Q: How often and what should I use to wash the inside of my cap?

A: Daily cleaning of the inside of our silicone cap is important for several reasons. One is to keep the “pores” of silicone open so that vapor (coming off a heated scalp) can pass through freely. Naturally occurring scalp oil, perspiration and makeup can clog the pores thereby preventing vapor from escaping and small bubbles may form. (This is not harmful to the hairpiece, but could become an annoyance – your agent will tell you how to get rid of them safely.) Having a strong suction requires a clean, dry and non-oily scalp along with direct skin-to-silicone contact (no stubble hair regrowth). If a cap accumulates scalp oil (and you can feel it when you run your finger inside the cap) it may not grip the scalp as well as it should which in turn may cause some unexpected movement of the cap. This will cause you to keep “checking” your fit which can eventually lead to premature hair breakage – something we all want to avoid. You can use any type of soap or shampoo that you know is non-irritating to your skin and a wash cloth or netted facial scrubber to clean out your cap. Be sure to rinse well and dry thoroughly before wearing. See My Favorite Things for a homemade cleaning solution that gets all of the oils out of your cap!