How to Wash Synthetic Wig
By Stephan Serrano 2020-4-16

Despite the fact that synthetic wigs aren't are versatile as human hair wigs, they can also serve you for quite a long time with proper care. One way to care for synthetic human hair is to wash it regularly. But most people don't know how to wash synthetic wig hair and the processes they use may end up damaging the wig. In this guide, we take a look at how to wash synthetic hair properly and avoid damaging the wig as you wash it.

wash synthetic wig

Can You Wash Synthetic Hair?

Before we share with you the step by step guide to help you wash your synthetic wig, we feel we should dispel the rumor that you shouldn't wash synthetic hair. In fact, it is necessary to wash your synthetic wig on a regular basis to keep the wig looking great. It is also one of the best ways to ensure that the wig will continue to serve you for the foreseeable future.

How Often Should You Wash the Wig?

How often you wash the wig depends on how often you wear it, but generally, you should wash the wig after every 30 wears or every four to six weeks. Your lifestyle will also play a major part in how often you wash the wig. For example, if you are a heavy smoker or if you use too much perfume, you may need to wash the wig more often than most people.

What You'll Need

The following are the things you will need when washing your synthetic wig;

  • A wig brush.
  • Not enough moisture causes dryness of the wigs.
  • Appropriate wig shampoo and conditioner. Keep in mind that wig shampoo and conditioner are specially formulated to gently clean the fibers and human hair shampoo may be too strong for the synthetic fibers.
  • A wig stand to hold the wig when washing.
  • A clean towel.

Once you have everything you need, follow these simple steps to wash your synthetic wig:

Step 1: Begin by gently brushing the wig to remove any tangles or knots that may be on it. It is vital to do this while the wig is still dry to prevent damaging the strands.

brush your wig

Step 2: In a sink or basin, mix cool water with wig shampoo and soak the wig in the mixture for about 5 minutes or longer depending on how dirty the wig is. But it is important to avoid rubbing, twisting or wringing the wig no matter how dirty it is.

put wig into water

Step 3: After the 5-minute soak, gently dip the wig in and out of the water to remove the stubborn stains. At this point, you can also use a small brush like a toothbrush to remove any stains on the cap.

Step 4: Rinse the wig in cool water.

Step 5: The next step is to condition the wig to restore the original style. To do this, fill the sink or basin with a mixture of cool water and two capfuls of the conditioner you are using. Put the wig in the mixture and use your fingers to gently work the conditioner through the wig.

Step 6: Rinse the wig again with cool water.

dry wig with towel

Step 7: Pat the excess water on the wig with a dry towel to avoid stretching the wig fibers. Hang the wig loosely on a wig stand to dry at room temperature. Do not use a blow dryer and don’t comb a wet wig.

In this article, we've shown you how to wash synthetic wig hair with detailed steps. Now you can make your hair caring more easily. If you have further questions about hair wigs, you can contact us by commenting below.