Wig Supplies

Whether you have one of our custom wigs or a wig you acquired elsewhere, you’re going to need tools and supplies to care for it properly. Having the right wig supplies can make a big difference in how easy it is to care for and style your wig. When it comes to wig care, a few minutes of regular care and maintenance really are worth hours of effort to undo neglect.

This page contains the wig supplies, tools, and products we use and recommend. We offer some of these for sale in our Store. Other are available from retailers like Amazon.com. If you have questions about anything listed here, or a suggestion, we’d love to hear from you.

We offer a selected of professional wig styling tools and products to help you use and care for your custom wig.

 Our carefully curated kits have everything you need to clean and style your wig, while our tape sampler will help you pick the perfect product to keep your wig in place

Wig Styling Roller Kit

Wig Styling with Rollers

If you plan to style your wig with rollers, this kit is a great addition. It is designed to be used with our Basic kit, so you won’t end up with duplicate tools! Like our other kits, these are the same tools and items we use ourselves.

Purchase The Wig Styling Roller Kit

Wig Tape Sampler

Strips of wig tape

‘Hold it Together’ includes 24 tape strips. You’ll get four straight strips from six brands. Our wig tape sampler will help you keep your wig all day long.

When you’ve found the perfect tape, you can order enough to get you through the whole season.

Purchase A Wig Tape Sampler

Basic Wig Care Kit

Wig care kit

We’ve put together a simple kit with the essential tools you’ll need to do basic upkeep on your custom wig or beard. These are all the same supplies we use in our studio. If you have longer hair, you might want to consider adding our Hair Prep Kit!

Purchase A Basic Wig Care Kit

Wig Styling Tools

You may need some or all of these wig tools for styling wigs at home.

Please note that if you click on any of the links in this page, Custom Wig Company may receive modest compensation from Amazon.com through their affiliate program. We only share items here that we use ourselves or know to be of excellent quality.

If you have questions about any of the items here, just let us know – we’re always happy to help!

Wig Dryer

When using rollers or other styling methods that use water or water-based products, it’s very important to be able to dry the wig completely. The style will also hold better if you can introduce heat into the drying process.

We use a large cabinet wig dryer when roller setting wigs and beards. But those are a pretty big investment for home wig styling, unfortunately. Here’s a good alternative to speed up drying time and introduce gentle heat. This dryer is efficient, lightweight, and will do a great job drying a single wig or beard at a time. We have one for use during events and it works great. The bonnet is a key component since it allows the hot air to surround the wig.

Purchase Wig Dryer

The best steamer for styling synthetic wigs

If you are styling synthetic wigs, a handheld steamer is the best way to remove wave or steam in curls. We use this lightweight steamer in our studio when we are styling synthetic wigs. It heats up quickly and is the perfect size – not too heavy to hold and not too small to make the job take longer.

Purchase Steamer
Steamer

The best wig clamps and wig stands

To hold your wig steady during styling, you need a wig clamp or stand. The clamp should have a deep, padded opening and an adjustable head mount.

The most common type of clamp attaches to a table or counter. We sell a sturdy, reliable clamp as part of our Wig Care Kit that’s great for most wig styling and cleaning chores. But if you want a taller, adjustable clamp, this model is excellent. It attaches securely and you can raise and lower the wig head easily. 

Purchase Adjustable Clamp

Styling Tripod

If you travel and need to style your wig on the road or you simply don’t want to clamp onto a counter, styling tripods are a great way to work on your wig anywhere. This tripod is very sturdy, easy to break down, and adjustable. 

Purchase Styling Tripod

Canvas Wig and Beard Blocks

When you’re not wearing your wig or beard, you should store it on a head or chin block to help maintain the shape of the foundation and the style. Although styrofoam heads are common, they’re not the best choice for storing or styling custom pieces. They’re simply too small and the wrong shape for most pieces. 

