Dos and Don’ts of Storing Wigs

Your wigs are an investment and if you have multiple wigs, storing the wigs properly is critical. Whether the wigs are synthetic or human hair, proper storage will prevent damage and help maintain the wig's shape and keep the color vibrant. Here are a few simple dos and don'ts for storing your human hair and synthetic wigs.

Do Clean Your Wigs Before Storage

Always clean your wigs according to the label's directions before placing them into storage. Clean wigs will not attract as many insects and are less prone to mold and mildew formation. To clean human hair and synthetic wigs, start by brushing out the wig. Next, turn the wig inside out and soak the wig in a mixture of cool water and mild shampoo for a few minutes.

Rinse out the wig before applying a wig conditioner. Allow the conditioner to soak in for several minutes before rinsing the product. Gently squeeze out the excess water and allow your wig to dry completely. Brush out the wig one last time before placing it into storage.

Don't Store Your Wigs in the Wrong Environment

There are several ways you can store both synthetic and human hair wigs. For instance, a wig stand is a great way to store and display your wigs safely. This is a good option if you will wear your wig in the near future. For long-term storage, a satin wig bag or a plastic wig storage container will both protect your wigs against damage.

For wigs that are being stored for several months or years, keep the wigs inside an airtight plastic container. Choose a cool and dry area that keeps the wigs out of direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.

Do Store Your Wigs Separately

If you are storing multiple wigs in a plastic container, wrap each of the wigs individually. Hair nets and wig bags are two great options. Never simply place your wigs together in a single container. This will cause the wigs to become tangled.

Don't Forget to Check on Your Wigs Periodically

Finally, if your wigs are in long-term storage, open up the box and check on the wigs from time to time. Look for signs of an insect infestation and ensure that the wigs are not forming mold and that the wigs are still in good shape. If the wigs are damaged, remove the wig immediately and make any necessary repairs.

When it comes to properly storing your synthetic and human hair wigs, there are several simple dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind. To learn more about storing wigs, contact a wig supplier in your area such as Ace Wigs.