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A Guide to Washing and Caring for Your Human Hair Wig

A Guide to Washing and Caring for Your Human Hair Wig

Wearing a human hair wig can be a transformative experience, offering versatility and style. However, to ensure your wig maintains its vitality and lastingness, proper care is essential. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of washing your human hair wig, emphasising the use of a polyhead to prevent tangling and introducing Ellen Wille's Intensive Recovery Mask for deep nourishment.

The image above is Obsession Lace Front Human Hair Wig Ellen Wille Pure Power Collection Chocolate Mix.

Step 1: Preparing Your Wig

Before you start the washing process, it's crucial to prepare your wig properly. Detangle the hair gently using a wide-tooth comb or brush designed for wigs. To avoid any potential damage or tangling during the washing process, always place your wig on a polyhead. The smooth surface of the polyhead minimizes friction, helping to maintain the wig's natural flow and prevent knots.

Step 2: Washing Your Wig

Use a genuine human hair wig shampoo, such as Ellen Wille's Expert Care Human Hair Wig Shampoo, to wash your human hair wig. Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a small amount of the shampoo. Gently immerse the wig in the water and swish it around, ensuring that the shampoo is evenly distributed. Avoid rubbing or twisting the hair, as this can cause tangling. Leave submerged for ten minutes.

Rinse the wig thoroughly with lukewarm water until all the shampoo is washed out. Be gentle and avoid excessive wringing or squeezing, as this can lead to damage.

Step 3: Conditioning Your Wig

The Ellen Wille Human Hair Balm Conditioner provides the perfect basic hair care after every wash. It detangles, strengthens and makes the hair beautifully soft, silky and easy to brush once it is is fully dry. Take a small amount of balm and apply it from the roots to the ends in a bowlful of lukewarm water. Do not use any friction or rubbing at all.

After 10 minutes rinse your wig thoroughly in clear lukewarm water. Pat dry gently with a towel and allow to fully air dry on the wig polyhead stand.

Never brush or comb your wig while it is wet.

Step 3a: Intensive Recovery Mask Treatment

Ellen Wille's Intensive Recovery Mask is a game-changer when it comes to restoring moisture and vitality to your human hair wig. For optimal results, use this mask every third hair wash. After shampooing, apply the mask evenly throughout the wig, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Instead of a traditional balm, leave the Intensive Recovery mask in for 45 minutes to allow the deep nourishing treatment to work its magic.

Once the treatment time has elapsed, carefully rinse the wig to remove the mask. You'll notice a significant improvement in the texture and shine of your wig.

Step 4: Additional Conditioning

After rinsing off the Intensive Recovery mask, it's time to add an extra layer of care to your wig. Apply a small amount of Ellen Wille's Hair Tip Liquid to the ends of the hair. This helps to keep the tips nourished and prevents split ends.

For ongoing care and protection, use Ellen Wille's Care and Repair Spray as a leave-in conditioner. Spray it evenly over the wig, focusing on the ends. This lightweight formula adds moisture without weighing down the hair, leaving your wig looking and feeling its best.


By following these steps and incorporating Ellen Wille's Intensive Recovery Mask and additional care products, you can ensure that your human hair wig remains in optimal condition. Regular maintenance, combined with deep nourishing treatments, will go a long way to preserve the beauty and longevity of your human hair wig.

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