One of the most important things to remember about wigs is that you should never hold your wig upside down to put them on! Put the wig on this way and then flipping your hair back is a great way to tangle your wig. The more you have to brush and untangle your wig, the less time it will last and look good. The best way to put on a wig by yourself is to tuck your hair up in a wig cap, and then identify the front and the back of your new wig. Place one hand in the front and one in the back and gently lower the wig onto your own head, Hold the front of the wig in place while you pull the back down. Most wigs have “ear tabs” and these go in front of your ears. Adjust ear tabs to proper position and then make sure the wig is close to your hair line. Most wigs are adjustable for a perfect fit so the wig is neither to big or small.
Wigs do need to be washed. You should use a wig shampoo and conditioner to clean your wig. Despite what some people say, you should not wash your wig in a washing machine after placing it in a pantyhose. Most laundry soaps are too harsh and some can even melt the
fiber of your synthetic wig. Wearing a wig cap with your wig will decrease the amount of times you will have to wash the wig.
Fill a sink with luke warm water. Add the recommended amount of wig shampoo to the sink (If wig shampoo is not available, you can use baby shampoo). Gently swish water until bubbly. Brush wig thoroughly till no tangles remain and then place in sink. Allow to soak for several minutes then gently swish wig in water to distribute the shampoo evenly,. Do not scrub at wig or rub to hard with fingers. Rinse wig with cool, clean water and gently brush through with fingers. Lay wig on a clean towel and roll it up. Press on towel to remove excess water. Place wig on foam head and allow to dry for 24 hours.
You can use a leave in conditioner to restore your wigs shine and make it softer and more manageable. If your wig is heat safe, you can use a temperature controlled curling iron to add extra curl to your wig. Check instructions included with your wig to see maximum temperature your wig can tolerate. Do not exceed recommended temperature!
Cutting your wig yourself is not recommended! We always recommend that you take your wig to a stylist for cutting. Unlike your own hair, once the wig is cut, the hair will not come back. Many people will wear the wig to their stylist so the proper length can be achieved.
Please do not sleep or shower in your wig! Sleeping and showering in your wig will lead to massive tangles that may damage the wig beyond repair. If this is a daily wear wig, store the wig at night on a wig stand, foam head or in the packaging provided. With proper care, daily worn wigs can last three to four months. Party or cosplay wigs that are worn infrequently can last for years with proper care.