Guide for Brushing Synthetic & Human Hair Wigs

Brushes for Wigs

Wigs consisting of synthetic hair or natural hair can allow you to change your style drastically whenever you want. Have red, voluminous curls one day and blonde, straight locks another. If you have certain health conditions that cause hair loss, a wig can boost your confidence. No matter why you have a wig, you must care for it properly and use specific brushes for it. We'd like to explain why and which ones work the best.


Does What Brush You Use for Your Wigs Matter?

The brush you use to detangle your wig definitely matters. Regular brushes draw the hair on a wig more than brushes specifically designed for wigs. For that reason, using a regular brush can pull out more strands than necessary. A brush specifically for wigs removes knots gently without damaging the fibers. These brushes allow you to maintain the wig's texture and look.

We recommend using either a wide-toothed comb or a brush with looped nylon bristles on human hair wigs and synthetic ones. We advise that people use these on hair extensions as well. Wire styling brushes are another option. They have steel balls at the end of the bristles that allow the bristles to glide smoothly without tugging or pulling the hair. 

Additionally, we offer antistatic paddle brushes with thin, flexible bristles that swiftly move through wig hair while removing knots. 


Why Should You Brush Your Wig?

When people ask us if they should brush their wigs, we're quick to note the aesthetic benefits. Ultimately, your wig will look better when you brush it regularly and care for it properly.

We suggest brushing wigs frequently to tackle knots when they're small and easy to remove. 

A high quality wig should be cared for as they are an investment. Brushing a wig routinely and correctly can extend its life span and ensure you get the most out of your wig.


How Do You Brush a Wig to Keep It Looking Its Best?

Beside using the right brush, we recommend all wig owners follow a few simple rules when brushing a wig. Our biggest tip for brushing a wig is to take your time and be gentle. Real human hair wigs are more delicate than your natural hair, so patience is a virtue in regard to them. 

Never brush a synthetic or human hair wig when it's wet because doing so can damage the fibers or loosen the connections at the base. Essentially, a wig is most vulnerable when it's wet. 

Place the wig on a stand before you brush it to retain its shape. Then, brush it with a downward motion, beginning at the bottom of the wig. Brush the bottom section before moving up, dealing with 1 to 1.5-inch sections at a time. By doing so, you decrease stress on any knots and reduce breakage.

Only use your fingers, never a comb or brush, to separate curls.


If you have any questions about the best type of brush to use for your wig, please contact H&H Boutique for any of your wig related questions here