How Often & How to Wash A Human Hair Wig

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How often should I wash a human hair wig? Are your facing this question when wearing your human hair wig? Here you can find the answer.

Keep in mind that wigs don’t need to be washed as often as your natural hair. When to wash your human hair wig depends on how often you wear it and what type of damage it incurs while wearing. Here, you can determine how often you should wash your human hair wig accroding to the following situation.

If you wear your lace wig every day, then it should be washed at least every two weeks

If you use styling products like hairsprays, mousses or gels on your wig every day, you’ll need to wash your wig more often, about once a week.

Or it only needs to be washed once every 7 to 10 wears if you worn not so often.

For those wig wearing persons who participate in swim or intense sports activities and sweat a lot, then its recommended to do a “quick wash” to the hair wig, rinsing the hair with a small amount of shampoo and then apply a moisture rich leave-in conditioning spray then let it drip dry.

Simple tips on how to wash your human hair wigs

1.Warm water is recommended.

People are confusing about cold water or warm water using to wash wigs. Warm water (about 77-86°F) is recommended, as water above 86°F may deform the human hair wig and make your wig lost the firmness of elasticity and cold water cannot melt the shampoo and conditioner well.

2. Always using shampoo and conditioner.

Using mild shampoo and conditioner. While applying shampoo, don’t apply it directly to your hair wig, add the appropriate amount shampoo in the warm water. And apply hair conditioner on the mid-lengths to the ends, avoid placing it too close to roots.

3. Never twist, tug, or pull on the hair wig when drying.

4. Remember use the cool air set instead of hot air. Or you can air it on the balcony, but avoid the sun direct shine on your hair wig.

Developing a good maintenance routine for your human hair wig is key. Washing, conditioning and generally taking care of your hair wig in a way that is specific for your lifestyle can help keep it looking gorgeous and fresh for a long time.

Originally published August 31st, 2019 03:26:02 PM,updated September 25th, 2019
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  • Linda Beaton
    September 16, 2019

    Every day

    • Alisha Everson
      October 9, 2019

      Twice a week

  • kathy m
    September 16, 2019

    once a week

  • Catherine Cole
    September 16, 2019

    I wash my hair every other day

  • trusinak rusinak
    September 16, 2019

    I wash my hair daily!

  • Debbie F
    September 16, 2019

    I don’t wear wigs. I wash my hair twice a week.

  • Theresa A.
    September 17, 2019

    I never thought about wearing wigs, though my grandmother always had one 🙂
    Generally, I wash my hair once or twice a week. There are a lot of tips here on human hair wigs – thanks for sharing.

  • Vicky Molina
    September 17, 2019

    4 times a week

  • Cynthia Megill
    September 17, 2019

    Every other day

  • Priscilla Stubbs
    September 17, 2019

    I wash my hair every other day

  • Shannon D Citrino
    September 17, 2019

    Once a week usually..more if needed, but its not often

  • Debbie Yoder
    September 17, 2019

    Every other day!

  • Melissa Krause
    September 18, 2019

    Every day. I wash too much.

  • Sally Collingwood
    September 18, 2019

    I used to wash my hair every day because it was so incredibly greasy, but now I am older it is much better, so wash it twice a week!

  • Debbie Ams
    September 18, 2019

    I wash my hair every 2 to 3 days!

  • Emma Walton
    September 20, 2019

    I’m lazy and hate having to style my hair so I only wash it twice a week.

  • Jessica Girginis
    September 21, 2019

    Never knew any of this, thanks for the great information!!

  • Kathryn boyd
    September 22, 2019


  • Lubka
    September 22, 2019

    2 or 3 times in a week.

  • Darlene Carbajal
    September 23, 2019

    I wash my hair every 2 or 3 days.

  • Melanie Oliver
    September 24, 2019

    I wash my hair every other day.

  • connie danielson
    September 24, 2019

    i wash my hair daily in the shower

  • Sarah Roberts
    September 26, 2019

    Having long hair l dry to keep it to 3 times a week. Changes if we have something special planned

  • Dory
    October 1, 2019

    Once every 3 days

  • bryt
    October 4, 2019

    Every other day

  • saf khan
    October 6, 2019

    everyday for me

  • Zeleena webb
    October 7, 2019

    Twice week, unless I go to the gym then more

  • Mary Chez
    October 7, 2019

    Every other day

  • Quinn Merriam
    October 8, 2019

    Every other day!

  • Kaley Bill
    October 8, 2019

    These are great tips, I never really was sure. I only wash my own hair once or twice a week if I can get away with it

  • Diana McDonald
    October 8, 2019


  • Sandra Fortune
    October 8, 2019

    Twice a week as my hair is long and very thick it doesn’t need any more than that

  • Zain Bashir
    October 8, 2019

    I wash daily

  • Onyinye Elochukwu
    October 8, 2019

    I wash every two weeks

  • Sherry Fowler
    October 8, 2019

    every 2-3 days

  • Pamela Hunt
    October 8, 2019

    Once a month
    It’s super short..

  • Dd
    October 8, 2019

    Wash Hair

    October 8, 2019

    every 2nd day usually

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How Often & How to Wash A Human Hair Wig