5 Top Wig Hacks for Wig Wearers
From reducing shine to detangling knots, here are some of the top hacks for those who wear wigs!
Wearing a wig can be a great way to instill some extra confidence in the way you look, or a way to switch up your appearance. However, if you’re checking yourself out in the mirror and notice that your wig looks tangled, there are pesky flyaway hair fibers, or other little issues, here are some great hacks that will help you take care of them.
Tame Wig Fly Aways
While putting too much heat on a wig can seriously damage the wig fibers and even the cap, a little bit of gentle heat can help you tame fly aways when nothing else seems to work. To apply just a small amount of natural heat, a quick hack is to rub your hands together to warm them up through friction. Then, you can smooth out the hairs on your wig with your warm hands, which will help calm down the fly away fibers.
Reduce Wig Shine
One of the most annoying things you may notice about your wig, especially if the wig is brand new, is that it could look a bit too shiny. Shine on a wig makes it look less realistic, so wig wearers typically like to reduce this shine. Shine will naturally go away with time, but you can always do a gentle shampoo and air dry for a new wig to help it go away faster. For a quick fix, you can also use baby powder or specially made dry shampoo sprays at the root of your wig. Then, shake the powder through the rest of your wig hairs.
Get Wig Bangs Out of Your Face
Wearing a wig with bangs can be a great way to test out this adorable, but dramatic, hairstyle. However, sometimes bangs on wigs can fall into your face. To keep them away from your face, you can always gently comb them out of your face or use the cold setting on your hairdryer to blow them in the right direction. Then, strategically use wig spray to keep them there. You may also want to utilize a hair accessory like a headband or bandana to hold your wig bangs in place.
Detangle Wig Tangles
When your wig gets too tangled, it’s not going to look good on your head. To detangle it, mount your wig on a stand, and while it is dry, gently comb through it with your fingers. Then, follow up with a wide tooth comb or a comb specifically made for wigs. If your wig is really tangled, you may want to mix conditioner and water in a spray bottle and spray the mixture on knots to gently release the tangles as you go.
Fix Wig Damage
Just like natural hair, the ends of wig hair may become dry, frizzy, or damaged over time. To tackle these issues, gently detangle the very ends of the wig hairs using the method described above. Then, if needed, you can always trim the very ends of your wig hairs to keep the wig looking healthy and fresh.