These are basic methods I have used on my synthetic wigs and these have worked for me. Even though they have worked please practise on a small section at the back of your wig, just to be on the safe side. If you don't feel confident changing your synthetic wig style then leave it alone. Or better yet simply buy a wig with the style you would like to have.


This may seem weird talking to you about combing your wig; however you have to remember that many synthetic wigs have their styles moulded into place. Some synthetic wigs styles can be loose but the moulded styles are a lot more rigid. Now you can loosen the style by simply using a wide or medium tooth comb, and combing through the hair. It's best to start combing from the crown or top of the wig and work your way down slowly. What this will not do is change the hairstyle, all it will do is loosen or separate the style more. For example if the hairstyle of the wig has moulded flicked out hair then by combing these you will separate each flick into smaller flicks, which can give the wig more movement.


Even though brushing your wig is a simple task, some still feel afraid to do so. If your wig has a straight hairstyle then brushing it will not affect it in anyway, at the very least it will get rid of my tangles it may have. If your wig needs some major detangling then use a wide tooth comb and just comb the ends, after you have got all of the tangles out then use the brush and only use on the ends if you don't want to get the softer brush look. If your wig's hairstyle is not straight, don't think that by brushing it, you get straight hair because you won't. Whether your wigs hairstyle is wavy, curly, or other by brushing the hair all you will be doing is making the original hairstyle softer in appearance and sometimes frizzy.


Many ask "How to prevent wigs from tangling?" or "How to stop the hair from clumping together or knotting?" simply run your fingers through the wig's hair. The best time to do this is at the end of the day when you are taking it off for the night. Either run your fingers through it while it's on your head or when you have placed it on your wig stand. This way it will be ready for the next morning, so all you have to do is put on your wig and go. You will also notice that if your wig's hair is long or medium length, the hair may get tangled more often at the back underneath the wig.


This is where the hair will more than likely be rubbing against your shoulders and your clothes. There is nothing you can do to prevent this because it's a natural occurrence unless your wigs style is short. Again simply use your fingers and run them through the hair. However be careful not to tug on the tangle bits when out in public, for unless you have pinned your wig on, you may move it or worse swipe it off your head. To prevent this place one hand on top of your head and apply a little pressure, while using your other hand to detangle the back. If you can wait until you are at home or in privacy then it would be better to wait.