How To Prevent A Wig From Frizzing
Tips for preventing frizz on Synthetic Wigs:
1. Store wig properly, preferably on a stand that is high enough so the wig can hang freely without rubbing against any surfaces.
2. Store wig in an area free of dust, strong odors, and direct sunlight.
3. Moisturize your synthetic wig by spraying with a lightweight sheen before and after wearing (one of our favs is Jon Renau - Fiber Love Conditioning Spray).
4. It is best to not wash the wig too often and avoid causing friction with the wig fibers as much as possible. Any form of friction caused can start to wear the fibers down and bring on the frizz.
5. Protect the wig from extreme weather conditions. Whether it is winter dryness or the vibrant summer sun, the elements can take a tole on your synthetic hair just as it would bio hair. Try a quick scarf (preferably a silky/smooth material), or carry around a little Fiber Love Conditioning Spray and use when you start to feel you need a some extra conditioning.
6. Avoid any burst of heat... for example, heat from an oven. We have literally had customers tell us their wig became a shriveled mass upon opening the oven door. 😦 This isn't as big of a deal if your synthetic wig happens to be heat friendly, or it's human hair, but we say it is still better to be a little cautious.
7. For most styles it is best to use a wide tooth comb rather than a brush. Again with the intention of causing the least amount of friction.
8. Wig style and cut will make a difference. The longer the wig the more chance of frizzing from friction. Curly wigs can also be prone to frizz if the proper conditioning and right comb isn't used.
9. Sometimes your wig is old and just needs to be replaced. The life of a wig will depend on the care you give it, climate, and quality of wig purchased. Typically, you should be able to get about 2-4 months out of a wig. Many will get longer, while some will replace every couple weeks to a month. It really depends on you and your unique wig-wearing habits or likes.
How to “de-frizz” once frizz has taken place on Synthetic Wigs
Use a steamer on the wig (example, the Jon Renau - Wig Steamer) with a wide tooth comb
- Frizz free products:
- At times you only need to press product on the ends of the wig.
Tips for preventing frizz on Human Hair Wigs:
Human Hair wigs can frizz and this is partially due to the cap construction. Human Hair is handtied to a “synthetic base,” meaning there is no human scalp to supply oil and moisture.
1. Comb human hair wig regularly (using a wide tooth comb) to prevent tangles.
2. Shampoo and condition the human hair wig once weekly if worn frequently. Always make sure to condition your wig as well.
3. Human hair wigs should be blow-dried. Letting them air-dry can have the potential to cause more frizz. Blow drying your human hair wig locks in the moisture and keeps it silky smooth, especially if you use a round brush while drying. Jon Renau - Round Boar Bristle Brush Previous to drying make sure to use a heat protectant!
4. Have your human hair wig trimmed by professional if the ends are damaged from heat styling.
How to “de-frizz” once frizz has taken place on HUMAN HAIR WIGS
- Comb wig regularly.
- Shampoo and condition wig.
- Extra Condition Treatment - Let conditioner sit in your wig a good 5-10 minutes to give it an extra treatment. While the conditioner is sitting in the wig, place a wig cap over the hair, and blow dry for a couple minutes on a low heat to further set the conditioner in the hair.
- It is best to blow dry, and use a heat protectant after every wash.
Thanks for joining us this week, if you have any tips you have learned along your own journey please feel free to email us those tips because we know there is always a new trick to be learnt. Here is off to an amazing frizz-free wig journey! -NBW Family
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