How to Maintain and Restore Your Synthetic Wig

  • Published on Aug 25, 2018
  • Hey GlamFam! In this video I will be showing you how to properly cleanse and maintain your synthetic wigs, as well as how to Restore your old wigs so they look new again! This video is full of helpful tips with a bit of humor to make you laugh along the way. I hope that this video teaches you how to fix an old busted wig, and that you learn from the general wig care tips!
    Here are the products used in this video:
    Canvas Wig Head:
    Wig Stand:
    Wire Mesh rollers:
    Sewing pins:
    Wig Brush:
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Comments • 2 030

  • Liberty Stone
    Liberty Stone 3 hours ago

    “not hot like your stepbrothers breath” dude ily

  • Candace Qualls
    Candace Qualls Day ago

    How much do you charge to restore wigs?

  • Francesca Crudup
    Francesca Crudup Day ago +1

    Yass. I loved this video

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Day ago

      Awesome! Thanks so much for watching!

  • TheCocina15
    TheCocina15 Day ago +1

    You’re amazing. This vid is amazing. That’s all. 🙌🏾

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Day ago

      Aww thank you so much! Thanks for watching!

  • Marie Marie
    Marie Marie 2 days ago

    totally needed this, my friend gave me one of her cosplay wigs but she told me she was sweating in it and had makeup on 👀 so i wanted to clean it up! thanks for the informative vid! 🥰

  • Yolanda A Thomas
    Yolanda A Thomas 2 days ago +3

    . . . distracted by you, you are too freaking HANDSOME!

  • Keneshaw Pearson
    Keneshaw Pearson 2 days ago +1

    Subscribed after I heard the intro 😂

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  2 days ago

      Welcome to the GlamFam!

  • Adore The Doll
    Adore The Doll 3 days ago +3

    The first 20 seconds of this video is MY ENTIRE LIFE I FEEL EXPOSED 😂😂😂

  • Alexis Harris
    Alexis Harris 6 days ago +1

    27 seconds in and i’m already subscribed

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  6 days ago +1

      Welcome to the GlamFam! Thanks for watching!

  • Drucilla Mills
    Drucilla Mills 7 days ago

    Oh -- BTW, kudos for using Dr. Bronner's. Did you ever read that bottle? The guy's crazy, but he makes good soap.

  • Drucilla Mills
    Drucilla Mills 7 days ago +1

    I got more out of this video than from any other I've watched. I appreciate the close-ups, as well as the humor. I also like that we don't have to watch through every minute of each process. I really wish I'd had this when I owned my last wig. Now I'll be able to get a lot of wear out of the next one I buy!

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  7 days ago

      That’s so wonderful! Thank you for watching and sharing your thoughts!

  • mzwhitman
    mzwhitman 7 days ago

    If you need a wig dryer, I sale them in my online beauty supply store and wholesale. I put them on my site from time to time but they are available all the time.

  • Leshay5
    Leshay5 8 days ago +1

    1st 20 sec . . . Subscribed! 👍🏽

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  7 days ago

      Welcome to the GlamFam!!

  • Rainy Chain
    Rainy Chain 8 days ago

    jerry! jerry! xD

  • Lakisha Thomas
    Lakisha Thomas 9 days ago

    omg that nice i love wearing wigs just didnt know how to restore them

  • DeAnna Jackson
    DeAnna Jackson 9 days ago

    Love the video. Vet informative and thank you for sharing because I can truly save money on buying new wigs. Now if I can just find the time to do it is the next thing I need to work on. Lol.😊

  • bleu Hea
    bleu Hea 10 days ago

    Not hot like your step brothers breath 😭

  • Lola Lily Valdez
    Lola Lily Valdez 11 days ago +1

    How often do you clean your wigs

  • Mariana Arnau
    Mariana Arnau 11 days ago

    The video is a jewel. But tell me you don't cook there, do you...?

  • Dana Brown
    Dana Brown 11 days ago

    Lol I hope all are cleansing thier unit.

  • Heather Williams
    Heather Williams 11 days ago

    What type of soap did you use thanks

  • Mokakes
    Mokakes 11 days ago

    😂😂😂 that intro though

  • SheBroke BeautyOnABudget
    SheBroke BeautyOnABudget 12 days ago +5

    Takes time but it is DEFINITELY WORTH IT👌🏾 This video didn't even seem like 23min lol. It felt like we were facetiming🤣😂🤣🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • SheBroke BeautyOnABudget
    SheBroke BeautyOnABudget 12 days ago +4

    That toss🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 I loved the whole video🥰🥰 Thanks for the info

  • Stormy Jay
    Stormy Jay 13 days ago

    The ENTRO!!! 😂😂😂 Screaming

  • Brichelle Daniels
    Brichelle Daniels 13 days ago

    Where did you buy your rollers from?

