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How to Store a Wig

Storing your wig properly can lengthen its lifetime. Surely, you paid good money for your wig, so protect it! So let's take a look at the best ways to store wigs, from basic methods to creative ideas to try!

How Should I Store My Wigs?

Before storing your wig, be sure to clean it. After all, you wouldn’t hang your dirty clothes in your closet, would you? No! Hopefully, you’re regularly washing your wig after wearing it, so you already know it can be a lengthy process. For a pre-storage wash, you want to set aside enough time to be thorough. As with a normal wash, it’s best to de-tangle the wig before getting it wet. Make sure that wig is completely dry before putting it away! Mold can grow on a wig if moisture remains.

Once your wig is clean, it’s time to find a place for it. Does it need packed away for a short time, like a week or two? If you’re traveling or moving, you only need a short-term solution. At Wigs.com, we love the ResQ bag by Amy Gibson. This handy little wig store bag has a mesh lining to prevent tangling and frizz. Plus, it comes in 3 cute colors: pink, black, or leopard print. For short wigs, you should fold it inside out and then fold it in half. For a long wig, you also fold it inside out and then in half, but then be sure to wrap the fibers around your cap.

Wig Storage For The Season

Long-term storage is a little more complicated than an easy drawstring bag. There are a few variables to work around, like what space you have and how many wigs you need to store at once.

Wig Stand

Wig Stand by BeautiMark

A mannequin head or a wig stand is always a great idea. These options keep the shape and style of your wig. You’ll appreciate that when you are ready to wear it again!

Now, your wig is all set and tidy on your wig stand. You think it would look lovely on display on your dresser near the window. Stop right there. Never store wigs in direct sunlight. Likewise, never in damp environment like a bathroom. These factors can destroy your wig. A closet is the safest place to store wigs. It’s cool, dry, and away from children and pets.

Clever Wig Storage Ideas

What if you don’t own a wig stand or a mannequin head? They are definitely the best storage options, but they aren't your only options. If you saved the box your wig came in, that is a convenient way to store your wig long term. In a pinch, a shoe box could also work.

If you have multiple wigs, include clear labels so you can easily decipher what is in each box. Be aware, with boxes, you may lose the style of the wig. What if you are completely box-less? No worries! Do you have a coat rack? Your wigs can be hung on the hooks of a coat rack, and since you can store multiple wigs this way, it, it's great for those with a large collection.

Wig Hanger

If you want to save even more space, mount a hook hanger on the wall. This is neat because as you acquire more wigs, just add more hook hangers! 

If you store your wigs properly, you will get to enjoy them even longer. Protect your investment! Store your wigs freshly washed and in a cool dark place. See the video below for visual help!


Do you have any tips and tricks you’ve learned about storing wigs? Let us know in the comments!


Hi Sharon,

Wow, your wig storage setup sounds amazing! It’s so great to hear that you’ve found a convenient and efficient way to store your extensive collection. Organizing them by length is a smart idea to keep them in good shape and easily accessible. Thank you for sharing your experience with our wigs, and we’re thrilled to be a part of your wig journey!

If you ever need any assistance or have questions, feel free to reach out to us at <sales@wigs.com.> Have a fantastic day!

The Wig Experts

I have a pretty extensive collection of wigs and I store them on wig stands on a two tiered side table. This works really well and I can move them into my closet as well. I have two stands like this which each store 8-10 wigs. I usually put the longer ones on the bottom and the short ones on top. These are wigs I am using most often so they are easy access and keep their shape.


Hi Kirsten,

Leaving your wig on a wig stand is excellent for letting it dry and for storage if you don’t have several. But, if you prefer, you can also store wigs in boxes (like the manufacturer’s box it came in) or a bag. If you like this option, please be mindful of whether it is a short piece, how to store it, and if it has a lace front.

If you store it on a stand and have issues with dust, then we recommend storing it in a box or bag. If you have a problem with the piece drying out from leaving it on the stand, a little leave-in conditioner can help (for synthetic wigs).

We hope this was helpful!


The Wig Experts

The Wig Experts

I get what you have suggested and am following that advice. My question is: How do I keep my gallery of wigs from drying out and getting dusty if they are left on a stand or a hook?

Kirsten devere

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