9 Seconds to Remove Shine From Helper Hair [Video]

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Since I posted about how I remove shine from my synthetic wigs and toppers, I’ve gotten a few emails asking exactly how I use the dry shampoo to do this.

I promise, it’s really simple.

If it’s a brand-new piece and it needs some major de-shining, I recommend taking it outside so that you can spray the dry shampoo without worrying about it getting all over the place.

I remember the first time I used a tinted dry shampoo to do this—its got ALL over. There was a thin, brown film all over my countertops, all over the floor, on my bathroom door handle…I could go on and on.

I spent 30 minutes cleaning all of that up, so trust me, head outside if you plan on spraying the entire wig or topper.

If you only need to touch up some excess shine, you’re probably ok to just do it in the bathroom. Just remember, it’s a very fine film and it can quickly take flight.

I definitely have some favorites when it comes to dry shampoo, and I talked about them in my original post. In this demo, I’ll show you one of my favorite cheapie options. I got it online since I do most of my shopping virtually (such a time saver), but you can find Batiste Dry Shampoo at drugstores, too.

Bonus: When used on your bio hair at the root, it helps to give it some volume!

So, yeah, while most people use their backyards to grill, or hang out, I use it as my personal beauty parlor.

Such is life, right?

Leave me a comment and let me know–have you tried this method to remove that pesky shine? What tips and tricks do you have?

16 thoughts on “9 Seconds to Remove Shine From Helper Hair [Video]”

  1. Hi Lauren, Just came across your site. Love it!! Quick question… How often do you have to do this process to a synthetic wig? Thank you!

  2. Thank you! Gosh, mine still has massive shine to the point I feel like there’s a neon light telling the world that I am wearing hair.
    I have a Jon Reneau human hair easipart.

  3. This is probably a really dumb question, but do you then brush the dry shampoo out of the wig? I don’t imagine you walk around with a white residue in your hair piece, but you didn’t show that step, and I don’t want to risk doing it wrong.

  4. This is the one thing that people comment the most on since I started wearing my Ellen Wille Effects this past January, I will definitely try it. Everyone loves the look and I get so many compliments, it has helped me feel “normal” for the first time in 25 yrs. I am so grateful to find others that struggle with this huge issue. Thank you and I will be tuning in on a regular basis

  5. I wash my wigs in the sink with a cap full of Woolite, and then I gently dab with a dryer sheet after the wigs have air-dried. Not only does this take away most of the shine, but it helps to reduce the static.


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