Are you struggling with your hair knotted every morning? Have you ever been crazy about tangled hair wig? “What should I do to detangle my wig?” Every morning we all get up, get ready, and hope for a good hair day but this isn’t always the case. Having a bad hair morning can be detrimental, especially if you have a synthetic hairpiece or human hair wig. wigs tend to be more prone to tangle as a result of the shortage of natural oils that are on the scalp. These oils work as a natural conditioner that protects against knots and tangles in our hair.

It isn't foolproof, as everyone can attest, but these oils do help. Caring for your wig is crucial to keeping it for a long time. Wig maintenance is something we write about a lot on Ultimate Looks. Because a well taken care of wig lives a long life. We want to help you protect your investment. Tangles can harm your wig and ruin your wig, but proper care can make it last a long time. Some wig wearers find they can make their wigs last for years.

How To Detangle A wig

How To Detangle A Human Hair Wig?

Firstly, don't over-wash your wig. You want to shampoo and condition your wig. If you have a wig that you wear quite often, that wig only really needs to be washed around once per week.

As we always talk about, you need a wig stand. This is an incredible wig styling accessory. Styling your wig while it's on a wig stand can go a considerable way in keeping up the style of the wig and reducing tangles. After washing or only a day of wear, you may want to comb your wig out. Be more gentle than you would be with your hair. Since wigs are more fragile than your hair. Just as you would with your hair while detangling, you’ll want to detangle from the ends up.

Detangling this way reduces breakage, aids to prevent more tangling, and assists in keeping the hair healthful and easy to manage. With both synthetic and human hair wigs, remember to always start detangling from the ends of the hair.

If you're a frequent wig wearer, then you probably already know the place where most tangles reside. The nape of the neck is where hair tangles up the most and mats together. The easiest way to prevent this matting is to comb the region of the wig behind your neck with your fingers throughout the day.

how to detangle a synthetic wig

how to detangle a synthetic wig?

Before we can get into the process of detangling your synthetic piece, you need to understand the synthetic fiber. Synthetic hair is designed to be ready to wear fiber and it is considered to be a “memory” fiber. Memory fibers hold the style of the product and offer little to no versatility. Heat-friendly synthetic fibers are the only synthetic fibers that can be altered. Keep in mind the estimated life span of a synthetic hair product is approximately 4-6 months. With proper care, your hair can last longer.

Now that we have touched on the fundamentals of synthetic fiber, we can finally walk you step by step through caring for and detangling your synthetic hair. For starters, you will need the proper hair care products. On, we offer all the required synthetic hair care products. The standard required products are:

  • 1.) Wide Tooth Comb
  • 2.) Shampoo
  • 3.) Conditioner:

Keep in mind you can only use synthetic care products on synthetic hair.

When washing your synthetic hair, DO NOT SOAK THE HAIR. You always want to wash your hair under a running faucet with room temperature water.(Click here to know how to wash a wig)

To begin apply a gracious amount of shampoo to your synthetic hair and rinse it out. You will follow up, by using the conditioner, remembering not to get the conditioner on the roots. Applying conditioner on the roots or knots will loosen the hairs. While the conditioner is coating the hair, you want to use your wide-tooth comb and begin detangling. Detangle the hair starting from the bottom of the hair and working your way to the roots. Once detangled you may now rinse the hair.

Follow up by pat drying the synthetic hair and place it on your wig stand to air dry. While the hair is on the wig stand take the opportunity to detangle and style it with your wide-tooth comb once more.

how to detangle a long wig

A few tips to keep your wig from tangling up:

If it’s synthetic, try using a wig steamer to manage the hair fibers that are mostly made of plastic

Don’t use a lot of product, this will keep your wigs hair stiff and unnatural looking

Even with all the care in the world, tangles can still occur exactly as they would with natural hair. This is perfectly normal and something that you can learn how to manage using these tips!