hair. You will look more natural when wearing a lace front wig since it appears the hair grew out of your scalp. A lace front wig utilizes a sheer lace material along the forehead, hand-tied work and humanized design, simple and quick to wear. 

Apart from swiss lace, there are other elaborated designs. With an elastic net, your scalp can breathe freely, and you can feel more comfortable. At left, right, front and back sides are four combs so that you needn’t worry that it will fall off. In addition, the four combs are easy to be taken out, which saves you from irritating operations. The strap is adjustable and perfectly fits around your ears, so it seems like it was customized for you. At present, 13×4 inch lace front wig and 13×6 inch lace front wig are commonly used in the market. 


2. Lace closure wigs

Lace closure wigs are perfect when no human hair wigs can match your head style. It can also protect your natural hair. The lace closure has various sizes, colors and textures. There are mainly 4×4 inch lace closure wigs and 5×5 inch lace closure wigs in the market. Lace closure wigs have three types: free part lace closures, middle part lace closure, and three-part lace closure. Free part lace closures mean there is no part on your hair. Three-part lace closure means three parts can separate your hair into three closures.

CYWIGS 4x4 Water Wave Lace Closure Wig With Baby Hair
CYWIGS 4×4 Water Wave Lace Closure Wig With Baby Hair

3.T part lace wigs

T part lace wig has a middle part or side part lace closure, which means the lace closure is parted in the middle or side portion of the closure. When using, this lace part has a similarity of a shape T. T part lace wigs look more natural since your hair wigs can be separated from the middle or side, and it is easier for you to do your hairstyle. 

T part-13x6x1-Hightlight P4 27-BOBO-Straight-Lace-Front-Wig 1

How to wash your human hair wig?

1: Gently comb it out.

To avoid annoying tangles, you can comb your wig from the tip to the end of the wig. A designed wig comb is useful and necessary to detangle your human hair wig. In addition, you can apply a spray conditioner to loosen them.

2: Rinse your wig under running water.

Put your human hair under running water and wet it. In doing so, you can avoid tangling your wig in comparison to wet it in a basin. You can use a faucet of your sink or shower to soak your wig. After rinsing, remove the excess water with your hands gently.

3: Apply shampoo to your wig

Get a certain amount of shampoo into the palms of your hands, massage it gently and evenly apply it to your wig. Apply the shampoo on your wig from the base to the tips gently. Then massage the shampoo on the wig cap to clean it.

4: Rinse and remove shampoo

Gently rinse the shampoo out of your wig under running water from the caps to the tips of the wig. Make sure all shampoo is removed. Then, gently squeeze excess water out of the human hair wig from the top to the end. 

5: Apply conditioner on your wig

Apply a certain amount of conditioner on your wig and put aside your wig on a towel for several minutes before rinsing. Then rinse your human hair wig again to remove the conditioner. Once the conditioner is rinsed out, gently squeeze your wig to remove any excess water.

6: Use a towel to dry your wig and put it on a wig stand for air dry

Use a towel to lightly absorb excess water and put it on a wig stand to dry naturally. A blow dryer is not suggested because it may cause damage to your wig. Until it’s dry, you can define and style your wig as you want.

Should I wash my human hair wig before wearing it?

Since most human hair wigs are made with hair that has been dyed and chemically processed, some new wigs’ color and fiber looked drab and just dingy. It is advised for you to wash your wig before wearing it. It is also to know that the more frequent you wash your wig, the less service time it has.

Now let’s talk about the ways of wash the human hair wig.

How often should I wash my wig?

It is recommended to wash your human hair wig every 1-2 weeks. However, it is known that your wig’s service life will be decreased when you wash it. Therefore, when your wig looks clean, it is unnecessary to wash it.

5 Tips to care your human hair wig

To make your hair look as graceful and charming as ever, you need to care for your human hair wig to prolong its lifespan. Here are some tips for you to care for your human hair wig.

1. Store your wig on a wig stand. Pay attention to using a wig stand that is smaller than the base of the cap to protect your cap from being stretching.

2. Avoid putting your wig directly under the sunlight.

3. Using cool water when cleaning your wig.

4. Do take down your human hair wig before sleeping since it may cause your wig to be tangled.

5. Use a designed comb to take care of your wig. 

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