Heat styling a synthetic wig
Wigs are a blessing when it comes to no fuss hair, with a style that’s set to perfection. However that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with different looks. Sometimes, you just love the colour but wish you could have some big, bouncy curls or waves instead of the sleek look it came with.
The good news is, all Lush Wigs are heat resistant, meaning they can be styled with a heat tool safely up to 140°C (284°F). This is a low setting on most hair tools, and if the hair tool you have doesn’t have adjustable temperature we don’t recommend you use it to style synthetic hair.
How to prepare synthetic hair for heat styling
The synthetic fibers in our wigs, need to be protected. To prolong the life and condition of the fibers. We recommend a leave in conditioner and heat protection spray for synthetic hair. These are sprayed and combed through the hair before applying heat.
NOTE:- Be careful to not apply these products and heat directly to the roots of the wig, as these factors can cause the synthetic hair to loosen away from the construction cap. As with your own scalp treat this area with care.
Note:- Many are available for human and synthetic hair, meaning you don’t have to double up on products for each. And some leave in conditioners act as a heat protector, so always check the label.
If you’re using a polystyrene or canvas wig head to style your wig, its handy to use a couple of dressmakers pins, insert two at the front, but be careful with lace front wigs as we don’t want to damage the lace, so apply pins further back. And a couple at the nape of the neck. To keep the wig in place as you style it.
Curling irons, wave wands and tongs.
If you’re creating curls, once you have wrapped the hair around the tool and released it. Pin it into a curl using a bobby pin or clip until the hair cools completely.
If you want looser curls, just hold the curl in your hand as it cools for a softer wave.
Fancy straight hair for a change. Our curly and wavy wigs have been transformed into sleek looks, with the use of a straightening iron. Just run the iron throughout the hair to smooth and create a sleek finish.
When using a hairdryer it must be on the lowest setting for heat. Ideally with an air concentrator fixed to the nozzle for better control. You can pin curl, braid or do the classic blow out, for sleek styles. Apply heat with the hairdryer to set the style, and allow to cool.
A hand held steamer can be used to set styles for synthetic hair. And are excellent for reviving and conditioning a wig.
Pin curls, metal rollers, pin waves, or combing a wig straight while applying steam, and then leaving to cool overnight, will set any style.
NOTE:- Metal combs, brushes and rollers are used as they are smoother for synthetic hair.
NOTE:- When using heated hair tools NEVER EXCEED 140.C / 284.F
Please take a look at our instagram page and enter the name of your wig along with @lushwigs to see what others have done with the styles for further inspiration.
Please note that this is always done at the customer’s own risk.
Returns cannot be accepted should any damage occur due to customer styling.