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How to Wash a Human Hair Wig - Best Wig Maintenance & Care Tips

January 23rd, 2020 | 6 min. read

How to Wash a Human Hair Wig - Best Wig Maintenance & Care Tips

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Remember the first time you tried on your very own FOLLEA® and the feeling that you had of excitement, confidence and gorgeousness? Keeping your FOLLEA clean and cared for can extend your wig or hair topper’s lifespan and keep that same beautiful feeling throughout your hair journey. At FOLLEA, we are all about self-care from the inside out and dedicating the time to cleanse your gorgeous FOLLEA® is doing just that. Since many of our have inquired about the best way to wash a wig, we are going to share with you our recommendations in keeping your FOLLEA at its best. The wig care tips and steps are so easy, you’d wish washing your bio hair was this simple!

Wondering how often you should cleanse your FOLLEA?

A few questions to ask yourself:

- How active are you in your wig or hair topper?

- Do you work out in your FOLLEA?

- Do you wear your FOLLEA daily or 1 to 3 times per week?

- Do you add hair care products to style and finish your wig/hair topper?

If you wear your FOLLEA daily or add hair care products, then washing a wig or hair topper once a week would be ideal. For those who are occasional wig wearers, a cleanse once every two to four weeks would be the perfect option. No matter what, wig care and washing your FOLLEA is at your discretion; do what makes you feel and look like your inner queen.

To Begin Washing a FOLLEA Wig, Here’s What You Will Need:   

  • Bowl/tub.
  • Brush or wide tooth comb.
  • Shampoo, we recommend a professional shampoo with hydration or moisture.
  • Conditioner, we recommend a professional conditioner with hydration or moisture.



Step 1: Prepping Your FOLLEA for Wig Washing

  1. Check the clips and combs to make sure no hair is caught in them and comb/brush back.
  2. Be sure to grasp the wig from the scalp against your hand and detangle your hairpiece.


 Step 2: Shampooing Your FOLLEA

  1. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water.
  2. Stir in a small amount of professional shampoo into the water and mix well.
  3. Dip your wig/hair topper in the soapy water a few times.
  4. Gently squeeze excess water from the wig/hair topper.
  5. Refrain from brushing the wig/hair topper during the shampooing process.


Step 3: Rinsing Your FOLLEA

  1. Drain and refill with clean water for rinsing.
  2. Dip your hairpiece in and out while gently squeezing excess water from wig/hair topper after each dip.
  3. Repeat dip process 4 to 5 times.

Step 4: Conditioning Your FOLLEA 

  • Drain and refill with clean lukewarm water.
  • Stir in a small amount of professional conditioner into the water and mix well.
  • Dip your wig/hair topper into the mixture until completely wet.
  • At this point, you may brush it through. Start from the bottom, making your way up to the crown.

Step 5: Rinsing your FOLLEA

  • Drain and refill with clean water for rinsing.
  • Dip your hairpiece in and out while gently squeezing excess water from wig/hair topper after each dip.
  • Repeat dip process 4 to 5 times.

Step 6: Prepare your FOLLEA for Hair Styling

  1. Wrap your FOLLEA hair in a towel, like a sushi roll, and squeeze (do not twist!).
  2. Brush hair from the hairline, away from combs and clips.
  3. Secure to a FOLLEA Perfect Care mannequin head, making sure the wig/hair topper is centered on the head.
  4. Pin the wig/hair topper through the poly tabs, if poly tabs are not present, pin on the ribbon along the perimeter (FOLLEA Tip: Do not pin on lace directly to prevent possible tearing off the lace).
  5. Brush from the bottom working your way up.
  6. Part hair where desired; brush hair away from face or according to your liking
  7. Your wig washing tips are complete and your FOLLEA is now prepped for hair styling! 


Are You Ready to Get Fresh?
Here are a few more FOLLEA human hair wig care tips:
  • For a more defined curl or wave, scrunch the bottom.
  • To reveal the natural movement of the hair, you may gently shake the wig/hair topper.
  • For height, brush hair back.
  • For more volume and defined curls, let the hair dry horizontally.
  • For more overall volume, let it dry upside down.
  • We recommend minimal hair care products to reduce dryness and ensure longevity.

At FOLLEA, We Highly Discourage:

  • Over washing! It will not only dry out the hair, but also shorten the lifespan of your 100% human hair wig or hair topper.
  • Placing your FOLLEA to dry near a window or vent to minimize frizz.
  • Moving or touching until completely dry to keep the desired hair pattern intact and reduce tangles.
  • Swimming in your FOLLEA for protection against chlorine and other harsh chemicals.
  • Sleeping in your FOLLEA to prevent natural hair tangling.

We hope our human hair wig care and maintenance tips were helpful and we cannot wait to see your finished results! Want to be featured on social?  Simply, tag us on Facebook: @Follea or Instagram: @Follea

Have any cleansing and styling tips, tricks or techniques that you’d love to share?

Email us at or direct message us on social media.

Now, we can’t help but envision you out there rocking your beautiful hair!


Happy Cleansing,

Love #FolleaByDanielAlain Team