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How To Wash And Maintain A highlight Wig

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

As is well known, the highlight wigs can bright up your look and bring you confidence and charm. Although people often say the highlight wigs are low-maintenance, it doesn’t mean you can do nothing. After all, there is nothing terrible than the hair color fade too soon. In order to help you to keep the highlight wig healthy and have a more life span, we will teach you how to wash and maintain your highlight wigs human hair properly.

How Do You Wash Highlight Human Hair Wigs At Home?

What You Need :




A wide-toothed Comb;

Folding wig strand;

Step 1: Gently Comb Hair To Remove Knots

First of all, you can use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to gently brush the highlight lace front wig from the bottom up to detangle every knot, which can effectively avoid breaking your hair and shedding.

Step 2: Prepare Enough Warm Water In Advance

Then you had better prepare lukewarm running water in advance instead of hot water to rinse the highlight wig from root to end. That is because the heat of hot water will lift the outer cuticle layer, thus causing the hair color to fade over time. Besides, it will cause the fibers to swell and dry out your hair. While warm water will better allow the shampoo and conditioner to penetrate and cleanse hair.


Step 3: Apply Shampoo To Highlight Hair

When your hair is fully saturated, you can pour some sulfate-free shampoo in your hands and massage it gently to loosen the product. And massage shampoo gently into the hair strands in a downward motion. Then massage the shampoo on the wig cap in circular motions.

Notice: If possible, please use some sulfate-free shampoo to clean highlight wig, not regular shampoo. After all, for blonde highlight wigs, the regular shampoo will strip the hair color and make it start oxidizing and thus changing the hair color. And whether you have frizzy, curly, straight, or even thin hair, there is a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner option for all.

Step 4: Rinse The Shampoo With Warm Water

Rinse your highlight wig under the lukewarm water from root to ends until all the shampoo has been thoroughly rinsed out. And you can squeeze the hair strands to remove any excess water. Make sure you don’t ring the hair out as it will easily cause hair tangle.

Step 5: Condition The Highlight Wig

Once all the excess water is removed, apply the conditioner to the strands of your highlight human hair wig and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Don’t apply the conditioner to ends because it may loosen the knots in your wig and cause increased shedding.

Step 6: Rinse The Conditioner Of The Wig With Cold Water

Then rinse the conditioner of the highlight wig with cold water, which can seal in the moisture from your conditioner and the cuticle, thus preventing hair color from fading and adding shine. Once all the conditioner has been thoroughly rinsed out, squeeze the strands to remove any excess water.


Step 7: Blot Dry The Water Of The Highlight Wig

Lay the highlight lace front wig human hair down on a towel, then grab a section of hair and gently blot and squeeze it with the towel, working from the roots to the ends. Keep doing this step with each section until your hair is still damp, but no longer dripping wet.

Note: Don’t wring out your hair, squeeze it too hard, or rub the hair with a towel, which will lead to frizz. Just use the towel to gently absorb the excess moisture.

Step 8: Blow Dry Highlight Wig

Finally place your freshly washed wig on your folding wig strand, gently define your part, and patiently wait for the wig to air dry. If you need to use a blow dryer, make sure you protect your hair from the heat as much as possible. Because hair dryers will remove all the moisture from your hair, resulting in drier, faded hair.

How To Maintain The highlight Wigs

Use Dry Shampoo

To keep the hair color lasting longer, use dry shampoo without going to the salon. As we all know, dry shampoo can help absorb excess oils, dirt, and product build-up from your hair, which will get rid of the grime and gunk but without stripping your hair color due to frequent shampooing. Remember to focus the dry shampoo on your roots to keep your hair looking fresh in between washes.

Wash Hair Less Frequently

There is no doubt that when you wash your hair, not only do you wash away the natural oils that moisturize and keep your hair color looking fresh, but also wash a little bit of your hair dye. To keep hair color longer, we sincerely advise you to avoid wash hair every day and try to wash your honey blonde highlight wig 2-3 times every week.


Use Heat Protectant Spray Before Using Hot Tools

We all know the heat will strip away the hair color and moisture, and cause hair damages. To prevent these problems when using hot tools, please try to use some heat protectant spray before blow-drying and styling. The heat protectant spray can help reduce moisture loss inside the hair, smooth the outside of the hair, and protect the hair from moisture after heat styling, which will help maintain the hair color.

Use A Wig Strand To Store Highlight Wig

When you don’t wear your brown highlight wig, the best way to store it is to keep it on a wig stand, which can help maintain its structure and prevent the wig from tangling.


Keep Away From Sunlight, Chlorine, And Salt Water

Sunlight, chlorine, and saltwater will definitely strip color from your hair, and make your hair dull, dry out and even lose shine. Therefore, you should take some actions to prevent hair from chlorine and saltwater, such as wearing a hat or applying some conditioner to your hair, and so on.

Sleep On A Silk Pillowcase

The smooth texture of the silk will allow hair to slide on it without any friction, which means less frizziness and tangles when you wake up. Unlike cotton, silk doesn’t dry out your hair by absorbing moisture while you sleep.

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