3 Tips to Tame Fly Away Hairs AKA Return Hairs

Have you ever gotten a wig that has fly away hairs that you just can’t seem to tame? A few fly aways aren’t too bad but they can be annoying if they are excessive. The good news is that they are relatively easy to tame with the right products and techniques. In this post I will be discussing why some wigs have “fly aways” and tips for you to manage them.


Just to set the record straight, all lace wigs have fly away aka return hairs. Return hairs are the short hairs that are left on one side of the knot when the hair is hand knotted to the wig base. Return hairs are more noticeable on straight textured wigs. They tend to blend in on curly textures. Wigs with a higher density have more noticeable return hairs simply because the more hair the more return hairs. If you have excessive return hairs on your lace wig read on to find out how you can tame them.


Tip #1 Mousse                                                                                                                                    

Mousse is a good old-fashioned way to lay down fly away hairs. All you have to do is place a generous amount of mousse on the area that you want to tame, comb it through and tie it down with a scarf for at least 30 minutes. My favorite mousse for this is the Bronner Brothers Foam Moisturizing Wrap Lotion. It is alcohol free and does a great job of laying the return hairs. It can be purchased at Wal-Mart or any beauty supply store for about $4.00.


Tip #2 The Wax Stick

If you are short on time or don’t have the patience to tie your hair down after using mousse, then I suggest the wax stick. My favorite one is the Kera Care Wax Stick. I use this one to finish off any style. Not only does it tame fly aways, but it gives your hair a polished and flawless look. This one is not cheap though. It runs about $22 but it lasts forever! Well almost, my last one lasted for 5 years before I had to buy a new one. A little of this goes a long way.


Tip #3 Cut them

Our last tip is to simply cut them. If the fly aways on your wig are to excessive or hard to manage, cutting them won’t hurt at all. You can use regular scissors but I prefer a razor. I hardly ever have to resort to this but it can be done fairly easily. Be careful not to cut the lace. Lace wigs are very delicate.


Fly away hairs may not seem like a big deal to most, but we know they can be problematic when styling your hair. The tips that I just shared are tried and true and I use them all depending on the circumstances. I hope that this post gave you some clarity on how to get the most out of your lace wigs and enhance your styling. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email at info@nicolenoire.com.


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