HUMAN HAIR & HUMAN HAIR BLEND WIG HEAT STYLING
You can heat style human hair, but take care - the more heat you apply to the hair, the more you damage it. Heat damages the protein in the hair, making it dry and brittle. If you heat style the hair often, use a strong conditioning treatment to keep it moisturised.
WAVY / CURLY HUMAN HAIR & BLEND WIGS & BRAZILIANS HEAT STYLING
We don't recommend using curling tongs or straightening irons on wavy / curly human hair wigs, Peruvians or Brazilian weaves. This is because a chemical treatment has been applied to the hair to set in the wave / curl. If you apply heat to straighten it, you could damage the hair. If you want straight hair, rather buy a straight wig / weave that is safe to heat style.
HI TEMP WIGS HEAT STYLING
You can use straightening irons and curling tongs on hi-temp wigs, but ensure that the temperature of the tong / iron isn’t too high. Check the packaging for the temperature that the fibre can withstand. Heating with high temperatures or too frequently will shorten the lifespan of the wig and may damage the fibres.
SYNTHETIC WIGS HEAT STYLING
Synthetic wigs shouldn't be exposed to heat, which will permanently damage and singe the hair fibres. This means that heated styling tools like curling irons, flat irons or hot rollers should be avoided. Remember to be cautious when cooking and to keep your head away from hot ovens, stoves or barbecue grills.
HI TEMP / SYNTHETIC WIG STYLING
- Your hi-temp / synthetic wig can be styled using a wig brush, a wig comb, or your fingertips. Avoid using a brush designed for human hair - these brushes can create excessive tension and over-stretching that may damage the hair.
- The best styling tool is also the most inexpensive: a spray bottle of clean, cool water. Lightly spritz your wig with water to remove static and return your wig to its original look. For style variations, liquid wig mousse is also a great tool.
- For curly or wavy styles, just mousse, hand scrunch, and pick the style. Your wig was designed with a basic style but the variations you can achieve through styling are unlimited.
- Height can be achieved by gently lifting the wig with a wig comb. If you want added fullness, tease or back-comb and then smooth the surface hair.
- Your wig can be returned to its basic style by washing it and allowing it to air dry into curls.
- On straight styles, mousse and brush lightly.
- Use only hair products that are specifically designed for synthetic wigs. Don't use regular human hair shampoo, conditioner, hair spray or gels on your wig as they will cause build up on the wig, shortening its lifespan and dulling the hair fibres.
- To completely restyle, we recommend taking your wig to a professional stylist.
WEAVE / EXTENSION STYLING
- Use your fingers to comb through your hair twice a day (don’t use small-toothed combs and brushes as they can pull and damage the hair weave). Gently shaking the hair will help to loosen curls and get rid of tangles.
- For a synthetic hair weave, you can’t use any heated styling appliances as they will destroy the hair.
- For human hair, your weave can be styled just like your own hair. This includes using hot irons, blow dryers, etc. Avoid applying direct heat to the bonded area.
- You can also use hair products on human hair, as long as you wash them out frequently as too many products can cause human hair to tangle. You can also visit a professional stylist to have the hair styled to suit you.
- Visit your stylist every 6 to 8 weeks. Removing the hair weave will be necessary, as they tend to get old and dry. If you have braided hair weaves and the stylist can see that your hair and the extensions are healthy, you may be able to leave them in.