Worried about how to extend the life of your synthetic wig? Here are few synthetic wig care tips following which will help you keep your synthetic wig in good shape and condition.

Synthetic Wig Care

Synthetic wigs are more comforting and advantageous than the natural ones. Not only are they quicker and easier to dry than the natural hair wigs, synthetic wigs even hold the style and shape in a better manner. Such wigs come with a preset style, making it easier for you to maintain the shape. Synthetic wigs are lighter and cooler in the summer season, making them pose as the perfect option. An added advantage of these wigs is that since they are made of synthetic fiber, every time you step out in the sun, you don’t have to worry about your wig changing color. However, to obtain all these advantages, it is very important for you to take good care of your synthetic fiber wig. Though these wigs are less time consuming when it comes to styling them, synthetic wigs demand proper care and handling. Here are few tips on how you can take care of your synthetic wig.
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How To Care For Synthetic Wig
  • Remove the tangles gently with your fingers and brush your wig, before washing it. Do not attempt to brush a wig that is very curly.
  • Purchase a synthetic wig shampoo. Fill in a basin with cold water and pour the shampoo into it and place your wig in the shampoo mixture. Leave the wig to soak for about 5 min.
  • Swirl your wig in the shampoo water, without rubbing the fibers. Thereafter, rinse your wig under running water, until all the shampoo washes out.
  • Shake out excess water and put your wig on a towel for drying. You can even use a wig stand for the purpose. Use a wig conditioner and apply it through the strands with your finger. Put your wig in a warm room with good ventilation and let it dry naturally.
  • Brush your wig once it is dry. The synthetic wig is ready to be used again. Remember, do not brush a wig that is with curly hair.
  • Use T-pins to pin the wig on the wig stand. This makes combing easier.
  • Untangle the strands in your wig with fingers and use a fine wig brush to comb your wig.
  • Once you have combed the wig, apply rolling papers with prescribed lotion on it. Leave the wig on the wig stand with the rolling paper for a minimum of 24 hrs.
  • Once the wig is completely dry, take it out and style it in the way you want to.
  • To minimize the tangling make sure you put on the hair net, while storing your synthetic wig.
  • For longer wigs tuck the end part of the tail carefully inside the hair net, while storing.
  • To prevent any dust from settling on your wig, cover it with a scarf whenever you leave it on the wig stand.
  • You can even store your wig by turning it inside out, placing a cap on the outside and keeping it in a plastic bag.
  • Do not expose wig to high temperatures, as the wig fibers tend to get damaged.
  • Style and brush your wig only when it is dry.
  • Do not use blow dryers, curling irons or hot rollers on your synthetic wig, as excess of heat can cause the fiber strands to destroy.
  • Never color or bleach your synthetic wig.
  • Place your wig only on a wig stand. In case you don’t have one, put it on a vertical cylindrical shaped items like spray can or bottles.
  • Use only wig care products to wash and style your wig. This helps in maintaining the natural look of the wig for an extended duration.

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