What Types of Moisturizers to Use on Synthetic Hair?

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One of the best things about being a woman is the ability to reinvent, shake things up and keep it fresh simply by changing your style. With synthetic hairpieces, you can don a new hairstyle almost as easily as you change your clothes. Display the sassy by slipping on a pixie-cut hairpiece or add romantic length with extensions. Whether long or short, keep your synthetic hair looking natural and healthy by giving it the gentle loving care it deserves.


Thanks to advances in modern technology, synthetic hair is more realistic looking than ever before. Keep it strong and shiny by using the right conditioner. Avoid using conditioners made for natural hair because they contain damaging or drying chemicals, and cause synthetic hair to look dull. Instead, opt for moisturizers designed for use on synthetic hair. The Hair Extension Guide suggests using alcohol-free, leave-in conditioners. These conditioners are non-drying and leave synthetic hair soft, tangle-free and manageable. If your hair tangles easily, try a daily conditioning spray.


Purchase synthetic hair care products from your hair styling salon or your local beauty supply store. Look for brands you know and trust. Before buying, check to see whether the manufacturer recommends a specific brand. Product quality is fairly consistent among brands, according to Ace Wigs, so choose one that appeals to you. For example, one brand may have a fragrance you love or come in a smaller bottle that suits your style-on-the-go lifestyle.

Gentle Care

Your new hairdo involves an investment consisting of emotional, financial and time factors. Protect your investment and extend the life of your synthetic hair with some gentle care techniques. Use cool water to wash and rinse; hot water may damage the fibers. Don’t wring the hair dry; instead, use a towel and gently blot out the excess moisture. Spray the hair with conditioner and allow it to dry. Avoid using a comb or brush when the hair is wet. If the hair is tangled, loosen the tangles with your fingers. Don’t be over-generous with the conditioner. Too much conditioner may lead to buildup, and cause more serious matting and tangling issues, warns the Hair Extension Guide.


Your new hair may look and feel like human hair, however, it can’t take the same abuse you give the hair you were born with. Use combs and brushes with rubber tips to style. Instruments without tips can snag or break fibers. Never use any appliance that involves heat, such as hot rollers, curling irons and blow dryers. Use styling products that are made for use on synthetic hair. If you turn into a mermaid during the summer, wear a swimming cap to protect your beauty investment from chlorine and saltwater.

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