How to Maintain Curls and Waves in a Pre-Styled Synthetic Wig
Synthetic wigs are a fantastic way to change up your look without making a long-term commitment to a specific hairstyle. They come in various styles, including curly and wavy, which can add volume and flair to your appearance. However, to keep these wigs looking their best, it's essential to know how to maintain the curls and waves. In this blog, we'll share some tips and tricks to help you preserve the beauty of your synthetic curly or wavy wig.
The image above is one of our beautiful customers wearing Breezy Wavez in Smoky Forest colour.
1. Avoid Brushing When Wet
One of the most critical rules for maintaining your synthetic curly or wavy wig is to avoid brushing it when it's wet. Wet wigs are more vulnerable to damage, and brushing them in this state can disrupt the curl pattern and cause the hair to lose its bounce. Instead, gently pat the wig dry with a towel, removing excess moisture without rubbing or tugging on the hair.
2. Use Your Hands or a Wide Tooth Comb
To detangle your synthetic wig, opt for your fingers or a wide-toothed comb designed for wigs. These tools are gentler on the hair and help prevent frizz and breakage. Start at the ends and work your way up, using light, downward strokes to remove any tangles or knots. Be patient and gentle, and avoid aggressive brushing that can damage the delicate fibers of the wig.
3. Twist and Separate the Curls
When your synthetic wig starts to look a bit flat or the curls lose their definition, you can revive them with a simple technique. Use your fingers to separate the curls into smaller sections. Gently twist each section to help reshape and redefine the curls. This method can make your wig look as good as new without the need for excessive styling products or heat.
4. Use a Wig-Specific Detangling Conditioner
A wig-specific detangling conditioner can be a lifesaver when dealing with synthetic curls and waves. These conditioners are specially formulated to help smooth and untangle wig fibers without causing damage. Gently smooth through a small amount of Cyber Detangling Conditioner Cream. Allow to nourish for three minutes and rinse thoroughly
5. Store Your Wig Properly
Proper storage is essential to maintain the integrity of your synthetic wig's curls or waves. When you're not wearing it, place the wig on a wig stand or a curved hanger specifically designed for wigs. This helps preserve the wig's shape and keeps the curls from getting crushed or tangled.
6. Avoid Heat Styling
Unlike natural hair, most synthetic wigs cannot withstand heat styling tools such as straighteners or curling irons. Excessive heat can melt the synthetic fibers, leading to irreparable damage. If you want to change the style of your wig, consider using alternative styling methods like hot water setting or steam, which are less damaging to synthetic hair.
7. Wash with Care
When it comes to washing your synthetic wig, follow these steps to maintain the curls and waves:
a. Fill a basin with cold water and add a wig-specific shampoo. Gently submerge the wig, and swish it around to distribute the shampoo.
b. Rinse the wig thoroughly with cold water until all the shampoo is removed.
c. To condition the wig, use a wig-specific conditioner diluted in cold water. Submerge the wig and let it soak for a few minutes.
d. Rinse the wig again with cold water to remove the conditioner.
e. Gently pat the wig dry with a towel, avoiding any rubbing or wringing.
f. Let the wig air dry on a wig stand or mannequin head to help maintain its shape.
Maintaining the curls and waves of your pre-styled synthetic wig requires some care and attention. By following these tips, you can keep your wig looking fabulous without the worry of it turning straight or losing its shape. Remember to be gentle, use the right products, and store your wig correctly to ensure it stays beautiful and bouncy for a long time. With proper care, you'll enjoy your synthetic curly or wavy wig for numerous stylish outings.