Frontal lace wigs are meticulously designed and they must be properly cared for to look their best. You must take good care of them by diligently grooming, washing and storing them to prolong their life. If you want your front lace wig to last a long time, washing the wig is the most important thing.
We cover the basic steps of wig cleaning here.
Step 1: Prepare the tools
First prepare your wig and the materials needed for the whole process, such as:
- Wig brush or a wide-tooth comb
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Wig stand
Step 2: Brush it
Use your wig brush or wide-tooth comb to gently remove tangles – the best way is to start at the bottom (the lace/wig cap section) and work your way to the ends of the hair. It should be noted that if you are holding a curly wig, or a wig with a similar degree of curl, you should use the wide-tooth brush. The reason why a regular brush is not suitable is that regular brushes have a high density, which can lead to messy curls. If you need to brush frontal lace curly wigs but don’t have a wide-tooth brush, then you can use your fingers to brush the curly wigs.
Also, sometimes a wig messes up not because it’s knotted, but because the hair contains too much static. You can try wrapping your hair with foil and rubbing it from the lace part to the ends. Tin foil can be repaired.
Step 3: Rinse it
Now go ahead and rinse the wig under running water while keeping the hair down to avoid any tangles. During this process, it is best if you can apply lukewarm water. If lukewarm water cannot be used, then cold water should be used. Avoid using water that is too hot.
During the rinsing process, you can use your fingers to insert the wig and brush the wig slowly and gently in the direction of hair growth.
After confirming that there are no tangles and the dust has been rinsed off, gently wipe off the excess water with your hands, and you can proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Put shampoo for deep clean
There are two ways for you to choose from shampooing lace wigs.
The first is to put a small amount of shampoo in your hand and apply it to your hair from root to end, but be sure to stay away from the wig scalp. Apply lightly and avoid vigorously rubbing your hair as it may damage your hair.
The second method is also known as the “dive-in method”. In this technique, a small amount of shampoo is mixed in a basin or sink, and the wig is then dipped into it. Let the wig soak for 5 minutes.
For best results, use a clarifying shampoo made for front lace wigs. Also, you can use some mild shampoos to treat colored hair.
You will need to rinse the wig again with warm water before proceeding to the next step. When rinsing the wig, you should use your fingers to comb the wig to make sure all hair is tangle-free. When all the shampoo leaves your wig with running water, you can move on to the next step.
Step 5: Conditioning
Start at the bottom of your hair and place a small amount of conditioner in your hands. Gently run your fingers through the tress, moving up, but avoid touching the bottom of the wig (some conditioners may have a bad effect on the lace section). Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with running water from the top of the wig to the ends of the tresses.
You can also apply a deep conditioner to the front lace wig. Apply directly to hair, leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then rinse thoroughly. Note that you should still use your fingers to comb the wig during the rinsing process. Specifically, your fingers are inserted through the lace/cap and brushed toward the ends of the hair in the direction of the cuticles.
Step 6: Dry
Now that you have a proper wash, it must be dried. Blot dry with a clean towel, then place the wig on a wig stand to dry. Avoid blow drying or combing until the front lace wig is completely dry.
Using a high-temperature blow dryer can cause the cuticles to open or deform, which can make your wig more prone to frizz and knots. Therefore, avoiding the use of hair dryers is the best practice. If you are in a hurry use a wig. Then I suggest you use a cold air blow dryer for air drying.
The above method of cleaning wigs is not only effective for lace wigs, but also for u part wig, headband wig and other wigs. ；
Determining how often to wash a front lace wig is a personal choice. Everyone knows that washing and maintaining hair is necessary. This keeps your hair looking healthy and helps you stay confident. But on the other hand, you should also know that excessive washing will damage the cuticle of the wig, thereby shortening the life of the wig. For your personal health and wig maintenance, you should wash and maintain your wig at least once a week.