Styling Wig With Steam

Do you have fly-aways, stray hairs, or bangs that won't stay out of your face? No worries, We've got you covered! A lot of people may not know that, steaming can be a good way to style your wig without damaging the synthetic fibers. When you steam, you can actually add curl or straighten, and you can change the  structure of your synthetic fibers with a steamer. You can completely change a wig into a very different style by doing this. It’s incredible for renewing and reviving dry damaged fiber and even extend the life of a wig. It’s totally a game changer.

Why you could steam your wig? It can help remove frizz and damage from your synthetic fibers or your HD synthetic fibers whether that be damaged, frizz, really rough ends and a lot of times when the wig is starting to feel crispy or it doesn’t flow the way you want when it was new. A steaming job can really help bring back to that synthetic piece. You’ll be definitely be surprised by the changes steaming can make on your synthetic pieces and wigs. Here's a few tips about how to steam a wig.

Things you need to properly steam your wig:

1. A Steamer (wig steamer or normal garment steamer)

2. A canvas block head. Styrofoam head is not suggested because you are going to apply steam to the wig. If you put steam to the Styrofoam head, it’s going to melt onto your wig.

3. Distilled water. Do not use tap water in your steamer because it’s just going to corrode the steamer with all of the chemicals and the different elements that are in the tap water.

4. “T” hair pins to hold the wig onto the block head.

5. Clips to keep the hair back and hold the pieces of hair in place until it fully cools.

6. A fine-tooth comb to guard the lace from the steam. The fine-tooth com can really help assist with making sure hat those fibers are nice and smooth when you are trying to seem out those frizzy ends. Remember to use carbon combs instead of plastic combs. Carbon combs will be heat resistant and chemical resistant. So when you steaming away on your synthetic fiber, you’ll be guaranteed that the comb will not melt.

How to use a wig steamer?

Put your wig on the canvas block head. Jon Reau wig steamer is strongly recommended because you are doing more than just straightening out the hair, you’ll want the concentrated direction for your airflow. It makes it a lot easier to curl set synthetic hair and gives a lot of versatility with your wigs. It’s a great way to style your heat friendly fiber. the wet heat is distributed more evenly so you don’t get hot spots and it doesn’t melt the hair. Fill your steamer up with some distilled water. This way you can prevent corrosion and gunk in the hair. Jon Reau wig steamer has a very deep reservoir and a nozzle especially designed for wigs styling.

Then plug the steamer in and heat it up. Make sure the part is right and grab some sectioning clips to clip the front hair up. Be careful using steamer around your lace. Heat the hair up with the steam so it maintain its position. Make sure you keep the hair in the position you want until it cools. It doesn’t have to be dry for the style to set. Because it’s synthetic hair, you only need it to be cool to the touch. Keep the hair shape and make sure it cools before you release it. This general rule applies to all synthetic hair, whether heat friendly or regular synthetic. When steaming the wig, you don’t have to be right up on the hair, there’s definitely a distance there.

And if you do accidently hit the lace directly with the steam, make sure you tap them down until they cool so that way you don’t warp those features. Also make sure the steamer is positioned away from the hair when at rest. So the flow of the steam is not going on the hair to make it take weird shapes. That’s how you can get your hair up and away. If this is too harsh of a shape, that’s easy to fix too. Just keep playing with the steam. Don’t be afraid to use your fingers  to manipulate the hair into the shape you desire. Just avoid direct contact with the steamer flow. This can burn your fingers.

Tackle the fly aways in a moment. Use a little caution about where your steam hits when you are dealing with curly and wavy wigs. Because if you don’t watch out, you’re going to end up flattening it out. That’s why Jon Reau wig steamer is great for wavy and curly wigs. You can have more control over the direction of the steam flow. Spray the hair with the steam and use your fingers to manipulate it to where you want it to go. Make sure that you do not hit the monofilament features. That’s real important.

So where you should be aiming your steam? The first thing you need to figure out where the curl or wave begins. You’ve got a safe range (the middle part between the hair close to your scalp and the curls or waves) to steam the hair. Steaming the monofilament will warp it and steaming the curls or waves will straighten the hair. In a word, stay away from the monofilament and your curls and waves. You could use your hands to manipulate the hair into as it cools. 

All of these stuff is relatively easy with the right equipment, which makes it quite easy for wig beginners. With steaming, the hair won’t go straight down in your face like it was before. You can get rid of those fly aways and frizz. It’s not some thing to be scared of. You just need a few little tools, like the steamer and the mannequin head. That’s all that you need to get that front part off of your face. Hope you find this article helpful. 

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