How to Wash A Wig Without Shampoo?

In modern society, wigs are one of the most fashionable tools for women to dress themselves. Although often described as “shake and go”, a wig still requires a little effort to style. Proper care of a wig can not only extend the lifespan of it, but also make the wig look new and natural. People usually use a traditional shampoo or conditioner to clean their wigs. But in fact, this is not the only option. It can be done with or without the use of shampoo as well.

As we all know that the material of a wig is different from other common fabrics, so the wig shampoo can not be simply replaced by this or that detergents. Especially, we can never use regular hair shampoo to wash a synthetic wig, it is too strong for the fibers. Meanwhile, we also know that the main function of the shampoo in washing a wig is to clean the dirt or oils getting into it. Therefore, as long as the products are safe and clean a wig gently enough to keep it in a healthy and long-lasting condition, then these products can be used to replace the wig shampoo in washing wigs.

How to Wash A Wig Without ShampooJust like the shampoo which is specially made to be used with wigs, you need use the detergent which you thought safe to wash the wig every 2 to 3 weeks, even earlier if the wig is too dirty or oily. But don’t wash it too frequently, as over-washing will on the contrary reduce the life of the wig. When you start the washing procedure, fill the sink with cold to lukewarm water firstly. Then mix a small amount of detergent in the water evenly. In this process, you should always remember to use cold to lukewarm water, because hot water will damage the fibers and the structure of the wig. After that, let the wig soak in the water for 10 to 15 minutes and then squeeze the soapy water through the wig.

Afterwards, rinsing and drying the wig correctly is the next step. Drain the soapy water and refill the sink with clean cold to lukewarm water. Place the wig back in the water and rinse by swishing it back and forth. Keep in mind never to wring or twist the wig, or else it will tangle. At last, squeeze out the excess water gently and let the wig air-dry before combing and styling it. If you are wearing a synthetic wig, you’d better know its type. Generally, the cheaper the wig is, the easier it is damaged. If your wig is not of such high quality, it would be a good idea for you to opt for a better product.

In addition, in the process of brushing and styling the wig as you desire, try to avoid certain heat styling products if needed, such as hair straighteners, blow dryers and curling irons which may damage the fibers of the wig. Also, don’t wear your wig while cooking or smoking, these heat sources will damage your wig as well.

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