Can you curl a straight human hair wig?

Women both like straight hair wigs and wavy hair wigs. As the first human hair wig, people always will choose straight hair wig. Straight hair is easy to maintain, and it is also a classic hairstyle. But wearing a same hairstyle for a long time is a kind of boring.

Buying a new wavy hair wig may seem a bit wasteful. Most people will choose to curl hair wigs by themselves at home.

Can you curl a straight human hair wig? How to curl a human hair wig? What kind of hair textures can be curled, please kindly read on. Below recommended curling methods apply only to human hair wigs, not synthetic hair wigs.

  1. How to curl a straight human hair wig?

The methods of curling hair can be broadly divided into two ways: use some tools without heat, use heat-styling tools.

1.1 curl human hair wigs without heat

1) hair rollers

It is a practical and economical way to curl hair wigs. People can wind the hair on hair rollers to give the desired amount of curls.Different sizes of hair rollers can make different curls.

For example, smaller hair rollers can make tighter, smaller hair curls. On the contrary, bigger hair rollers can make looser, bigger hair curls.

2) braid orplait the hair

A: Before curl the hair wig, get it wet or wash it first.

B: Then use a wide tooth comb to remove tangles slowly and gently. Don’t dry completely.

C: Next, start to braid the hair.

D: After plaiting, put the hair wig on a wig stand and dry it overnight.

E: The next morning comb out the braids, and get the beautiful curls.

3) use chopsticks

This is a novel method that I found it from a South Korean TV variety show. A hairstylist rolled the hair onto some chopsticks, and use a hair dryer to blow them for about 10-15 minutes. After taking the chopsticks down from the hair, people can get ideal curls.

4) use silk stocking

A: Prepared a silk stocking, a hair dryer.

B: Same as braiding hair, wet the hair wig first, keep it medium dry.

C: Take a silk stocking over the hair wig, put all the hairs into two legs of the silk stocking.

D: Turn these silk stocking legs into a ball, and tighten them.

E: Use a hairdryer to blow for 5 minutes.

F: The final step is to take off the silk stocking.

1.2 curl human hair wigs by hair curlers

1) Set the hair curlers on a lower heat setting. A hair wig is not heat resistant. Excessive temperatures can damage the hair wig.

2) Preheat the hair curlers for a few minutes.

3) When the curler is heating, start to wrap the hair weave, curl the hair extensions of a wig.

4) Curl the hair to the iron for a while until it creates a curl. Curl each section one by one in this way.

  1. Curling a straight human virgin hair wig to get different hair textures

It is possible to curl a straight hair wig to a wavy hair wig with different hair textures.

2.1 body wave hair

The curls of body wave hair are bigger, looser than other wavy hairs. This is a hair texture that is the most similar to virgin human natural hair. People who want to have a wavy and natural wig look can consider to curl the wig to a body wave wig.

2.2 deep wave hair & loose deep wave hair

Deep wave hair and loose deep wave hair both are ladder-shaped, ups and downs in the same direction. They are more regularly than other irregular hair textures. The main difference between these two hairstyles is that the curls of loose deep wave hair wigs are looser than deep wave hair wigs.

2.3 loose wave hair

Loose wave hair is characterized by the feature of the “S” shape. This special “S” shape make it looks individual and attractive.

2.4 curly hair

Curly hair is welcomed by most customers, especially by African American women. From the appearance, curly hair has smaller, tighter, and irregular curls that can make the curly human hair wig appear fluffy and soft.

2.5 water wave hair

The name of water wave hair is from its look. Because water wave hair is full of ups and downs, like water ripples. On the one hand, this hair texture gives hair volume. On the other hand, it also offers hair movement to the original wig.


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