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Wig and Hairpiece Care & Styling Guide

Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

When it comes to caring for your wig or hairpiece at home, we want you to be comfortable and confident in achieving a beautiful result while protecting the overall integrity and quality of the hair. When there is limited access to professional maintenance & styling services, here is a quick guide to help you wash, condition, and style your hair system and receive a salon quality result. 

Using The Right Products

When it comes to using the right hair care products on your wig or hair piece, it is recommended that you use a salon professional brand of hair care. At The Salon at 10 Newbury, we primarily use Living Proof, Goldwell, & Olaplex products to provide the highest quality of care. We recommend using a shampoo that is sulfate-free and paraben-free for a gentle cleanse to preserve the condition of the hair. Using a conditioner with either restoring or hydrating properties will help retain moisture in the hair. 

Cleansing & Conditioning

There are many different methods that are used to cleanse & condition wigs and hairpieces. To learn how our salon cleanses & conditions our hair systems, you can click on our tutorial video HERE


For some wigs and hairpieces, a detangling product is sometimes needed to help get through any slight tangles gently without causing any damage or breakage to the hair. A detangler would be applied to the clean, damp air after cleansing & conditioning followed with a gentle combing using a wide-tooth comb.

*Tip – Try using a detangler that is also a leave-in conditioner for easy combing and extra hydration. 

Heat Styling

When using hot tools on your wig or hairpiece, such as a blow-dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, it is important that you prep the hair with the heat protectant to reduce damage and dryness from the high temperatures. 

UV Protection

To preserve the hair color from fading as quickly from being out in sun-rays, it is recommended that you use a hair product that has a UV filter. The UV filter will help lock in the color for longer lasting results. 

Styling Products

Based on your hair type, length, and overall style, this is where you can be creative. You can try a light-hold mousse for a tousled, beach wave look or you can use a smoothing cream for a polished, blow-out look. Take a look at our Instagram for some style inspiration! 

Our Product Recommendations

Living Proofs Restore Shampoo & Conditioner


These two products offer a gentle cleanse that restores, strengthens, and protects the hair from damage while adding shine and a soft finish to the hair. 



Living Proof’s Restore Instant Protection Spray


It is a 2-in-1 product by offering both heat & UV protection to the hair to prevent heat damage and color fading. 



Living Proof’s Restore Perfecting Spray


A lightweight conditioning detangler that provides instant hydration while offering heat protection up to 400 degrees.



Do you have any questions or need any assistance with your at-home routine? Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or send us a direct email to and we will get back to you. 

Make sure to check out our blog weekly for the latest updates, tips, and products at The Salon at 10 Newbury. 

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