How to Properly Store a Wig

Using proper care and storage techniques will help keep your fabulous new wig looking its best for many years to come. Although human hair and synthetic wigs require slightly different styling methods, the correct storage of both types of wigs is the same.

Wigs should be stored away from direct sunlight, heat, and dust. It’s also smart to keep your wig away from pets and curious children!

Most women like to keep their wigs in their bedroom closet, so they are readily available each morning. However, whether this is a practical option depends upon the amount of storage space you have available and the number of wigs you own.

It is preferable to store a wig that you plan to use on a regular basis on a wig stand or mannequin. This will help your wig keep its style in place. You should be able to purchase these items from the retailer who sold your wig.

If you’re going on vacation and need to travel with your wig, it should be stored in a sturdy container that will prevent it from being accidentally crushed. If you are a frequent traveler, investing in a custom wig box may be the best option for you. Foldable travel wig stands can also be purchased, if desired.

When you need to store your wig for a long period of time, fold it in half from ear to ear, parted in the center before placing it in its original plastic packaging. If your wig does not have a center part, place a small piece of tissue paper at the crown of the wig to help it keep its shape during storage. Always clean and brush your wig before storage. Storing a wig that is damp or full of product can cause long term damage.

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The Blossom team is comprised of three professional stylists and estheticians who are dedicated to helping women look and feel their very best. If you have questions about selecting a wig or would like to schedule a private consultation, please visit our Contact Us page. A Blossom representative will respond to you within 24 to 48 hours.