Feb 21 , 2022

How to Care for a Human Hair Wig

Close up of hair wigs ranging from blonde to brunette

Are you struggling to maintain your human hair wig or human hair extensions? If so, we are here to help. A human hair wig provides the most natural appearance possible. The color, texture, and shape of the hair are key factors to consider to make others believe your hair is real. 

If you want to have beautiful hair, taking care of it is vital. Whether you already own a human hair wig, hair extensions, or hair topper or you are planning on purchasing one, maintaining it properly will allow you to style it and color it the way you want. 

Here are some of the best ways to take care of your human hair wigs and make them last for years. 

Wear Different Wigs 

To make your human hair wig last as long as it can, don’t wear the same one every day. Since human hair wigs get worn out easily and are more breakable than synthetic wigs. Pwning two or more can make the color last longer and keep its overall appearance. 

How Many Times to Wash a Human Hair Wig 

After purchasing your first human hair wig, wash it before you wear it. It typically comes with a conditioned coat. If you wash it before you style it, it will hold longer. Wash your human hair wigs every 6-8 wears and condition them every other wash because human hair requires added moisture. Avoid applying conditioner to the top as it can make the hair greasy and cause shedding. 

The Washing Process

The first step in the process of washing a human hair wig is removing all knots with your fingers or a comb. Start at the bottom and make your way up to avoid damage. Since hot water can damage hair, rinse it by running it under lukewarm water. Use color-treating shampoo and carefully massage it into the hair in a downwards motion. Rinse the hair out until the water is clear. Next, use a color-treating conditioner and gently stroke it into the hair from the mid-shaft to the ends, and rinse it under lukewarm water. Finally, place the wet human hair wig on a wig stand until it dries completely. 

How to Store a Human Hair Wig 

It is crucial to store your wig in a standing position and away from any heat to avoid creases. If you are traveling, place the human hair wig in the box it came in. You can also store your wig in a plastic bag as long as the wig is inside out. 

Not only is it important to know how to wash and store your human hair wig, but it is essential to use hair products of the highest quality. The Lauren Ashtyn Collection offers the finest hair care products that will make your human hair wig, hair extensions, or hair topper last even longer. 

The extension shampoo and conditioner deliver extreme hydration and protect against damage and aging. The moisture hydrate spray is a multivitamin spray with heat protection that will leave your hair softer and smoother than ever. 

For more information on our hair products, contact us here!