As a rule, Synthetic wigs generally last up to six months with proper care. If synthetic wigs are heat-friendly, their lifespan may be shorter if you use heat on them regularly

Whilst not wearing your synthetic wig or hairpiece we recommend it is stored on a wig stand to help maintain shape and style.

We recommend brushing your synthetic hair wig/hairpiece with the Chiquel brush starting at the very ends and working up towards the mid-lengths. Do not use force on bases as this could cause damage. Hair can tangle simply due to friction and wear throughout the day. Knots not detangled could cause damage or cause hair too shed. For curls, we recommend brushing each section of curl then using the leave in conditioner spray to twist the curls back into shape.


Chiquel recommends washing synthetic wigs and hairpieces with synthetic shampoo and conditioner, every 7 -14 full day wears. Depending on contributing factors like exercise, climate and lengths of time wearing the hairpieces this may vary from client to client. 

Detangle all knots from synthetic pieces prior to washing as detangling knots in wet hair can cause damage to the hair and base constructions.

To wash wet fibre and base completely under cool running water. Lather a small amount of shampoo into palm of hands and gentle apply to base and fibre. Do not soak or rub.

Rinse thoroughly under running cool water allowing the hair to fall in the right direction.

Pat dry the excess water with a towel. Do not twist or wring. Place the wig or hairpiece on the wig stand and spray the leave-in conditioner evenly on the damp hair and leave to air dry overnight. Do not brush when wet.

For heat synthetic hairpieces and wigs they can be air dried after washing then you may use hot styling tools up to 180 degrees only.

For curly wigs and hairpieces conditioner can be sprayed throughout and scrunched in to enhance the curl. 


Over timepieces can become frizzy or matted especially towards the nape of the hairline, with wear and tear. this is due to the fibre and friction.