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Hair Prosthesis Care Instructions
Wash your scalp and the inside of your Freedom Wig
silicone cap daily
It is essential to wash both your own scalp and the silicone cap lining every day. This maintains the grip of the silicone cap and helps avoid unpleasant odors.
Use a small amount of anti-bacterial liquid soap or shampoo, and rinse off. (Just wiping with water alone won't remove perspiration oil, and slippery silicone and odor may result.)
Wash your hair once a week
Like growing hair, your hairpiece should be shampooed at least once a week. This can be done under the shower while wearing it or by hand. Because most shampoos are formulated to remove oils from the scalp (which would dry out a hairpiece) we recommend shampoos and conditioners formulated for dry, colored or permed hair.
1. Before you wet the hair, gently brush out any tangles. Use a wide-toothed comb or vent brush, starting at the tips and gradually working up the hair length to the crown.
2. Wash the inside of the cap as you do every day (see above).
3. Using tepid or lukewarm water never hot hold the hairpiece under the faucet and allow the water to run gently over and through the hair in the direction the hair flows (a hand shower is perfect for this).
4. Once saturated, apply a capful of shampoo. Spread the shampoo down the hair length with your fingers and gently squeeze to work the lather through the hair. Do not rub or scrub the hair. Rinse thoroughly under the running faucet.
5. Squeeze the hair (not the cap) in a towel to remove excess water and apply conditioner. (If the hair is saturated with water, it can't absorb the conditioner).
6. Spread the conditioner down the hair length with your fingers and gently squeeze through the hair. Use a wide-toothed comb to gently work the conditioner through, leaving it on for two to five minutes no longer.
7. Rinse out under running water thoroughly and towel dry. Pat or squeeze the hair with the towel to blot up the water be sure you don't rub the hair or the prosthesis scalp with the towel as it risks hair breakage.
8. Put your hair back on and style normally!
Always wash and condition your hairpiece prior to using the pool and afterward the same day you've swim in a pool or the ocean. Do not blow dry it before going swimming, leave wet once conditioned. This will help seal the cuticle shaft, and keep chlorine or pollutants out of the hair.
Check your wide-toothed comb and vent brush are smooth, with no sharp edges.
As part of your morning routine, we recommend using a water spray bottle to slightly dampen the hair before styling. That will soften and reactivate any styling products used the day before, avoiding combing stress on the hair and giving your hair a fresh look for the day.