This page contains important information about human hair wigs and how to care for them.
Like your natural hair, if you want your human hair wig to continue to look beautiful, it will require regular maintenance. Your wig should be brushed as often as you wear it. Your wig should be washed at least once a month. You can do this yourself or it can be done professionally by a wig salon. We always recommend using a professional wig care specialist. Not aware of a wig salon in your area? Your local hairdresser may have experience with wigs and may be able to service your wigs just as they did your real hair. It doesn't hurt to ask. Also, don't forget that Fortune Wigs has two salon locations, one in Brooklyn, NY and one in Lakewood NJ.
Adjusting and putting on our human hair wigs for the first time.
While putting on a wig may seem complicated at first, it is really quite simple. It does take some getting used to. You will be an expert in no time.
Is your wig too tight or to loose?
Our wigs have a built in adjustable strap (similar to a bra strap) on either side (figure 3) inside the cap. Simply move the strap's hook forward or backward to attain the most comfortable fit.
Having trouble getting it right?
If you are having trouble getting the hang of putting on your wig, we recommend that you visit a local wig salon and have them help you your first time.
How To Brush A Wig:
Your wig is now brushed and ready to wear. Never start brushing human hair wigs from the top. This can cause tangling and loss of hair. Make sure to brush your wigs regularly, as you would natural hair.
Disclaimer: Washing a wig incorrectly can damage it permanently. We always recommend using a professional wig stylist to wash, set, and style your wig. If you will be washing your wig yourself, please follow these instructions cautiously.
How To Wash Human Hair Wigs:
First, brush the wig. Fill a large bowl (like a salad bowl) with water (not hot). Mix in shampoo and swish the water around to mix the shampoo into the water. Hold the wig by the front end of the cap (at the hairline) and submerge the wig into the water. Remover the wig and comb it down from top to bottom. Dip the wig again and repeat. Finally, pour the remaining water from the bowl over the wig, over the sink, and comb through once more.
To condition the wig, fill the bowl again with water. Now add conditioner and mix so the conditioner is blended into the water. Dip the bottom six inches of the wig into the water, remove the wig and comb through. Finally, pour the water in the bowl over the wig and comb through once more. Your wig is now washed. Squeeze the wig gently to remove excess water. Do not wring it. You may lay the wig on a towel, wrap it about the wig and press to help remove the water. Block the wig on a wig head to let it air dry. Allowing the wig to dry while hanging, can cause the cap to shrink.
Once the wig is dried, you may use a blow drier or hair iron to style as desired. Be sure to use caution when using heat appliances so as not to damage your wig.