Caring For Synthetic Hair

Caring For Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair can last you long time if you take the necessary steps to care for it. It should be washed and conditioned and air dried flat or on a wig stand for best results. Using a leave in detangling conditioner and wig shine can keep you hair soft, shiny and looking like real hair. Synthetic hair requires delicate care.

The following steps will help you to prolong the life of your synthetic hair.

Washing a synthetic wig requires some care to ensure its longevity and maintain its appearance. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash a synthetic hair wig:

  • Detangle the hair: Spray detangler directly on hair. Use your hands for curly hair or a wig brush or wide-toothed comb to gently remove any tangles or knots from the wig. Start at the ends and work your way up to avoid causing damage to the fibers.
  • Prepare a basin of cool water: Fill a basin or sink with cool water. Avoid using hot water as it can damage synthetic fibers.
  • Mix wig shampoo: Add a small amount of wig shampoo like Shea Moisture's Wig & Weave Residue Remover Shampoo specifically designed for synthetic wigs into the basin of water. Follow the instructions on the shampoo bottle for the appropriate amount.
  • Submerge the wig: Gently submerge the wig into the water and swish it around. Allow it to soak for about 5 minutes to let the shampoo penetrate the fibers.
  • Avoid rubbing or twisting the wig vigorously, as this can cause tangling or damage.
  • Rinse the wig: Drain the soapy water from the basin and refill it with clean, cool water. Rinse the wig thoroughly under running water or by submerging it in the clean water, ensuring all the shampoo is washed out.
  • Apply wig conditioner: Apply a small amount of wig conditioner designed for synthetic wigs to help soften and detangle the fibers. Follow the instructions on the conditioner bottle.
  • Rinse again: Rinse the wig again under clean, cool water to remove any conditioner residue.
  • Gently towel dry: Lay a clean towel on a flat surface and place the wig on top. Gently blot the wig with the towel to remove excess water. Avoid wringing or twisting the wig, as this can cause damage.
  • Apply setting foam: this helps to set the hair while it is drying.
  • Air dry the wig: Place the wig on a wig stand or a clean, dry towel to air dry. Avoid using heat sources such as hair dryers or direct sunlight, as they can damage the synthetic fibers.

It's important to note that different hair manufacturers may provide specific care instructions for their synthetic wigs. Always check the care guide that comes with your wig for any additional or unique instructions.

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