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How To Style Synthetic Wig: Tips and Tricks

June 6, 2024
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Are you tired of your same old look and ready to experiment with your hairstyles? So, let’s see how you can use a wig to change your daily appearance. Wigs make your hair look thicker and give you a sleek look. Yes, original wigs are pretty expensive, so synthetic wigs are affordable. But one thing many of you don’t know is how to style synthetic wigs to make them nicer and to create a more attractive look. 

So, let’s get started and see how we can get a perfect hairstyle:

How to style a synthetic wig?

Synthetic wigs are affordable and easy to maintain. These are just like normal hair after every wash of a wig they will bounce back to their original style so, you can experiment with them as much as you want without any fear.

Tools for styling a wig

It is good to have things mentioned below before you start styling but you can  eliminate one or two items as per your need

  • Comb
  • Wig shampoo
  • Wig conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • Water spray bottle
  • Wig head or stand 
  • Hair setting spray
  • Hair straightener or curler 
  • Hair clips 

Before styling a synthetic wig

Here are some steps that people should follow:

  1. Untangle the wig hair:

The first and foremost step for styling a wig is to comb the wig and untangle the hair. Try to use a wide-tooth comb for combing purposes as it will reduce the breakage of hair.

  1. Wash the wig:

Never use a dirty wig. After combing your wig if you think that your wig needs a wash then use a wig shampoo and wash the wig after that put a layer of wig conditioner on the hair as it will not only clean it but also protect your wig from getting damaged. Normal shampoos or conditioners might damage your wig and you will not be able to reuse it for a long time.

  1. Prepare your wig: 

After washing the wig wait till it gets dry and then place the wig over a mannequin head so that you can easily style the hair it also helps in maintaining the wig’s shape. 

Select the style

  • After washing and untangling your wig hair now it’s time to select the style you want.
  • Curl it, Cut it, or straighten it do whatever makes you happy. 
  • After selecting the style choose your tools, and make sure to use items specially made for synthetic wigs because synthetic hair is very fragile and can get damaged by using regular tools.

Straighten or curl synthetic wigs:

If you are thinking about straightening or curling a synthetic wig then use the following steps:

  1. Make sure your curling iron or hair straightener is at a low temperature around 250°F or 120°C. If you want you can increase the heat according to the heat tolerance of the wig.
  2. Start by taking small strands and curl or straighten before releasing the strand hold the tool for a few seconds don’t hold it for too long otherwise it will burn the hair.
  3. If you want you can also use a heat-resistant spray to protect hair damage.

If you are not comfortable using a curling iron  you can also use other methods to curl wigs like:-

Curling hair with hot water:

1. Use a cream-based moisturizer or olive oil to moisturize your hair

2. Get the perm rods according to the size of the curls you need, then roll the strands of your hair onto the perm rods andcap the end.

3. Dip every perm rod into the warm water for about 15 to 20 seconds and let them dry.

4. Once the hair gets dry gently remove the perm rods and get the perfect curls.

Even After straightening or curling, you can create different hairstyles as well like:

  1. Half up half -down
  2. Braided crown
  3. high ponytail
  4. Headband
  5. Half up bun

These are some of the most trendy and elegant hairstyles which can give you an elegant look.

After completing the style

After completing the look use Hair setting spray. This step is completely optional you can skip it if you want but it can make your hairstyle stay longer. Remember if you have done heat styling don’t touch it until it cools down.

If you want you can also use hair accessories like hairpins, clips, bands, etc.

Caring and Maintenance 

After understanding how to style synthetic wigs, here are some tips to increase the lifespan of your wig:

  1. After wearing the wig always brush it and untangle the hair.
  2. After every 5 to 6 wear wash the wig with wig shampoo after that use wig conditioner and rinse it with cool water.
  3. While using any heating device on a wig make sure that the temperature should be low.
  4. If you are not using your wig then remember to keep it on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape. Don’t place any heavy objects over the wig.
  5. Avoid exposing your wig to the sun for a long time as it can fade the color of the wig.
  6. Don’t sleep while wearing the wig it can tangle the hair and can increase breakage.

Style of wigs

There are different styles of wigs available like:

  • Lace Front Wigs,
  • Monofilament wigs,
  • Glueless wigs,
  • Capeless wig, etc.

You can also use these wigs to get the look of your choice.


Synthetic wigs are an affordable option if you want to experiment with your hair try any hairstyle you like with wigs there are different types of wigs available like capeless wigs or glueless wigs

So choose anyone you like and make them blend with your look. Many of the users don’t know how to style synthetic wigs, you cut or curl synthetic wigs and can create any look with your hair.

So, Do anything you like with proper precautions and have a stunning look every time you step out for a meeting or party.

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