Would you like to add a personal touch to your newly purchased wig, such as curls? Are you interested in learning how to curl a human hair wig? Although you can simply buy a curly wig, creating your own curly hairstyle can be more satisfying. Today's article might help you, as it is about how to curl a wig.

how to curl a wig

Why Use Heat Method To Curl a Wig?

-Compared to non-heat styling methods, using heat styling curls is more time-saving and convenient. Non-heat methods often involve dampening your wig, using bendy rollers, or plaiting your hair, followed by waiting for several hours or even overnight for the curls to set and define, which is not friendly to those with a busy lifestyle.

-Using a curling wand is particularly suitable for beginners because it's relatively simple. You can create curls by wrapping the hair around the wand.

-A flat iron is a versatile tool that can be used not only for creating curls and waves but also for straightening the hair.

-Curls created with a curling wand or flat iron tend to be more long-lasting.

How To Curl a Wig-Beginner Friendly

Now, we officially begin the tutorial on how to curl a human hair wig using the heat method. You can either directly wear the wig on your head and then use the heat tools, or you can work on a wig head. The following tutorial is a comprehensive guide, covering putting on a wig, curling a wig, styling a wig and got that gorgeous curls final look.

Put On Wig

Before putting on the wig, thoroughly comb through it to ensure there are no tangles or knots. Newly purchased wigs usually have minimal tangles, making this step optional. If you're planning to install a wear and go wig, you'll likely find it easy to put on and may even exclaim how effortless it is. However, for lace front wigs, a tutorial and guidance are needed. If you're interested, we have another article guiding you on how to put on a wig.

Melt Down·Hot Comb·Laid Down

Focus on hair along the parting and melt them down to achieve a smooth look. That’s to say using a hot comb to lay down hair along the parting.

Begin Curling

Firstly, heat up the curling wand, keeping the temperature around 80°C is recommended. You can refer to the user manual for temperature settings or consult the wig seller for recommended temperatures. It is advisable to perform a heat test on a small section of hair first to observe the wig's tolerance to the set temperature.

Secondly, take a section of hair and wrap it around the curling wand, starting near the roots and winding towards the tips.

Thirdly, hold the hair around the curling wand for a few seconds, around 10 seconds.

Finally, release the hair from the curling wand.

Repeat these steps, continuing to curl the remaining hair. If you desire large and loose curls, wrap thicker sections of hair around the wand. Conversely, for small and tight curls, take thinner and fewer strands of hair to wrap around the wand.

Note: Be cautious not to touch the hot wand with your hands.

Break Curls Apart

Once you have curled the entire hair, try using your fingers to separate the curls. This can add fluffiness to the curls and give the hairstyle a more voluminous appearance. Of course, if you prefer the original curls without separation, feel free to skip this step.

Hairspray Hold The Curls

The final step is to set the curls, ensuring their longevity and adding a subtle luster. You can use any styling or holding product you typically use for this purpose.


Now that you've completed the creation of the entire curled hairstyle, you have a brand new look, transitioning from straight wig to curly wig. Don't forget to admire yourself in the mirror or indulge in a selfie to appreciate the hairstyle you've crafted.

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