How to Curl Synthetic Wigs
Although human hair has many benefits, synthetic hairs have the distinct advantage of being less expensive. With synthetic hairs, it is easier to make your hair look fuller and longer.
As they are made of different materials, they can be a source of variation and offer you many options for styling.
However, despite how great they are, they are notoriously difficult to curl. In this article, we will tell you how to curl synthetic wigs.
We love curling synthetic hair extensions because they add pomp and fullness to the hairstyle.
Hair that is expertly curled is almost indistinguishable from your natural hair. People would find it very hard even to notice that you are wearing any extensions.
To achieve this, however, requires skill and knowledge, both of which we can impart to you.
Because it is made from plastic, synthetic hair is difficult to curl. If exposed to a large amount of heat, it is liable to melt.
Thus, if you are planning to curl your synthetic hair, you must be absolutely sure that it is heat friendly.
If you apply a heat treatment to a synthetic wig that is not labeled heat-friendly, you WILL RUIN THE WIG!
If you are sure that the wig is heat-friendly, then you are good to go. If a wig is labeled heat friendly, the only way to alter its form is by applying heat.
Nothing else will work. Even after you wash it, it will retain its original shape. To prevent melting, here are the things you need to achieve an intense curl:
- Shampoo and Conditioner for washing
- Heat Thermal Spray
- Styling Clips
- Curling Iron
- Wide Tooth Comb
Here is a systematic process of curling your synthetic wig.
Your wig needs water. This is because with water, the chances of melting are reduced and the wig can hold a curl more easily.
Coupling the water with shampoo and conditioner will create a clean base for you to work on. Therefore before curling, wash your wig.
Next, apply the thermal heat spray. This spray will prevent any damage that might occur from the heat action.
Using your wide tooth comb or any other comb of your choice, divide the hair into sections. The styling clips come in handy here as you can use them to hold these sections down.
The curling iron is an essential tool in this process. You should ensure it is not faulty, and that the temperature can be regulated.
To begin, set your iron to a temperature not higher than 350 degrees. Apply the iron to a small and hidden portion of the wig to see if it melts. If there is no melting, you are ready to begin.
Wrap a section of the hair around the curling iron and wait for about 10-15 seconds before removing it.
This is the optimal time required for the hair to get heated and curl. You can use the styling clip to hold the heated sections away from the rest of the hair.
Repeat this process for all sections of the hair.
We are sure that following these instructions will give you a beautiful curl on your synthetic wig!