May 30, 2022

Finding the perfect wig doesn’t have to be so hard.

With our 100% human hair wigs, you can achieve natural, flawless-looking hair in no time. And the best part? We have an array of colors, styles, and cuts for you to choose from.

But it is crucial to know how to clean a wig properly before you purchase one.

So what can you wash wigs with? Can you wash a wig with regular shampoo?

It all depends on the material of your wig. Human hair wigs face more problems than synthetic wigs such as frizziness and dryness, so they require different care regimens.

At The Lauren Ashtyn Collection, we want to help you keep your wig looking beautiful and natural for as long as possible.

What to Wash Wigs With

Human Hair Wigs

A lot of regular shampoos contain harmful chemicals that can damage your hair system. They might contain sulfate and parabens that dry out your hair, leave it brittle, and cause it to tangle.

Now, you may be wondering – why can’t you use regular hair products to clean a wig if your wig is made of human hair? Regular shampoo strips the natural oil produced on your scalp, but that oil is not present on human hair wigs. So, regular shampoo can make your human hair wig dry and damage it.

However, not all regular shampoos are bad for human hair wigs. You can wash a wig with regular shampoo if it is sulfate and paraben-free.

If you are struggling to decide between wig shampoo vs regular shampoo, wig shampoo will always be a safe option.

We have a variety of hair care products, including shampoos and conditioners, for human hair wigs that will cleanse your wig and deliver direct hydration while protecting it against damage and aging.

Synthetic Hair Wigs

Synthetic hair can be easily harmed if you clean a wig with the wrong shampoo. Just like human hair wigs, synthetic wigs shouldn’t be washed with shampoos that contain sulfate or parabens.

Only use shampoos that are specifically made for synthetic wig care. This will keep your synthetic fibers intact and keep them smooth and soft.

An excellent shampoo for synthetic wigs should prevent over-drying while effectively cleaning a wig.

So the next time you ask yourself – can you wash a wig with regular shampoo, consider the type of wig and what kind of shampoo you plan to use.

About The Lauren Ashtyn Collection

The Lauren Ashtyn Collection strives to give you a lifetime of gorgeous hair and the confidence you deserve.

Expertly crafted using the highest quality components, 100% human European Remy hair, our hairpieces will last for years with the proper care. We believe in making wig-wearing easy and fun, and that’s why our hairpieces provide volume and style in just seconds.

Shopping for a new wig? Check out our many lovely options here.