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How Often Should Human Hair Wigs Be Cleaned

How Often Should Human Hair Wigs Be Cleaned
Whether you already own wigs or you are about to own one, wig maintenance is something you must take into account. And “How often should human hair wigs be cleaned?” is absolutely included, which still puzzles some wig owners, especially wig beginners. Today we will figure it out together.

Why and How often should you clean human hair wigs?

Why and How often should you clean human hair wigs

The human hair wig will get dirty during your wearing, similar to your natural hair. The wig will accumulate dust, dirt and smell from the surrounding environment. Your sweat and the oil produced by the skin will accumulate on your wig cap and wig hair. Also styling products such as hairspray, hair gel, pomade, hair wax etc. will accumulate to make the human hair wig greasy, sticky and heavy. In consequence, you should clean your human hair wigs to keep them looking fresh and natural.
The frequency you clean your human hair wigs mainly depends on how often you wear them. If you wear the wig every day, you’d better clean it once a week, preferably not more than two weeks. If you wear your human hair wigs once in a while, you can clean them after 10-15 wears. That’s why some wearers clean their wigs once a week, while some clean their wigs once a month, even longer.

The key factors affect the cleaning frequency of human hair wigs

1.The wearing frequency

The wearing frequency is the main factor that affects how often you clean human hair wigs. The more often you wear your wigs, the more often you clean them. Compared to occasional wearers, daily wearers need to clean their human hair wigs more frequently.

2.Wearing environment

The environment you wear human hair wigs matters a lot with the cleaning frequency. If your human hair wigs are exposed to an environment that is full of dust, humidity, pollutants or unpleasant smells, it will be necessary for you to clean your wigs frequently to prevent buildup and odors.

3.Natural oil and sweat

If your sebaceous glands produce too much natural oil or you sweat easily, the natural oil and your sweat will build up on your wig. Especially, if you wear your human hair wigs directly on your scalp, the buildup will speed up, and you must clean your wigs more frequently.

4.Seasonal factors

In the warm season, particularly in the summer, you will easily sweat and sweat more, and your skin will easily produce natural oil and produce more. When you wear your human hair wigs in these warm seasons, the wigs will get dirty quickly. We recommend that you should clean your human hair wigs more frequently during these times.

5.Styling products

Some wearers have passions for fashion hairstyles and often change their hairstyles by using styling products. They use styling products like hairspray, hair gel, mousse, pomade, hair wax etc. to do fashionable hairstyles. These styling products will accumulate on the human hair wig over time to make it greasy, sticky and heavy. Some styling products are sticky and easily adsorb dust to make your human hair wigs sticky and dirty. So, the more frequently you use styling products, the more frequently you need to clean your human hair wigs.

6.The way wig wearing

If your human hair wigs are wear and go wigs that are installed without tape or glue. This way of wearing will need less cleaning than the wigs you need to remove the residue of the tape or glue.

7.Personal preference

Some wearers like to keep clean with all their stuff and they prefer to clean their human hair wigs more frequently.

How to reduce the cleaning frequency of human hair wigs?

Generally, the wig base of a human hair wig is partly or all made of delicate lace, if you wash the wig too frequently, the lace will be frayed and damaged. And the human hair will be dry, dull, shedding or broken by too much cleaning. The human hair wig is a considerable investment, in order to save money in the long term you need to reduce the cleaning frequency of the wig to prolong the lifespan.

1.Reduce the wearing frequency. If it is possible, you can purchase two or more human hair wigs to alternately wear. This will reduce the wearing frequency of each wig.

2.Try to avoid wearing human hair wigs in an environment that is full of dust, humidity, pollutants or terrible smells.

3. You can wear a wig cap to protect your natural hair or your scalp. The wig cap would be a protective layer that avoids direct contact with your natural hair or scalp.

4. Reduce the frequency of wearing wigs during the warm seasons. Or you’d better keep cool to minimize sweating when you wear a human hair wig.

5. Avoid wearing wigs during strenuous exercise. If you go to the gym to work out or go swimming, you’d better put away your human hair wigs.

6. Reduce your use of styling products. If it is possible you can hold the hair in place by using hair accessories.

7. You can choose glueless wigs to avoid the mess of tape and glue. Such as m cap wig, bleached knots wig or v part wig.

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