Synthetic wigs, just like authentic human hair, can become dirty and dull over time without proper care. A fashionable synthetic wig can help you attract the attention of many people, and even make you the envy of everyone who meets you. But having a wig is one thing, while maintaining its lifespan and keeping it in an excellent condition is for another. If you do some research, you will find that making a synthetic wig look new again is not as difficult as you imagined.
Compared to the real human hair wigs, the synthetic wigs are kinda of financially friendly alternatives, but they do have their downsides. One huge drawback of synthetic wigs is that they tend to lose shape and style when the synthetic fibers develop static electricity. Basically, static electricity is caused by negatively charged ions and occurs when these ions accumulate, especially in dry environment. While wigs don’t have real moisture like human hair, so they tend to be very dry. In this case, a fabric softener will play an important role in dealing with this problem.
The fabric softener contains chemicals that have a positive charge, creating a balance between the positive and negative charges. Thus the fabric softener acts as a great conditioning agent, eliminating static electricity in synthetic wigs. Besides, there is also another way to combat the static electricity. You can try to moisturize the synthetic hair all the time. Once the fibers in the wig are no longer dry, static electricity is under control, frizz and tangles are prevented. In order to keep moisture, you must care for the synthetic wig in a proper way.
First of all, you should place the wig on the head mannequin or something else, and brush the hair with a wig brush, a wide-tooth comb, or simply one’s fingers. For a knotted or matted wig, start at the ends of the hair, then slowly work up to the wig’s roots, combing 1 inch of hair at a time. After that, fill a sink with cold water and add a small amount of wig shampoo. Submerge the wig and agitate for about 2 minutes. Do not rub the wig or use hot water, as this can cause hair to fall out. Check for more details on How to Wash a Hair Wig?
Then rinse the wig thoroughly under a faucet with cold water. After all of the soap is out, gently towel the wig and place it on the top of a can of hairspray to air-dry. In this process, don’t use the mannequin head for drying, as this could stretch the cap. After the wig has dried completely, place it on the head mannequin and spray a small amount of synthetic wig conditioning spray on the wig, brushing and styling it as you desire.
At this time, the static electricity has already been eliminated and frizz or mess has also been prevented. What you should do is just to have a professional hairdresser to cut or trim the wig. Don’t attempt to cut the wig yourself if you are not an experienced professional. At last, spray the hair lightly with wig hair spray to set the style and your synthetic wig will look like a new one again.