5 Best Shampoos for Wigs and Weaves

Written by Shawna Hudson

If you work with synthetic hair in any way, you know it can sometimes be tough to find the right shampoo and conditioning system that will keep it looking its best. Wigs and weaves need TLC too and we’re here to help you find the best products that will keep them silky, shiny, and full of life. Scroll through below for the best shampoos for synthetic hair.

1. DeMert Wig & Weave System Shampoo for Natural & Synthetic Hair: $9.50

DeMert is the holy grail of wig and weave shampoo—don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It removes oil, but won’t strip synthetic locks of their color which is a major key for wig/weave care. It also won’t cause frizz or flatten the hair of its natural volume, a serious bonus.

Best Shampoos Wigs Weaves | Mane Addicts
(via Amazon)

2. SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Residue Remover Shampoo: $9.99

We already have a lot of feelings about SheaMoisture, so it should come as no surprise that their Wig & Weave Residue Remover Shampoo is included on this list. It deeply cleanses and nourishes both natural and synthetic hair with ingredients like tea tree oil and borage seed oil. Aloe vera also deeply moisturizes for shiny, healthy-looking (faux) hair.

SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Residue Remover Shampoo | Mane Addicts
(via Target)

3. Indique Moisturizing Shampoo: $23

Want maximum shine with a side of hydration and softness for your faux strands? Look no further than Indique’s Moisturizing Shampoo. It can be used on both natural and synthetic hair and contains ingredients like French argan oil for a natural, yet nourishing cleanse. Keep in mind, it’s more like a co-wash rather than shampoo, but that’s even better for wigs and weaves in our opinion.

Indique Moisturizing Shampoo | Mane Addicts
(via Indique)

4. Giovanni Invigorating Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo: $7.78

This clarifying and hydrating shampoo makes the perfect companion to any wig or weave. Tea tree oil has a rep for being a “cure-all” ingredient, but with good reason. It keeps any synthetic hair clear of residue while helping to combat dryness. Add in a side of smoothing and volumizing ingredients and you have yourself a cocktail of wig (or weave) perfection.

Giovanni Invigorating Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo | Mane Addicts
(via Walmart)

5. OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner: $24.04

Coconut milk is the perfect ingredient for any wig or weave because it’s creamy and nourishing, but won’t oversaturate. It will leave even synthetic hair feeling hydrated, balanced, and extra soft. Definitely necessary for any kind of hair—real or fake.

OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner | Mane Addicts
(via Amazon)

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