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Last updated: September 10, 2021

Spring Cleaning: Wig Washing 101

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Spring Cleaning: Wig Washing 101

Are you cleansing your wigs properly? BTC Team Member Cynthia Lumzy (@cynthialumzy), who creates some of the most eye-catching, colorful units on Instagram, took the time to break down her wig washing process so you don’t end up with nasty tangles and unwanted color bleeding. Take a peek at the video and grab the how-to below!



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    Fill a sink with warm water and add 3 to 5 drops of Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo. Mix until fully dissolved.

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    Submerge the wig in the sink. Massage the diluted shampoo into the hair and let sit for 10 minutes.


    Stylist Tip: Do not rub the hair or it will tangle.

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    Rinse out all of the shampoo until the water is clear. Notice the haircolor stops bleeding after exposure to the shampoo.

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    Apply a generous amount of Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Conditioner and massage it into the hair. Let sit for 30 minutes and rinse out in cold water.

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    Spray Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Miracle Treat 12 on the hair as a leave-in conditioner and comb through.

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    Use a mousse to lay down the return hairs, then blow-dry (Click here to buy the Wig Dryer By Daroko!) and style as usual.


    Note: Cynthia explains that the, “return hairs are the short hairs, about 2-3 inches long, that are on the other side of the knot. When a wig is handmade and the hair is tied on the lace, on one side of the knot is the length and on the other side are the return hairs.”

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    Finished Look

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