Correctly storing your wig can help maintain its quality and condition, while improper storage can damage the wig, shorten its lifespan, especially for human hair wigs, which need more care when storing. However, what are the methods for storing wigs, and what are the considerations for different storage methods? Keep reading today’s blog.

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Before Storing Your Wig

Don't store the wig directly; wash it first.

After a few days of wearing, your wig may become dirty, with sweat and dust accumulating on it. For lace front wigs, adhesive is used for installation, so there are leaving residue on the lace part that needs to be removed. Therefore, after removing your wig each time, wash it immediately and then store it properly, instead of waiting it until you are planning to wear it next time.

How To Wash a Wig?

Detangling your lace front wig beforehand if there have any knots. Don’t remove tangles when the wig is wet, it may cause wig shedding.

Detangle the hair in small sections, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots, especially for a super tangled wig.

If there are any glue left on the lace portion, apply alcohol or adhesive remover to clean it ahead of time.

Squeeze wig shampoo into the sink. Then sink your human hair wig into warm water.

Take your human hair wig out, fill the sink with clean warm water, dip your wig into the water again to remove any shampoo residue.

You can choose to conditioning the wig or not.

Squeeze the excess water out of the wig with your hands, gently pat the wig with a towel to remove remaining water. Finally, place the lace front wig on a wig stand or a clean, dry towel to air dry. Or, you can dry the wig using a hair dryer, but remember to set it in a low temperature.

A Mannequin Head Or Wig Head

The most common method, of course, is to use a mannequin head or wig head to store the wig. A mannequin head or wig head is a specialized tool used for storing wigs. Additionally, placing the wig on a wig head can keep wigs’ textures, and you can ease of put on and pick up the wig on a wig head. If you often wear one wig, this method of storing wigs is more suitable.

how to store wigs properly

The Original Packaging Of The Wig.

As a fashion accessory, wigs are carefully packaged when purchased. Therefore, using the original packaging of the wig to store it is also an ideal method. It's cost-effective, as there's no need to buy additional tools specifically for storing wigs. The original packaging usually includes a plastic bag and a sturdy box, if the wig to be stored inside, it will preventing it from being crushed.

Silk Or Satin Wig Bag

When purchasing a human hair wig from Wigfever, you will also receive many free gifts, including a satin bag for storing the wig. Silk or satin is particularly suitable for storing wigs because they have silky and smooth surface, which help reduce friction between the hair strands, preventing tangling and dryness. Additionally, silk or satin can prevent static electricity, making them ideal for storing wigs in winter.

how to store wigs properly


Many kind of boxes can be used to store wigs, such as shoeboxes and other packaging boxes from purchases. However, this storage method tends to take up space. Typically, these boxes are made of cardboard and are opaque. For girls with several different kinds of wigs, it may not be easy to distinguish between them, sometimes, you need to add labels on packaging boxes.

how to store wigs properly

Wig Hangers

If you have a lot of wigs, wig hangers are a great choice as they save space and make it convenient to group wigs. With wig hangers, you can hang all your wigs in the wardrobe, which also helps prevent dust from settling on your lonely wigs.

how to store wigs properly

To Sum Up

Properly storing wigs is very crucial as it affects the lifespan of your wig. It's also a part of proper wig care. The methods of wig storage described above are both common, but the key is to choose one that suits you best, which is the most important thing.

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