How to Keep Synthetic Wigs From Becoming Frizzy

by Remy Lo

Wearing synthetic wigs can enhance your personal style and even transform bland hair days into amazing ones. Without the limit of the length, texture and color of your natural hair, you can experiment with new looks and styles. Synthetic wigs can be found in a variety of price ranges, styles and hues. While a synthetic wig can be sleek and stylish, it's important to know how to avoid frizz.

Items you will need

  • Mannequin head
  • Wig Stand
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Satin Cap
  • Wig Sheen
  • Wig Brush
  • Wig Shampoo
Step 1

Store the wig on a mannequin head or wig stand when not in use. This helps keep the wig from becoming matted and frizzy. Ensure that the storage tool is tall enough so that the wig can hang freely when in position. Friction from the wig rubbing against the ground or surrounding materials can also cause the fibers to become frizzy.

Step 2

Protect the wig from extreme weather conditions and friction. Wear a hat or wrap the wig with a scarf when traveling in sunny, windy or rainy conditions. Place a satin cap over the wig when not in use or when sleeping in the wig. This helps keep the wig fibers from becoming damaged and frizzy. If the synthetic wig has been exposed to these conditions, allow it to dry completely before styling or wrapping the wig for storage.

Step 3

Moisturize the wig. Spray the wig with a lightweight sheen before or after styling to lightly coat the wig fibers. This helps prevent friction and allows the fibers to remain shiny. Failure to moisturize a synthetic wig can give you a dull frizzy wig.

Step 4

Brush the wig regularly. Use a wig brush to detangle the fibers and to reshape the wig. Wig brushes feature metal bristles with specially-designed tips to help prevent the fibers from being pulled from the wafting. Use quick short strokes to keep the brush from becoming entangled in the wig.

Step 5

Use non-heated hair rollers and clips to maintain curls and waves. Since synthetic wigs melt when exposed to high heat, refrain from using chemical or electrical heat on the wig. Never attempt to perm, bleach or straighten a synthetic wig. Read the wig's instructions and warnings to determine if tools such as curling irons can be safely used on the wig.

Step 6

Wash the wig with specially formulated shampoo. Add a teaspoonful of wig shampoo to a sink full of cold water. Let the synthetic wig soak for three to five minutes. Rinse the wig with cold water and then squeeze out the excess solution. Towel dry the wig and store it on a mannequin head or wig stand. Wrap the wig in a satin cap for extra protection.

Tips

  • Ask your hairstylist for more tips on avoiding synthetic wig frizz. Consider purchasing a human hair wig for increased styling capabilities.

Warnings

  • Never attempt to style a wet synthetic wig. Doing so can cause irreversible damage to the fibers.

About the Author

Remy Lo has been a freelance writer since 2002. He covers a wide range of topics, from politics to personal improvement, and has been published in a literary magazine and several websites.