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.
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.