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4 Ways to Reduce The Shine on Your Synthetic Wig

There's nothing quite like the excitement of receiving a brand-new wig in the mail. Whether it's for a special occasion, a solution to hair loss or thinning, or just to switch up your everyday look, wigs have a way of making us feel pretty and confident. However, if the synthetic wig you receive is shiny, you might find yourself feeling like it looks a bit too artificial. That's where we come in!

In this blog post, we'll explore four effective ways to reduce the shine on your synthetic wig, helping you achieve that natural, confident look you desire when you step out the door.

  1. Dry Shampoo (Best on Darker Colors):

Method: Spray any brand of dry shampoo on the wig from 6 to 10 inches away. Apply until you achieve the desired coverage and reduction of shine.

Dry shampoo is a secret weapon for taming wig shine. It doesn't matter what brand you use but we suggest looking for brands that have the least amount of chemicals, are unscented, and don't leave a white residue. Two brands we've had success with are: Klorane and Clean Freak but there are many brands you can try.

  1. Purple Shampoo (Best for Blondes):

Method: Use purple shampoo to reduce the brassy look of some blonde wigs, giving them a more ashy and less shiny tone.

Blonde wigs can sometimes appear overly shiny and even slightly brassy. To combat this, opt for purple shampoo, which is designed to neutralize yellow and brassy tones in blonde hair. Apply it to your wig, leave it on for a few minutes, and then rinse thoroughly. Your wig will thank you with a more natural and subdued shine.

  1. Powder for a Matte Finish (Best on Blondes, Lighter Browns & Greys):

Method: Sprinkle talc or baby powder or pat translucent pressed powder onto the wig, then use a wide-tooth comb or brush to work the powder through the fibers.

Achieving a semi-matte, healthy look for your wig is achievable with any of these powders. Try testing each one to find which one gives you your desired look. 

  1. Baking Soda Bath:

Method: In a sink or bowl, fill it with cold water, then add 1/2 cup of baking soda and mix until it dissolves. Place the wig in the solution for 2 to 4 hours without agitating it. Rinse the wig with cool water, then shampoo and condition as usual.

For a more comprehensive shine reduction treatment, try the baking soda bath method. This involves soaking your wig in a baking soda and water solution, allowing the baking soda to absorb excess shine. After the soak, rinse the wig thoroughly and proceed with your regular synthetic hair care routine. The result? A beautifully natural-looking wig.


Wearing a wig should make you feel confident and fabulous, not self-conscious about its shine. With these four effective methods, you can easily reduce the shine on your synthetic wig and achieve a more natural, realistic appearance. Whether you opt for dry shampoo, purple shampoo, powder, or a baking soda bath, remember that confidence is the key to rocking any wig. So, go ahead and flaunt your style with pride, knowing that you've got the shine factor under control.


4 Ways to Reduce The Shine on Your Synthetic Wig