August 10, 2021

How to Keep Wigs from Tangling

how to stop wigs from tangling

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The article will help you understand how you can keep your wig in prime condition while wearing it constantly. 

My name is Lori, and I have been using both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs for over six years now. One of my best friends is a professional hairstylist and he has been doing hair for eighteen years and taught me a lot of useful tips about keeping our wigs from tangling.

In this article, I will share with you detailed steps and useful tips for maintaining your wigs in tip-top conditions.

Sounds good? Keep reading!

Detailed Steps to Stop Your Wigs From Tangling

Here is the step-by-step process to stop your wigs from tangling.

Step 1: Bring out a medium-sized bowl that will contain your wig and pour warm water (around 32°C) in that bowl and fill it up. 

It is important that the bowl will fit your hair, and that the water is around 32°C so it can remove any dirt that the wig might contain). 

Tips: Do not wash your wigs with shampoos that contain harsh chemicals or include a high pH balance. Buy a shampoo that lands between the 4.5-5.5 pH balance or uses salon moisturizing shampoos that include vitamin herbs or organic ingredients). 

Step 2: Put the wig in the bowl filled with water and shampoo the head to keep its shape. Proceed to run your fingers through the wig as if it were a comb in a downward motion, making sure each hair part has shampoo on it.

(Never pull, squeeze or tighten your wig. The wig will become fragile and weak and proceed to shed in enormous amounts). 

Step 3: Once you feel the wig has been fully washed, rinse the wig under lukewarm water so all the shampoo and dirt residue leaves the wig completely.

Step 4: Put your wig on a wig head, or hold it and start to gently towel dry it. Don’t be too rough with drying or breakage will occur. Treat the hair as if you would treat your natural hair.

Step 5: Once the hair is completely dried, use a wide-tooth comb and slowly and gently comb the hair from the roots to the tip. This will help the wig maintain its original shape.

Useful Tips

  • After combing your hair, leave it out to dry for a little longer rather than putting it back in its box. This will help the wig look fresh when you want to use it again.  
  • When it comes to restyling the washed hair, make sure to use moisture such as oils, and conditioners to give it that soft and rejuvenated look. Some oils I recommend are black castor oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil. 
  • When it comes to synthetic wigs, refrain from using hairspray, but rather use mousse of a light styling product. 
  • Refrain from overusing hair products for your wig because too many products cause messy buildup and an itchy scalp. Excessive products also cause the wig to matte and the hair to look unclean. 

Wrapping Up

This article gave a step-by-step guide on how to wash both human and synthetic wigs. Please feel free to leave a comment below on any tips or tricks you use to wash your wigs!


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