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How do I maintain my wig? - Fortune Wigs

How do I maintain my wig?


Mastering Wig Maintenance: Salon-Quality Care at Home


When it comes to preserving the beauty and longevity of your wig, regular maintenance is key. Just like your natural hair, wigs require tender loving care. Whether you sport a synthetic or human hair wig, understanding the proper upkeep routines can keep your investment looking fresh and fabulous.

Proper Cleaning:

Frequency and Technique
For synthetic wigs, wash them every 12 to 15 wears. Human hair wigs can be washed less frequently but should be cleaned if there's product build-up or an outdoor smell. Use a sulfate-free shampoo, and follow with a hydrating conditioner, leaving the tips silky and tangle-free.

Drying with Care

Avoid wringing out your wig. Instead, blot it gently with a towel and let it air dry on a wig stand. For human hair wigs, a blow dryer on a cool setting can be used sparingly for a quicker result.

Daily Care:

Brushing Basics
Before and after wearing, gently brush your wig with a wig-specific brush or a wide-tooth comb, starting from the tips and moving upward to avoid any damage or shedding.

Storing with Consideration

Store your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent color fading and fiber damage.

Deep Conditioning Treatments:

Just like your own hair, a wig can benefit from a deep conditioning treatment every few weeks, especially if it's made of human hair. This can revitalize the wig and bring back shine and softness.

Styling Tips:

Heat-Free Styles
Embrace heat-free styling methods to minimize damage. For synthetic wigs, use rollers or pin curls to create waves and volume.

Avoid Over-Styling

Limit the use of hot tools on human hair wigs. If necessary, use a heat protectant spray and keep styling tools on the lowest heat setting.


Wig maintenance doesn't have to be daunting. With the right approach, you can achieve salon-quality results and extend the life of your wig. Embrace these practices to keep your wig looking as stunning as the day you got it.
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