How to Remove Shine from a Wig

September 28, 2017

Wigs have come a long way since the 1980's but every so often you may come across a synthetic wig that looks shinier than you would like. Naturally if it is a wig that you plan to wear every day and not a costume wig, there are a few things you can do.


The first thing you can do if your wig is too shiny to remove shine from a wig is  to wash it with a good wig shampoo. It should ideally be a shampoo designed for wigs, however any wig shampoo can do the trick. Once the wig has been washed, hang it to dry on wig head to see if the shine has been reduced.

Another thing you can do to remove the shine before washing your wig is to take a powder puff or a cosmetic brush and dip it into cornstarch, or baking soda and apply it all over the wig tapping gently and then shake off the excess and brush the wig through. Some people have used baby powder due to it's fresh scent.

Many of the synthetic wig manufacturers over the years have received countless questions on how to keep wigs from looking shiny and Jon Renau was the first to provide a solution to its valued wig wearing customers. They designed a brush called a wig wand made out of a special material filled with powder that is used to remove shine. You simply tap the wig all over and rub it along the fibres to remove the shine. Many customers like this product also because the powder is allergy-free. This item can be ordered online in our store here: Wig Wand.

We hope you enjoyed these wig tips. If you have any tips or tricks of your own about how to remove the shine off your wigs, we would love to hear about them. Please click below to send us your ideas.

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