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How to Wash and Take Care of a Highlight Wig ? ( For a Longer Lifespan)

When people want to make changes in their appearances or experience emotional ups and downs, they often start by changing their hairstyles. Highlight wigs are one of the most popular and favored human hair wigs for women who don't want hair dyes. It has been completely redesigned, giving the whole natural hair an entirely new look.

Human hair wigs are also prone to damage from frequent dyeing or highlighting so it's best to keep them clean and proper care to prolong their lifespan. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to wash and take care of a highlight wig for a longer lifespan.

Wash the highlight wig

How Should I Clean My Highlight Human Hair Wigs at Home?

What Necessary Equipment You Need :

1. Shampoo;

2. Coconut oil;

3. Conditioner;

4. Soft Towel;

5. A wide-toothed Comb;

6. Folding wig strand;

Step 1: Comb Your Hair to Get Rid Of Knots Gently

Firstly, you can apply a leave-in conditioner or deep conditioner, then brush to the highlight wig from the base upwards to untangle any knots using wide-tooth combs or your fingertips, which can effectively remove tangles.

Step 2: Warm Water is Needed Ahead of Time.

First, you have to prepare lukewarm water rather than hot water to wash out the highlighted wig from root to tip. Because the heat from the boiling water will cause the outermost hair cuticles to be lifted off, which causes the hair color to fade faster. Besides, it will dry out your natural hair and cause your hair fiber to become brittle. But mild water will help the shampoo and conditioners mix perfectly and clean your human hair wigs.

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Step 3: Wash Highlighted Hair With Shampoo

When your virgin hair is completely wet, you can add shampoo to your palms and then massage them gently to loosen the product for your hair strands. You may want to use shampoo in different ways than usual—massage shampoo to the hair strands in a downward direction. Then massage the shampoo into the virgin hair of the honey blonde highlight wig in a circular movement.

Please don't wash your highlight lace wig with regular shampoo. Instead, if possible, please wash them using sulfate-free shampoo. For brown hair with highlights, using common shampoo will cause the natural blonde pigment to oxidize and change into brownish tones. Regardless of your hair type, there is an option for mild shampoos、hair oil like coconut oil, and conditioners for everyone.

Step 4: Rinse Your Highlight Wig With Warmed Water to Remove Shampoo

Wash your highlight curly hair wigs under warm water from top to bottom until all the shampoo has washed away. Because it's more high-maintained wigs than other types of wigs like straight hair. You can use a towel to squeeze out any excess water from your virgin hair. Don't pull too hard when washing your hair because it could damage your hair.

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Step 5: Apply Hair Condition to Highlight Wig

After removing all excess moisture from the wig, apply the hair conditioner and leave it sitting for a few moments before washing it out. Don't use conditioner at the end of your hair because it could make your wigs lose their shape and shed.

Step 6: Rinse off The Conditioner by Cold Water

After rinsing the conditioners off, use cool water to seal in the moisture from the conditioners and the cuticles, thus helping prevent hair color from fading and giving hair added shininess. After all the conditioners have been thorough rinses out, squeeze the strands until there is no extra water left.

Step 7: Soak up the Water From The Highlight Wig With a Dry Towel

Place the highlighter lace front wig human hair on a towel, then take a small piece of hair and gently press and pull it against the towel, starting at the roots and moving towards the tips. Continue this process for each section until your hair has stopped dripping wet.

But please don't twist your strand of hair, pull it too tight, or rub it with a towel, which could cause your hair to be frizzy. Use the towel to soak up the extra moisture gently.

Step 8: Air Dry your Highlight Wig

Put your washed wig on top of your folded wig strand, then use some styling products to draw out your desired shape, and wait for it to dry patiently. Make sure you protect your hair as much as possible when using a hairdryer or heating tool to dry hair. Because hair dryers will take away all the water from your hair, leaving it dry and dull.

How to Take Care of The highlight Wigs

1. Dry Shampoo is Recommended

If you want to maintain the hair color for longer periods of time, you can use dry shampoo at home than hair salons. Dry shampoo helps keep your hair clean by absorbing oil, dirt, and product buildup from your wig. It won't strip your highlight color even if you use it frequently. Make sure to use the dry shampoo on your hair root ends to keep your hairstyle looking fresh.

2. Don't Wash Your Hair Too Often

As we all know. If washing your hair too often, will remove some of the natural oil from your scalp, which makes your scalp drier and causes the color of your highlights to fade faster. However, if you want to maintain your highlights for a long time, you should definitely refrain from washing your hair every day. Instead, you can wash your highlight wig 2-3 times a week.

3. Heat Protectant Sprays are Life Savers

We all understand that heat will remove the moisture and color from our hair, causing them to become damaged. If you want to avoid these problems when working with hot tools like flat irons, please apply some heat protection spray first. Heat protection spray can be used to prevent moisture loss during heat styling, smooth the outer surface of the strands, and protect the strands from moisture after heat styling.

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4. Store Your Highlight Properly

If you don't want to wear the wig or plan to change to another wig, you'd better store it properly. The best way to store blonde hair with highlights is to place the wig on a wig head, which helps keep its shape and prevents it from tangling.

Another very important thing is to Keep your highlight wig away from sunlight, chlorine, and saltwater. Because it will definitely cause your natural color to fade away, dry out your hair and even take away your shine. So, you should wear a hat or use some conditioner to protect your hair from chlorine and salt water.

5. Sleep with Silk Pillowcase

Because of the smooth surface of the silk, it won't cause hair friction when you sleep. it will help prevent unwanted frizziness and tangle issues when you wake up. Meantime, a silk pillowcase doesn't absorb any water from your hair while you're sleeping.


Wearing a colored wig can quickly achieve the desired look without having to change and damage your natural hairstyle. All you need to do is to wash and take care of your highlighted hair so that it can last longer. Get more info,Click Here. 

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