As with your own hair, your hairpiece or wig requires regular care, cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking its best, which is key to its longevity. Following the proper methods and using the appropriate tools is of utmost importance when caring for your hair system.
Wigs and hairpieces, whether synthetic or made of human hair, require specifically tailored combs and specially formulated hair care products to keep them looking natural and healthy. It is not necessary to wash your hair system daily; however, there are relevant care methods before and after each wear.
There are lots of high-quality specially formulated shampoos, conditioners and styling sprays specific to the different types of hair systems. Hair Prosthesis Centre stocks a wide range of these hair care products for your needs.
We have provided a list of the proper care methods for a synthetic and human hair system that we suggest you follow to ensure the longevity of your piece.
Synthetic hair is made from a variety of very fine plastic or nylon materials, being almost indistinguishable from real hair. By simply shaking your hair system, the synthetic fibres will restore the wig’s original style.
Some general rules when caring for your synthetic wig:
Almost all types of synthetic wigs cannot withstand any direct heat (such as from barbeques or ovens), unless they are specified as heat-friendly
Synthetic hairpieces cannot be dyed a different color
Synthetic wigs must only be washed using specialized shampoos and conditioners, and brushed with specialized combs and brushes
Synthetic wigs should only be air-dried on a wig stand
Hair Care Tips
Follow these easy steps when washing your synthetic hair to optimize its longevity.
There are two types of human hair wigs and hairpieces:
Human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs, but the pros of real human hair greatly outweigh the cons. With this in mind, treat your human hair system as an investment. These pieces require continual maintenance and care, but will bring many benefits to you in the long-term.
We carry a wide range of human hairpieces and wigs at Hair Prosthesis Centre in Barrie, and will take the time to understand your needs and tastes to provide you with the best human hair options. Contact us for more information, or come in for a visit and see the attraction of human hair systems for yourself.
As these wigs are made from real human hair, keep these factors in mind:
Human Hair Care Tips
To ensure your human hair system remains healthy and lasts longer, follow these tips when washing it.
Before washing the hair, detangle the wig with a specialized wide-toothed comb
Only wash the wig in cold water
Do not soak or immerse the wig, but rather wet sections of the wig and use a gentle downward motion to clean with high-quality specialized shampoo and conditioner
Be careful to avoid putting conditioner on the roots
Only use specifically formulated products for processed human hairpieces
Rinse the wig to remove the shampoo and conditioner and gently brush any remaining tangles
Let your hairpiece dry on the stand without wringing it, but if pressed for time use a blow dryer’s lowest heat setting and avoid using a firm head device
If styling your hairpiece, use heated styling tools at a low heat setting and don’t apply heat for too long.
It might seem like a lot of attention and care needs to be taken to clean your human hair system, but the quality and look of your hair will make it worth the investment. We recommend coming in once every 6 to 8 weeks to have us care for your system. Contact Hair Prosthesis Centre for more information on human hair systems for men, women and children.