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How to Style a Wig

6 Wig Styling Tips to Achieve the Perfect Look

There's no shortage of ways to style your new wig. Because today's synthetic wigs have built-in memory, a few basic styling techniques are all you need to "remind" your wig of its proper look. By learning these wig styling tips, you can achieve a natural look and feel that you'll love to wear day in and day out.

  1. Style your wig when it's completely dry.

    The weight of water can stretch the wig fibers, making it impossible to style consistently.
  2. Use a chin strap to secure the wig on your head.

    This gives you the freedom to use both hands and see both the wig frame and your face as you style.
  3. Take advantage of wig styling tools, such as a blockhead.

    With this accessory, you can easily see all sides of the wig. This is especially helpful if you have difficulty reaching up or back to comb your wig.
  4. Brush your wig to wake up the fibers.

    Styling begins with proper brushing.
  5. Brush according to style.

    Use short lifting strokes with a wig brush on styles with tight curls, waves, or soft curls. For wigs that are smooth and straight, use the wig brush in long, even strokes. For longer wigs that have ringlet curls, use a pic comb or your fingers in lifting movements. For more height on any style, first brush in the opposite direction of the style and then smooth the fibers into the desired shape.
  6. Keep your style in place with wig spray

    Read below to learn about the two methods of applying wig spray.

Using Wig Spray: Two Methods


When your style is where you like it, you may want to use a liquid wig styling product, such as wig spray. There are two methods of spraying today's wigs: traditional and new.

  1. The Traditional Wig Spraying Method

    1. Lightly mist the entire wig
    2. Start at the back and spray forward, keeeping the can 12 inches away from your head. Maintaining this distance prevents the wig from becoming overly wet.
    3. Switch hands halfway through to help you remain at the proper distance.

  2. The New Wig Spraying Method

    1. Hold the can about six inches away from your head
    2. Now separate the wig fibers with you fingers and direct the spray at the roots.
    3. This holds the base of the style firm while the ends remain soft and loose.

    With either method, don't brush or touch your wig when it's wet from spray. It will ruin the preset style.

    Some days your wig may only need to be slightly touched up. With a pic comb or brush, give height to flattened areas or reposition your curl. Lightly spritz wig conditioner on dry spots or all over your wig to revitalize the style.

    If you like wig spray, use it after the conditioner has dried and only on the areas that you touched up. If you allow a lot of spray to build up, your wig will need to be washed too often. In just a couple of minutes, your style is set.