There are countless ways to style a wig. You can braid it and tie it into a ponytail to create an elegant bun. While wigs allow you to style them as much as you want, the actual styling process is very different for synthetic wigs than for human hair wigs.
You should check out this guide for tips on styling synthetic and human hair wigs! You can achieve a more natural look by learning these wig styling tips.
What Is The Difference Between Synthetic And Human Hair Wigs?
The difference between a synthetic wig and a human hair wig is the fiber. Synthetic wigs hold their style better, even after washing. Human hair wigs are made from real human hair, so they look and feel real, but they also have to be re-styled after washing, just like real hair.
Human hair and synthetic wigs have their own advantages and disadvantages, making them the right choice for different times. Depending on your budget, time, and needs, both are excellent choices for you.
How To Style Synthetic Wigs?
1. Wash And Dry Your Synthetic Wig
After combing through the hair fibers with a wide-tooth comb, wash your synthetic wig and spray with an even coat of leave-in conditioner. Dry the wig with a towel and let it dry naturally. Synthetic wigs do not allow the use of hair dryers.
2. Put The Wig On The Wig Head
After the wig is dry, place or pin the wig on the polystyrene foam or canvas wig head. Designing your wig on the wig head ensures that you don't miss any part of your hair because the wig holder mimics the size and shape of your head. Wig heads also give you a 360-degree view of your look. Many wig heads cost only a few dollars.
3. Use A Stainless Steel Brush On A Synthetic Wig
Use it to brush the wig's hair carefully, starting at the ends and working your way down to the roots. Brushing the wig will "wake up" the fibers.
4. Avoid Using Any Styling Products
Synthetic wigs are cheap and do not last very long. However, using styling products can cause the wig to deteriorate more quickly! Do not use any products on synthetic hair, such as hairspray or heat protectant.
5. Use Steam Rather Than Heating Tools
The most important thing is that you should not use heated styling tools on a regular synthetic wig. (Such as straighteners or curling irons) because they can not withstand heat above low temperatures. Even "heat-friendly" synthetic wigs can't handle very high temperatures. So be careful around ovens, outdoor heaters, or other extreme heat sources.
Although you cannot use heating tools, you can use steam to style synthetic wigs. If you wear synthetic wigs regularly, you should get a handheld steamer, like those used to remove clothing creases. If you want to curl your synthetic wig, place the hair in a foam spool and cover it with a steamer. Let the wig cool and dry, then remove the rollers.
How To Style Human Hair Wigs?
1. Wash And Blow Dry Your Human Hair Wig
First, comb through your human hair wig with a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush. Then, wash your wig with warm water and wig shampoo, rubbing down from the roots to the ends. Make sure to clean the inside of the cap as well.
After washing, apply conditioner to avoid the roots. Let the wig sit for a few minutes. Rinse the wig thoroughly, then towel dry. Then, apply some styling products, such as a detangler, heat protection spray, or hair oil.
Human hair wigs need to be blow-dried for best results, as they do not retain their shape after washing as synthetic wigs do. Blow dry the wig until it is half dry. It's time to start styling. Be careful not to turn on the hair dryer too high.
2. Use Round Brush
Place the wig on the wig head. (As above) blow dry the wig to half dry, and use the round brush to continue blow drying. This brush will give you more styling control and help smooth the hair.
You can use the air concentrator attachment on your blow dryer for more control. Once the hair is completely dry, you are ready for the next step.
3. If You Want To Straighten Your Wig
Use the straightener on hairs about an inch from the wig's root. You can use a bobby pin hair parting into more manageable sections. But make sure you don't leave too much heat on your hair for too long. Finish the look with hairspray or styling spray.
4. If You Want To Curl Your Wig
First, divide your hair into sections, then wrap a strand of hair around the curling iron and hold for 8-12 seconds. Ensure you don't let the hair get hot for a long time. Let the curled hair fall slowly into your hands and allow it to cool partially. Complete each section until all hair is curled. Finish the look with hairspray or styling spray.
You can use these heat styling techniques on your human hair wigs daily, but be sure to use a leave-in conditioner spray and heat protection spray before styling to keep your hair hydrated and protected. Remember to wash your real hair wig after daily wear or at least once a week after every 8-10 wears.
We hope these tips will help you to get a natural and beautiful wig hairstyle every day. If you have anything else to add, please get in touch with us.