Detangle while the hair is dry using your fingers. Always start at the ends of the hair and work your way towards the roots (lace wig cap).
Human hair is weakest when wet, so detangling when dry means you’re less likely to strain the strands of hair and ruin the curly texture – if you over stretch the hair, the curly texture won’t return.
While the hair is still dry, use a wide tooth comb and start combing at the ends of the hair, working towards the lace wig cap.
Gently tease out any knots or tangling without tugging or pulling at the hair.
Place the curly lace front wig on a wig stand or polystyrene (Styrofoam) head if you have one. If you don’t have one, then place your hand inside the wig and let the wig hang.
Mix your shampoo with some warm water in a spray bottle and spray the hair until it’s saturated. then use an empty water bottle (filled with no more than 500ml) as you don’t want the curly lace wig to be dripping heavily at this point.
Using a wide tooth comb, start combing from the ends of the hair and move towards the top in order to distribute the shampoo and water.
The idea is that you don’t rub or massage the hair as this can cause it to tangle (yes, all the shampoo ads love to show women rubbing their hair against they’re heads, but in reality all that does is create a whole lot of tangled hair).
Rinse the hair by pouring lukewarm water over the hair (using the shower, tap or bottle). Take hold of all of the hair and gently squeeze starting at the top (near the wig cap) and working your way down to the ends.
If you have a shower you can keep opening and closing your hand (squeezing) your hair at the same time as the water is running, but do not rub the hair.
Repeat steps 4, 5, 6 and 7 if you think the hair is not clean.
After the final rinse, whilst the hair is still dripping, use a wide tooth comb and comb the hair starting at the ends and working up to the top (wig cap).
This does two things: it removes any tangles and the will ensure that each of the small sections of hair that make up the individual locks of curls can reform.
If you use hair serum or hair oil, apply it at this stage as this will seal the moisture into the hair and use your wide tooth comb to distribute the serum or oil.
Curly hair wigs (whether curly lace front wigs, curly full lace wigs or other types of curly wigs) should always dry in an upright position where the hair can hang. This is essential for retaining the curls as it allows the hair to dry in a way that lets the curls reform and set. This is so important, we’ll say it again: always dry curly hair wigs by letting them hang, whether on a stand or hanging from the shower head, and never let them dry flat, otherwise the curls will be distorted.