I love curly wigs, from tight curls to loose big curls you can definitely make a statement in a curly wig. One question I’ve always wanted to know, is can I brush my curly wigs? After a little research, it seems to be an overall consistence that, You Don’t. Yup, when it comes to curly wigs, the paddle brush is not your friend and may actually ruin your wig for good.
You don’t want to brush a curly wig, instead you want to gently pick the curls with a comb. You can also finger-comb thru the curls, but unless the wig is a wavy unit. Brushing your curly wig could permanently damage and alter the style.
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3 tips for curly wig maintenance:
1. Only use wig sprays for synthetic units, not human hair.
2. Detangle by using your fingers to separate the curls (Do not brush).
3 Always store wig on wig head to allow curls to stay intact.
Simple right? After researching it seems that less is more when it comes to curly wigs.
More curly wig tips:
Always read the label to make sure your wig can take heat “heat friendly”. Adding heat to a non-heat safe unit can melt and burn the fibers. Pay close attention to the heat settings, most “heat friendly” wigs don’t go over 400F.
Washing your curly wig
Yes, you can definitely wash a curly wig. Will it help maintain the style and luster, that depends. Its not recommended to wash your synthetic curly wigs that often, just sparingly as dirt and oil build up. You’ll want to always use cold water when washing your unit.
Always read the label to make sure your wig can take heat “heat friendly”. Adding heat to a non-heat safe unit can melt and burn the fibers. Pay close attention to the heat settings, most “heat friendly” wigs don’t go over 400F. A curling wand (no clamp) is ideal for curling wigs. Check out our favorite curling wand here.
Let us know how you maintain your curly wigs by commenting below: