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Many people experience frizzy hair with their synthetic wigs. So don’t worry, you're not alone. The important thing is to understand what is causing this to happen so you can take steps to prevent it from happening in the future.

In this article, I will explore the different causes of frizzy wig hair and give you tips on how to prevent it from happening.   Like all products, synthetic wigs do require some care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. My hope is that once you read this blog and follow my advice you can prevent unnecessary frizz or wig damage.  This way you keep your wig looking its best for as long as possible.  So let’s jump right in on this topic!

3 Top reasons that cause synthetic wigs to frizz?

The following  items are the most common causes for synthetic wigs to become Frizzy:

  1. Wig Friction
  2. Stretching of the Fiber
  3. High Heat

Synthetic Wigs have come a long way over the years.  However, at the end of the day we must never forget that synthetic wigs are a man-made synthetic fiber that only mimic the appearance of human hair.  Below are some actual examples of each of the above causes so you can visualize the possibility of this happening with you and avoid it if possible. 

Examples: How wig frizz can occur:

  • Wig Friction 
      1. The constant rubbing of the synthetic fiber at your nape against your clothes, or jackets and scarfs over time. The longer your wig is, the more this will occur.
      2. Also, if you rest your head back on an office chair, recliner or even the back rest in your car a lot, that concentrated movement can cause frizz in that specific area.

  • Stretching of the Hair Fiber 
      1. Make sure to use the proper comb or brush to ensure there is no tugging or pulling too hard on the fiber.
      2. Just like a ribbon at Christmas time, if you pull and stretch the synthetic fiber the hair can either break or curl up and look frizzy once you finish pulling too harshly.

  • High Heat
      1. This can take place several different ways- Something as simple as opening the oven and getting that first burst of heat can cause the bang area to frizz and almost look singed. And don’t forget cooking over the grill outside.
      2. In the cooler months, be sure to keep your distance from those butane heaters or fireplaces that can cause damage if you're too close for long periods of time.
      3. Do not use hot tools such as:  flat irons, curling irons & blow dryers on synthetic hair.  If you have a heat friendly synthetic fiber, still make sure you use a lower heat setting, typically in the range of 270-325 to ensure there is no damage to the hair fiber.

    How you can protect your synthetic hair fiber

    • Use the right products - wig care products are designed to be more gentle on the fiber.  
    • Don’t wash your wig too often. If you sweat a lot of smoke you can use a little dry shampoo to freshen up your wig in between washes. 
    • When to wash your wig? If you wear your wig all day consecutively, then every 7-10 days is a good time frame to give your wig a wash and condition.
    • Comb out any tangles after each wear and before you wash your wig. 
    • Use a wig detangler often.  I spray my wigs every time before putting on to gently coat the hair strand especially at the nape and on long wigs. 

    As you can see frizz can be caused by a number of things, but with the right knowledge and some preventative maintenance you can keep your wig frizz-free.  Be sure to visit my website where you can learn more about wigs. If you still have questions or need more personalized advice, you can call or schedule a consultation today!  I offer concierge and wig services for Dallas and the DFW area. It’s time to love how your hair looks and I’m here to help. 


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