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Friday, January 20, 2012

How to Curl a Synthetic Wig Using a Curling Iron

So you found the perfect wig, but it is straight and it needs to be curly. Well, you can curl your wig yourself without spending a lot of money or time. This article describes how to curl your synthetic wig using the curling iron method.
For this method of curling a synthetic wig you will need a curling iron that has a low temperature setting and few claw clips. It is a good idea to rest your wig on a mannequin or another sturdy object so it does not move while you work on it. Using pins to keep it in place will solve this problem in most cases. The claw clips can help you section off the hair as you work.
Start by brushing your wig so the hair is straight and the ends are nice and even. Tangles in your wig will cause problems and your curls will not look as intended. While you are making your wig nice and neat you can plug in your curling iron so it has time to heat up. Remember to use the low heat setting because you do not want to melt the wig. This is also a good time to do a test strand because synthetic wigs are made from plastic; too little heat will not set the curl and too much heat will melt the hair fibers.
After you have tested out the heat of your curling iron and brushed all the hair neatly you can start curling your wig. It is a good idea to start from the bottom of the wig and work your way up. Pull the top section of the hair up and clip it to the top of the wig. Separate a 1 inch section of hair and start at the tip like you would when curling regular hair. Roll the hair around the barrel of the curling iron and heat for 30 - 45 seconds.

Gently unroll the section of hair, but do not let it hang down. Keep your hand under the curl as you unroll it so it can maintain the circular shape. Hold the curl in your hand for at least 10 seconds. This will let the synthetic wig hair cool down in the correct shape. After 10 seconds has elapsed you will have a beautiful ringlet.

Continue styling the rest of the wig until all of the hair is curled. The curls will last until the hair is straightened. This method of curling a synthetic wig is easy enough for even a hair styling novice to complete. It allows your wig to look completely new without spending any money.

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