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It's time to be honest with yourself.  "Synthetic Wigs are Not Meant to Last Forever" and can begin frizzing after a certain amount of time. Actually, the longer the wig is, the more tangled and frizzed out it will become. 
Frizzy Hair
If you're looking for some easy tricks on how to restore the shine, smooth out the frizz, and get your wig back in shape then keep reading! 

Factors that Cause your Wig to Frizz:

  1. Brushing Too Aggressively-(stretching causes the fiber to curl back up like a ribbon or worse break off)
  2. A burst of heat-(i.e.. heat from the oven)
  3. Hight heat from the Body
  4. Constant Friction against your clothes
  5. Sometimes your wig is old and just needs to be replaced.

I always recommend if you are wearing a wig on a regular basis, to have 2 similar wigs to alternate with. One to wear and a 2nd wig to wear when one is getting washed.  Also, wear your oldest piece for when you are more active. (i.e.- yardwork, exercising etc.)  This will extend the life of your wig since you are alternating. 

The longer the wig is the quicker tangling and frizz can occur.  This is actually caused by heat from either body,  friction, brushing too aggressively or just normal wear over a period of time. Sometimes a wig has simply just reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. 


Methods for "De-Frizzing a Synthetic Wig"

Try these following methods to properly care and maintain your synthetic wig to keep them frizz-free and looking their best.


  • Always use a wide tooth comb when removing tangles to prevent stretching the fiber. 
  • Longer styles need to be combed throughout the day to reduce any tangles at the underneath nape area.
  • Be sure to use a light conditioning spray to detangle the strands 
  • Using Synthetic Care Products are important because they are water soluble and designed to not cause heavy build up.

Wash your wig

Sometimes just a fresh wash and condition will help to restore some bounce and smooth down the fly-away strands. 7-10 days of continues wear is about a good time to inspect your wig for any odors or stiffness.  When washing synthetic fibers, only use cold or lukewarm water.  Never use hot water on synthetic. 

Use a Conditioning Spray

Some clients forget after washing to condition the wig.   By using some form of a leave-on-conditioner will help to protect the fiber from friction and daily styling routines such as brushing.  

Using a Steamer 

We all know that sometimes a wash and condition is not enough, in these cases use a steamer to smooth out those frizzed ends. If your wig has curls then you may need something round like a brush; if it's straight then try using a comb. This can be tricky especially for beginners but with some practice finding which tool works best for you.

If you are not comfortable with this step and do not want to take the chance of causing more damage to your wig, No worries, you can schedule an consultation or  a wig service  and have a wig specialist do the work for you. 

Snip and trim the ends as needed

This is the final step of keeping your strands looking their best.  Sometimes just a little snip like your own natural hair can make your strands look healthy and not so thin.

Take a look at the end result after washing and restoring the a synthetic wig.  If you have questions or need more help contact me at 214-609-5700 and I'll be happy to assist you so you can feel confident and love your hair again.  

Restored Syn Wig- Wigs By Dana

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  • Thank you I’m trying all these suggestions

    Audrea Lambert on

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