Proper care and maintenance of your Daniel Alain Follea hair piece will help prolong its beauty and longevity. Please follow our care instructions to help keep your piece in the best possible condition for years of enjoyment.
You should wash your wig or Topette only as needed. First, secure it to a mannequin head to prevent any slipping during the washing process. Attaching the piece to a mannequin head before washing is the most important step to avoid inversion of the hair through the cap.
We recommend using a rubberized, plastic block head as opposed to a Styrofoam head. FOLLEA Perfect Care Mannequins™ are ideal for this purpose and due to its small size and shape; the wig cap will avoid becoming stretched. FOLLEA mannequins are extremely durable and come with a table clamp for easy styling, making them the perfect companion for your FOLLEA hairpiece. Simply secure the wig to the mannequin head using several small sewing pins strategically placed at the nape and temple areas.
Follea does not recommend the following:
• Swimming in your FOLLEA
• Applying conditioner to the roots
• Applying hair spray
• Sleeping in your FOLLEA
Step 1 - Wetting the Hair
Once the hairpiece is secured to the mannequin head, wet the hair by allowing water to run down in the natural direction of the hair from crown to ends. Be careful to always rinse using this simple method.
Do not use circular motions while wetting hair.
Run water close to the hair.
Step 2 - Shampooing
Place a quarter size amount of shampoo into your hands. Working gently with your fingertips, squeeze the hair to lather the shampoo. Avoid using circular motions while lathering the hair. In addition, be sure to shampoo the inside of the cap. Rinse thoroughly and repeat a second time to ensure your FOLLEA is free of residue buildup.
For best results, we recommend using salon quality restorative shampoos and conditioners.
Step 3 - Rinsing
Rinse the hair thoroughly a second time to ensure all shampoo is removed. As before, accomplish this by running water down from the crown to the ends. Rinse until the water runs clear. This process will take a few minutes.
Step 4 - Conditioning
Applying a generous amount of conditioner starting at the nape and working up toward the roots stopping just short of the roots by a half of an inch. Move your hands through the hair gently to evenly distribute the conditioner. Allow the conditioner to absorb into the hair for 3 to 4 minutes. Thoroughly rinse the hair. If you find that a very deep conditioning is necessary, we can provide this service for a slight fee.
Step 5 - Remove Excess Moisture
Remove the wig from the mannequin. Wrap the hairpiece carefully in a towel, then gently remove excess water by squeezing from root to tip. Comb through the hair using a wide-tooth comb and allow the cap of the wig to air dry.
Step 6 - Styling
To style, blow-dry the hair using the cool setting. Keep in mind, the more blow-drying and heat styling tools being used, the faster the wig or hairpiece will become dry and/or damaged. Cool blow-drying will cause the least possible harm to the hair. Air-drying is also an option for a more natural look.
If you choose to make the choice to use thermal tools, always apply a thermal protectant to the hair before styling. We recommend a salon quality protectant product.
With proper care and maintenance your FOLLEA wig or Topette should provide years of beauty and confidence. If you should find that your piece eventually needs attention or repair, we will be happy to do so. Please email our Repair Department at email@example.com for a repair quote.