  • Rosie M. Torrez
    Rosie M. Torrez 14 days ago

    Where can I get a wig stand like yours?

  • Crystal Christine
    Crystal Christine 14 days ago

    You’re hilarious! Love this. Definitely subscribing!

  • Tumisang
    Tumisang 15 days ago +1

    Thank you soo much 😍😍😍did exactly as you said. Synthetic hair popping

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  15 days ago

      You are so welcome! I’m happy it worked out well for you!

  • Jessica Boyett
    Jessica Boyett 16 days ago

    Thank you. I’m gonna try this on my old wigs that I loved so much

  • Jackie Burns
    Jackie Burns 16 days ago +1

    No special wig spray needed?

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  16 days ago

      Nope, not at all 😊👍🏽

  • Leandra Benjamin
    Leandra Benjamin 17 days ago +1

    2:56 Was my favorite part 😂😂😂

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  16 days ago +1

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching!

  • MW 7
    MW 7 17 days ago +1

    Favorite part: wig mangled in the garbage disposal, Dr. Phil.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  16 days ago

      Thanks for watching!

    ANDREA ALLEN 18 days ago +1

    You hilarious SUB SCRIBED😭😂

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  16 days ago

      Thanks! Welcome to the GlamFam!

  • Sarah Lennox
    Sarah Lennox 18 days ago

    I love your videos. I've been wearing wigs for almost 15 years. Now that I have a baby girl and on maternity leave for the next year lol I have like... NO MONEY...and I'm not going to rely on my bf to get my wigs for me, so I'm going back and just fixing up my old busted wigs. I mean, they're EXPENSIVE wigs, like Jon Renau monotop lacefront wigs, so they clean up WELL, but still. I used to pull 1300 dollar paycheques, and now I'm like.... :( :( not hahahahhaha. So! I can't just go out and drop $500 on a wig anymore! I'm learning so much on maintenance rather than just buying and buying all these expensive ass wigs. So. That's another adventure haha

  • Nidha Saifudheen
    Nidha Saifudheen 19 days ago +1

    Ur hand is awesome..

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  16 days ago +1

      Thank you very much! Thanks for watching!

  • queneka butler
    queneka butler 19 days ago

    I have the same wig same problem

  • The super sisters vlogs and more

    Idk if you can see... otherwise I’m wasting your time 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • The super sisters vlogs and more

    If I were basic ... but this isn’t a basic tutorial 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Lucie Menard
    Lucie Menard 21 day ago +1

    You did amazing job

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  20 days ago

      Aww thank you so much! Thanks for watching!

  • pammie lue
    pammie lue 21 day ago +1

    Where you been all my wigs??? Amazing video!!!❤

    THERESA KERSEY 23 days ago

    You saved my wig !!!! Thank you

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  23 days ago

      My pleasure! Thanks for watching!

  • Berry Sweet
    Berry Sweet 24 days ago +1

    You are a hairologist 😁

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  20 days ago

      Thank you! Thanks for watching!

  • Trika Moore
    Trika Moore 24 days ago +5

    you just flung the wig in sink

  • Trika Moore
    Trika Moore 24 days ago +1

    we don't want to be looking like we been riding around with the windows down

  • Schawana Jefferson Scott
    Schawana Jefferson Scott 24 days ago +1


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      GlamFam  24 days ago +1


  • Yolanda Gittens
    Yolanda Gittens 24 days ago +1

    omggg i have to try this

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  24 days ago

      Best of luck when you try it out Yolanda! Thanks for watching!

  • Sonya Parker
    Sonya Parker 24 days ago +2

    You did an amazing job that wig is beautiful. Thank you so much for making these videos I wear wig and when the curl is gone I was using the wrong rollers and it looked awful thank you so much

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  24 days ago

      Thank you kindly! I’m so glad you found the video to be helpful!

  • Liz Henry
    Liz Henry 25 days ago +8

    My favourite part was when you were baptizing that wig, and the way you threw it in the sink!! :D

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  24 days ago +1

      😂🤣 thanks so much for watching! I appreciate you!

  • Traci Cracraft
    Traci Cracraft 27 days ago +1

    Love your video. Thank you. My husband thanks you. My wigs thank you. ❤❤

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  27 days ago

      My pleasure! Thanks so much for watching!

  • TerriBerry14
    TerriBerry14 27 days ago +1

    I am going to be honest as soon as you started talking and going in on the Wig I clicked SUBSCRIBE 😂😍

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  27 days ago

      Lol glad you enjoyed it! Welcome to the GlamFam!

