Hair Care and Wig Maintenance

Your guide to wig, extension, or non-surgical hair replacement home care to protect your investment.

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How do I clean my wig? What do I use to care for my hairpiece? When is it time to clean my wig?

Wig care and wig maintenance can be an overwhelming process. At Bravadas we will help educate you in every aspect of how to care for it. Transitioning into a wig or hairpiece is a process, and our highly trained professional stylists are here to help with any questions you have.

Your care regimen will differ based on the fiber type of your wig or hairpiece.

If you have synthetic fibers, you’ll need specific products designed to clean and care for it without damage. Even with human hair wigs and pieces, special products should be used because the hair has been processed for construction and is susceptible to damage. You may be able to use high-quality shampoos for chemically treated hair.

All wigs come with the manufacturer’s instructions that are recommended but keep in mind your environment and lifestyle could demand slightly different treatment. In general, though, you should clean your wig or hairpiece every 10-14 days of wear. Once you have shampooed and conditioned, the wig should be rinsed with cool water, blotted dry with a towel, and left to dry overnight on a wig stand. You’ll need to keep it on a mannequin or wig stand when not in use.

If you aren’t confident in keeping your wig cleaned and styled properly, we offer cleaning and styling services.

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The name Bravadas is derived from “Bravado” which means “to show off with a pretense of bravery.” We use the feminine plural conjugation so our interpretation is “brave women connected.”  There’s a spirit of support and camaraderie that fills Bravadas.  Our clients are more than customers; they are family.

“My stylist is Mequeda and she never fails me! She have styled 4 of my wigs and each one is better than the first. If you need a wig styling please don’t hesitate to visit her at the Fairfax shop. You will love her attention to detail that she gives. She won’t stop until you look your best.”


“I was diagnosed with stage 3 Fallopian tube cancer in May 2015. I’m currently doing my 3rd 6-months of Chemo. This is the second time for me to go through hair loss from chemo. In addition, I have gone through two 5-week radiation treatments. I bought this Eva Gabor wig during my first chem, 4 years ago. It perfectly matches my original hair color and style. I am coming into the Fairfax VA Bravadas to find a second wig to get me through chemo and hair loss again. It’s a constant battle to maintain my identity in the battle against cancer. But when I look in the mirror, I still see ME….not a cancer “victim.” More importantly to me…so do my children, grandchildren, friends and loved ones! Many thanks!”


“Thank you for contacting me and giving me the opportunity to show other woman, that it is possible to look good and feel confident again, because of the products and styles you provide. It’s very sad and embarrassing to lose your hair because that is part of your identity. Keep giving your customers their pride and spirits back!””