Easy Ways to Detangle Kinds of Wigs
Oct 19,2023 | Meru
Detangling Wigs and Other Synthetic Hair Pieces
1. Wig Detangler Brush and Other Tools
I am going to start by talking about the tools that I like to use for detangling wigs. There are plenty of detangling sprays on the market, and you are more than welcome to give them a try. I purchased a wig detangler brush set from Amazon, and it works quite well! Ultimately, a good, yet gentle brush will work on your synthetic hair, as well as on your actual head.
If you prefer to purchase no tools, odds are you can use what you already have. I personally like using a mini Wet Brush because it is super gentle at detangling. A fine tooth comb also has its time and place. Next, I will discuss the best time to use each of these options.
2. Detangling Synthetic Wigs
First in my tutorial is detangling synthetic wigs. For this, the metal tooth detangling brush for wigs or mini Wet Brush will work best. I recommend placing your wig on some sort of wig head or mannequin so that it will be held in place while you are brushing. If you have nothing to hold the wig with, you can always lay it on a flat, clean surface.
The key to detangling any hair piece is to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. This is in contrast to how you brush your own head of hair, which you do from top to bottom. Especially when it comes to synthetic hair, you can cause permanent damage to the hair piece when you work on knots and tangles from top to bottom. You can stretch the fibers, snap them, or pull hairs out.
I recommend working in small sections to avoid overwhelming yourself when detangling a wig, especially one that is as long as the pink wig that I am showing. Continue until the entire piece is done. Inevitably, some hairs will come out.
3. Detangling Ponytail Extensions
Second, I want to talk about how to detangle a ponytail extension. As you can see here, a curly number can get unruly in a hurry, even when you follow my ponytail and bun tutorials. I like the wig brush with the looped bristles, or the mini Wet Brush for these.
Again, always start from the bottom and work your way to the top, while going section by section. You can lay your ponytail on a flat surface to get the work done.
Sometimes it is easier for me to attach the ponytail to an object while I do the work. This type with a hair clip can go right on the handle of your dresser drawer, as can other styles.
4. Detangling Bun Hair Pieces, Small Extensions, Etc.
When it comes to smaller pieces, this is when I like to call upon the fine tooth comb. I use it to detangle hair bun pieces, bangs, and mini extensions. A large or full hair extension section might need a brush.
Ultimately, when it comes to detangling a hair extension or bun, I still work from the bottom to the top in small sections. Doing this on a flat counter works the best.
In summary of detangling wigs and all sorts of faux hair pieces, this process should not be an intimidating pain. You can accomplish this at home with a gentle brush or comb. Wig brushes and detangling spray are options that you can purchase, if you so choose. Always work from bottom to top, and store your pieces in hairnets and bags, which the manufacturer typically provides to you. Sometimes, additional care might be needed, such as washing your pieces. Always follow the manufacturers given directions! Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.
How do you detangle a wig without ruining it?
Whether you have a human hair or synthetic wig, there are two detangling hair tools that you'll need: A wig comb -This type of comb is specifically-designed to comb out your wig's tangles gently without damaging hair. A wig brush -This type of brush will remove your tangles without getting “caught” in your wig.
What can you use to detangle a wig?
Prepare your conditioner. You are aiming for roughly 3 parts water to 1 part conditioner. Shake the mixture well. You may also choose to use a leave-in conditioner, or a product designed specifically for untangling wigs. These products do not need to be diluted in water.
Why does my wig keeps matting?
Why do wigs seem to tangle more often than my own hair? Tangling can depend a lot on how well the wig is made and whether the cuticles are all going in the right direction or if it's been processed with chemical or colour; if the hair has been laid wrong or it's been heavily treated, then it's more likely to tangle.
How do you soften and detangle synthetic hair? .
To keep your synthetic hair soft, start by submerging it in a tub filled with cool water and shampoo. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, gently swishing it the whole time. Then, remove the hair, rinse the shampoo off using cool water, and submerge it in a tub filled with cool water and conditioner or fabric softener