Begin by brushing through the hair to be sure that there are not any tangles and to remove any loose hairs.
Run warm water through the hair. You should begin running water at the base, letting the water run to the ends of the hair. Once the wig is completely wet, squeeze a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand. Add a small amount of water to the shampoo in your hand and lather the shampoo by rubbing your hands together.
Gently clean the inside of the base to remove any excess oil from the base. Begin gently working the shampoo into the hair, beginning at the base and working your way to the ends of the hair. This will reduce tangling. Be sure to not use a scrubbing motion.
Fill the basin with warm water and gently swish the wig in the water. Drain the water from the basin and run water from the faucet beginning at the base to the ends of the hair. Be sure to rinse the inside of the cap completely. This will eliminate the build up of shampoo on the base. Place a small amount of conditioner in the palm of your hand and gently work it into the hair beginning at the base and working toward the ends.
You can take a wide tooth round edge comb and gently comb through the hair. Rinse the hair and cap well, then gently squeeze out the excess water. Lay the wig on a towel, fold over and gently blot out the excess water. Repeat combing through the hair with a wide tooth comb to remove any tangles.
You may place the wig over a tall bottle to air dry or you can blow it dry. If you use a curling iron or hot rollers, be extremely careful to not damage the base materials and hair with excess heat.
*These basic guidelines and instructions for caring for human hair wigs have been provided in order to give you a better understanding of the steps that may be necessary in caring for human hair. It is very important that you follow the suggested guidelines and instructions provided by each individual manufacturer or designer of any product that you purchase. Since they are all constructed in a different manner and with different types of human hair, special care may be required.