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Wig Shampoo: Do I Need Special Shampoo

One of the most essential parts of maintaining your cancer wig is keeping it clean. If you are new to wearing wigs, this process may be a mystery to you, and you probably have a lot of questions. How often do you clean it? What does the cleaning process involve? Do you need any special tools? And perhaps most importantly, what kind of wig shampoo do you use?

While the answers to many of these questions are different based on many factors, one is always the same: Only use wig shampoo to clean your wig.

When considering what products to use to clean your wig, it is important to remember a few key details about the purpose of regular shampoo vs. that of wig shampoo. Regular shampoo is formulated to cleanse hair growing from your scalp of the oily buildup that your skin naturally produces along with any residue from styling products. This type of cleansing would be too harsh for a wig.

Unlike hair that grows out of your head, a wig is only collecting dirt from the environment, not directly from your skin. Just as you wouldn’t toss a delicate blouse or sweater into the washing machine with any old detergent, you shouldn’t use regular shampoo on your wig. Using regular shampoo on your wig will ultimately lead to unnecessary wear and tear, which may damage it or compromise the quality of the wig.

So, in short, no, you cannot use regular shampoo on a wig. Chrysalis Custom Hair is always delighted to consult with you on the proper products to use to keep your wig looking great. If you find you need assistance with choosing the correct wig shampoo or have any other questions regarding wig care and styling, as always, reach out to us, and we will be happy to help!