How to Detangle a Child's Play Wig

by Mindi Orth ; Updated September 28, 2017

A child can turn a play wig into a tangled mess in a very short time. Using a normal brush to remove the tangles can cause the hair to fray or even fall out, resulting in a bigger mess. Combing the wig with a wide-toothed comb after each use can save both the wig and some money.

Place the wig on a flat surface.

Run your fingers through the wig, starting at the bottom and working upward.

Separate a small section of hair from the rest of the wig. Using a wide-toothed comb, comb that section of hair with very soft strokes. Start with the ends first, then move upward as you remove the tangles. Repeat this process with a new section of hair until the entire wig has been detangled.


  • Use detangling spray to help remove stubborn tangles. Spray enough to lightly mist the tangles. Do not saturate the whole wig.

    Use scissors to trim off any frayed or uneven ends.

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Mindi Orth began writing in 1996 as a technical writer for a consulting firm. She has experience in business documentation and has authored training and instructional materials. Orth holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baldwin-Wallace College.