Can I Put the Wig In the Dryer

Have you ever seen such a video on tiktok, people put their washed wigs into a satin bag, and then put the bag in the dryer to dry. This only takes 30 minutes to completely dry the wig.Very few people get wigs that look undamaged, and many more failured.
The answer is "No!" and never use a clothes dryer to dry your wig. Even though human hair wigs can withstand high temperatures, a dryer that turns at high speed during the drying process will inevitably cause a lot of friction to the hair, resulting in a lot of tangles and hair loss, even inside combs lost. This combs will inevitably entangle with the wig and even hang on the delicate HD lace under high-speed rotation. Moreover, too much heat will cause inevitable damage to the wig.

How Long Does a Wig Take to Air Dry

The time it takes for a wig to air dry can vary depending on several factors, including the type of wig, its length, and the environmental conditions. On average, it can take anywhere from 4 to 20 hours for a wig to air dry completely.

Basically, Synthetic wigs typically dry faster than human hair wigs because they do not absorb moisture as much when washing them. Longer and thicker density wigs will generally take longer to dry than shorter, less dense wigs.

Can You Blow Dry a Wig

Yes, you can blow dry a wig, but we do not recommend always using it. You need to be cautious and use the proper techniques to avoid damaging the wig, particularly if it's a synthetic wig. Human hair wigs can tolerate heat better than synthetic wigs. High temperature will damage or melt the synthetic fibers. Here are tips which can help you dry the wig correctly:

  • Before blow drying, gently detangle the wig with a wide-tooth comb or a brush designed for wigs. Start at the tips and work your way up to prevent excessive pulling and breakage.
  • When blow drying, maintain a safe distance between the dryer and the wig. Avoid direct contact with the heat source. Hold the dryer at least 6-8 inches away from the wig and use a continuous motion to distribute the heat evenly.
  • Apply hair diffuser attachment if you have to use blow dryer to dry your wig. A hair diffuser can spread the airflow evenly and reduce the intensity of the heat. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, using a diffuser allows you to dry your hair without disrupting the curl pattern, resulting in a more consistent and natural look.

How to Dry a Wig Quickly

The best method is to air dry, but if you don't have much time to wait for air drying in your busy schedule, you can use the following tips:
1.Use Bath Towel
After washing your wig, gently blot it with an absorbent bath towel to remove excess water. Bath towel usually made by microfiber material which can be more absorbent than a regular towel. Avoid wringing or twisting the wig, as this can damage the fibers.

2. Place the Wig in a Well-Ventilated Place
Good air circulation can speed up the drying process. Placing the wig on a wig stand with good ventilation can help it dry more evenly. Or you can hang the wig on a hanger, and hang the hanger on the balcony. Remember avoid exposing your wig to direct to sunlight, as UV rays can fade the color of the wig and weaken the fibers.

3. Reduce Drying Time with a Fan
If you want to speed up air drying, you can use an electric fan or set up a room with good airflow. This helps evaporate moisture more quickly.

4. Use Blowdryer
Set on low heat(For Human Hair Wigs): If you have a human hair wig, you can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting to speed up the drying process. Keep the dryer at a safe distance, use a diffuser attachment to disperse the air, and constantly move the dryer to prevent overheating.

Set on cool mode(For Synthetic Wigs): Synthetic wigs cannot tolerate heat, so use only a cool air setting if you decide to use a hair dryer.


In conclusion, it's generally not advisable to put your human hair wig in the dryer. The risks of heat damage, tangling, and out-of-shape are too high, especially for wigs with delicate HD lace. Instead, opt for the safer method of air drying to ensure your wig maintains its quality and longevity. 

Can I Put My Wig in The Dryer


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