Wig Washing Instructions
Washing your wig every 2-4 weeks is recommended. You can also use dry shampoo in-between shampoos if you would like, or "Fabreeze " the inside of the cap.
Synthetic Hair Wigs
Before washing, brush wig remove any teasing or tangles. Place your wig in a basin or sink in cool water. Gently hand wash with a mild detergent or shampoo. (Sauve is fine. )If your wig has picked up an odor (such as smoke) add a teaspoon of baking soda to your wash water.
NEVER , EVER USE HOT WATER. (it can fray the fibers)
Gently swish and let your wig soak for 5 minutes. Rinse in clean cold water. You may add a a capful of fabric softner (Downy works great) if you wish to condition your wig. Be sure to rinse in cold water once again if you added conditioner. You should not need to wash you wig more than every 2-4 wigs as oils from your head do not reach your hair to get the wig oily.
Roll the wig in a towel.
Squeeze out the excess water (Pull your hands straight down the towel -as if you were climbing down a rope). Take the wigs out of the towel and blot. Let your wig air dry naturally. Do not brush while wet (you can use a wide tooth comb) Do not use a hot air blow dryer, curling iron. Keep your wig away from heat - even the oven - as heat will damage/frizz the hair fibers. You can use a blow dryer on cool to dry the cap and hair if you wish.
You can set your wig on a vase to dry or hang upside down with a skirt hanger over the shower (this will add volume - like blowing out your real hair while bending at your waist)
When your wig is completely dry, its original pre-set style will bounce right back. If you want to do more to your hair: You may use steam rollers, a fabric steamer if the wig is NOT on your head - you don't want to burn yourself! You can also use electric curlers if they are set on low/med and/or if the hair is wrapped in perm paper.
If you would like to send us your wig to us for additional styling we are happy to style and to give it that "I just had a blow -out at my salon look." $55 (includes shipping/insurance fees on the return.
Human Hair Wigs
Before washing, brush your Human Hair wig (Color Treated or Virgin Human Hair) make sure to remove any teasing or tangle with a wide tooth comb. In lukewarm water gently wash with a gentle conditioning shampoo preferably one formulated for dry hair. If your human hair wig is made of color treated hair please use a high quality shampoo for color treated hair, ie: Aveda. Gently swish and let your wig soak for 5 minutes. Pull shampoo (and conditioner) through hair in same direction. DO NOT SCRUB HAIR. Rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. To condition your wig refill the basin and add a small amount of conditioner to the water (some experts recommend DOWNY fabric softner) and let your wig soak for 5 minutes.. Be sure to rinse in cool water once again, until the water runs clear.
Quickly blot and towel dry your wig. Comb out it out with a wide tooth. Let your wig air dry naturally - never in a towel. Do not use a brush the hair while its wet. Once the wig cap is dry (you can blow it dry if you wish) and the hair is slight damp you can style the wig by blow drying, flat ironing, using hot rollers or setting it. For curly hair wigs you can use your hands to srunch curls while wet. Use hair products (mouse, hair spray, etc.. as you normally would for your own hair)
You can also set your wig on a vase to dry or hang upside down with a skirt hanger over the shower (this will add volume - like blowing out your real hair while bending at your waist)