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How To Make Synthetic Hair Wig Soft Again: Best Ways With Fabric Softener & Without It

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Synthetic Hair Wig Soft Again

Synthetic hair wigs are very useful to have as they are economical but over time you will find your hair becoming dry, frizzy, and rough and you will need to soften them. Synthetic Hair wigs are made of artificial plastic fibers which tend to dry out over a period of usage and need to be softened in this article we will cover How To Make Synthetic Hair Wig Soft Again and tell you what are the best ways to do so with Fabric Softener & without it using a conditioner.

Ways To Make Synthetic Hair Soft Again

The best and cheapest way to make synthetic hair soft again is using a fabric softener with a shampoo the other approach is to buy a dedicated conditioner made for your synthetic wig and use it along with a shampoo to soften the hair both approaches also require you to buy a shampoo made for synthetic hair.

How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft Again With Fabric Softener

Step 1: Shampooing Synthetic Hair

  1. First, make sure that you remove the knots and detangle the hair strands in your wig using a comb with a wide tooth. If the synthetic hair in your wig has curls that are tight use your fingers to detangle it instead of using a comb. If you find trouble in detangling the hair you can always use water or a wig hair detangler.
  2.  Take a container or a tub and mix 1 to 2 cups of shampoo made for synthetic hair with cold or lukewarm water. Mix water and shampoo to make a solution the water should be enough to wash your wig hair completely.
  3. Stretch all the wig hair and then place your wig in the same container so that all synthetic hair is completely submerged and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to soak. The shampoo will help soften the synthetic hair
  4. While the hair is soaking make sure that you swish the hair around by pushing it up and down gently but don’t scrub the hair.
  5. After 5 to 10 minutes take out the hair and rinse the hair under cold water to completely remove the shampoo.

Step 2: Apply Fabric Softener to Synthetic Hair

  1. Dump the water containing the shampoo and fill the tub or container again with cool water.
  2. Take 1/2 cup or 120 ml of fabric softener in the water and make a solution.
  3. Again completely stretch out your wig and place it in the mixture until it is completely submerged and then leave it in the solution for 10 minutes. If the synthetic hair is damaged also then you can try leaving it for 30 minutes to an hour or even overnight.
  4. Make sure that you agitate the hair for 5 minutes or so by pushing it up and down so that all strands of hair get exposed to fabric softener. Be gentle with your hair and don’t scrub the hair.
  5. Remove the hair from the solution after 10 minutes but don’t rinse it and leave any fabric softener left on top of the hair in order for it to dry.

Step 3: Drying

  1. Squeeze out any remaining water from your synthetic hair gently by pressing it between your index finger and thumb taking care that you don’t twist the hair as that may cause damage to the hair.
  2. Gently dry the hair by patting it down with a towel take care not to rub the hair this step is more suited if the wig has long hair.
  3. Place the wig on a Hair stand and allow it to dry it in the air use of blow dryers is not recommended as they may cause damage to your hair.

How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft Again Without Using Fabric Softener

You can make synthetic hair soft again without using fabric softener by replacing fabric softener with conditioner. The use of conditioner instead of fabric softener will also prevent the hair from tangling and make it look soft and shiny however choose a conditioner that should be made especially for synthetic hair. Using a Fabric softener will make the wig soft but will not help with detangling or clumping of synthetic hair.

  1. You can buy and use a dedicated care set inclusive of shampoo, conditioner, and balsam for synthetic hair wigs some good choices are Jon Renau Synthetic Hair Set , Brandywine Non Static Shampoo & Revitalizing Conditioner. The process remains the same as described in the last section and instead of fabric softener, you can replace and make it conditioner in the routine.
  2. You can also try to soften the wig by simply brushing the hairs of your synthetic wig with a comb that has a wide tooth and then rinsing the hairs of your wig with water that is cool and letting the synthetic hair dry in the air without using either shampoo and conditioner this can work temporarily but is not suggested as a long term measure.

Why Does synthetic hair Wig Become Dry & Frizzy?

Synthetic hair wigs go dry due to continuous use including washing rigorously, using heat, sweat, dust buildup, and sleeping with wigs as they are made up of plastic fibers. Over time if you keep on using the wig and also keep on touching the wig it will also dry out. A synthetic hair wig that has been dried doesn’t look natural and needs to be softened with the methods mentioned above to make it soft and shiny again.


What to put on synthetic hair to make it soft

You should put on a fabric softener or a synthetic hair conditioner on a wig with with synthetic hair in order to make it soft.

How long should you soak your wig in fabric softener?

You should soak your wig in fabric softener for 5 to 10 minutes for softening it if you are seeing hair damage you have to keep it soaked for at least 30 minutes and sometimes even overnight.

What are the best fabric softeners for synthetic hair?

Our suggestions for the best fabric softener for synthetic hair are Downy Ultra Laundry Fabric Softener and Suavitel Liquid Fabric Softener

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