Shampoo & Conditioners for Wigs - Which Should You Use?
Once hair is cut from a donor’s head, the supply of nourishment is depleted. It is important to use hair care products which will help keep your wig supple, soft and healthy looking. When washing your wig, use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners which will not dry out the dry the hair and cause it to become brittle. Sulfate-free products do not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Many soaps and shampoos use “surfactants” because they are sudsy and remove oily residues. Sulfate can excessively strip away essential oils, causing hair to be dry and dull. It can also cause color-treated hair to fade prematurely.
Some people mistakenly believe cleaning products must create a thick, rich lather and suds in order to clean well. This is not true. Sulfate-free shampoos will not create the lather or the feeling of stripped, dried out hair. However, it cleans very well, retains moisture and produces softer hair without using hash chemicals. Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners are more expensive but well worth the desired results.
There are plenty of hair care products that offer sulfate-free lines. Onen’ Only Argan Oil moisture repair shampoo works very well. Redken and Ion offer great products as well.