1. Before washing your wig be sure to carefully detangle it with a wide tooth comb or a synthetic hairbrush. Start brushing close to the ends and gradually work your way to the top. Be sure to do this gently as you don't want to damage the fibres.

2. Using cool water gently wet the hair. Do not soak it as this can cause tangling. You can do this in the sink, a bath or even just a washing up basin. Add a small amount of fabric conditioner or synthetic hair shampoo to the mix and gently brush this through using your fingers (if using fabric conditioner you may want to wear gloves to reduce any irritation). You can leave the wig to sit in this (I sometimes leave mine for up to an hour!) or you can now rinse the wig.

3. Using cool water again rinse the wig until all shampoo/fabric conditioner is removed. Always run the water in the same direction as the hair to avoid tangling, I find that shower heads are the best for this process.

4. Gently pat the wig with a soft towel to dry. Avoid rubbing, twisting and squeezing it as it may cause damage. Do not leave the wig to dry on a wig stand as this can stretch the cap, instead leave it to dry on a folding stand or even a weighted bottle or can of hairspray, etc., to keep shape but not stretch the wig.

STORING YOUR WIG:

To store your wig it is best to keep it in the plastic packaging it arrives in. Fold it in half (ear to ear) and place it in the packaging. Be sure not to cause any tangling when doing this. Store this in a dry, moderate temperature. Storing wigs on wig stands or mannequin heads is another method but this can cause damage and stretching to the headcover and is best for short term storing.

DO'S AND DONT'S

  • DO use cold water when washing wigs, hotter water can cause damage to the fibres
  • DO use a wide toothed comb or specific synthetic hairbrush on wigs, human hairbrushes can cause frizzing and damage to the wig
  • DON'T blow dry wigs, always leave to air dry
  • DON'T brush wigs when damp

DISCLAIMER: These instructions are just a guideline and ScaredyBrat cannot take any responsibility for damage caused when washing, styling, or storing, your wigs.