Styling a synthetic wig

Styling a synthetic wig

Are you looking for a low-maintenance wig? Synthetic wigs can be your best option. Because synthetic wigs are pre-styled, they are the easiest to maintain. Many synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box with minimal styling thanks to this feature.

Additionally, because the styling is baked into the fibers, each time you wash your synthetic wig, the style will spring back to life as it dries. So, unlike real hair wigs, you won’t have to worry about your hairstyling talents with synthetic wigs. While you do not need to style your synthetic wig, there are a few basic actions you can take to make it appear its best.

The items listed below will assist you in styling your synthetic wig:

  • a comb with broad teeth
  • synthetic fiber wig shampoo
  • synthetic fiber conditioner (leave-in)
  • a towel and a wig stand made of plastic (or an appropriately shaped household item)
  • a wig head made of Styrofoam or canvas for styling 
  • water in a spray bottle
  • t-pins (optional)
  • a hairdryer (optional)

First, wash and dry your wig

Wash your synthetic wig and spray it with an even layer of leave-in conditioner after detangling the hair fibers with a wide-tooth comb. Allow your colorful wig to air dry after blotting it dry with a cloth. Avoid wringing out your wig since it may tangle the hair fibers.

You can either buy a plastic wig stand or use a tall, thin item from around the house to dry your wigs, such as a roll of paper towels or a two-liter container. If your wig has a monofilament part or top feature, part the hair with a wide-tooth comb while it’s still damp. This will help to eliminate any crumpled or cowlicked regions. Because the threads will stretch and tangle together after they dry, do not properly comb your wig at this time. Allowing your wig to dry overnight ensures that the cap and fibers are completely dry.

Put your wig in place

Place or pin your wig on a Styrofoam or canvas wig head after it has dried. Because the wig stand resembles the size and form of your head, styling your wig on a wig head ensures that you will not miss any areas of the hair. Many wig heads made of Styrofoam are only a few bucks.

Short synthetic wigs can be styled in a variety of ways


Rub the knots gently backward with your fingertips to give them height and volume for an edgy effect. It’s easier to reroute the knots if you spray your wig with water first. Use a shaping cream to hold your hair in place all day if you want to maintain your edgy look. To achieve a more relaxed appearance, comb the bangs to the front of the forehead.

Longer synthetic wigs can be styled in a variety of ways

If you have a monofilament top wig and haven’t already parted it, do it by spraying some water on the hair and parting it with a wide-tooth comb in the desired area.

Next, use 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 the proper position. Any heat source that is higher than low risked burning the synthetic fiber.

To detangle the hair, use a wide-tooth comb to brush out the lengths. If you’re wearing long styles with high collar tops, consider having a large-tooth comb with you so you can effortlessly untangle your style on the go.

It’s vital to note that heated styling equipment (such as a straightener or curling iron) should not be used on standard synthetic wigs because they can’t handle heat above a certain point. Even “heat-friendly” synthetic wigs can’t handle excessive heat, so be cautious around the oven, outdoor heaters, and other heat sources.

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