Human Wig Hair Care Tips – How to Wash Your Wig


If you want your fabulous human hair wig to look amazing for years to come, you need to take care of it. It’s not difficult – all your wig needs is occasional attention and gentle care. Basically, treat your wig like you would your own hair!

In this post, we’ll give you some tips for washing your wig in the most gentle manner possible. Don’t forget we offer free wig maintenance for the first year of your purchase, so if you encounter any issues just contact us!

How to Shampoo & Condition Your Wig

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What Products Should You Use?

We recommend that you use low pH products that are specially designed for human hair wigs, as they won’t contain any harsh chemicals that could damage your wig. Avoid alcohol-based products, as these will dry the wig out.

How Often Should You Wash Your Wig?

You should shampoo & condition your wig once per week, using low pH products and lukewarm water. Try to avoid washing the wig too frequently, as this can actually reduce its lifespan!

Washing Tips

Before you wash your wig, gently comb it out until all tangles are gone (tip – start at the tips of the hair and work your way towards the cap).

To shampoo your wig, start by wetting the hair under lukewarm running water (we recommend you use your shower head if the wig is too long for your sink). Gently squeeze the wig to remove excess water, and then evenly rub a small amount of shampoo into the hair, from the base to the tips. Try to not rub, twist or wring the hair. Once you’re finished shampooing, rinse the hair until all product is removed and then gently towel dry before conditioning.

To condition your wig, apply conditioner and gently comb it through the hair with a wide-toothed comb (try not to stretch the hair when you do this). Avoid getting too much conditioner on the base of the wig, as this can cause wig hair loss. Leave the conditioner in for at least 15 minutes before you rinse it out.

Allow the hair to dry naturally, as this is gentle on the hair fibres, and then style as designed using minimal styling products (use coin-sized portions of serums and light oils every other day to prevent product build up). If you prefer to blow-dry your wig, make sure to use a heat protectant spray!

Some Bonus Human Wig Hair Care Tips!

  • Store your wig on a stand that is smaller than the base of the cap – this will prevent the wig from stretching.
  • Avoid exposing your wig to direct sunlight – this will fade the hair.
  • If possible, try not to wear the wig while sleeping – this may result in hair loss, breakage or matting.
  • Avoid contact with chlorinated water, salt water and hot water as this can damage the wig.

Questions? Contact Rougie Today!

If you have any questions about taking care of your human hair wig, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to make sure your wig remains fabulous for as long as possible!

Our beautiful human hair wigs are handmade in Brisbane and available throughout Australia.

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