If you are looking for a wig, you’ve might have come across two types of wigs. Synthetic wigs and wigs with natural hair. Since wigs with natural hair can be very expensive, a synthetic wig is a good alternative. Read everything you want to know about synthetic wigs in this article!
What are synthetic wigs?
Synthetic wigs are wigs made of synthetic hair. The synthetic hair is made of man-made fibers such as various polymers and plastics. A few common items that make up synthetic hair are vinyl, acrylic, silk, silicone, and polyethylene-terephthalate. Synthetic wigs are meant to mimic the look and feel of natural hair. The only difference is synthetic wigs aren’t made from keratin like real hair.
Can synthetic wigs look natural?
Synthetic wigs can look natural depending on the quality of the wig. Most of the time people don’t think synthetic wigs look natural because synthetic wigs are too shiny and don’t come with a way to part your hair in the middle.
Nowadays, synthetic wigs are so common that manufacturers have found ways to use higher quality fibers to make the wigs look more natural. Also, some synthetic wigs even come with a man-made part in the middle or side of the wig to make it look even more natural.
Also, synthetic wigs usually come only in one color but natural hair usually isn’t just one color. Your roots can be black but the rest of your hair can be dark brown to light brown and that is your natural hair color. Having only one color makes the synthetic wigs look fake but now there are synthetic wigs you can purchase that are a blend of two colors look black and dark brown to make a more natural look. You can also use tweezers and scissors to make the wig look less perfect and look more natural with a few hairs just out of place.
What products can you use on synthetic wigs?
Due to synthetic wigs being made differently than natural hair wigs, the products you can use are also different. When washing your synthetic wig, you should use products that are specifically designed for synthetic wigs.
If you use normal shampoo and conditioner, you risk damaging your synthetic wig very quickly. You should purchase synthetic shampoo and synthetic conditioner. You can also use a teaspoon of baking soda that contains sodium bicarbonate and mix this with the water then soak your synthetic wig in the cold water.
You should not use bleach or dyes on your synthetic wig either. You can also use sprays that are meant for synthetic wigs to help moisturize your wig. You should not use any heat to dry or style your synthetic wigs because the wigs aren’t fireproof and heat can really damage the wig.
How do you moisturize a synthetic wig?
You can wash your synthetic wig in cold water and that will help the wig a little bit. Then you can use a conditioning spray that’s meant for synthetic wigs. The conditioning spray will help to moisturize the fibers and reduce any frizziness in the wig. First, make sure you’re about a foot away from the wig. Then spray the conditioner onto the fiber and comb the wig gently with your fingers to remove any tangles and dryness.
How long can you keep a synthetic wig on?
If you plan to keep your synthetic wig on for a long time, you’ll want to use a good adhesive. Synthetic wigs can be kept on for 4-6 months at a time if you take care of your wig properly.
How to get static out of a synthetic wig?
There a few ways to get static out of a synthetic wig. The most common way is to wash the wig using cold or lukewarm water. If you have a straight hair synthetic wig, you can wet the strands of hair starting from the crown to the ends. Then apply shampoo and rinse before using conditioner. After you finish washing the wig, you should use a towel to gently pat dry the wig and brush it carefully with a wig brush.
If you have a curly hair synthetic wig, you can soak the wig in cool water with liquid laundry detergent that’s safe for synthetic wigs.
Another way to get static out of a synthetic wig is to use conditioning spray and mousse that’s designed for synthetic wigs. After using conditioning spray, you can apply a little bit of mousse to the ends of the hair to keep the moisture in and get rid of frizziness.
If you have natural oils at home, you can also use oils like jojoba, coconut oil, or olive oil. Using natural oils can help reduce static and frizz in your synthetic wig but be careful not to put too much.
How to revive a synthetic wig?
A good way to revive your synthetic wig is by using fabric softener. Fabric softener works like a conditioner that stays in your synthetic wig. First, you should fill up a bucket with cold water then add a cup of fabric softener similar to when you’re washing clothes.
If your synthetic wig is very tangled, you can use a comb to untangle your wig before washing it with fabric softener. After washing your wig, you should rinse it with cold water and try the wig with a cotton t-shirt or towel. When handling your wig, be careful not to rub it too hard or this could damage the wig again.
Synthetic wigs are different than natural hair wigs but with the right quality, synthetic wigs can be amazing. Synthetic wigs are made up of man-made fibers and polymers rather than being made of keratin.
When using products on your synthetic wigs, only use products designed for synthetic wigs or you can end up damaging your wig very quickly. When styling your wig, keep in mind that synthetic wigs aren’t heat resistant so you shouldn’t use a hairdryer or curlers with a lot of heat.
There are many ways to get static out of your synthetic wig but the most common is to wash your wig or use a conditioning spray. If you need to revive your wig, try washing it with fabric softener to give it back its moisture.