How often should I wash my wig


Staff member
Different people have different ideas about what it means to have a dirty unit. Should I wash my wig as often as wash my bio hair? How frequently you should shampoo your wig?

We know that there are two different wigs: human hair wig and synthetic wig. We need to define their difference before washing.


Many people assume that human hair wig is going to be a superior quality to synthetic wigs, that's simply not the case. The higher mode acrylics such as module on and a few other ones that hold a really nice sheen and a really nice consistency throughout their lifetime.

Human hair wig have intact cuticle that stripped hair , and you have a gamut in between those two ends of the spectrum. So human hair wigs, you need to know whether it's cuticle intact or cuticle stripped. Cuticle stripped hair will require a lot of sheen and laminates be put back into the hair. Those seems to a coat for it so that it has the sheen and softness. What that means is when you wear and wash it, those laminates come off and the hair tends to get dry and snarly fairly fast. For cuticle intact hair ,all cuticles are going in the same direction. It would last long, but you will have to be with a little bit more delicate condition.

Synthetic wig will be tangle over time. It leads to those fibers individually being stretched and then snapped back. When it stretches back, it creates little bits of frizz appearance.

Unlike your biological hair, your wig isn't picking up oils, sweat and other elements from your skin/scalp, it has a tendency to be a bit cleaner. It depends on the environment and how you style it.

Normally, if you wear the wig every day, you may wash you wig every week. Sometimes we may wash every two weeks if you use it occasionally. All that depends on when you find there's an indication of frizzy or dirty. Leave comment for your concerns, we will explain more about hair products.

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