How do I wash a full lace human hair wig?

Among human hair wigs for women, full lace wigs are one of the most sought-after hairpieces courtesy of their natural appearance, undetectable hairline, comfortable feel, and breathable base.

Full lace human hair wigs like the Hollywood HP long hair premium wig from Superhairpieces offer versatility in styling and enhance your appearance, unlike any other wig. Women can use these trendy wigs for fashion and beauty, as they have clips that can be securely attached to your natural hair.

Balding or bald women can also use a full lace human hair wig and attach it to their scalps with the help of wig glue or wig tape. This will give them a seamless wig-wearing experience and a full head of hair in minutes.

Since these wigs for women are so easy to use and remove and provide such a gorgeous real hair look, women tend to wear full lace wigs more often. However, full lace wig bases are delicate, too. Washing a full lace human hair wig requires care and attention to maintain its quality and longevity.

A few steps must be followed to retain the flawless look of these hairpieces for women and avoid hair shedding from the wig.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to wash your full lace human hair wig properly:

Products You Will Need:

  1. Wig brush or a wide-tooth comb
  2. Wig-specific shampoo (sulfate-free and silicone-free)
  3. Wig-friendly Conditioner (sulphate-free and silicone-free)
  4. A wig stand or mannequin head
  5. Leave-in conditioner (must have)
  6. Towel

Detangle the Wig

Before you start washing any hair pieces for women, gently detangle the hairpiece or wig using a nylon-bristled looped wig brush or a wide-tooth comb.

You can place your full lace wig on a wig stand, or if you are brushing over the sink, ensure you are holding the base well, as you don t want to exert added pressure on it.

Start from the tips and work up to the roots to avoid damaging the hair. Be gentle while brushing the knots to avoid hair shedding. A little hair will shed anyway, so do not panic.

When your wig is tangle-free, it is ready for the next step.

Prepare the Washing Basin

Fill a basin or sink with cold or lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the hair. Add a decent quantity of wig shampoo to the water to eliminate all the sweat, dirt, products, and makeup of the last 7-8 uses.

Swirl the shampoo around to create a soapy solution. Wig-friendly shampoos may not always generate too much foam, but the shampoo would be great for your women’s hairpiece.

Shampooing the Full Lace Wig

Place the wig in the shampoo water and gently dunk it several times to thoroughly clean it.

Use your fingers to distribute the shampoo throughout the wig, paying attention to the base (avoid soaking this part), roots, and ends.

Do not vigorously rub or scrub the human hair full lace wig, as this causes tangling and damage to your hair unit. Let it soak for a few minutes.

Rinse the Wig

Empty the soapy water and carefully rinse the wig with running water until all the shampoo is washed out. Be gentle while rinsing the wig, and keep rinsing till the water runs clear, free from shampoo.

You can also dunk the hair in clean water a few times and gently drain the water from the human hair wig without wringing or squeezing it to avoid damage.

Condition the Wig

Wigs are always thirsty, so evenly apply a generous quantity of wig-specific conditioner to the wig, focusing on the hair’s mid-lengths and ends.

Do not apply conditioner to the wig’s cap or roots, which can weigh down the hair. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair and add that much-needed hydration.

Rinse Again

Rinse the wig thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water until all the conditioner is washed out. Make sure there is no residue left. Remember, no wringing or squeezing. Washing wigs is all about patience and gentleness.

Towel Blot

Gently blot the wig with a clean towel to remove excess water. Do not rub or wring it.

Air Dry the Wig

Place the wig on a wig stand or lay it flat on a clean towel to air dry. Avoid using heat styling tools or exposing the wig to direct sunlight while it’s wet, as this can damage the hair.

You can use a blow dryer if you are in a hurry, but do so in low heat settling. However, it is best to air-dry the hair for longevity.

Apply Leave-In Conditioner

Once the wig is almost dry, apply a leave-in conditioner or wig spray to keep it soft and manageable. This is a non-negotiable step that should never be avoided if you want your wig to remain healthy-looking and feel silky smooth and soft like a new wig.

Additional Tip:

Wash your wig only when it’s visibly dirty or after wearing it about 10-12 times, as excessive washing can shorten its lifespan.

With proper care and maintenance, your full lace human hair wig can stay in excellent condition for a long time, saving you a few extra dollars. If you are looking for a high-quality, full lace human hair wig at an affordable price, check out Superhairpieces for the ultimate real hair look and feel. You will get the worth of every dollar you’ve spent on it!

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