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Can I flat iron a wig?

Whether or not you can flat iron a wig depends on the type of wig you have. At the very beginning, we need to know what material this wig is, and then estimate whether it can be ironed or not. 



First, it depends on whether the wig can withstand high temperatures. If the wig is made of high-temperature resistant materials, it can be curled directly with a curling iron, or curled like hair in a hair salon. Take care to adjust the temperature of the curling iron. This high temperature silk can withstand a temperature of 180-200 degrees. If the material is not resistant to high temperatures, it cannot be curled anymore.

Wigs can generally be divided into the following four types, high-temperature silk can withstand 200 degrees of high temperature, low-temperature silk can withstand 80 degrees, fiber silk can not be hot processing, real human hair material can be secondary permed and dyed. Besides, cosplay wigs generally use high-temperature silk and cabs.

In other words, high-temperature materials can be processed with curling irons or straightening irons. In addition, the wig can only be dried with the medium and low temperature of the hair dryer.

Distinguish the classification of wigs. According to the material, it can be divided into wigs made of real human hair practices, and there are also chemical fiber wigs. In comparison, the quality and workmanship of real human hair are better than chemical fiber wigs, while the price is also more expensive than chemical fiber wigs as a result.

Real hair wigs are not easy to knot frizz, and can also be moderately permed. Wigs made of real human hair, of course, can be permed and dyed. If it is chemical fiber hair, some of it can be permed, such as the so-called high-temperature silk wigs, but perhaps the cost of one wig ironing may be more expensive than the wig itself, so there is actually no need to iron at all.


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Human hair wigs can generally be flat ironed, as they are made of real human hair and can withstand kinds of heat styling tools. However, it's important to use a low to medium heat setting and to use a heat protectant spray to avoid damaging the wig.

On the other hand, synthetic wigs are made of synthetic fibers that can melt or become damaged if exposed to high heat. Therefore, it's generally not recommended to flat iron synthetic wigs. If you do need to remove curls or waves from a synthetic wig, you can use a steaming method or place the wig in hot water for a brief period of time.

It's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's care instructions before applying any heat styling tools to a wig. If you're not sure whether or not your wig can be flat ironed, it's best to consult a wig specialist or professional stylist for guidance. The main thing is to look at the silk and temperature, high temperature silk can generally withstand a temperature of 180 to 200 degrees, hair straightener is no problem.

If it is okay, it is best to adjust the temperature to a little lower, if it cannot be adjusted, it will be clamped for a few seconds each time, and then clamp it when it cools down, adjust it a few more times, try to be careful, be patient, real human hair will burn if you are not careful. It is recommended to pick a strand that is not obvious close to the tip of the hair and try it first, if not, you can also cut it off.

In conclusion, Human hair wigs can be dyed and permed. Chemical fiber wigs can be dyed, and if they are permed, it depends on whether the chemical fiber wigs are high-temperature silk wigs, low-temperature silk wigs, or protein silk wigs.


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PS: The difference and characteristics of high temperature silk and low temperature silk wigs. 

High temperature silk wig: under the condition of controlling the temperature, it is used to make curly hairstyles, which can be pulled and ironed, and it is easy to care for and preserve. Low-temperature silk wig: The feel of protein filament that is not resistant to high temperature and belongs to flammable materials is closer to real human hair, with higher fidelity, and can be used to make various types of wigs.

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