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How To Get Rid Of Flyaways On A Wig

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

Have you been engaged in a war against some malicious flyaways when you are about to head out for the day? Whether human hair wigs or synthetic wigs always have small little hairs that stick out and just won’t stay flat. Are you struggling with how to get rid of flyaways yet? Now before you smooth flyaways, please learn more about what causes these small frizzy hairs to stand up in the air, tips and products you can prevent and get rid of flyaways on a wig.

What Are Flyaways?

Flyaways are the result of damaged, broken hair or baby hairs static caused by electricity, dryness, or frizz. And they’re shorter and finer, and they also have less weight than the rest of your hair. This can make the little flyaway hairs hard to disguise or coax into a hairstyle, creating frizz.


Although flyaways are often mistaken for frizz and vice-versa, flyaways are not frizz. These are two separate things, and though frizz can truly get out of control and make a look go wrong, flyaways are not all bad. For instance, it can add a bit of three-dimensionality to your hair look.

What Causes Flyaways?

In fact, flyaways are not uncommon. There are many causes of flyaways, like many other hair care concerns.


And it’s pretty typical to have some. One of the main culprits is the buildup of products. Failing to clean and moisturize your hair properly can keep it from having a smooth appearance and give your hair a weighed-down feel.

Besides, flyaway hair is often caused by chemical damage, dry strands, split ends, hair breakage, static, and humidity.

How To Tame Flyaways On A Wig

Flyaway hairs can be incredibly annoying and frustrating, after all, they can easily undo the effort you put into styling your hair. Fortunately, there are tips and tricks that can help you tame flyaways.

Tip #1: Use Heat

Heat is a good way to get rid of flyaways, but you shouldn’t use it to tame flyaway synthetic hair unless you’re sure that your wig is heat-resistant.

Even then, it is important to continue to exercise caution. For example, apply some heat protectant to your hair before heating, only use low heat to avoid any damage to your wig, and put your hair dryer or a straightener on a very low setting.


Of course, to get the best result, you can apply some wax stick or some mousse to the hair before using some heat.

Tip #2: Try Hot Hands Method

Besides that, you can rub your hands together to create heat and then carefully press your newly warmed hands down your wig to flatten flyaways and minimize unwanted volume.

But keep in mind that this method works best to tame flyaway synthetic hair rather than human hair. Even though this method does work best on synthetic strands, it can’t hurt to try it on a human hair wig.

Tip #3: Dryer Sheets

Just as dryer sheets can help reduce static electricity in your laundry, they can do the same for your hair. As we noted above, flyaways can be caused by static, so try zapping them down with a few swipes of a clean dryer sheet.


You just need to grab an unscented sheet (unless you like to smell like a freshly washed load) and gently rub it along your strands, you will get the results you want.

Tip #4: Clear Mascara

If you need something to tame flyaway wig hair on the go, we find that clear mascara is portable, affordable, and very easy to use to keep those flyaways flat. More importantly, it is very effective and also works wonderfully for taming baby hairs. That is because spooly or mascara wand is perfect for catching every stray hair.


For best results, all you have to do is wipe off any excess product from the spooly, use it to smooth down your hairs in the direction you’d like them to sit, and then leave it to dry for a minute.

Tip #5: Get A Trim

If you flyaway hairs are caused by breakage, chemical damage, and split ends. In this case, your best bet is to get a regular trim to maintain your style, which can also help to prevent your hairs from sticking out all over the place.. After all, there is no use in keeping unhealthy strands.

If possible, please make an appointment with your hairstylist who can ensure your hair is properly cut and cared for.

Tip #6: Use A Multipurpose Lip Balm

Lip balm functions similarly to lotion when it comes to taming stray hairs, but its pomade-like texture gives it a little bit more grip and oomph.

Keep in mind that use your fingers to apply a small amount only to the areas that need it to avoid making the other strands look greasy.

Tip #7: Hairspray

Nothing is better than spraying a little hairspray on your brush and running it through the flyaways. Don't forget to minimize the amount of hairspray you use as overusing styling products contributes to damaged and dried-out hair.


Another option is to spray the hairspray directly on your hands and run them over the sections that have flyaways.

Tip #8: Body Lotion


When you need a quick solution, it is another one that works. Take a dab of body lotion, but make sure that it is not greasy, and rub it in your hands, finally gently massage it into the flyaway strands.


1.  This trick works best on hair that is thick rather than fine hair. It might so be careful if you try this trick.

2.  To make hair not appear greasy, use a small amount that is no more than a dime, and be sure to rub it around on your hands before you massage it onto your hair.

How To Get Rid Of Flyaways

To minimize the flyaways and make sure your hair will be smooth and sleek all the time, follow the tips above.

1.  Use a frizz-fighting shampoo and conditioner, which can help you flatten your flyaways with the added benefits of providing a gorgeous scent and extra shine.

2.  Get a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair moisturized;

3.  Skip wringing or drying your hair with a regular towel, and dry your hair with a microfiber towel or a simple cotton t-shirt;


4.  Reduce the use of hot tools and give your hair a break. Or, you can look for some heat-free hairstyles;

5.  Change a normal brush for a wide-toothed comb and don't brush hair when it is wet;

6.  Try switching from a cotton pillowcase to a silk one when sleeping at night, which can better maintain moisture, and prevent breakage and frizz.

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