How to Wash a Human Hair Wig

Human hair wigs are very expensive, but wearing a wig can help improve our appearance, so many people still choose to use wigs to change their appearance. However, a 100% human hair wig can easily cause loss if it is not properly treated. After all, it is not cheap. So how do you wash your wigs in your daily life?

1 Before Wash

You should comb the hair through before you wash, Gently comb out the ends of the wig first. Once they are free of knots, work your way up towards the roots until you can run your comb through it without snagging. Use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers for curly wigs, the brush with the tiny tooth will take the hair down from lace. 

2. Start Washing Hair

Fill your sink with warm water, then put just enough shampoo, Use a high-quality shampoo that is suitable for the hair type you are washing. For example, if you are washing a curly wig, use a shampoo made for curly hair. If you know that the wig has been dyed, try a color-safe shampoo instead. Don't shampoo your hair directly; dissolve it in water before washing.

3. During Washing Hair

Turn the lace wig inside out and place it into the water. Use your fingers to turn the wig cap inside out and leave the hair hanging. Place the wig into the water and press down on the fibers to submerge them. Give the wig a gentle swirl to help distribute the shampoo throughout the strands. Soak the wig for 5 minutes. Make sure that the wig is completely submerged in the water. Do not move the wig around during this time. Too much thrashing, squeezing, and swirling will cause the fibers to get tangled.

4. After Washing 

Rinse the wig with cold water until the shampoo is all gone. Then apply the conditioner to the wig. when you comb hair use finger, the knots will come undone and some strands will fall out. This should not be a problem with a regular, wig because the hair is sewed in on instead. Wait 2 minutes before rinsing the conditioner out with cold water

5. Drying the Wig

Turn the wig right-side-out and gently squeeze the water out. Roll the wig up in a towel to remove the excess water. Allow the wig to air dry.


1. Do not wring or twist the fibers, however, as this can cause them to tangle or break.

2. Do not brush the wig while it is wet. Doing so can damage the fibers and lead to frizz.

3. If the wig is long, make sure that the strands are smoothed out and not bunched up.


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