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Tips & Tricks: How to Tame Wig Flyaways

Posted on December 08 2020

You’re about to head out for the day and you stop by the mirror to check your reflection. Groan. Where did those flyaways come from?!
 
We all know the annoyance that is flyaways on a wig. They’re those small little hairs that stick out and just won’t stay flat.
 
Wig wearers everywhere are always engaged in a war against these malicious little hairs. Luckily for you, you have stumbled across this post because we’re going to let you in on all the secrets of wig experts.
 
Before we delve into the good stuff, let’s quickly review human hair versus synthetic hair.
 

Tip #1: Add Some Heat

To tame some flyaways sans products, introduce some friction. Take your hands and rub them together, just like you would if you were standing outside in the cold and forgot your gloves.
 
Rubbing your hands together heats them up and you can transfer that heat to your wig. With your newly warmed palms, press and smooth down your wig’s strands.
 
This hot hands method not only tames flyaways. It also flattens out any excess volume your wig’s holding onto.
 

This method does work best on synthetic strands, but it can’t hurt to try it on a human hair wig. If that fails, move on to tip #2.
 

Tip #2: Mini Blow Out


If your wig is made from human hair or heat-friendly synthetic, try attacking those flyaways with your trusty hairdryer.
 
Before blowing the strands, adjust your blow dryer to medium heat on the full setting. High heat isn’t necessary.
 
Hold the hairdryer above your head and point the airflow towards your hair in a downward motion. Once your flyaways look calmer, go over the entire wig with the Cool Shot feature to lock in the style.

 



If you don’t have a hairdryer handy, move on to tip #3.
 

Tip #3: Add Some Product

There are so many products on the market that claim to work miracles, but does any of it work? Yes, the right product does! Of course, only use products on your piece that are formulated for wearable hair. 


For synthetic hair, we recommend Shaping Creme by Beautimark. It’s a sculpting creme that adds texture to a synthetic wig, but it also can slick down those flyaways. It can be applied to dry or damp wigs.


We also highly recommend Beautimark’s Style and Hold hairspray. This spray is formulated for synthetic hair and is paraben-free. It’s also great at taming flyaways!


What about human hair? We got that covered too. Argan oil is a quick flyaway fix and we love the Argan Smooth Treatment Mist by Jon Renau. This mighty spray will moisturize and condition your wig as it keeps flyaways at bay.

For a proactive approach, go with the Blown Away Dry Balm by Jon Renau.

This product needs to be used on damp hair, so work it into your regular washing routine. It controls flyaway hairs while protecting your wig from the heat of the dryer.


Do you know any other tricks that we didn’t include on our list? Share your favorite tips in the comments!

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