  • Mishayla Hawkins
    Mishayla Hawkins 28 days ago +1

    You just saved me so much money! My girlfriend has been washing her wigs forever and I never felt confident enough to feel I could do this. I have thrown so many wigs away because I never knew this would be so easy! I normally wear my synthetic wigs for about 2-3 weeks and toss them. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! 😭 Tears of Joy

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  27 days ago

      I’m glad you found it to be beneficial! Thanks for watching!!

  • Jade M
    Jade M 28 days ago +1

    Love love how you teach. I have super thick wigs like my picture and also wavy curly long long wigs. Love them. Can you do a video on how to reclaim the natural curls so they aren’t frizzy looking.

    • Jade M
      Jade M 27 days ago

      GlamFam 💕Thank you for responding. I completely Thank you and this video, by the way is 😂 hilarious. I am looking at my wig right now. All my “girls” are my friends.. you know I have the pink girl that’s super crazy I’ve got the ombre 30 in girl over here, she’s kinda dying as well. Damn Virginia... yes yes. I would love help.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  27 days ago +1

      Thanks! I’ll see what I can put together for you!

  • Cullen Jones
    Cullen Jones 29 days ago +1


    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  29 days ago

      Thanks for watching!

  • 3Marron
    3Marron 29 days ago +1

    The intro 😂😂😂

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  29 days ago

      Thanks for watching!

    SIERRA Month ago +1

    Your intro is so funny, my fav 🤗

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Thanks! Thank you for watching!

  • Don't My Read Comment
    Don't My Read Comment Month ago +1

    Ty for your video but omg thats alot of work and time and stuff to buy. I would rather toss the wig away buy a new one and call it a day. Ok call me lazy naww im gonna try it lets see.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Lol I hope it goes well for you! 👍🏽 thanks for watching!

  • Angela Ross
    Angela Ross Month ago

    What about a hair dryer or just let dry natural

  • Aian Miyamoto
    Aian Miyamoto Month ago

    This did not work for me. I brushed it out, cleanse it, rinse it, braided it up for the waves to come back and... Nothing. Now I have a soft poofy detangled frizz ball. I give up on wigs

    • Aian Miyamoto
      Aian Miyamoto Month ago

      @GlamFam thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I did boil the wig since I don't have a steamer. The waves came back a little afterwards with the brading but it's still long gone from it's original look.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Did you steam it like I did? I didn’t just dry it, it won’t work that way

    • Flinabin
      Flinabin Month ago

      I think it depends on the quality of the wig, because my synthetic wig don't look like that at all, the hair texture is so different. But don't give up on wigs if you like them maybe try a different brand with a softer hair.

  • Izzy_The_Cake
    Izzy_The_Cake Month ago +6

    I have an old cosplay wig and this saved me from spending money on another wig, thanks!!!😁😁😁
    Edit- you should run a company fixing up wigs

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      I’m so glad it worked out well for you! Thanks so much for your feedback!!

  • nickimarie322
    nickimarie322 Month ago +3

    Amazing!! The intro I’m legit crying!! And yes I have slippery kids!! 😂😂😂😂😂

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Lol! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching! !

  • Shade z
    Shade z Month ago

    He should be a hairstylist. That wig is so beautiful!

  • Rebecca Watkins
    Rebecca Watkins Month ago

    What kind of cleanser do you use?

  • stella waillu
    stella waillu Month ago

    Great and helpful video,thanks GLAMFAM

  • Auntie Rizpah
    Auntie Rizpah Month ago +2

    You can be lil Ava Perkins daddy!
    Check Jamie and Nikki channel.
    Great video. Thanks.👸❤

  • Naomi Bell
    Naomi Bell Month ago

    You’re so funny yet informative. I really enjoyed this video! 😂

  • one inspire
    one inspire Month ago

    I thought you couldn't put heat on synthetic hair? Can you do a tutorial on a full cap (no lace), very damaged synthetic hair? Thank you!

  • mithryanna
    mithryanna Month ago

    I loved the video so much that I went back and attempted to time stamp the steps for the rest of you/reddit:
    ~1:44 some brushing
    2:49: cleansing
    10:00: options: allow to air dry or continue on to blowing straight
    10:45: blowing straight with metal bristle brush and hair dryer
    12:27: using curlers
    16:22: steam time! including clever use of a THERMAL bag to maintain heat!
    19:50: allow to air dry in curlers
    20:25: taking hair down from curlers
    20:29: final brushing /styling

  • mithryanna
    mithryanna Month ago +1

    Holy crow! This is by far the most comprehensive and high quality video I have found on restoration as a whole, as well as the individual skills of cleansing and steaming.
    Do you have a donation link where I can support your hard work?

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago +1

      I’m so glad you found it to be helpful! I don’t have a donation link, but thank you so much for the offer! 😊

  • Sari Easley
    Sari Easley Month ago +1

    You for the amazing video! And yes wet babies are the slipperiest things ever.... Add velcro hair rollers are the devil!

