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Washing your hair when wearing a hair replacement wig

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If you wear a hair replacement wig, it's important to take good care of it to keep it looking great and prolong its lifespan. One of the most important aspects of wig care is washing it. In this blog, we'll be discussing the process of how to wash your hairpiece while it's still attached to your head.

Refer to the video below for a detailed explanation from one of our most loyal customer: 

Step 1: Wet your hair

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Let the water run down the hair, until it is nice and saturated.

Step 2: Shampoo

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Reach for a paraben and sulfate free shampoo and gently lather it through saturated hair. Massage it lightly, focusing the lathering and foaming of the shampoo on the top of the piece, rather than letting it go underneath. This can slowly breakdown the bond if it goes underneath the piece. 

Step 3: Wash out Shampoo

man washing out shampoo from his hair

Gently run the water through hair as you rinse the shampoo out. Run your fingers through to make sure all soapy matter is gone. 


Step 4: Condition

man with conditioner in shower

Reach for a paraben and sulfate free conditioner. Lather this ONLY at the ends of the hair. Lathering this at the scalp can cause falling out of the hair to occur faster. 

Step 5: Wash out conditioner

man washing out conditioner from his hair in the shower

Wash out the conditioner, making sure no slimy residue is left. 

Step 6: Dry

man pat drying his hair with a towel

Gently dry out your hair with a towel first, by patting the towel onto your hair piece. Then remaining water can either be air dryed or blow dried to create a flawless styling of the hairpiece.

Step 7: Oil- optional

man holding argan oil bottle

This is a highly recommended step, to prolonging your piece. Argan oil is a great option for this. Gently rub a few drops of the oil into your hands, then go ahead and run your fingers through your hairpiece. Oil helps seal moisture into your hair, allowing your hair to stay hydrated and healthy. 

By following these steps, you can keep your hairpiece looking natural and healthy for a long period of time. Remember the key is to be gentle!

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