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How To Make Synthetic Hair Less Shiny?

If you want to change your appearance without cutting your own hair, wearing a synthetic lace front wig is good choice. However, the synthetic wig's infamous shine can be a giveaway that it isn't your real hair. To remove shine from your synthetic wigs quickly and easily, you do not have to take the wig to a salon for a specialized treatment.

Here are our several methods on how to make synthetic hair less shiny.

1. Baby powder.
Apply a small amount of baby powder. Baby powder can greatly reduce the shine of your wig( Apply some baby power on the wig and use a wide-tooth comb to spread the powder evenly. Be careful not to apply too much powder causing the color to fade especially with darker wigs. After you have applied the powder, take the wig outside and shake off the excess baby powder.

2. Vinegar and water
Pour 2 cups of apple cider vinegar into a full sink of water. Place the wig into the mixture and make sure it is submerged for about 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, drain the sink and rinse the wig very thoroughly under cold running water. Put it on a wig stand and air-dry the hair to get rid of the smell of vinegar.

3. Shampoo
Another thing you can do is to wash the synthetic hair with dry shampoo, not regular, natural hair shampoo. Dry shampoo is one of the best solutions to making your synthetic hair less shiny. Wash the wig( and then use a blow dryer to air dry it with a cool setting. Some dry shampoos may produce a white powder that can taint darker wigs. So choose a dry shampoo that is meant specifically for darker hair colors or one that doesn’t produce a white substance.

4. Fabric softener
Wash the wig in fabric softener. Fabric softener is also a great solution for removing shine from the wig. Add a few tablespoons of fabric softener into a full sink of water. Allow the synthetic hair to soak in the mixture for 5-10 minutes and finger-comb the hair. Put the wig on a wig stand and let it dry.

5. Tactical Styling
The shine on synthetic hair seems to be more obvious when the wig is straight. Wear the wig but strategically style it can help detract from the synthetic look. Wavy and curly style are much more easier to hide the shine of synthetic hair(

6. Allow it to lose its shine
Wait a few weeks for the synthetic wig to lose its shine. You can use all the methods mentioned above or you can just wait. The shine on synthetic hair will fade away on its own over time. Just wear and wash the wig as normal and you'll find that the wig gradually begin to minimize the unnatural shine.