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What is the best way to clean your hair systems?

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Last week we talked about drying your hair systems after you clean them. But how exactly do you clean a hair piece? It’s a very simple and quick process. Let’s find out how, shall we?

If we're talking about synthetic wigs, this is how you clean them:

  • Hold the hair system in one of your hands or place it in a wig stand if you have one,  and gently brush it. We do this to get rid of any remaining knots or hairspray residues before getting it wet.
  • Now you should immerse your hair system in a container full of cold water. Your bathroom sink should work just fine if you put the stopper on it. Remember, heat can damage synthetic strands so cold water only!
  • Get the entire thing wet. Hair and base, it should all be soaking wet. Never brush your synthetic hair system while it is wet as you can damage it.
  • With your hair system wet, it's time to shampoo! Get some synthetic hair shampoo on the palm of your hands, blend it on your fingers and get it on your hair system. Be gentle while you do this, squeeze it and turn in in the shampoo-water mixture.
  • After a minute of this, rinse your hair system with cold water. Get rid of any shampoo residue that may remain on the base or strands.
  • Next step is to get rid of the shampoo water and get new, clean water. Take the stopper off if you're cleaning it in your sink and just put it on after it's all gone.
  • Place your hair system in the clean water and repeat the shampoo step, only this time we're doing it with synthetic hair conditioner. Same exact process, place some conditioner on your hands, blend it with your fingers and gently squeeze it and get it all over your hair system. The extra water in your container or sink will help distribute the conditioner everywhere.
  • Get rid of the conditioner water and rinse your hair system once again with cold water. Make sure to also clean inside the cap.
  • Now your hair system should be soaking wet and squeaky clean. How exactly would you go about drying it? Check out last week's post for an in-depth hair system drying tutorial.

 

Human hair wigs, as you would expect, are a whole different subject:

  • Hold the hair system in one of your hands or place it in a wig stand if you have one,  and gently brush it. We do this to get rid of any remaining knots or hairspray residues before getting it wet. Be gentle, don't pull on the cap. Check the base of the nape cap as it tends to get more tangled than the rest.
  • Now it's time to wet the hair piece. For human hair you can use hot or cold water, but it shouldn't be too hot. Hold the piece from the top and let the water run down on it. Make sure to get the inside wet too.
  • Now squeeze the excess water out and it's shampoo time! Remember to use shampoo specially made for human hair systems. Start squeezing the shampoo into the hair system from the root and work your way down to the tip of the hair. Running your finger in between is also recommended.
  • If you have an oily scalp, consider turning the hair system inside out and gently rub some shampoo on the cap in a circular motion.
  • If shampoo doesn't foam, make sure to use it twice.
  • Rinse your hair system of any leftover shampoo by letting water run down on it again. Squeeze any excess water left.
  • Now,applying conditioner is somewhat different to applying shampoo. The principle is the same, but now you're going to star at the tips and move your way up, squeezing que conditioner all the way up. Also, never use conditioner on the base cap (where the roots are) as that can cause some strands to become loose.
  • Rinse and squeeze again. No need to be rough on it, gentle squeezes should do the trick.
  • Now your hair system should be soaking wet and squeaky clean. How exactly would you go about drying it? Check out last week's post for an in-depth hair system drying tutorial.

 

So what’s the deal with cleaning a hair system? Does it even get dirty in the first place?

 

Yep, it absolutely does. That’s why cleaning them is such a big of a deal.  Not only that, but cleaning them on a regular basis ensures that your hair systems will last for a long time while maintaining their natural looks and shine.

 

Before you go, make sure to check out our selection of shampoos and conditioners for human hairpieces. We have the best products from the best brands around.

Got any other question for us? Feel free to give us a call at Advent Hair at our toll-free number 1-800-756-8585. We’ll be more than happy to help you with any question you might have!

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