E Report / Sep 17th, 2013

Caring for a Human Hair or Blended Hair Wig

The care instructions are the same for wigs fully made of human hair and wigs that are a blend of human hair and synthetic fibers. Exclusively from Envy, our Envyhair™ is an example of a blended wig. The beauty of Envyhair is that it looks, feels, acts—and styles—just like 100% human hair, with its unique blend of 70% heat friendly fiber and 30% human hair

Most wigs containing human hair are chemically processed to give them a natural appearance with unique color variations, it’s critical that you use the appropriate hair care products. Both the shampoo and conditioner should be formulated specifically for either chemically processed human hair or human hair wigs.

Take these steps to wash your human hair or blended wig:

Detangle: Using a wide-tooth comb and working from the ends of the hair to the base of the cap, gently remove tangles.

Shampoo: Holding the wig in your hands, gently wet the hair with cool water. DO NOT SOAK; soaking might cause the hair to tangle. While holding the hair in your hands, gently wet it with cool water. Once the hair is thoroughly wet, apply a small amount of shampoo; using your fingers, distribute the shampoo evenly throughout the hair.

Rinse: Rinse the wig under a gentle stream of cold water until no shampoo or suds remain. To avoid tangling, ensure the water flows from the cap to the ends of the hair. Remove the excess water by gently blotting with a towel.

Condition: Apply a small amount of conditioner, using your fingers to evenly distribute it throughout the hair.

Rinse: Rinse the wig under a gentle stream of cold water until no conditioner remains. To avoid tangling, ensure the water flows from the cap to the ends of the hair. Remove the excess water by gently blotting with a towel.

Deep Conditioner: If your wig needs a deeper conditioning treatment, use the appropriate deep conditioner. Condition and rinse as directed above.

Dry: Remove excess water by gently patting and pressing with a soft towel. Do not wring, squeeze, twist, or rub the hair. Using a wide-tooth comb and gentle, downward strokes, carefully comb the wet hair. Begin a bit above the ends of the hair and comb downward. Move up a bit and comb down to the ends. Do one section at a time, always combing downward. Never begin combing at the top or middle. Once combed, allow the wig to dry completely overnight, NOT in direct sunlight, either on a clean, dry towel, on a folding wig stand, or even on a tall can, like a hairspray can, with a plastic, not metal, cap.

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