Steaming Synthetics

Lace Fronts Australia Blog - Steaming Synthetics
Lace Fronts Australia Blog - Steaming Synthetics

Synthetic wigs are a fantastic option for those looking for versatile and affordable hair solutions. However, maintaining their fresh, out-of-the-box look can be challenging, especially when they become matted or tangled. Fear not! With a few simple steps and the right tools, you can rejuvenate your synthetic wig and keep it looking fabulous. Today, we’ll guide you through the process of steaming your synthetic wig, a method that can bring your wig back to life with minimal effort. Prefer to watch? Click [here].

Step 1: Lightly Brush Your Wig

Before you begin steaming, prepare your wig by gently brushing it. Focus on the matted and tangled areas to remove any knots. Using a wig brush or a wide-tooth comb, start from the ends and work your way up to the roots. This will help you avoid pulling on the hair and causing unnecessary damage. Be patient and gentle, especially with heavily tangled sections.

Step 2: Prepare Your Steamer

For this process, we recommend using a clothing steamer. We love this garment steamer from Kmart for its effectiveness and affordability. If you don’t already have one, it’s a worthy investment for both your wig and clothing care. Fill the steamer with water and let it heat up according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 3: Refresh Curls and Waves

If your synthetic wig has waves or curls, you can use the steaming process to refresh them. Before steaming, take small sections of the hair and twirl them around your finger. This will help to redefine the curls and give them a more natural appearance once steamed. Twirling is especially useful for wigs that have lost their shape over time.

Step 4: Start Steaming

Once your steamer is ready, you can begin the steaming process. Keep the steamer about 1 centimeter away from the hair to avoid direct contact. Slowly pass the steamer over the sections of hair, allowing the steam to penetrate and relax the fibers.

Step 5: Continue Steaming and Brushing

As you steam each section, lightly brush through the hair to help detangle and smooth it. The combination of steam and gentle brushing works wonders in removing tangles and restoring the wig’s natural movement. Move systematically through the wig, ensuring that you steam and brush all areas, especially the ends which are prone to frizzing and matting.

Step 6: Apply Leave-In Conditioner

Once you’ve finished steaming and brushing, it’s time for the final touch: a spritz of your favorite leave-in conditioner. This step adds a layer of softness and helps to keep the fibers hydrated. Additionally, a good leave-in conditioner will leave your wig smelling fresh and pleasant. Hold the conditioner about 6-8 inches away from the wig and mist it lightly. Avoid over-saturating the hair to prevent buildup.

Final Tips

  • Regular Maintenance: To keep your synthetic wig in top condition, consider incorporating steaming into your regular wig care routine. This will help maintain its texture and appearance.
  • Proper Storage: Store your wig on a wig stand or mannequin head when not in use. This will help preserve its shape and prevent tangling.
  • Avoid Heat: While steaming is safe for synthetic wigs, avoid using other heat tools like curling irons or straighteners, as they can damage the fibers.

By following these steps, you can easily restore the beauty and longevity of your synthetic wig. Steaming is an effective and gentle method to keep your wig looking as good as new, ensuring you feel confident and stylish every time you wear it.