How to Style Synthetic Hair Wigs

Steps For Styling Your Synthetic Hair Wigs

Below are some simple steps you can take to style your synthetic wigs:

• Step One: Wash and dry your wig
After using a wide tooth comb to detangle the hair fibers, wash your synthetic wig and spritz it with a layer of leave-in conditioner. Then, dry it with a towel and leave to air dry. Avoid wringing out your wig because this can cause the hair fibers to tangle.

You can use a plastic wig stand for drying, or simply use a tall, thin item, such as a roll of paper towels or a long bottle. If your wig has a monofilament part, you can part the hair with a wide tooth comb while it is still wet. This will help make any scrunched area disappear. It is advisable not to fully comb your wig at this time as the fibers may stretch and tangle together once they dry. Keeping your wig to dry overnight is best to ensure the cap and fibers are dry.

• Step Two: Style your wig
When the wig has dried, you would need to place or pin your wig on a Styrofoam or canvas wig head. Styling your wig on a wig head can help ensure that you don’t miss any sections of the hair since the wig stand mimics the size and shape of your head. It also allows you to have a 360-degree view of what your styling looks like.

To style a short synthetic wig, rub the knots gently with your fingers to redirect them backwards with the aim of getting some height and volume. Redirecting the knots can be easier if you spray a little water on your wig beforehand. If you would like your edgy look to last all day, try using a shaping cream to hold your style in place. For a more relaxed style, comb the bangs to the front of the forehead to smooth out the hair.

When styling a longer synthetic wig, you would need to part your style in your desired location by spraying some water on the hair and using a wide tooth comb to create the part, if you have a monofilament top wig and have not already parted your wig.

The next step involves using a blow dryer with an air concentrator attachment on low heat to dry the roots towards the back of the wig until they are in your desired position. You need to be careful at this stage because any heat higher than low may burn the synthetic fiber.

To detangle, it is advisable to brush out the lengths of the hair with a wide tooth comb. Also consider going around with a wide tooth comb, so you can easily detangle your style on-the-go, especially if you are wearing long styles with high collar tops.

It’s important to know that heated styling tools (like a curling iron or straightener) should not be used on regular synthetic wigs because they can’t withstand heat above a low temperature. Even the so-called “heat-friendly” synthetic wigs cannot cope with very high temperatures, so users are advised to be careful around the oven, outdoor heaters, or other sources of extreme heat.

Tips For Styling Your Synthetic Hair Wigs

Having highlighted the steps involved in styling a synthetic wig, here are a few other tips for styling synthetic wigs!

• Make use of your hair ties
One concern with wearing a wig is keeping all that hair out of your face! If you find that you constantly need to be tucking the strands of your wig behind your ears, try wearing your wig half up-half down! Whether you create a small pony, bun, or cute space buns, don’t be afraid to get creative with styling your synthetic hair wigs!

• Consider using braids
Whether you are looking for a touch of elegance or a bohemian look, styling synthetic wigs with braids can be helpful when you want to spice up the look of your wig. An excellent way to braid a wig is by taking two front strands, braiding both, then tying them together at the ends.

Tips For Styling Your Synthetic Hair Wigs

Having highlighted the steps involved in styling a synthetic wig, here are a few other tips for styling synthetic wigs!

• Don’t forget the bangs
If your wig has bangs, ensure you give them a bit of TLC also! People often get confused with how to style a wig with bangs. In order to preserve their style, make sure to brush them up from underneath in an upward stroke, then allow the bangs to fall where they naturally do.

• Accessorizing can make a difference
One of the easiest ways to re-style a wig is by adding on hair clips! When it comes to styling synthetic wigs, many options are available. From chunky clips, to butterfly clips, to baby clips, it is super easy to add a little glam to your everyday wig look.