For proper maintenance of our vacuum wigs, start at the ends of the hair and gently comb or brush in a downward motion, working your way up until you reach the top of the unit. We recommend that you use a wide-tooth comb or brushes that minimize breakage.
Shampooing: Clean vacuum wigs every 12-15 days or as needed. We recommend using a rubber mannequin that is slightly smaller than the NuTech unit. Small t-pins should be used to attach the unit to the mannequin head. Then, apply shampoo by working gently from the base to the ends of the hair, doing so in one DOWNWARD DIRECTION ONLY. To rinse, run warm tap water through your unit from top to bottom. -OR- If you do not have the recommended rubber mannequin head: Dilute a small amount of shampoo in a basin of warm water. Gently draw the hair unit through the solution, keeping hair movement in one direction. Drain water and rinse the hair unit with warm water. Make sure that the hair is moving in the same direction.
Conditioning: While the vacuum wig is still wet, apply conditioner with your fingers throughout the unit, concentrating at the ends. Leave in for a few minutes and then rinse with warm tap water running through the unit from top to bottom. -OR- After shampooing the unit, “pat” your hair with a dampened friction-free absorbent towel to remove excess water. Pour a small amount of conditioner into your hands and gently pull through the hair (keep the hair flowing in the same direction). Let the conditioner penetrate the hair for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm tap water.
Styling: Remove excess water from your vacuum wig unit by patting dry with a towel. Do not rub dry. Secure your unit on the mannequin head. Comb or brush to a desired style and allow to air dry.
To add volume to your hair, use a roller brush as you blow dry. Blow dryer should be set to MEDIUM TEMPERATURE ONLY. Never over-dry or use a blow dryer with more than 600 watts. Remember to BRUSH GENTLY from bottom to top.