I got a great question from one of my faithful readers last night. She graciously allowed me to post her question in here.
“Hi. I have a question about sheitels. Do you wear a synthetic one? I bought one recently and the edges are getting frizzy on the ends, my human hair ones did not do that. Thanks!”
Thanks for writing in. All my sheitals are synthetic!
I know exactly what happened. You used the wrong brush! A regular brush frizzes up a synthetic wig because it’s stretches/snags the fibers. You need to take your wig to a wig salon to see if the frizzies can be repaired. Usually this involves a steam technique of some sort.
Here’s the thing…synthetic sheitals (wigs) are great because they are inexpensive. However, the upkeep is drastically different from a human hair wig. Synthetic (and synthetic/human) wigs need products that are specifically made for synthetic wigs.
If you live in a metropolitan city, run over to the nearest Black (or Dominican) beauty supply store. Trust me on this one. There are tons of inexpensive products for synthetic/human hair wigs in these wonderful stores!
If you live nowhere near a large Black neighborhood, then I suggest these products:
ball-tip wire cushion wig brush, $2
I use this shampoo and recommend it highly:
Isoplus Additions Gentle Shampoo, $4.99 (in my beauty supply I paid $3.30)
Get a wig comb or pik to gently detangle and style your sheital.
Remember synthetic wigs = No blow dryer! Don’t even think about bringing any extreme heat near a synthetic because it will melt and/or frizz up your wig.