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How often should I shampoo and style my wig?

Shampoo your piece as little as possible. Think of it like a fine cashmere sweater. Picking up odors and "hat" stains on the cap at the forehead, are reasons to consider giving your wig a bath. Do not sleep on wet hair!

Depending on the wig's environment, this will vary from every 12 wearing's in summer to every 25 in winter. Use your eyes and nose to determine this. But as you can see, you shampoo your wig very rarely.

If you wear a wig every day, it's a good idea to have a back-up wig, so you won't be "wig less" for shampooing.

Never use hair dryer or any other heat device to dry your wig.


Fill a basin with cool water.
Add a capful of synthetic wig shampoo and swish gently. Do not use regular shampoo. It is too strong even for human hair wigs.
Gently swish the wig or piece in the water for about 30 seconds to a minute until the wig is saturated. Gently scrub the front of the wig cap, where it meets the forehead until clean.
Leave the wig soak in the wig basin for about 15 minutes
Empty the wig basin of water and rinse the wig or piece in cool water. It is very important to use cool water on curly wigs, as warm water will over-relax the curls of wigs.
Gently squeeze excess water out of wig. Do not rub or twist your wig.
Spread the wig out on a towel and leave in a ventilated area to dry overnight, or place the wig on a wig-stand instead of Styrofoam head. You should spray on a little leave-on wig conditioner, when you start the drying process.
When the wig is entirely dry, and not before, re-style the wig gently. We recommend a wig pick and not a brush or wig brush. Shaking and fluffing by hand is your best starting point for wig styling.
Do not use curling irons or curling kits.
No setting is necessary, curls will snap back into position when hair is completely dry.


Shampoo in a mixture of mild shampoo with a good deal of conditioner, using warm water only. Never use hot water.
Squeeze the shampoo/conditioner through the hair from top to bottom.
Rinse with warm water.
After shampooing, brush or comb hair, while using one hand to hold the top, use your other hand and begin brushing at the bottom. Section hair and gently brush, using short gentle downward strokes. Continue until the section is thoroughly brushed. Move up to another section and repeat the process until all the hair is thoroughly brushed. Never begin brushing at the top or middle and always brush with a downward motion.
Towel dry hair, and allow it to finish drying naturally.
Avoid hot temperatures with hair dryers and blow dryers. Avoid excessive heat and direct sunlight while drying your  wig.
Set and dry naturally.
Brush into desired style after wig is completely dry.


Shampoo hair with a mild conditioning shampoo in warm water.
Rinse with warm water.
From bottom, gently brush hair using a downward motion, gradually moving up until you have brushed all the hair.
Never begin brushing at the top or middle. It will damage and cause the hair to tangle.
Towel dry hair naturally away from sunlight.
Avoid hot hair dryers or blow dryers.

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Shampoo hair with specialized braiding products. Saturate the braids with shampoo product, hand clapping motion and rinse. Do not brush your braids.
Towel dry with a downward motion.
Use creams or oils to moisturize scalp; use oil sheen spray for braids.
Avoid hot hair dryers or blow dryers.
Keep hair wrapped up when not busy will ensure longer style.


The beginning stage of locking the hair is a mental process. Just had your hair twisted! Starting your journey to locks? Well here is the facts. Locks are a true journey in which some take seriously. When beginning your locks it is best not to shampoo for about 2 months. Yes it is a process. During these 2 months it is up to you to continuously twist your hair. This will train the hair, which is necessary for the lock design. When twisting start from scalp and twist outward to the ends. They will stick up or out at times but try your best to twist in the direction of your pattern you began with. If you are not busy handling business somewhere in pubic keep hair tied up so style can stay longer while in progress.

You should get in the habit of shampooing your dreadlocks every 3 days, your dreadlocks will lock up fast and they will look and smell good at the same time. As long as you shampoo your dreads once a week you should be fine.
You can use anything from an aloe plant to a number one hair cleaning product but it must not have residues. There are products specifically for dreadlocks that are more targeted to strengthening your hair to help it stay strong.
Oils for scalp moisture; creams with bees wax for twisting. Always use same products when maintaining any natural hair being trained to protect damage hair, repair damage hair, and control healthy hair.
After shampooing and then twisting your locks especially in the first stages, you should dry your hair immediately to avoid attracting dirt. Also, try covering your hair usually at night and traditionally shake your locks at times to get out dust. Keeping your hair clean helps keep your hair strong.
  Do not go to sleep with wet hair.
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