Choosing a wig with heat-friendly fibers allows you to style your hair using the heated tools you’re used to. Heat-friendly wigs can stand up to curling irons, flat irons, and curlers, giving you many more styling options.
That being said, you’ll still want to be careful with the settings on your styling tools. Just like your natural hair, even heat-friendly wigs can be damaged by higher temperatures. Read on to learn more about the features and benefits of heat-friendly wigs.
What are Heat Friendly Wigs Made of?
Heat-friendly wigs are made of lightweight, yet sturdy synthetic fibers that can withstand temperatures of around 240-350 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that heated styling tools (on lower settings) can be used on these wigs.
Keep in mind that although these wigs are heat friendly, they are not completely heat resistant. Styling tools (especially blow-dryers) can easily reach temperatures over 350 degrees, which can cause extensive damage to your wig.
Are All Synthetic Wigs Heat Friendly?
Not all synthetic wigs are created equal! Regular synthetic wigs are made from plastic or acrylic materials that have been heated and shaped during processing to give them their style. Since these wigs are created using careful heating processes, reheating them with styling tools can cause them to melt. In recent years, more heat-friendly fibers have been created that are able to be styled using heat. If you’re looking for a synthetic wig that can be curled or flat-ironed, be sure to look for a “heat friendly” label.
How to Style Heat Friendly Wigs
When natural hair is curled or straightened, it changes shape during the healing process. With synthetic hair, the plastic is heated and then hardens into shape as it cools. As a result, you’ll need to be a bit more careful when heat-styling a synthetic wig.
Be sure to support the synthetic fibers with your hand as they cool to help them maintain the shape you want. You may also choose to pin the hair in place as you style the rest of your wig. Heat-protectant sprays will also help you to avoid damage while using heated styling tools.
Caring for Your Heat Friendly Wig
Proper care is important to keep this type of wig looking their best. Always use products that are specifically formulated for use on wigs. If you can, look for wig care products that are made to support heat-friendly wig styles. If you don’t feel confident in styling your wig yourself, you can always bring your wig into a boutique to take advantage of professional styling services.
Heat Friendly Wig Styles at Wig-A-Do
Heat-friendly wigs are a great way to take advantage of all the benefits of synthetic wigs, while still being able to use heated styling tools. Proper care with the right products and tools will help your heat-friendly wig last longer and maintain its style. Here at Wig-A-Do, our expert team has the knowledge and experience to help you determine the best way to care for your heat-friendly wig. Not sure how to style it or what products you should use? Consult our wig boutique experts for helpful wig care tips and product recommendations. Give us a call at (856) 235-3534 to schedule a personal fitting appointment.