Hair Tips

How To Make A Wig Less Shiny

If you just bought your wig, you will notice one thing that’s common with them; they often have excessive shine. The synthetic and human wigs are shinier, and you may want to make the wig less shiny. Often the shiny hair will be too shiny that it even looks fake.

If the hair is synthetic, then it’s even shinier than the human hair one. The hair is much better when it looks naturally shiny.

Use the dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is one of the best shampoos you may use. You just need to spritz it all over the hair. The spritz will then dull the wig only to the right amount of shine. There are many types of dry shampoos, and they look more like baby powder.

Well, it’s way better on different types of hair than on others. Remember, though, that the hair will wash out eventually.

This is the most common method used to clear the shine, especially on synthetic hair. You won’t have the problem finding the dry shampoo. They are so many in the market, but you should choose the ones designed for the color of your hair.

Some shampoos, for example, will make dark wigs look white, and you can’t then wear it. If you are going to use the blonde or bright wigs, then the dry shampoo sprays are the perfect solutions.

So, the way you make it work is to spray the dry shampoo just a little bit at a time.

Use the baby powder

If you are a mom, you probably have the baby powder already at home. If you do, then you have quick solutions. So, you can use the baby powder to limit the shine, and it works on both the human hair or the synthetic ones.

Remember, though, that it will work well if you have the lighter blonde colors than if you have the dark ones.

This powder is excellent, but if you don’t have it, then you can use the volumizing powder.

  • So simply put the wig on the mannequin and brush it nicely before you begin the process.
  • Now apply the powder on different parts of the hair then brush it. Take the time and do it through the whole wig.
  • When you know you have applied the powder on all parts of the hair, then you can take it off and shake it out to remove the excess powder.

It’s the best choice for lighter weaves too because if you use it on the darker ones, it will show.

Use the baking soda

I know most people will ask how you can use the baking soda on hair? Yes, you can use the baking soda in place of the powders too to achieve the less shine too. Remember, the baking soda includes salt and sodium bicarbonate.

This product works to clean and remove stains in the house, but it can also help you lessen the shine. Besides, the good news is that this product will not spoil both your human hair and synthetic hair.

  • So here, you will use a shampoo measuring cup, conditioning, towel, and baking soda.
  • To begin brush the hair to make sure it reaches all the parts of the hair wig.
  • Go on to fill the basin with water then add a half cup of baking soda.
  • Continue to stir until the baking soda is fully dissolved.
  • Put the wig then into the basin and let it soak for at least two hours. After this, you should rinse the wig making sure you get rid of all the baking soda solution.

Some people prefer to even wash the hair with shampoo after the baking soda for a thorough clean.

The apple cider

If you don’t have an apple cider vinegar in your house, you are missing out. Aside from cleaning and the nutritional benefits, this product will help you to reduce the shine immediately. This one will help you to make the hair look shinier.

This is, in fact, the best solution you have for the dark weaves though, you could use it with other wig types too.

In your basin, put the lukewarm water then into the water, add a ½ ACV and stir it all.

Go on to put the wig into the concoction, then put it in and let it rest for about 15 minutes. Once the time elapses, you can remove the wig from the basin and squeeze out the excess. Go on to rinse it with clean water to remove the excess concoction.

Now have another basin with lukewarm water then add some shampoo to remove the strong ACV smell.

Now put your wig on the wig stand letting it air dry before you can attach it again.

You could wash away the shine

The other method you can use is to use the fabric softener to get rid of the shine. Nonetheless, use the fabric softeners that have not such harsh chemicals. So many people say that it’s the best choice to use when you need to remove the shine.

So, you should take your basin and put in some water to fill it, then add a few tablespoons of the softener and stir. Next, insert the hair into the mixture then soak it for about 20 minutes. Remove it from the mixture, then rinse it and let it air dry on the wig stand before you attach it again.

Give it time to lose the shine

The other easiest method is just to be patient with the hair since it will soon lose its shine anyway. This gets it to dry naturally also wash it regularly to start losing the shine. If, for example, you are talking about Malaysian hair, it will soon loose its shine.

How you style the hair matters

Sometimes the trick is in styling the hair. If you style the hair differently, then you will make the hair look beautiful and with the natural shine. You can use the waves or the curls to hide the excessive shine.

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