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago +1

      😊💚 thanks so much for watching! Lol I promise I don’t understand why babies are so slippery! 😂

  • ella lillard
    ella lillard Month ago

    Thanks so much I need those tips

  • Kimberly Lopez
    Kimberly Lopez Month ago

    Where can I get a mannequin head

  • Keisha Barnes
    Keisha Barnes Month ago

    The entro was amazing

  • Natalia Ayasha Ciccone F

    Unsure how I got here but you are cute, funny and informative.

  • Pam 22 Pam
    Pam 22 Pam Month ago +1

    This video is so awesome!! Love your personality!! And tips!! So so good!! I’m in between blessings right now so I’m about to try to save this unit I’m wearing. Lol 😂 great video

  • Lisa Lensgraf
    Lisa Lensgraf Month ago


  • Frances Ione Fleck
    Frances Ione Fleck Month ago +2

    Omg! You're amazing! I'm dying laughing and so educated! You the Bestest!!!

  • clark clarke
    clark clarke Month ago

    I am nearing you ...however I am seeing Miguel ...LOL!!!!

  • TeKae Ketchum
    TeKae Ketchum Month ago +1

    Forreal my baby is super slippery when I give him a bath

  • 1slandgirl Caribbean

    This is a very helpful video. I didn't know i could wash synthetic hair and have it look so good. Thanks for the tips.

  • Ceicily Williams-Grant

    I wish I seen this before I threw away most of my synthetic wigs. Ugh. I have so many but now I’m doing human hair. I hated when my other wigs got messed up. I’m going to tgey these methods on the wigs I kept. I have all kinds so will watch all videos for each style I have. Thanks.

  • La La ToYou Harris
    La La ToYou Harris Month ago +1


    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Thanks for watching!

  • Don Scribe
    Don Scribe Month ago

    Dr. Phil always look out

  • CallmePhoenix
    CallmePhoenix Month ago +2

    😂😂😂The ENTIRE intro and the bit about washing a new born 😩

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Lol glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching!

  • Gianna
    Gianna Month ago

    If I knew synthetic wigs could look this good and were this easy to maintain I wouldn't have gotten a human hair wig for $250

  • Alexandria Gorham
    Alexandria Gorham Month ago

    I cant even take notes because of the shade😂😂😂 def following though

  • exposer 6
    exposer 6 Month ago

    Omg you’re so gorgeous the hair the bone structure even the nails


    Im soooo afraid to wash mine

  • glz 268
    glz 268 Month ago +7

    My favorite part of this video is YOUR HAIR!!!

  • sarahlou 1506
    sarahlou 1506 Month ago

    Hello was wondering if someone can give some advice please. My sister is having chemotherapy and will starting to wear her wig tonight (hair is falling out thick and fast) how many times should i be washing her wig (I'm going to be doing the caring as she also has learning problems) many thanks in advance and loved the video a viewer in the Uk xx

  • Deborah Saddler
    Deborah Saddler Month ago

    Great restore, Perfect . Thanks Glam Fam.

  • Shawntal Williams
    Shawntal Williams Month ago +1

    Smok'n love it.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Thank you dear, Thanks for watching!

  • Rene Chacha72
    Rene Chacha72 Month ago

    I love you!

  • Blissful Ignorance AkA ThE CoFFEE DrinKER

    You look like Ryan from black ink

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      That’s the first time I’ve heard that one! I’ll have to look him up

  • Nancy Gonzales
    Nancy Gonzales Month ago +1

    Funny full of personality but straight to the point, very informative and right into the reason you made the video for in the first place! 👍🏼😀💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Thanks so much! Thanks for watching!

  • cinnabunnyy
    cinnabunnyy Month ago +2

    In between blessings 😂 honey this video found me!

  • Mz. Love
    Mz. Love Month ago

    Very inspiring thanks for the idea

  • Blackluv210
    Blackluv210 Month ago +1

    So we don't have to condition synthetic wigs? I didn't see u use any. Just curious.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago +1

      Nope, no conditioner necessary 😊👍🏽 Thanks for watching!

  • Christa Stilz
    Christa Stilz Month ago

    What cleanser are you using?? Love your humor GlamFam!! Sorry if it's already in the comments, but it's hard to go through all of them.

  • Morgan Rosell
    Morgan Rosell Month ago +1

    I don't know why I can engineer and build complete structures but am one who's at a total loss when it comes to beauty!
    Thankfully I found you! Such a great and informative way of presenting things, I'll be sure to keep watching.
    I just have to add that while, yes, the one-liners are grand, your eyes are great and they are kind. I'm happy to realize how blessed you and your family must be.

    • GlamFam
      GlamFam  Month ago

      Thank you so very much Morgan! Your comment is so very much appreciated! 🙏🏽🥰