how to detangle a wig
Tip One – Detangling Spray.
There are many homemade tips and tricks for detangling your favorite human hair wig whispered around the internet, some of which make us cry tears of sadness. From mixing fabric softener and conditioner to using bleach to tease out the tangles, we strongly advise against any of these tips as they will lessen the quality of your wig and make them cry tears of sadness too.
Purchasing a good quality detangling spray designed for wigs is the best way to get a quick fix solution to silky smooth hair.
Place your wig on a styling head and section the wig into manageable sections. Spray evenly across all sections of the hair from around a 20-30cm distance and then comb the hair through. You should notice that the comb will glide through the hair as the spray has done all the hard work for you, however, if you come across a stubborn knot, simply spray a little extra spray on the knot and try again and avoid pulling or tugging too hard on the hair.
You can use the spray intermittently when you think that it requires an extra boost of silky shine and it can be used on wet or dry hair.
Tip Two – Wash your Wig.
If you have a little extra time on your hands, adopting a wash care routine is a great way to keep your wig tangle free.
Fill your basin with lukewarm water and add in a squeeze of wig shampoo into the water, swirling your wig in the solution and rubbing a little extra shampoo through the hair with your fingers. Rinse the wig with cool water, making sure the water is running in the same direction as your hair to avoid any tangling.
Repeat the process with a good-quality wig conditioner and you will notice the tangles loosening. Washing your wig is not only great for detangling but also helps to restore your wig's vitality so it lasts even longer.
Tip Three – Section and Brush.
If your wig is just a little bit tangled but otherwise fighting fit, a simple but careful brushing technique may be all you need. The time-consuming bit here is sectioning your wig into much smaller, manageable sections to relieve tension when brushing.
There are a number of wig combs and brushes available, often with wide-tooth bristles to give an evenly disperse pressure and prevent unnecessary strain on the wig. Before you begin brushing, check for any larger knots and try to detangle them gently with your fingertips as brushing these could strengthen the knot and make them harder to loosen.
Work your way from the bottom layers to the top sections of the wig until you are left with a super-soft, beautifully brushed wig.
If you have any other questions on how to detangle your human hair wigs or require any other wig wisdom, contact our super friendly and knowledgeable team who are here to help you with anything you may need.