How to Wash A Human Hair Wig or Synthetic Wig

One of the keys to making your wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions look great longer, is proper care. Love your hair & it will love you back! Here are tips to help guide cleansing, conditioning & styling.

 How to wash a wig

How to wash wigs!

Find tips to wash your wig like a pro and make sure you:

1. Keep your wig looking beautiful, longer

2. Avoid stretching or damaging the cap

3. Manage tangles and matting

4. Reduce shedding and frizz

5. Restore Luster

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What you'll Need


  1. Folding Wig Stand
  2. Wide tooth Comb
  3. Human hair shampoo
  4. Human hair conditioner
  5. Towel


    Step 1: Detangle 

    Before you wash, make sure you carefully detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb. Start from ends and work toward the root to decrease shedding.


    Step 2: Rinse

    Use lukewarm water and rinse from roots to ends. Do not soak or rub as this can lead to tangling. 
    Tip: If your wig is curly, try leaving the hairnet on.

    Step 3: Shampoo

    Loosen shampoo in your hands and work through the hair. Distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair. 
    Tip: Use circular motions to clean the cap.


    Step 4: Condition Hair

    Spray leave-in conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends.Tip: Avoid the root or knots.


    Leave in for a few minutes before rinsing. Do NOT apply conditioner to the root. By applying conditioner to the roots, the product will undo the knots in the cap and cause loss of fiber.
    Tip: If dry or damaged, use a deep conditioner.


    Step 5: Rinse

    Let lukewarm water flow in the same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. Squeeze and press the hair; do NOT wring. 
    Tip: Towel blot to remove excess water.

    Step 6: Dry Hair

    Air dry on a folding wig stand. Tip: Gently part the hair with a comb before wig dries.


    or Blow dry about 70% and then round brush until smooth.