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Updated: Jan 21, 2023

Have you ever wondered if there were good tips to follow in order to reduce or eliminate the matted, frizzy hair in the nape area?

Yes, it seems like a simple fix, but this question is asked over and over again by many wearers of wigs and hair extensions.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 tips that will help you fight the frizz and make your style last much longer…

1.  Remove the Wig Combs

Remove the Attached Wig Comb, wig combs attached under wigs and hair extensions

Many wigs are offered with wig combs in the nape area.  They are added for security, however, much of the hair in the nape area gets caught in the combs.

Modify your wig by removing the combs and using a wig gripper or adjustable wig hooks to keep your wig in place.

2.  Use a Styling Tool Specifically Designed for Wigs and Extensions

Use a Styling Tool Designed for Wigs and Hair Extensions

A plastic or rubber comb will collect negative charges on its surface and produce static in the hair.   Use a styling comb or brush that is specifically designed for wigs.

If a plastic comb or brush is used, lightly spray the tool with an antistatic agent such as Static Guard® before styling to create a barrier to repel the static.

3. Finger Comb and Detangle Your Hair Periodically Throughout The Day

Finger Comb Hair Throughout the Day

Long hair tends to bunch up around the nape area when wearing necklaces and large collars.

Finger comb and detangle your hair periodically throughout the day to reduce hair collecting in the affected area.

4.  Lightly Mist Your Hair with a Solution Made of Cold Water and Fabric Softener

Lightly Mist Hair with a Mix of Fabric Softener and Water

Synthetic wigs tend to lose style and shape when the fibers develop static electricity or cling.

Fabric softener contains ingredients that have a positive charge that will create a balance between the ions. Synthetic hair doesn’t have real moisture like human hair, so it tends to be very dry.  Fabric softener acts as a great conditioning agent.

• Use 2 parts fabric softener with two parts cold water. 

• Add the water and softener into a spray bottle and mix well. 

• Spritz your wig with the mixture and allow to air dry completely before styling.

5.  Avoid Excessive Exposure to Heat

NoExcessive Heat Such as Grills, Sun, Stoves and Ovens

Avoid subjecting your wig to excessive amounts of heat.  Use extreme caution when around hot ovens, stoves and grills.

The fibers of synthetic wigs will be permanently damaged as the heat will singe the hair.

Also avoid extreme amounts of sun and a heated neck (sweat).

6.  Silky Fabrics are Best

Silky and Smooth Gliding Fabrics are Best

Silky fabric and clothing will allow the hair to glide effortlessly without snags, friction and static.

7.  Avoid Fibrous Fabrics and Material

Avoid Wool, Fleece and Felt if Possible

Certain types of material and fabrics will instantly cause the hair to stick, become matted and tangled.   The fabrics include wool, felt and fleece.  If matting is constantly an issue, be sure to stay away from the above three materials.

8.  Have You Ever Tried a Fabric Sheet?

Add a dryer fabric sheet to eliminate the static cling

Simply rub a fabric sheet up and down the nape area to reduce static cling.  Any fabric / dryer sheet will work, but if your skin is highly sensitive, please use a product that is free from perfumes and dye.

9.  Add Heaviness to the Nape Area by Adding an Extra  Hair Weft

Add extra hair weft to the nape of the neck to give weight and fullness.

Adding an extra weft to the lower section of the nape area will weigh the hair down, thus restricting excessive movement across the back.

10.  The Application of Hair Oil

Flip the hair and lightly add oil to provide slight moisture and reduce dryness.

Flip your hair and “lightly” add oil to your strands*

This is normally not suggested for synthetic fibers, but we’ve found that a light Moroccan oil or pure silicone (such as  Simply Stylin’ Silicone Spray) will  work wonders!! 

11.  Thoroughly Detangle the Hair at the End of the Day

Thoroughly Detangle Your Extensions and Wigs at the End of the Day

Free your hair of all tangles before retiring at the end of the day.

It is suggested that your wig is removed each night. 

However, if you are not able to do so, detangle your hair, pull it up into a high clip or bun and sleep on a satin pillow case.

12.  Good Ole’ Bobby Pins…  They Are Handy as Ever!

Pin Up the Nape Area

This simple little trick will drastically reduce the tangling and matting and extend the life of your hair and extensions.

• Lift the hair in your nape area

• Part out a ½ inch across the bottom section

• Raise the parted section and pin it up into the loose hair

Not only will this stop the matting, but it will create volume and a light bounce to your hairstyle.

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