6 Ways To Wash Human Hair Wigs – The Best Way For The User

How to wash human hair wigs

Most girls want to change their hairstyles, so choosing a wig is the most suitable option for them. Human hair wigs are quite expensive but well worth the money. Because they are made from real hair, they have much better elasticity than synthetic hair wigs when straightening, curling and coloring. Human hair wigs need to be washed regularly, but you have to be very careful because they are quite fragile. But surely the girls do not have the right way to wash their hair for human hair wigs.

You should read this blog to know how to properly take care of your hair to keep your hair beautiful

List of Contents

Part 1: Washing human hair wigs

1.Comb the wig starting from the ends of the hair.

Gently brush from the ends of the hair first. Once you have removed all the tangles, you can gradually brush up the roots until you can run your fingers all the way through the hair without getting in the way. Use a wig brush to brush straight or wavy hair, and a wide brush to comb through curls.

Bouncy curly hair bundles
Bouncy curly hair bundles from Virgin Hair Vietnam

2. Turn the wig inside out and soak it in the water.

Use your fingers to turn the wig inside out and let the hairs loose. Drop your hair in a basin of water to submerge. Gently stir to distribute the shampoo evenly throughout the hair.
Turn the wig upside down to let the shampoo easily get into the mesh cap, where dirt, sweat and oil accumulate the most.

3. Soak the wig for 5 minutes.

Make sure the wig is completely submerged in the water and do not toss it back and forth while soaking. Wigs are prone to tangles if you squeeze, press or stir them too much.

Blonde color straight 26 inches
Blonde color straight 26 inches

4. Rinse with cold water until the shampoo is clean.

You can rinse the wig in a bucket of cold water, or run it under the faucet in the sink or shower. Depending on the thickness of the wig, you may need to rinse twice.

5. Rub conditioner into the wig.

You just need to spray a little conditioner on your hair and comb it with your fingers. If it is a wig with a mesh cap, you should avoid letting conditioner get into the mesh. If you let conditioner get in, the knots will loosen and the hair will come out. With conventionally woven wigs there is no problem, as the hairs are sewn into the mesh cap.
Use a high quality conditioner.
You can also use dry conditioner if you want.

6. Wait 2 minutes before rinsing the conditioner off with cold water.

Leaving the conditioner on for a few minutes will help the oil penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize the hair, similar to the natural hair growth on the head. After 2 minutes, rinse off the conditioner until the water runs down really clear.
Skip this step if you use dry conditioner.

3 bundles water wave with a closure to make human hair wigs
3 bundles water wave with a closure to make human hair wigs

Part 2: Dry the wig

1. Turn the wig right and gently squeeze the hair to drain the water.

Hold the wig over the sink and gently squeeze the hair in your fist. Do not twist or wring to avoid tangling or breaking hair.
When your hair is still wet, you should not brush it as it can damage your hair.

2. Roll your hair in a towel to remove the water.

Place the wig on one end of a clean towel and roll it into a tight bundle, starting at the top of the towel that covers the hair. Compress your hair in the towel, then gently lift the towel to remove the wig.
If it’s long hair, you need to straighten the curls to make sure the hair doesn’t bunch up and doesn’t break and lose its style.

Kinky curly ombre color made by human hair
Kinky curly ombre color made by human hair

3. Condition your wig with your favorite products.

Use hairspray to make it easier to detangle later; Remember to keep the spray bottle about 25-30 cm away from the wig. If you have curly hair, you may want to consider using hairspray.

4. Let the wig dry naturally on the stand and avoid direct sunlight.

Do not brush the wig while it is wet, as this can damage the hair strands. If you have curly hair, you can “twist” the curls from time to time.
Twisting here is to support the hand below the ponytail, lift the hair and use your fingers to wrap the hair inward. This will form curls.
If using a foam mannequin to support the wig, be sure to mount it on a sturdy stand. Secure the wig to the mannequin head with hairpins if necessary.

5. Put a wig on your head and blow dry it with a hairdryer if you’re in a hurry.

Use a hairdryer to dry the mesh cap first. When the hat is dry, put the wig on your head and secure it with bobby pins. Continue to dry the wig on the head. Remember to use a low heat setting so as not to damage the hair strands.
Remember to clip your real hair up and put a mesh cap over it before putting on the wig.

Deep curly bundles with closure 7x7 from Virgin Hair Vietnam
Deep curly bundles with closure 7×7 from Virgin Hair Vietnam

6. Turn the wig upside down when drying if you want volume.

Flip the wig upside down, then clip the back of the mesh cap to the pants hanger. You will have to move the clips on the hanger closer together to hold the wig. Hang the wig over the shower in the bathroom for a few hours to dry naturally and do not use the shower during this time.
If you don’t have a shower, you can hang it somewhere that won’t be damaged by water dripping from the wig.