Caring for your wig or hairpiece
- Synthetic Hair
- 1. Avoid heat of any description – hairdryers, straighteners, curling tongs and do not put close to hot radiators or ovens. It is important to be careful when you are cooking and opening oven doors for example.
- 2. Your wig should be washed as infrequently as possible but, as with natural hair, the elements and daily life will have an affect and it will probably be necessary to wash it after having worn it a few times or when the fibre looks dull.
- 3. If there are any tangles or if you have back combed your hair, gently remove those with your fingers before washing.
- 4. Put a small amount of a gentle shampoo in tepid water and swish the wig back and forth in the water for a few minutes. Do not on any account rub it as you might a garment. Rinse it thoroughly in tepid water as before.
- 5. Take out the excess moisture with a towel, as with your own hair, and then, if necessary, condition with a leave in conditioner and dry at room temperature. Do not accelerate the drying process using any form of heat (see section 1 above)
- 6. Do not squeeze or take out excess water as you would with a garment as that will harm the wig.
- 7. When you are not wearing your wig it is a good idea to store it on a polystyrene head to keep it in shape.
- Human Hair
- 1. You are able to use heat on Human Hair wigs but the heat must be a gentle heat. So you can use blow dryers, tongs etc
- 2. You can wash your wig as per the instructions for synthetic hair.
Styling your wig or piece can be done with your fingers or a brush. The style will always be retained even after you have washed it on many occasions.