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How to Care for Wigs, Hairpieces & Hair Extensions

One of the keys to making your wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions look great longer, is proper care. Love your hair & it will love you back! Here are tips to help guide cleansing, conditioning & styling.

Suggestion: If you are new to wearing hair, consider a kit that will outfit you with all that you need. Wigs.com loves the BeautiMark collection formulated specifically for wearable hair and free of parabens.

BeautiMark
Pure Care Set

for Human Hair

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BeautiMark
Essentials Kit

for Synthetic Hair

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Cleansing & Conditioning

Synthetic hair and human hair each have special needs in order to maintain their optimal look and feel. Wigs, hair extensions & hairpieces made from human hair or synthetic hair endure intense chemical processing during production. Prolonging that supple movement crucial to a natural look is a must! To keep your wearable hair in tip top shape, you must use specially formulated hair care product designed to accommodate whichever fiber you are wearing or working with. There is no need to cleanse daily, but there are other steps necessary before or after each wear. The simple tips and techniques outlined here can make all the difference!

PRODUCT

While a regular gentle shampoo might seem like a good idea, you'll be MUCH better off with a product custom designed to meet the needs of highly processed hair. You'll protect your investment and keep your hair looking terrific. Unlike most wig care products, BeautiMark is it is free of toxic parabens. The BeautiMark Pure Care line, specially formulated for human hair, contains no color-stripping sulfates.

Shampoo & Conditioner
Specially Formulated
for Human Hair

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Shampoo & Conditioner
Specially Formulated
for Synthetic Hair

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TECHNIQUE

BeautiMark Comb

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Step 1: Detangle

Before you wash, be sure to carefully detangle the hair using a wide tooth comb. Work gradually from the ends.

Step 2: Shampoo

Using cool water and a gentle touch, get the hair wet. But do not soak as this can lead to tangling.

Without scrubbing, distribute a small amount of shampoo evenly throughout the hair. Never use hot water as it can loosen wefts of hair and damage the fiber.

Step 3: Rinse

Let cool water run through the hair, flowing in same direction of the hair to avoid tangling. When shampoo is removed, gently pat and press the hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Avoid and wringing or twisting.

Step 4: Condition

Suggestion: Use an occasional deep conditioning treatment on human hair.

Intensive Recovery
Mask

Specially Formulated
for Humman Hair

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Distribute conditioner throughout the hair taking care to avoid roots --particularly with monofilament and hand-tied cap constructions as it can increase shedding. Rinse thoroughly with cool water unless you are using a spray-in, leave-in conditioner.

Step 5: Dry

Gently pat and press hair with a soft towel to remove excess water. Do not rub, squeeze, twist or wring hair. Again, always use a wide tooth comb to detangle as brushing (particularly wet hair) increases shedding. Place on a folding stand (or even a can of hairspray) and allow to air dry. To avoid stretching the cap, never place a damp wig on a mannequin or Styrofoam head.


Styling

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat -- even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

As different occasions call for different priorities, many of our clients keep both human hair and synthetic hair in their wardrobe. Having backups means you’ll always have hair that is ready to wear.

Suggestion: If you fall in love with a human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair wig consider getting two. You can avoid overtaxing hair by keeping one styled curly and the other one straight.

Headliner
Straight or Curly

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HYDRATE

While you will want to wash your wearable hair as infrequently as possible, it is critical that you hydrate daily with leave-in conditioner. Natural hair is kept hydrated with oils from the scalp. This, of course, does not happen with wigs or hair add-ons. These products will also protect hair prior to any heat styling.

Daily Protect Leave-in Spray
Specially Formulated
for Human Hair

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Leave-In Conditioner
Specially Formulated
for Synthetic Hair

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MANIPULATE & FINISH

One of the greatest benefits of synthetic wigs is that they require very little maintenance and do not have to be restyled after every wash. With synthetic hair you’ll want to steer clear of intense heat -- even a short burst of heat from an oven can cause irreparable fiber damage. If style versatility or daily styling routine is something you enjoy, human hair or heat-friendly synthetic hair is the way to go.

Shine Serum
Specially Formulated
for Human Hair

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Brilliant Shine, Shaping Crème, and Style & Hold Hairspray
Specially Formulated
for Synthetic Hair

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