How Do I Style My Wig?

How do I style my wig? Wigs are widely available and popular. Depending on the type of wig you purchase, you can curl it, color it, and even cut it. Additionally, they can serve as a protective style for your hair, shielding it from damage. But if you are wondering how you style your wig, read about some of the options you have.

Styling Synthetic Wigs

If you own a synthetic wig and want to style it, you should avoid applying any type of heat to it. The good thing about synthetic wigs is that they maintain their fullness and shape. This means they won’t fall flat from humidity or additional weight.

Synthetic wigs should always be shampooed and conditioned. Furthermore, if you want to give it a little bit of TLC, you should consider soaking it in apple cider vinegar. This can really help your wig look more natural.

If you really want to apply heat, make sure that you read the manufacturer label that is attached to the wig. This will help you learn whether your wig is a combination of synthetic and human hair. If so, you can apply low heat to it. But if it is 100% synthetic, avoid heat at all costs to avoid damaging the wig.

Styling Human Hair Wigs

What are ways to style my wig? If you have a wig that is made out of human hair, you have a lot more options when it comes to styling it. The good part about human hair wigs is that you can treat them the same way you would your own hair. If you plan on applying any heat tools, apply a heat protectant spray prior.

Before you go to sleep, make sure that you take your wig off and either lay it flat down in a silk bag or on a wig head. This will help your wig maintain its style for a little bit longer.

Before styling your wig, be sure to prep it by detangling it to eliminate knots. You can then apply a leave-in conditioner to help add moisture to your wig strands. If you have a curly or wavy wig, it is recommended that you use a curl-enhancing moisturizer followed by a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting.

Creating UpDo Looks on Wigs

If you are interested in creating an updo look on your wig, this can only be done on a 360 lace wig or a full lace wig. This enables you to create an actual updo that you’ll love.

If you have a 360 lace wig, it features lace around the entire perimeter of the wig alongside a wig cap. Since the lace mixes in with your scalp, you can put your hair into a bun or ponytail.

With a full lace wig, you have many different options since the lace looks like your real scalp. You won’t have to worry about tracks showing through.  So what does this mean? You can style it in any way your heart desires.