how to wash your wig using the basin method

Dive into Wig Care: The Basin Method Unveiled!

Hey Wig Lovers,

Welcome back to our cozy corner of the internet! 

Today, we're going to spill the tea (not literally, though, please!) on how to give your human hair wig the royal treatment using the basin method. 

So grab your comfiest PJs, put on some tunes, and let's dive right in!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before we embark on this wiggy adventure, let's make sure we have all our tools at the ready. You'll need:

  • A wig stand or mannequin head (wig heads love a little company!)
  • Mild sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (your wig's sensitive skin will thank you)
  • A wide-toothed comb (to detangle like a pro)
  • Towels (because even wigs need a spa day)
  • A large basin or sink (big enough to accommodate your wig with room to spare)


Step 2: Prep Your Wig

Say hello to your wig and give it a little pep talk.

Then, gently detangle any knots or tangles using your trusty wide-toothed comb. 

Take it slow, and your wig will thank you with its luscious, flowing locks!

hair product bottles used to wash a human hair wig.


Step 3: Fill 'er Up!

It's time to show your wig some water love. 

Fill the basin or sink with lukewarm water, making sure there's enough room for your wig to stretch out and soak up the goodness.

Grab your chosen shampoo because it's almost time to add this to the water and get started on washing your human hair wig.

A basin in a bathroom ready to fill up to wash a human hair wig


Step 4: Lather, Rinse, Repeat (but not too much!)

Apply a small amount of mild, sulfate-free shampoo to the water and your wig. 

Gently work it in, being extra careful around the delicate lace or monofilament areas. 

Rinse it out under a gentle stream of water, and repeat if necessary.

hair product bottles used to wash a human hair wig.


Step 5: Condition the Love

Smooth on some conditioner, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. 

Let it sit for a few minutes, allowing those strands to soak up the moisture. 

Rinse thoroughly, and pat your wig dry with a towel.

Hair conditioner and hair oils that can be used to wash a human hair wig


Step 6: Dry and Shine!

Set your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head and let it air dry. 

Remember, you can also blow dry and use heat styling tools during this pamper session If you'd like to but it's not essential!

A wig being blow dried over a round brush.

Will you give the basin method a go?

Remember, finding a way to wash, dry and style your human hair wig is something that has to work for you.

For me personally, I prefer to mostly wash my Follea wig using the basin method as I find it quicker and easier than washing my wig on a care head. 

I also mostly opt to let my human hair wig air dry as all that blow drying often leaves me overheating and with a sore shoulder! 

The Grand Finale: The Wig & Wellness Hub!

Voila! Your wig is fresh, fabulous, and ready to take on the world with renewed vigor. 

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Head over to The Wig & Wellness Hub now and let's keep those fabulous locks looking fierce! 💃💁‍♀️

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