How to Curl a Wig: Easy, Simple Steps to Achieve a Natural Look

Dec 29 , 2023

How to Curl a Wig: Easy, Simple Steps to Achieve a Natural Look

We get it, wigs are tricky to style and no one wants a wig that looks obviously fake. The good news is that curling a wig isn’t too difficult once you know a few tricks. In this article, we’re going to walk you through the steps to curl your wig in no time with a natural finished look. All you need are a few basic tools, some patience, and our helpful tips. By the time you’re done, nobody will be able to tell the difference between your wig and your real hair!

Understanding Your Wig Type

There are two main wig types that you need to be aware of: synthetic and real hair. Synthetic wigs are made from man-made fibers and have a preset style memory. You’ll need to be careful if styling because excessive heat can damage them. Human hair wigs, on the other hand, are crafted from real hair which provides a natural look and feel. They can be styled like any natural hair, making them versatile, but they are often more expensive.

Benefits of Human Hair Wigs

One of the best things about human hair wigs is that they can be styled just like your natural hair. Whether you’re going for voluminous curls for a night out or loose beachy waves for the weekend, human hair wigs can give you the look you desire without much hassle.

By using heat tools like curling irons or wands, you can customize your human hair wig as desired. Start with a lower heat setting and work your way up, checking the wig fibers frequently. Human hair can handle more heat than synthetic hair, but you still want to be careful not to cause damage.

Prepping Your Wig

Before curling your wig, you’ll want to ensure it’s prepped and ready. First, thoroughly detangle your wig with a wide-tooth comb to remove any knots or tangles. Be gentle as you work through the strands to avoid damaging the hair.

If you have a synthetic wig, fill a sink with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo made specifically for synthetic fibers. Gently submerge and swish the wig around, then rinse until the water runs clear. Blot with a towel to absorb excess moisture. Allow your synthetic wig to air dry completely before styling.

Once detangled and dried, apply a heat protectant suitable for your wig's fiber type. For synthetic wigs, use a spray, serum, or balm made specifically for heat styling synthetic fibers. This creates a barrier between the heat tool and the fibers. For human hair, choose a heat protectant formulated for real hair. Apply it evenly from roots to ends before curling.

Your wig is now prepped and ready for curling! Take your time and be patient with this process—it’s well worth achieving a great end result.

Curling Process

To curl your wig, you’ll need to take it a bit slow. Here are the four steps we recommend following:

  • Sectioning - Start by dividing your wig into multiple sections to make curling more manageable. You’ll want to clip up all but the section you want to curl first and work with sections that are the same width as your curling iron barrel for the easiest results.
  • Curling - Wrap the section around your curling iron, holding the ends to keep them from getting singed. Keep the section taut as you curl, hold for 10-15 seconds, and then release. Lastly, gently unwind the hair from the barrel.
  • Cooling - Allow the curl to set as it cools and don’t disturb the curl for at least 30 seconds so it can take shape. Then repeat the remaining sections until all parts of your wig have been curled.
  • Set the Curls - Once cooled, gently brush through the curls to loosen and arrange them as desired. You can leave the curls loose for voluminous body or pin them up into an updo. Lightly mist your new curls with hairspray to help set the style. Your curled wig is now ready!

Post-Curling Tips, Maintenance, and Care

Once you’ve finished curling your wig, there are a few tips to keep in mind to maintain its style and ensure it lasts as long as possible:

.Avoid washing the wig for at least 2-3 days after curling to allow the curls to set. Washing too soon can cause the curls to loosen and fall flat.
.Gently brush through the curls with a wide-tooth comb to loosen them and give a more natural look. Start from the ends and work upwards to avoid snagging.
.For tighter curls, you may need to re-curl sections after a few wears or washes. Spot-check curls and re-curl as needed.
.When washing, use a mild shampoo and conditioner designed for wigs and hair extensions. Gently blot with a towel to absorb excess moisture.
.Once dry, you can re-style the curls with a curling iron on a low heat setting if needed.
.For storage, place the wig on a mannequin head or wig stand to help the curls retain their shape.

By following these useful tips, your curled wig will continue to look salon-fresh and maintain its style for as long as possible. Be sure to handle it gently and avoid excess heat and washing, while re-curling and restyling sections when needed.

Feminine Attraction’s Diverse Wig Collection

Feminine Attractions offers a diverse selection of high-quality wigs to suit any style or occasion. Whether you want to try a bold new look or need a wig for other reasons, we have you covered.

Our collection includes:

  • Synthetic wigs: For those on a budget, our synthetic wigs provide a natural look without the high cost of human hair. These wigs are pre-styled and ready to wear right out of the package. They hold curls well but may require heat to restyle.
  • Human hair wigs: For the most natural look and styling versatility, choose one of our human hair wigs. Since the hair is 100% real human hair, these wigs can be cut, colored, permed, and styled just like your natural hair.
  • Lace front wigs: If you want an even more natural hairline, consider a lace front wig. These wigs have a sheer lace material at the front that gives the appearance of a natural hairline and part. The lace blends in with your skin tone for a seamless look.
  • Custom wigs: For the perfect fit and style, we also offer custom wigs made to your exact specifications. Our wig experts will work with you to design a wig tailored to your needs.

Whatever your needs or budget, Feminine Attractions has a high-quality wig for you. Our diverse collection offers wigs for every occasion so you can find your perfect style. If you have questions about curling your wig or finding a good match, give us a call today!

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