How to wash the luxury synthetic hair by Encelia?

How to wash the luxury synthetic hair by Encelia?

Unlike other synthetic wigs, Encelia's luxury synthetic can be washed with "normal" light-weight human hair shampoo and conditioner. We recommend using a hydrating, sulfate-free, silicone-free shampoo or conditioner because it won't strip or create product buildup over time. Below is a detailed tutorial and product recommendation.

All Encelia Hair luxury synthetic wigs can be washed and styled just like your natural bio-hair. The only difference between "real hair" and "wig hair" is that your natural hair produces natural oils, which aid in maintaining moisture. Wig hair doesn't, so it is essential to consistently replenish moisture to keep your alternative hair soft and prevent tangling.

As a general rule, synthetic fibers love water so if the hair is feeling dry, you can easily tame the hair by just applying some water to it. Below are some additional tips:

  1. SIGNS YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR LUXURY SYNTHETIC WIG

    1. In general, when the hair starts feeling dry or easily tangles, it is time for a wash. It's also important to look at the sides and top of the wig because if it is flat or heavy, then the hair might be oily and it's time for a wash.
    2. Sweat & Salt: Just like normal hair, salt, sweat, and sunblock can dry your luxury synthetic hair out. If this happens, you may need to wash your hair sooner than expected if you have been super active or near salty water or air.
Pro Tip - Consider a conditioner wash: synthetic fibers like water; if the hair is feeling dry or you were sweating a lot and you don't want to do a "full wash", simply wet the ends, apply conditioner rinse the hair with cold water, and let the hair air dry. This will help restore the ends and prevent the hair from tangling.

PRODUCTS NEEDED TO WASH OUR LUXURY SYNTHETIC HAIR

  1. Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner - it doesn't have to be this brand but try to use lightweight, sulfate-free, color-safe, silicone-free hydrating shampoo and conditioner that will restore the moisture the hair so the hair will feel soft, move naturally, and prevent breakage.
  2. Petite rubber mannequin head - aka home base, this mannequin is petite, so it won't stretch out your wig; the rubber base allows you to easily secure your wig in place with wig pins, and the hairline outline will help you "set" your wig to maintain the "dome-like" shape of the head.
  3. Wig Pins - unlike t-pins, these pins won't pull the hair when you brush your wig
  4. Wig Brush - The Flexible design of this brush will help you quickly and gently brush your wig without pulling on the hair and knots, which can cause shedding.

HOW TO WASH YOUR LUXURY SYNTHETIC WIG BY ENCELIA

All Encelia Hair luxury synthetic wigs can be washed and styled just like your natural bio-hair. The only difference between "real hair" and "wig hair" is that your natural hair produces natural oils, which aid in maintaining moisture. Wig hair doesn't, so it is essential to consistently replenish moisture to keep your alternative hair soft and prevent tangling.

WEEKLY WASH TUTORIAL
Be gentle, like you're washing a baby. Excessive pulling on the hair can cause the knots to loosen and the hair to shed.
  1. Brush your wig
    Using your wig brush, brush the wig out. This is important because hair is 75% more elastic when it is wet, which means the ends can easily break or worse, shed due to excessive pulling on the knots so the less "brushing" we do during the wash the better
  2. Flip your wig inside out
    Water is heavy and the pressure can cause the hair to invert, meaning the hair comes inside the wig cap, early, which can be itchy and makes it hard for the wig hair to sit flat against the head
  3. Apply Shampoo
    Keep in mind, that wigs don't get dirty in the traditional sense; every little shampoo is needed to keep the wig clean and smelling fresh.
    Holding the wig, rinse the wig in lukewarm water, and turn off the water. Massage 2-3 dollops of shampoo into your hands and then apply it to the wig hair and wig cap using gentle downward motions. This is important because you don't want the hair to get knotted. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water.
    If your wig has silicone inside the cap, apply extra water and shampoo to the "hair side" of the cap, as the shampoo and watch cannot get to the hair side of the cap.
  4. Apply Conditioner
    Hold the top of the wig with one hand. Starting halfway up the wig, apply the conditioner to the hair. Let the conditioner set for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Keep the conditioner away from the base or the cap of the wig, as it can cause the knots to swell and loosen.
  5. Wrap Wig in A Towel
    Gently wrap the wig in a towel and massage it in downward motions for about one minute.
    Note, this is when I like to pause and reflect on my week with my wig. It might sound strange but we have so many memories in our wigs so I like to just take a moment and give thanks to it.
  6. Place Wig On Mannequin
    Place the wig on a rubber petite mannequin head, and allow it to air-dry for about 45-60 mins. This is important because wet hair is 75% more elastic so if you brush the wig when it is wet, it can cause the knots to loosen and shed.
  7. Set Your Wig
    Using your wig pins, secure the wig to the mannequin then wig brush. Gently brush the hair starting on the ends and working your way to the top. Then put your wig on to set your part. Using a teasing brush, redirect the knots in the direction that you want the hair to go. You must take your time to make sure the wig looks the way you want it to. If there is a bump or if the lace front is tucked under, that is how the hair will dry and you will have to rewash your wig. Let the hair air-dry overnight.
  8. Morning Prep
    Notta! Simply just brush your wig and you're ready to go!
Note: All Encelia Luxury Synthetic wigs are low-maintenance because they air-dry beautifully. The hair will air-dry back to its previous style, meaning no additional styling is needed. If you want to curl or straighten the hair, please refer to this tutorial.


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