Heat resistant synthetic fiber is available in full and partial systems (wigs and toppers) in our Heat Defiant (HD) Collections. This type of fiber can tangle and frizz throughout the day, due to friction against clothing and heat from your body. It is important to check daily to remedy any tangling and frizzing as it starts to happen. Examine the areas where rubbing occurs; the most common areas for tangling and frizzing will be the ends and the nape area.
At the end of every wear, remove your heat resistant wig/topper and place on a block head
Spray 3-5 pumps of HD Smooth Detangler in the nape area and/or the ends. This product is recommended for daily use. It is important to stay away from all hand tied areas of the cap; conditioners, detanglers, and oil based products will loosen the hand tied knots, causing hair loss in the system
ONLY use your Jon Renau Wide Tooth Comb to gently remove any tangles; always comb starting at the bottom and work your way up through the hair length. Any other brushes, combs, or styling tools will cause tension, causing damage and frizzing of the fiber
To smooth heat resistant synthetic fiber, use a professional grade flat iron set at 270°- 280°. Section the fiber in 1-inch sections. Spray 2-3 pumps of Heat Threat Thermal Spray to protect the fiber from heat. Move slowly down each section; follow your flat iron with your Jon Renau Wide Tooth Comb to help smooth the fiber. Allow the fiber to cool completely.
Heat must to be applied to this fiber to keep it smooth. Frizzing will occur due to friction. While heat can be used to style this fiber, it is also a major part of care and maintenance for it. Checking the wig/ topper after EVERY wear and applying heat to smooth out the ends will ensure its longevity.
For more information on how to properly care for your HD products, please review our “How To” Video here.