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Heat styling a synthetic wig

Lush wigs have a good variety of different styles to offer. However, achieving a different look or adding some extra definition for a special occasion, often involves heat styling, which can be intimidating for wig owners. Lets guide you through the process of heat styling a wig like a pro while prioritising its health and longevity.

Heat styling and synthetic Wigs

Heat-friendly synthetic wigs are made with special fibers that can withstand low to medium heat, providing flexibility in styling without causing damage.

Invest in Quality Heat Styling Tools

Investing in quality heat styling tools is crucial to achieving the best results while minimising potential damage. Opt for ceramic or tourmaline-coated heating tools that distribute heat evenly and reduce the risk of hot spots that could harm the wig fibers. Adjustable temperature settings are also essential, allowing you to customize the heat up to 140c and never above this setting.

Always Use Heat Protection

Before applying any heat to your wig, always use a heat protectant product specifically designed for wigs. These products form a protective barrier, shielding the wig fibers from direct contact with the heat. Be sure to apply the heat protectant evenly and sparingly to avoid any unwanted buildup.

Test Heat on a Small Section

Before fully heat styling your wig, conduct a patch test on a small, inconspicuous section to determine the wig’s reaction to heat. Set your hot tool to the lowest temperature and gently apply it to the chosen section.

Use Low to Medium Heat Settings

To ensure the longevity of your wig, always use a heat setting of 140°C (284°F) or under on your styling tools. High temperatures can lead to irreversible damage, causing the fibers to lose their luster and bounce. Be patient and work in small sections, as it may take longer to style your wig, but it’s worth preserving its quality.

Embrace the Right Styling Techniques

Whether you’re curling, straightening, or creating waves, adopt the right styling techniques for the best results. When curling, use a larger barrel to achieve loose, natural-looking curls. For straightening, glide the flat iron gently through the wig, avoiding tugging or pulling on the fibers.

Allow Sufficient Cooling Time

After heat styling, allow your wig sufficient time to cool down before handling it further. This cooling period helps the hairstyle set and reduces the risk of disrupting the curls or waves prematurely. Just use some bobbie pins to hold in place, and once cooled: remove.

Heat styling a wig doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Armed with the right knowledge and tools, you can create stunning hairstyles while maintaining the health and integrity of your wig. Remember Lush wigs are heat friendly premium synthetic hair. With patience and practice, you’ll become a master at heat styling, transforming your wig into a canvas for endless styling possibilities!

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