Washing a wig is different from washing your hair in some basic ways. First, you can never use regular human shampoo for your wig. It doesn’t matter whether your wig is synthetic or made of human hair, the human shampoo is too strong for the colors of the wig and will definitely cause damage to your expensive wig. Stick with the special wig shampoo that the wig manufacturer can usually supply to you when you purchase it. Also, wash your wig in cool water and not warm, since hot water can damage curls and waves. Taking away odors from your wig is easily done by putting in a spoon of baking soda in the basin in which you wash the wig. Put in the wig in basin of cool water with a cap of shampoo and let it soak for a minute before scrubbing the front of the cap clean. Let it soak for another 30 minutes and then rinse it in plain water without excessive twisting or squeezing. Let it dry on an absorbent towel in a well aired place overnight. Once it’s completely dry, you can re style it by shaking it out gently and using a wig pick to sort it out. Don’t wash your wig too often, since the more you wash it, the less it will last. Once every 10-15 wearing is enough.