How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

Pre-Wash

  • Gently remove tangles with fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Start at the ends and slowly work toward the roots to avoid damage. Do not brush.

Wash 

  • Do not soak or submerge product. Rinse by holding the hair under running cool water. Allow the water to run from roots to ends. 
  • Place a small amount of shampoo for color-treated hair in your hand, evenly and gently stroke it through the hair in a downwards motion from the roots to the ends. 
  • Rinse by holding under running cool water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze to press out excess water. Do not twist or wring.

Condition 

  • Place a small amount of conditioner for color-treated hair in your hand, evenly and gently work it through the hair in a downwards motion from the mid-shaft down to the ends avoiding the base and root. Applying conditioner to the base may cause shedding. 
  • Leave conditioner on for 1-2 minutes or follow the conditioner manufacturer’s instructions. Do not exceed 3-5 minutes. 
  • Rinse by holding under running cool water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze or use a clean, dry towel to press out excess water. Do not twist or wring. 
  • Place wet wig on a wig stand until it is completely dry. Finger styling is recommended.

Styling 

Style as desired: 

  • To straighten, take a 1 inch section starting at the roots and run a flat iron to the ends. 
  • To curl, wrap the hair around a curling iron and hold for 10 seconds and release. 
  • If desired use hair spray on the final styled product. 

Tips & Tricks

  • Wash or rinse all human hair products and style before wearing. Human hair is not ready to wear out of the box. 
  • Rinsing with hot water will damage the cap. 
  • Do not dry on a solid form or mannequin head to avoid stretching the cap. 
  • We do not recommend sleeping, showering or swimming while wearing the wig. 
  • Store the wig on a wig stand to avoid unwanted kinks or crimps.
  • Lace is delicate and should not be tugged or pulled. 
  • Avoid brushing the hair when wet to prevent damage. 
  • Any cutting or chemical processes, such as perming or coloring, should be done by a professional hair stylist. We do not recommend lifting or bleaching human hair; depositing color provides the best result.

Check out How to Care for a Synthetic Wig to learn how to take care of a wig made with synthetic fibers.