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Caring for Curly Wigs

Posted on September 30 2019

Who doesn’t want perfect ringlet curls in all types of weather? Humid and hot? Curls. Cold and dry? Curls. But, keep in mind if you wear a curly wig, and keep those curls to stay beautiful as long as possible, you have to care for them properly.

Brushing Curly Wigs

First and foremost, you need to put away your standard brushes. A brush causes frizz and can make it hard to restore your curls. Only a wide-tooth comb should be used on a curly wig. If you find the curls on your synthetic wig don’t look like they used to, you can try methods for restoring your curls. This can be time-intensive, so make sure to set aside the time.

 

Detangling Curly Wigs

Using a wide-tooth comb to section off the hair. Mist each section lightly with a conditioning spray before you detangle. Make sure to use products formulated for synthetic wigs for easy detangling like the Leave-in Conditioner by BeautiMark for easy detangling. Once the hair is sprayed, gently detangle each section using the comb. 

Restoring Curls

Once your wig is tangle-free, it’s time to restore your curls. Using your fingers, twist each curl and let it bounce back into shape. If your wig has small ringlets, you’ll have to work with smaller sections. If you are looking for a new look, go for bigger sections of hair.

If after a finger twist, a curl does not bounce back to its original shape, you may just be a little turned around! The curl might actually twist a different way. Still using your fingers, twist the curl in the opposite direction and see if that gets the correct curl. You will need to continue this routine throughout the entire wig to return it to its original curl pattern.

 

Maintaining Curly Wigs 

After all that work, you will want to maintain the style you achieved. The best way to do this is with a hairnet. Hopefully, you saved the net that originally came with your wig. If not, a replacement hairnet will do. Carefully, slip the hairnet over the wig, so that the net will maintain and hold the curls you just restored in place. The net should stay on until you are ready to wear the wig again. 

You won’t have to repeat this process often, but it can help to lengthen the lifespan of your curly wig’s lifetime.

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