How To wash And Re-curl A Worn Out Wig!
So, as you guys hopefully are aware of, I am an avid wig wearer. Above are my babies and that i wear them virtually each day, though, the pink one a bit more so. So, by the end of the month they’re a frizzy crunchy mess.
Well, I am unable to just go shopping for one other wig, nor can I simply willy-nilly take a curling iron to them since they’re synthetic, which means, they’re manufactured from plastic. There are steps to take earlier than I can convey them back to life, per say and a certain solution to curl them.
Ouch. That is how my pink one appears to be like up close~
My lavender one isn’t faring that properly both. [This shall be the primary time for me to clean her, so there may be a special way of treating her, however I will get there once i get there]
What you want for washing a wig:
Gentle laundry detergent for delicates
So, I fill up my small basin with chilly water.
I then take my gentle laundry detergent and solely pour like, 1/three of a cap full into the basin and then swish it around to make some bubbles.
Now, before I submerged my wig into the basin, I made sure to offer it a great brush through with my wig brush, which I appears like this:
So, I’ll let my wig sit in the basin for a very good 30 minutes.
While my wig is getting clear, I arrange my wig stand within the bath tub.. I’ve form of just found a approach to grasp it on my shower rack, however I’ve seen folks use their camera tripods to maintain the wig stand off the bottom. I’ve additionally used the shower handle as a impromptu ‘wig stand’ but it surely did end up destroying the wig cap after utilizing it every time.
Properly, after the 30 minutes of soaking my wigs, I rinsed them thoroughly in chilly water and hung them up to dry off. Normally that takes an excellent hour to 2 hours for my wigs..
Now onto tips on how to re-curl your wigs!
What you will want:
The alligator clips are optional, but I like utilizing them to set my curls so they have extra physique and ‘oomph’.
PLEASE Be certain that YOUR CURLER IS AT The lowest HEAT SETTING!
I also recommend to get comfy as a result of for me, this takes a good hour and a half, so generally I do it on a evening that I watch television and I’ll curl my wig on the couch. In the present day, I did it during the day time so this was my arrange. [watching a program on youtube was to assist pass the time]
So, after i curl my wig, I like to take action when it is simply slightly damp at the tips. Above, is my just dried, clean wig.
I like to undergo an with my wig brush, simply comb the hair and ensure there is not any tangles and the like. [my wig seems to be so significantly better already]
Now, I prefer to take one inch sections starting from the front, and I’ll finally be making my approach across the wig.
As I take one section, I’ll thoroughly dampen the hair with my water spritzer [in order that the hair won’t melt against my curling iron].
I then give it one other comb through however this time, with the small tooth comb.
I then use the tong a part of the curler and seize the tip of the hair [that’s the part that basically must get unfrizzed at this level] and I will wrap the hair around the barrel and I will hold that there for roughly 30 seconds. I wish to evenly touch the hair on the barrel to see if it’s getting dried out. Normally, I desire to release the hair when it’s mostly dry, but there’s some dampness left.
[as you get used to curling synthetic wigs, you will see that what you most choose concerning orange mullet wig the way you fashion and curl them].
I wish to launch the hair from the barrel vertically so that it falls into my hand like pictured above. It makes it simpler to clip in an ideal curl form.
I like to clip my hair with the alligator clips because it won’t crease my hair and is easy to remove after my hair is ready.
Now, often after my 2nd or third piece of hair, the pieces I pull to curl get thicker. So, this is when I’ll start splitting the inch sections I pull into 2 components.
For a superb majority of my wig, I shall be pulling away and inch, after which dividing it into 2, like so. I’ll then return into just one piece when i reach the other side, near the front of the wig.
I choose to curl the bottom piece first, so I clip the highest portion up with an alligator clip like pictured above.
That’s how I re-curl my wigs.
So, I will let the curls set in place with the alligator clips for possibly half-hour and generally even 2 days.. 30 minutes will allow the hair to set in a curl and once i release it, it would slowly sink into a pleasant wave. If my hair is set for two days, it is going to keep in ringlets for round 2 weeks.
It all depends upon how I need my hair to look like.
Now, on to my purple wig. Because it was my first time washing it and i by no means introduced a curler to it. It’s curls should have retained by the cleansing and it ought to have simply taken away the crunchiness and frizz [not like there was rather a lot]
This is what it looked like when it was dry.^^
^^It’s curls grew to become pretty again and it is again to being touchably smooth.
To be trustworthy, the only time you’ll re-curl your wig is perhaps after it’s 2nd month You wish to chorus from curling it too typically because it may result in breakage and shortening your wig’s life.
I honestly solely wash my wigs as soon orange mullet wig as every 1-2 months and curl them 1 to 2 times a month, relying on how my wig has been faring.
This is how my wigs look like the following day and that i released my curls and gave them a fast brush by.
Be aware: Try to keep away from brushing your wigs usually and/or combing by them along with your fingers.