Just like your own hair, a wig will look better and have a longer life if you care for it. Inevitably, through regular wearing the hairpiece will become soiled with your own oils from your hair/head, skin flakes, smoke from those around you and hair care products such as hairspray or wig luster. Therefore, from time-to-time proper shampooing, conditioning and drying techniques should be used to care for the wig and prolong its life.
WASHING: Before shampooing your hairpiece always ensure there are no knots or tangles by very gently brushing out the wig. Brush from the ends in toward the crown of the wig using a wig brush – never use a regular hairbrush as this will pull too hard on the strands inevitably leading to hair loss. Pour a small amount of wig shampoo (1-2 cap-fulls) into a tepid/cool sink of water or bowl. Next, immerse the hairpiece for 5-10 minutes in the water. Swish the wig around to ensure the water has seeped through all of the strands and then remove from the water. Empty the contents of the sink or bowl and refill with cool, clean water and then swish the wig around the clean liquid until all the shampoo is removed and then take out of the sink.
CONDITIONING: After shampooing, clean the sink or bowl with fresh water and then fill again with the cool tap. Add 1-2 cap-fulls of wig conditioner to the water and then swish the wig around in the mixture, gently working it into the hairpiece. Now remove the wig from the bowl/sink and rinse completely in clean, cool water. Remove the wig and blot with a clean dry fluffy towel until all the excess water has been removed. Hang to dry, preferably on a wire wig stand and allow to air dry naturally. Only begin to style once the wig has completely dried. Lightly spraying the dry hairpiece with Wig Luster will help to keep your wig soft and natural-looking.
STYLING THE WIG: Use a metal pick comb to separate the individual wig strands working from the tips of the hair inwards. You can then use your fingers to style the wig. Since the hairs are synthetic you will damage the wig if you brush or pull too hard so be gentle at all times. Try not to break the fibers when styling but gently bend the hairs to obtain the desired ‘look’.
WIG STORAGE: Always use a styrofoam wig head or a travel wig stand to store your hairpiece. If you do not have one then store using a wig net.