How to Style Heat Friendly Synthetic Wigs

It's important to use the right tools and products when styling and caring for a wig. Professional thermal styling tools, as pictured below, are designed with a specific temperature control dial with variable heat settings for maximum temperature control. Shop all heat friendly thermal styling tools at the wigcompany.com.

Follow these heat friendly wig styling tips to achieve your desired look:

Prepare Your Wig
Make sure your wig is dry. When heat styling your wig, always style it on either a canvas or styrofoam head form, and avoid heat styling while you're wearing it. T-pins and a clamp are recommended for ease and security while styling. A head form is also perfect for holding your wig overnight to help keep the style in place.

Curling

  1. Heat the curling iron/brush to a temperature between 270°- 280° (132.2 -137.7°C). 
  2. Once you have secured your wig to a head form, begin styling by starting at the nape. Use 1/2” to 1-1/2” sections of hair (smaller sections for tighter curls, larger sections for looser curls).
  3. Spray Restore leave-in conditioner and heat protector on each section as you curl.
  4. Wrap the hair around the iron and let the curl slide from the curling iron into the palm of your hand in its curled state.
  5. Secure with a small metal clip or bobby pin until the curl cools and sets (about five minutes).
  6. When curling is complete, comb with a large tooth comb or stainless steel wig brush into your desired style.

Straightening (flat iron)

  1. Heat the curling iron/brush to a temperature between 270°- 280° (132.2 -137.7°C). 
  2. Once you have secured your wig to a head form, begin styling by starting at the nape. Use 1/2” to 1-1/2” sections of hair.
  3. Spray Restore leave-in conditioner and heat protector on each section as you add heat.
  4. Start at the root and slowly glide the flat iron down each section of hair to the ends.

  5. Repeat until desired results are achieved.

  6. Allow the hair to hang naturally and cool completely.

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