3 Ways to Curl Synthetic Hair
Curling synthetic hair can be a challenge, especially since it isn’t as versatile as natural hair. However, there are ways to achieve beautiful curls without damaging your synthetic locks. In this article, we will discuss three effective methods for curling synthetic hair: the hot water method, rollers, and steam.
1. The Hot Water Method
The hot water method is one of the most common ways to curl synthetic hair. This technique involves dipping synthetic hair in hot water and then allowing it to dry while being held in a curled position.
a. Boil water in a large pot or electric kettle.
b. Place your synthetic hair into large curlers, curling rods, or flexible curling rods.
c. Dip the rolled hair into the hot water for about 30 seconds – 1 minute.
d. Remove the hair carefully and allow it to air-dry, without removing the curlers.
e. Once completely dry, remove the curlers gently and enjoy your beautifully styled curls!
Using rollers is another effective way to achieve curls in synthetic hair. It’s also convenient because you can leave them in overnight for even better results.
a. Divide your dry synthetic hair into sections depending on the desired size of curls.
b. Spray each section with water or styling spray to dampen the hair.
c. Apply rollers to each section, starting near the scalp and wrapping the hair around rollers tightly.
d. Secure the rollers in place with clips or bobby pins.
e. Leave the rollers in overnight or for at least 4-6 hours.
f. Overnight, avoid excessive movement or even sleeping with a satin bonnet to help preserve your style.
g. Carefully remove the rollers and apply light hairspray to preserve the curls.
3. Steam Method
Using steam to curl synthetic hair provides a gentle heat source that can set curls in place without risking damage.
a. Secure your synthetic hair on a wig stand or mannequin head.
b. Divide your dry hair into sections and wrap each section around your desired curling tool, such as curling rods or foam rollers.
c. Use a handheld clothes steamer or regular iron with steam function operated at a safe distance from which steam comes directly in contact with the rolled hair.
d. Allow the hair to dry completely after steaming, without removing the curling tools.
e. Remove the curling tools gently and apply a light hold hairspray to set the curls.
Curling synthetic hair can seem difficult at first, but with some patience and practice, you can achieve great results. Try these three methods to style your synthetic locks: hot water, rollers, and steam. Experiment with them to find the best technique that works for you and enjoy your beautiful curls!