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How to fix your frizzy synthetic wig

Hair - By Lolita Bunde | October 7th 2020 at 11:00:00 GMT +0300
Wigs offer a break from all the expensive salon appointments and morning styling routines (Shutterstock)

Wigs are safe havens for many people; they offer a break from all the expensive salon appointments and morning styling routines. Wigs are easy to wear and won’t take up much of your time when dressing in the morning.

When selecting wigs, of course the human hair ones are the best because they can withstand heat, water and be styled in a variety of ways.

Unlike the human hair wigs that are more pricey, synthetic wigs may be cheaper but need more maintenance and they don’t offer a variety of styles to choose from. Mainly because they tangle more often and get frizzy faster. In this case, cheap can be expensive.

But don't let that stop you from buying that wig, here is a quick guide to fix your frizzy synthetic wig:

  • Place the wig on a stabilizer

The first thing you want to do is comb your wig and you cannot do that properly while holding it in your hand, this will only lead to more tangling and you might miss some sections.

A stabilizer can either be a mannequin head, your knee or simply ask someone to put it on as you comb through. So long as the wig can be straight when you begin the detangling process.

  • Detangle using your hands or a wide-tooth comb

Once you place your wig on a stabilizer, gently stroke the ends with your hand to detangle the ends. To help you smoothen the wig further, use a wide-tooth comb to straighten it.

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Avoid using a brush or fine tooth combs that will only increase hair static when you comb. This will only make the wig more frizzy than it was before you started detangling.

Synthetic wigs may be cheaper but they need more maintenance (Shutterstock)
  • Use a detangling spray

Once done with the detangling step, you can further add a detangling spray or lotion to help smoothen your wig further. Do not apply the detangling spray or lotion all at once on the wig, divide the wig into small portions and apply the spray or oil to each and even it out as you move along.

When you apply all at once, you are likely to tangle the wig all over again. Ensure the detangling spray or lotion is labelled wigs to make your work easy.

  • Use a wide-tooth comb again

After applying the detangling spray or lotion, use the wide-tooth comb to straighten your wig until you have worked you work your way through the whole wig. Remember to slowly comb through small sections as you apply the detangling spray, do not comb the hair all at once since this will increase static and make the wig tangle even more.

When you are combing and you feel a knot on a section, use your hand to detangle the knot, do not force the comb through as this might pluck off sections of the wig. Once done with this process your synthetic wig will be as good as new.

Tip: If you don’t have a detangling product you can use diluted fabric softener instead. Fabric softeners will get rid of the static that causes tangling in synthetic wigs. Simply add diluted fabric softener to a spray bottle, spritz through your wig and ensure to cover all areas and air it out to dry.

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