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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Wig shampoo/conditioner vs regular shampoo/conditioner..?

So.. ever since I've started reading up on wigs, getting wigs, etc.. pretty much every tutorial or person I've gotten advice says you can use plain shampoo and conditioner to wash your wig.

Well today, I've been told that regular shampoo and conditioner actually breaks down the fibers of the wig! The fibers will come out in chunks and it will tangle more easily.. And wig shampoo/conditioner is really best to use..

I'm very surprised, even a bit skeptical because.. I've never heard of this o3o


Could anyone tell me more about this? I just want to know for sure and if I should start buying wig shampoo and conditioner
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Unread 04-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Well regular conditioner don't really fork on synthetic wigs unless they are super simple.

Basicall you can use baby shapoo on wigs and it get the job done where as more complex shampoo/conditioner might leave a film on the wigs.

I've personal never bothers using Wig shampoo/conditioners as they are harder to get and cost more per volume.
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Unread 04-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Wigs are plastic, and it's pretty damn hard to damage the fibers with anything besides heat. Regular shampoo, and even dish soap will work just fine on a wig. (Heck, if plastic gets so damaged by shampoo, then why are the bottles it comes in made of the stuff?).
As well, unless you're going to keep wearing the wig heavily for YEARS, washing it a few times a year isn't going to do enough, if any, harm quickly enough to make a difference. I'd only use the wig-formulated shampoo and conditioner for a wig that was going to be worn almost every day.
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Wigs are plastic, and it's pretty damn hard to damage the fibers with anything besides heat. Regular shampoo, and even dish soap will work just fine on a wig. (Heck, if plastic gets so damaged by shampoo, then why are the bottles it comes in made of the stuff?).
See... this is what I thought. Then I thought "Well maybe there's some ingredient that's not compatible with plastic but it somehow with human hair..?"
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Unread 04-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Pretty much just buying a gentle, or heck, a cheap, shampoo will do you fine. Human hair shampoo usually has added stuff MEANT for human hair, but it won't cause any harm to a wig.
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