How to style your human hair wig ?

Dea Gbortoe

Posted on October 24 2019

Today, let’s talk about how to style our human hair wig ?

Before style our wig,we need to confirm the origin of the wig. Most wig from Europe,Asia,Peru and Brazil. According to the Softness, Europe > Peru > Asia = Brazil. European hair is the most soft. That’s why it will be easy style. But also weak. Asia hair and Brazil hair likely thicker and straight. But in fact, when we curl the hair by iron, it also can be style

There are one more important thing need to be notice. You need to guarantee your human hair wig is 100% real human hair. Most wigs come with manufacturer instructions on the best ways to texture that specific wig,however if you have lost your styling instruction the tips in this article should guide you in the right direction.

Once you have determined the origin of your human hair wig, you know which style is better suited to the hair, and the best processes in which to do so. For example; Asian hair is much better suited to straighter styles, whilst European hair may hold curls and texture a lot better.

If you don’t plan on using heated styling products, the easiest time to style your wig is when your wig is still wet after washing. Wet hair is a lot easier to style than dry hair, and styles are much more likely to hold once the hair is dry, verses styling already dry hair. If you plan on using heated styling products, ensure the hair is thoroughly dry before using them on the human hair wig.

Once the hair is washed (and/or dried), place it on your wig stand (or your head, although most women find it easier to style their wigs in front of them) and comb through the hair with a detangling combe – avoiding the roots or base of the wig.


To add curls to the hair without using heat, simply separate the hair into workable sections and use rollers to add waves. Ensure the wig is wet and take the roller and a small section of hair and wrap the hair around the roller, starting at the bottom. Use a spray bottle to add water to hair in order to keep it damp, and use products such as setting spray, in order to encourage the style to hold for longer.

Once the rollers have been added to the hair, leave to dry naturally. Take the rollers out just before you are ready to wear the wig and give it a good spritz of hair spray, and a shake before you put it on.

If you plan on using heated curlers to style your hair, it is important to check your human hair wig is heat product friendly and to remember you should not use heated styling products within an inch and a half of the root in order not to cause damage to the wig.

Ensure the hair is completely dry before curling to prevent the hair from becoming singed or frazzled from the heat. Take your curlers and place them on the lowest heat, before working through the hair in sections. If you wish to create a dramatic curl, after curling each section use a roller to hold the curl as you work through the rest of the hair – this will create a much tighter “ringlet” style curl – once the hair is all curled remove the rollers. For a looser curl, simply curl each section and spray with hair spray and for loose waves take a wide tooth comb through the hair after curling.


It is essential to check that your wig is “heat safe” before using any heated styling products such as straighteners or curlers. If you are going to use heated products on your hair it is important to remember not to use them too close to the root – doing so could melt to bonds holding the wig together and ruin your wig.

Instead, start working the hair from the bottom up. Separate the wig into sections and carefully comb the lower part of the hair, before straightening the ends, never reaching more than an inch and a half from the root of the wig with the straighteners.

Once you have completed the process over the whole wig, use a wig friendly serum to hold the style and keep hair looking shiny and healthy.

Robyn Edwards currently writes for Joseph’s Wigs, human and synthetic hair specialists based in Surrey, England. Joseph’s Wigs sell a variety of wigs, hair pieces and headwear for men and women in all walks of life. If you would like to speak to an expert about your hair piece needs, to arrange a consultation.

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