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Offline BigGuy

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Help untangling a wig
« on: March 02, 2006, 10:59:26 am »
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for untangling a wig? I got one the other day and it's really hard to brush it out,
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 11:06:15 am »
Just let the wig be tangled and go as your cosplay Charactor as a Rastafarian with dreads
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 01:47:54 pm »
I don't think that was the point of this thread. I am going with that he wanted help, if I knew I would help you out but sadly  hair is not my strong point
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 04:35:02 pm »
I think there's a special brush meant for wigs that should work but I really don't know where you'd find one D:

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 05:19:27 pm »
would it be weird to try and like wash the hair on the wig, are you not supposed to do that?

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 06:01:25 pm »
Quote from: "leashy"
would it be weird to try and like wash the hair on the wig, are you not supposed to do that?


You generally can, you just have to be very careful.  Remember that when you normally wash your hair hair is expected to come free and then grow back; the wig won't do that.  You're always better off not getting the poor thing dirty.  *nods*

Plus most wigs are sythetic and all.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 08:23:24 pm »
I found three manikin heads for beauty school practice at goodwill last Halloween season (04).  They have real human hair, the label even guaranties that the hair has been washed and de loused.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 10:46:43 pm »
Hey, BG-San! ^^ Oiee, I had a wig once, I never really used it - I bought it for a friend, who never used it, but I know how funny wigs are to handle.

 Geh, I'm going to buy a wig and try this out, see if I can style and if it's as easy as I used to believe in making it look the way I want it to.

 
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CARE FOR THAT HAIR

Styrofoam heads or wig stands keep wigs in shape when they're not on your head. And keep those wigs clean. For synthetic hair, gently brush or finger comb to untangle, turn inside out, soak in lukewarm water with wig shampoo and rinse in cold water. Place on a wig stand to air dry, and don't comb while wet. For human hair, soak in warm water with a mild shampoo and conditioner, rinse with warm water, towel-blot, then gently comb with downward strokes in small sections. Let it air dry. Use a blow dryer or curling iron on low heat to restyle your 'do.


- http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_15_106/ai_n6247444#continue - A site I just searched for on the topic " How to untangle synthetic wigs"

http://headcovers.com/wigcare/ - Some tips and such =D

I'll look for more soon! ^^ I hope this help you!

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2006, 08:38:12 am »
thanks for the help.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2006, 11:42:49 am »
i used a little water, tho i dont think i'm the one to give advie as last time i tried i sliced oppen my thumb , it really hurt....
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2006, 10:17:35 pm »
One important thing that has not yet been brought up:

There are two kinds of wigs you can get: party wigs, and "real" wigs. "Real" wigs may be made of synthetic hair, or horse hair, or in some cases even human hair, but what they have in common is that the hair will have the same thickness and general texture as real hair. You can shake it, and most of the hair will fall into place (though it still needs brushing).

Party wigs are one step down from that. They are made from synthetic fibers that are much thinner than normal hair (though the wig may have more strands total to compensate for this). Being thinner, the strands are also weaker and more likely to tangle. Brushing them is more difficult, and usually results in a lot of hairs being pulled from the wig; you'll see them if you remove them from the brush afterwards.

I can't say that this knowledge will help you keep your wig untangled, but if you didn't know the difference between a party wig and a "real" wig, well, now you do. If you have a party wig, don't expect it to last too long or be untangled easily; I recommend getting a "real" wig. You can get them cheap on eBay, especially if you buy from a Hong Kong store that imports from Japan. I got a really nice one the other day for under $20. :) Their bids usually remain low, sometimes because they don't offer shipping insurance, but often because many people do not want to wait a few extra days for international shipping. That doesn't necessarily mean they're less reliable, though.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2006, 09:32:07 am »
I got mine at BackStage dancewear in Eugene, they have all kinds of wigs and cosplay usable stuff.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2006, 09:43:17 am »
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I got mine at BackStage dancewear in Eugene, they have all kinds of wigs and cosplay usable stuff.


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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2006, 10:51:56 am »
i have 5 wigs 4 gogo, in blue pink purple and red, and one longer darker pink for sumomo
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2006, 04:10:32 pm »
I just have a really short blue wig, it is a costume wig but super cute and i don't have to worry so much about tangles since it is REALLY short.  I love wearing it though

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2006, 12:50:54 pm »
You might also look for a detangler (I think I remember getting that stuff at Sally's)- it's just a spray that can help with that. I had to use it every time I took out my long (36") wig.

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2006, 03:31:00 pm »
Remember to be very careful not to pull hard on the wig.   You dun want to rip out any strands, but a particular problem is that even if you dun pull them out, you may still pull too hard stretching the strands.  This makes the ends all really fuzzy & bad with no way to fix it AFAIK.  Only thing I have used so far is wig "detangler" and a wide tooth comb.  Still, the whole process can be really tedious as you have to go by a few strands at a time.
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