Washing a synthetic wig doesn't have to be a difficult process. With the right techniques and materials, you can make sure your wig is clean and looking its best. In this guide, we'll explain how to wash a synthetic wig properly, from start to finish.
Prepare the Sink or Tub for Cleaning.
The first step in washing a synthetic wig is to prepare the sink or tub with cool water. However, it's important to make sure not to use too much hot water as this can cause damage to the wig fibres. It's also helpful to add mild shampoo and conditioner into the cool water at this stage; this will help keep the wig soft.
Rinse with Clear, Cool Water and Conditioner.
You should submerge the wig in the soapy water and gently massage it, taking care not to pull or tangle the fibres. After a few minutes, remove the wig from the cool, soapy water and rinse it in cold water without any shampoo or conditioner. Once all of the soap is removed, you can use your fingers to comb out any tangles that may have occurred during washing. Gently squeeze out any excess water before layering on a towel for blot drying and combing with a wide-tooth comb.
Air Dry the Wig on a Styrofoam or Airing Block.
After shampooing, gently squeeze out excess water from the wig with a towel and place it on a styrofoam wig block or stand to dry overnight. This will allow air to circulate around the hair, preventing matting and tangling. Avoid using a brush or comb while the wig is wet as this can damage the fibres. Hang your synthetic wig up in an open area away from direct sunlight for optimal drying.