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Tips on How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft

Tips on How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Wed May 26 2021

No doubt wigs have made the life of a woman three times easier by adding this piece of beauty to her personality. But still, there comes a problem: how to make synthetic hair soft? Don’t worry my dear girls, Michair always has a solution for your hair problems. I will guide you on how to soften synthetic hair , and how to keep them silky, and smooth longer:

What Causes Synthetic Hair Dry?

In order to know how to make synthetic hair soft, you have to know the feature of synthetic hair at first. Synthetic hair is made from plastic fibers. Unlike real human hair, synthetic hair can not absorb any substances and water. As a result, synthetic hair extensions are dry. However,  to get natural-looking extensions, people try to get rid of frizziness and static hair.

What Causes Synthetic Hair Dry?

Some factors that cause your synthetic hair to become frizzy are:

- Excessive application of heat: When styling synthetic hair, many people use hot tools like flat irons or curling wands to create different looks. While these tools are effective in achieving beautiful hairstyles, they can also cause damage to the synthetic fibers by stripping them of their natural oils. 

- Improper storage and maintenance: Improper storage is one of the reasons why your synthetic hair may become dry. When storing your synthetic wig or extension, it is important to keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources such as radiators or blow-dryers. Sun exposure can cause discoloration while heat can damage the fibers making them brittle and prone to breaking off.

- Touching synthetic too much with your hands: Oils from our skin and hands can transfer onto the fibers of the wig, causing them to lose their natural shine and luster over time. Additionally, constantly running your fingers through synthetic hair can cause tangles which can eventually lead to breakage.

How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft

Despite knowing that synthetic hair extensions are dry, people try to know how to make synthetic hair soft. The softness they want to get exactly is smoothness. Although synthetic hair extensions cannot absorb good substances, people try out to create smoothness on the surface of each strand.

How To Make Synthetic Hair Soft

Here are the following steps to soften your synthetic hair wigs:

1. Detangle it using wide-toothed comb

Making synthetic hair soft can be a challenge, but it is not impossible. The first step to making your synthetic hair soft is to detangle it using a wide-toothed comb or a wig comb. Detangling will loosen any knots in the hair and make it easier for you to work with.

2. Clean your synthetic hair properly

The next step on how to make synthetic hair soft is to wash them with cold water. Always remember that hot water damages the texture and makes them rough, so wash them with cold water. Add one cup of fabric softener to make the wig texture sleek and soft. This fabric softener also adds shine to your synthetic hair extension. But check the softener ingredients properly before using them because harsh chemicals are also unsafe for plastic fiber. Use a mild softener and detergent for softening and cleaning it. Sometimes dust particles make the hair texture rough and result in tangled hair fibers. So this love bath should include cold water, a mild softener, and a mild detergent.

3. Dry your synthetic hair extension 

After washing your extension and leaving it for some minutes in a plastic fabric softener and detergent, the next step is to let them dry by using a blow dryer. Unlike human hair, synthetic is more endurable with the heat of the blow dryer. To keep your hair extensions looking better and ready for the next step, you should apply tonic before drying and you just need to dry about 80%.

4. Apply special hair care products for synthetic hair.

Based on the characteristics of synthetic hair extensions, many companies produce special products to take care of them well. Those products have more oils in the ingredient and more softener. Hair sunscreen is very important. Some people claim that their synthetic hair become hue after 2-3 weeks, that happens because synthetic hair is exposed directly to the sunlight.

Things that damage your synthetic hair

There are some routine habits you need to stop to protect the health and texture of your synthetic hair. I am sure my innocent ladies are unaware of those harsh steps. Let me explain to you which have to avoid to make your synthetic hair soft:

Don’t use harsh chemical products on your synthetic hair. You all know that harsh chemicals are dangerous in every way for everything. Whether it is your natural hair or synthetic hair. These chemicals destroy the hair texture and make it extremely rough and dry. So always buy mild products for your synthetic hair.

Always apply a conditioner after washing your extension. Because conditioners add a smooth layer to the hair strands that make them look soft, silky, and shiny.

Avoid regular and aggressive washing of hair. Because too much washing destroys the hair texture and results in early damage. Aggressive and regular wash lessens the age of your synthetic hair.

Avoid extreme heat styling products on your synthetic hair extension. Because heat is very dangerous for your hair strand. It strips away all the moisture from your hair and also damages the protective layer of your hair. When you use excessive heat on a regular basis, it will damage the hair cuticle and result in a rough hair texture.

Mechanical abuse of hair is a very serious matter but we take it easy. Mechanical stress or abuse weakens the hair and causes extreme damage to the hair's health. Hairstyles like a tight ponytail, backcombing, etc apply stress on your hair and scalp. This stress is dangerous for your hair health.

Things that damage your synthetic hair

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Now you all know how to make synthetic hair soft. After this article, I hope you know the right way to treat your synthetic hair. Some basic steps I mentioned at the preceding can help you a lot. If you want to update your hair, you can try our real human hair extensions at MIC Hair which is more smooth and they do not need much to take care of. 



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