After a long and productive day, it’s time to remove your high-density poly skin hair system for a thorough wash of the base. Poly skin hair systems, especially natural looking units, have a thin base – you need to ensure that you’re gentle with the wash and prevent stretching during the wash, as it can affect the longevity of your hairpiece.
Now that that’s out of the way, we’ve provided you with step-to-step instructions that will help you with your washing experience. The steps are safe and easy to follow!
Things you need
- C-22 solvent or KP solvent
- Styrofoam wig block/styling block
- Soaking basin/plastic bowl
- Deep cleansing shampoo
- Hydration shampoo
- Scalp cleansing brush
Step 1: Soak hair system
Fill your basin with cleaning solvent, enough to fully immerse the base of your hairpiece.
At Superhairpieces, KP and C-22 solvent are the most popular choices for adhesive removal. You can’t go wrong with either cleaning solvent. They’re both fast-acting and easy to clean off adhesive and residue.
Place your hair replacement system into the bowl hair side up, and fully cover the base of the hairpiece with the base cleaner. Pour additional cleaning solvent if need be for the rest of your hair system. Cover the bowl and let the hair system soak for at least eight hours – it will be ideal if you let it soak overnight.
It’s best to carry a backup hair system in these situations to allow more time for cleaning and drying your main hair system.
Step 2: Remove adhesive from the hair system base
Waiting is the hardest part. After at least eight hours, you can gently remove the hairpiece from the soaking basin. Head to the sink and rinse your high-density poly skin hair system under cold water.
It should be easy to peel away the adhesive from the base. However, if you notice any residue left after peeling the majority of the adhesive, you can always use a scalp cleansing brush – be gentle when you use the brush, and then proceed to rinse thoroughly again.
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Step 3: Use a shampoo
This step is self-explanatory. After carefully removing the adhesive from the previous step, use a deep cleansing shampoo on the base and the hair system to remove any additional cleaning solvents.
Ensure you’re still washing your hairpiece under cold water. After washing off the deep cleansing shampoo, use your hydrating wig shampoo on the hair system.
Step 4: Drying your hair system
To dry the base of the hair system, lay the hairpiece on a towel, fold the towel, and carefully press out excess water.
After completing that process, place your hair system on a wig block without using pins. Style the hairpiece how you want it and let it dry for a whole day.
Now that you have successfully cleaned the adhesive off the base of your hair system, you can reattach your hairpiece using either adhesive or tape!
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