How To Care For Your Wig
We are pleased that you have purchased an Amoy Couture Lace Wig. Our hair is 100% Virgin Human Hair, the highest grade of human hair, so your wig can be styled just like natural hair. The integrity of the wig depends on how well you care for it in between maintenance appointments. Use the following tips as a guide to properly care for and maintain your new hair.
Maximize the Life of Your Wig
- Be gentle. Be as delicate as possible, especially when brushing and styling, to avoid unnecessary shedding and tangling.
- Moisturize. When washing or styling your wig, always use products that are extra moisturizing and free of alcohol which dries out the hair. We carry products that specifically formulated for wigs, including the Amoy Couture product line.
- Maintain. Routine washing is essential if you want your wig to last. You can shampoo your wig at home following the instructions below, or you can come to the salon for a routine wig maintenance appointment.
Washing Your Wig
- Brush your hair thoroughly before shampooing to remove any tangles.
- Remove your wig and place in a basin of warm water.
- Gently lather your shampoo with your fingers and massage into the hair. Do not scrub your hair up and down as this can tangle the hair or damage the lace.
- Gently massage some of the lather inside the lace cap.
- Rinse thoroughly from inside the cap to remove all residue.
- Apply conditioner and work into the hair with a wide tooth comb, avoiding the roots. Rinse thoroughly.
- Gently squeeze out the excess water or blot with a towel. Never wring or twist the wig.
- After the gym or workout, rinse your hair with water. You don’t have to shampoo, but you should always apply a conditioner. Rinse thoroughly.
- Once a week, apply a deep conditioning treatment. Keeping your wig moisturized will keep it looking good and prolong its life.
- Ideally, you should let your wig air dry. Once dry you can use a blow dryer on a low to medium setting to style it.
Drying and Styling Your Hair
- Before using a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, apply a heat protectant to dry hair. High heat can dry out the hair but applying a protective serum can prevent breakage and avoid damage to the cuticle.
- Avoid direct heat at the scalp as this will damage the wig’s delicate lace.
- Brush the hair with a boar’s bristle brush to evenly distribute natural oils throughout the hair. We love Mason Pearson and Denman brushes.
- If you would like to redirect the part, it is important to wet the hair first – just at the part is fine - and then make a new part and style as desired.
- Always remove your wig for sleeping and place it on a wig stand to preserve its shape.
- Make sure your wig stand is slightly smaller than the wig’s cap to avoid stretching.
- Avoid contact with chlorinated water or sea water as this can dry out the hair and damage the lace.
- Your wig should be thoroughly washed and refreshed every 1-2 weeks.
- If your wig feels like it is slipping or stretched out, or if your wig is shedding excessively, please make an appointment and bring your wig to the salon.