Blow Dry Wig vs. Air Dry Wig

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Although it is always better to air dry your cancer wig, using the right methods to blow dry wig hair can help you preserve the strands when you need to style it quickly. First, make sure that you are blow drying a natural hair wig. This is because synthetic wigs cannot be exposed to any kind of heat. The plastic strands on synthetic wigs will melt if the heat from the blow dryer gets too high.

Use The Lowest Setting

For a proper blow dry wig stylists recommend setting your hair dryer to the lowest setting. This helps to avoid drying out the natural strands on your wig. It is also important to use a low temperature so that you do not burn the strands.

Keep The Blow Dryer Moving

It might be tempting to try to blast a really wet area on your real hair wig. Make sure to try to absorb excess moisture with a towel before attempting to blow dry wig.  Holding the blow dryer for too long increases the amount of heat that the natural hair is exposed to while styling. Instead, move the blow dryer slowly along the strands while keeping it several inches away so that the air does not hit the strands with too much force. After blow drying use a little bit of Argan oil to smooth down the hair and remove any static. Once dry it is safe to use your styling tools on a very low heat.

Consider Your Style Preference

Blow drying roughs up the shaft of natural hair strands which increases the volume. If you do not want volume, then it is better to let your wig air dry so that gravity naturally pulls the strands downward.

Blow drying your wig is a personal choice, but we do recommend air drying it whenever possible to prevent potential damage. For more ideas on how to keep your gorgeous wig fresh, contact us at Chrysalis Custom Hair today