Everything you need to know about Wig maintenance!

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How to wash your wig *Straight/Body wave*

  • Before washing your wig, make sure you carefully detangle your wig starting from the tips of your working your way up.
  • Use lukewarm water and rinse from roots to ends. Do not soak or rub as this can lead to tangling.
  • Loosen shampoo in your hands and work through the hair. Distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair.
  • When conditioning your wig, leave in for a few minutes before rinsing.
  • Let lukewarm water flow in the same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. Squeeze and press the hair; do NOT wring.
  • Towel blot to remove excess water. 
  • Air dry on a folding wig stand. Tip: Gently part the hair with a comb before wig dries. 
  •  Do not use oil products excessively on your hair it will cause the hair to weigh down and become stiff. 

How to wash Curly wigs

  • You can apply the same techniques above, I suggest using a very good moisturizing conditioner. Curly hair textures drier than straight and body wave hair.
  • Apply a moisture rich Conditioner and comb hair, starting with the ends working your way up to your roots.
  •  Leave Conditioner in for at least 15 minutes or more

  • Do not massage the hair.

  • Rinse thoroughly.

  •  Scrunch hair gently to enhance the curls.

  • When damp, apply a dime size of an anti-frizz alcohol free hair serum for a more tamed look,

     

  •  Let air-dry

     

  •  Do not use oil products excessively on curly hair, it will cause matting.

     

  • Do not brush or comb hair when dry, it will cause hair to frizz and may cause hair to tangle & break off.

     

  •  NOTE: Conditioner only wash is recommended at least 3 times a week

Bed Time and Daily care for your wigs

  • Before going to bed, braid your hair into one loose large braid and wear a satin silk scarf or bonnet.
  •  After waking up, undo braid and comb using a wide tooth comb (or paddle brush)through beginning at the ends and working your way up to roots.
  •  Style as needed
  •  For bouncy heatless waves, style with flexi-rods or pin curls.

Daily hair care

  • Brush or comb through to style.
  • Avoid excessive heat!