May 30, 2022

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You shouldn’t suffer to find the perfect wig.  

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 different problems than synthetic wigs, so each type requires a unique care regimen. With human hair wigs, for example, you must take care to avoid dryness and frizz. 

At The Lauren Ashtyn Collection, we want to help you keep your wig looking beautiful and natural for as long as possible. Keep reading for our expert advice on how to maintain a flawless wig.  

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 wonder – can you use regular hair products to clean a wig if your wig is 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, regular shampoo and wigs aren’t exactly enemies. You can wash a wig with regular shampoo if it is sulfate and paraben-free. Struggling to choose a safe shampoo? Wig shampoo is always a safe option.  

We have a variety of hair care products, including conditioner and shampoo for wigs. Our shampoos will cleanse your wig and deliver direct hydration while protecting it against damage and aging. Each of our conditioners locks in moisture to hydrate your hair.  

Synthetic Hair Wigs 

Synthetic hair damages easily if you clean a wig with the wrong shampoo. Just like human hair wigs, we don’t recommend washing synthetic wigs with shampoos that contain sulfates or parabens. 

Only use shampoos that are specifically 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.  

See tips for washing synthetic and human wigs.  

About The Lauren Ashtyn Collection 

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

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

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