Although canvas heads and chins are more expensive, they last for decades and are sturdy enough to support your pieces during both storage and styling. 

Chin blocks are sold in a standard size. It’s best to order your canvas head in the same size as your own head, or slightly smaller. 

Purchase Canvas Wig Block
Purchase Canvas Chin Block
CANVAS CHIN BLOCK FOR STYLING FACIAL HAIR

Wig Storage

For storage at home, a specialized case is not necessary if you have an enclosed space out of direct sunlight to store your wig or facial hair. A closet or spare room with curtained windows is ideal. Wigs should be in a dry location away from direct sunlight, excessive dust, and drastic temperature fluctuations. 

If you don’t have a closet or room, you can safely store your wig or facial hair on its canvas head or chin block in a wig storage case. 

These cases are great wig storage options and are also suitable for travelling with your pieces. The cases are tall enough for your wig or wig and beard set to sit upright and they’re very sturdy. 

 

Buy this Wig Case

Buy this Wig Case

Double-Sided Tape

The best adhesives for wigs and facial hair

There are many options for attaching your custom facial hair or attaching your wig’s lace front. They fall into two categories – double stick tapes and liquid adhesives. Each option has some benefits and some drawbacks. Neither is better, they’re simply different products. We encourage our clients to try out both tapes and liquid glues in order to find the best product for their skin, their pieces and the environment they’ll be using them in.

Custom Wig Company is very pleased to offer a wide selection of double stick tapes, in pre-cut strips. These tapes are available in two curated tape samplers. The samplers allow you to test all the tapes and pick the best one or ones. 

 

 

strips of tape to keep your wig and beardon
Wig & Facial Hair Tape Sampler
Strips of wig tape
Wig Tape Sampler

Liquid Adhesives

We don’t sell liquid adhesives, but know many of our clients use theses two products with great success:

There are many other ‘entry-level’ brands of spirit gum, including Kryolan and Ben Nye. It’s important to know that basic spirit gum is a fairly limited glue. While it does work incredibly well for some people, many folks find that it doesn’t hold up long or it irritates their skin. Still, if you’re going to try a liquid glue, it makes sense to start with the basics. Of those, we prefer Mehron and feel it’s the most reliable.

Mastix is another very popular contact adhesive, and it’s very resistant to sweat and humidity. Many of our Santa clients swear by Telesis glues, especially for long days.

There are many other ‘entry-level’ brands of spirit gum, including Kryolan and Ben Nye. It’s important to know that basic spirit gum is a fairly limited glue. While it does work incredibly well for some people, many folks find that it doesn’t hold up long or it irritates their skin. Still, if you’re going to try a liquid glue, it makes sense to start with the basics. Of those, we prefer Mehron and feel it’s the most reliable. 

Mastix is another very popular contact adhesive, and it’s very resistant to sweat and humidity. Many of our Santa clients swear by Telesis glues, especially for long days. 

Please note that we are making general recommendations. You should consult the product labels and instructions for anything you use and ensure it’s suitable for your skin and situation. We are not medical professionals and are providing information and links only as a starting point. 

Any product we recommend is considered safe to use with any Custom Wig Company produced wig, beard or item of facial hair, unless otherwise specified. Be sure to clean your pieces after every glue application. We do not recommend using any oil-based ‘removers’ directly on our pieces – the oils can damage the lace and hair. We recommend cleaning any of our lace pieces with 91% rubbing alcohol. 

Purchase Mehron Spirit Gum
Purchase Mastix Spirit Gum

Essential Wig Supplies

The best wig styling products for human hair wigs

These are some of the styling products we use on wigs here in the studio. When applying any styling product, use only a small amount. A tiny bit of gel or spray goes a long way, especially in wigs. 

Purchase GOT 2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray

PERFECTLY-DONE-Salt-Spray

Garnier Fructis Moroccan Treatment Frizzy

Johnsons & Johnsons Tangles Paraben Free Detangling Fruity