Wigs, like our hair, can easily become tangled over time or with the wrong vigor. When your wig is tangled and in a mess, your first instinct may be to comb it hard or cut the knot off, and in doing so you could seriously damage your wig. Therefore, we need to remove tangles and knots correctly, and this article will show you how to detangle a wig in the right ways. After reading, you'll know how to remove knots safely and effectively and bring your wig back to life!
Tools you need to detangle a wig properly
Before you begin to detangle your wig, be sure to have the following items ready: a wide-tooth comb, wig brush, a wig stand or mannequin head, water in a spray bottle, conditioner, detangling spray
How to detangle a wig step by step?
Step 1: Place your wig on a wig stand
Detangling a wig on your head can be tricky and complicated. So, first, place your wig on the wig stand. This will free up your hands for hairbrush and other products you need. Use T-pins to secure the wig in case it falls off the wig stand during the process of detangling it.
Step 2: Divide your wig hair into sections
Divide your wig hair into sections to make it easier to manage. The sections depend on how thick your wig is and how many knots and tangles it has. The wig hair is generally divided into four parts. Part the wig with your fingers from front to back and then from ear to ear.
Step 3: Spray detangling spray on your wig
Spray your wig with a detangling spray that will remove tangles. The spray will smooth the hair so that it can easily slide past each other as you clean up the knots. You can buy it directly from a store or online, or make your own at home. The easiest way is to mix four parts water with one part conditioner in a spray bottle. Shake the mixture thoroughly and spray it into your hair. Spray enough softener to saturate your hair completely.
Step 4: Detangle the worse tangles and knots with your fingers
You may first want to use a comb to clean out the worse tangles and knots, but doing so directly won't work well. Larger knots should be carefully removed by hand. You can feel and remove tangles better with your hands than with a comb. Spray the worst knot with the softener and try to remove it with your fingers.
Step 5: Detangle the wig with a wide tooth comb
Use a wide-toothed comb to comb a section of hair from tips to roots. First, tease out the tips. Use a wide-toothed comb to begin combing the bottom 3-5 inches of the wig. Hold your hair firmly with one hand as you run your other hand through it until the entire bottom of the wig is free of knots. Once the tips are free of knots, move the hair to the middle and then to the roots. Combing from root to tip can cause unnecessary pulling and breaking. Go to the next section and repeat these steps. Stop brushing your hair when the comb is running randomly through your hair. Once most of the tangles are gone, use a wig brush to smooth the hair further.
Step 6. Wash and condition your wig
If you have to use a lot of conditioner or exfoliator, you may need to wash and condition the wig to restore its body and shine. This is especially important for straight wigs. If you skip the cleaning step, your wig will look soft and greasy after styling. For curly wigs, a quick rinse will do the trick.
Note: Never wash tangled wigs, especially badly knotted ones. Doing so will make the knot worse. So, make sure your wig is completely untangled before you wash it.
Follow the above steps correctly to remove tangles and knots!