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Wig Care

There are benefits to both synthetic and human hair pieces. Synthetic hair holds its style and is easy to maintain. It is great for everyday wear and especially convenient for traveling, but it is susceptible to friction and heat. If you wear your hair past your shoulders, synthetic hair will frizz and mat beyond repair within a few weeks of consistent wear.

There are many types of human hair and they all have different qualities. They can be styled and maintained as much as you would do your natural hair, and they are very durable for longer styles.

Synthetic and human hair require different care. If you prefer, Brenda is available to clean and style your hair with a 24 hour turn around. If you have any questions regarding care, or you'd like to schedule a clean and style, please feel free to contact Brenda Kay.


Remember, your synthetic hair is heat sensitive! Do not use any heat products on it, and be careful of the oven and BBQ. It is also friction sensitive so be aware of high collars, scarves, and hats that can come in contact day after day. You may use a little spray or mousse (although it is generally not necessary). Just apply once after washing, and refresh daily with a little water to avoid build up. A spray bottle of water is great for styling shorter synthetic styles. Keep it stored properly, clean and brushed to ensure its lifespan.

Wash your wig at least every 30 days or 30 wears.

  1. Put 3 inches of LUKEWARM (not HOT) water into basin or sink. Add ½ capful of synthetic wig shampoo
    Note: Add 1 TBSP baking soda to step #1 above if there is product buildup or if the wig is heavily soiled
  2. Brush the wig free of tangles
  3. Dunk the wig a few times into the water OR soak up to 10 minutes
  4. Rinse in COOL water
  5. Drain water and refill with 3” of LUKEWARM water.
  6. Add a nickel size amount of detangler & mix into water. Run wig through water
  7. Rinse thoroughly in cool water
  8. Gently squeeze excess water out of wig and lay in towel
  9. Pat towel like a ‘sweater'
  10. SHAKE excess water from wig and place on stand
  11. Let air dry


  1. Put 3 inches of warm water in a basin and add a 1/2 capful of color safe shampoo and 1 tablespoon of baking soda and mix well.
  2. Brush the wig free of tangles
  3. While holding the wig at the top front, and with your other hand wrapping around the longer hair as if gently holding a ponytail, pass the wig through the water in the basin. Keep the water running from the roots to the ends (do not swish back and forth as it will tangle the hair). Add more shampoo to your hands and run your hands through the wig, always from the roots to ends.
  4. Rinse the wig with cool running water by holding the wig upright and under the faucet.
  5. Refill the basin with new warm water and add an amount of detangle solution about the size of a quarter. While holding the wig by the top and holding the ends together, run the hair part of the wig through the solution in the basin (try to keep the solution off the cap part of the wig as the detangler solution may loosen the knots over time) and rinse with cool water.
  6. Squeeze out excess water and lay the wig on a clean towel. Put a clean dry wash cloth inside of the cap of the wig. Now roll the towel up, like when you roll up a sweater, press on it to get as much moisture out as possible. This will help shorten the drying time.
  7. Take the wig out of the towel and gently shake it to remove more moisture.
  8. T-pin the wig to the head at the ear tabs and at the corners of the neckline. Comb as smooth as possible and part the wig where you want it.
  9. Let dry. (If you want the hair smooth, don't handle it while it's drying because handling it when it's wet causes the hair to be puffier).
  10. After it has completely dried, smooth the hair by using a curling iron or flat iron and style as you wish.
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