How to care for your wig when it gets wet in the rain

November 28, 2018

How to care for your wig when it gets wet in the rain.

Women make the decision to wear a wig either for cosmetic or medical reasons.  Finding the right wig, one that suits you best, takes time.

Caring for your wig is essential in achieving maximum lifespan and to keep it looking it's best. Despite your best efforts, the unexpected does happen in terms of your wig getting wet by the rain. If that happens, wash the wig as soon as possible.

When taking care of your 100℅ human hair, human blend and synthetic wigs you must ensure that during the washing, conditioning, drying and styling process you DO NOT: massage, twist, rub, wring or stretch the hair.

Comb through hair to remove tangles using only comb designed for wigs, be careful not to stretch the hair. Wet hair under cool running water, gently squeezing out excess water and apply human hair wig shampoo evenly over the hair, starting from tip and working upwards. When shampooing the hair do not start at the base, as this can loosen the knots on the cap leading to hair falling from the wig. Start at the tips working upwards using a wide tooth wig comb to comb through tangles.

Gently rinse the shampoo from the hair allowing cool water to flow from the base to the tip. Ensure that all the shampoo has been removed. Gently, squeeze excess water from the hair and towel blot.

Drying & Styling:

The best option for drying is to air dry on a wig stand. If you are using a dryer then it should be on a warm setting. Heated tools and styling products designed for human hair wigs can be used sparingly.


Caring for synthetic wig when it gets wet in the rain:

Gently comb hair with a wig comb to remove tangles. Put two corks full of shampoo to a basin of cold water. Turn wig inside out and immerse in water for 3 minutes, swirling gently. Rinse gently in cold water until shampoo is removed and towel blot.

Apply conditioner to hair leaving on for 2 minutes, rinse with cold water until conditioner is removed. Squeeze excess water and towel blot. On surface of the hair, spritz a revitalizing conditioner and air dry.

DO NOT USE: dryer, flat or curling iron or brush designed for human hair. Use a wig brush or hair pick to style. Armed with this information you can increase the lifespan of your wig.