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DarkGunner
09-03-2003, 04:48 AM
Alright I am planning on buying a Godiva wig for when I cosplay Galadriel (LOTR, yes I realize its not anime related but I really need help with this) but the problem is I need to add the waves to the wig. I know using any sort of hot iron is horrible on wigs since they can melt so what can I use or what can I do to make these wavey strands? Any help is appreciated!

Here's pic:
http://www.cs.panam.edu/~lgrabowski/galadriel.jpg

Kia
09-03-2003, 08:06 PM
I've heard that you can add waves by braiding your wig and then using a hairdryer on a very low heat to get it to stay slightly wavy. I have no actual experience with wigs, so I could be very wrong. :(
But anyways, this is one option if no one has any others. ^_^

megumibish
09-03-2003, 08:24 PM
actually your half right kia. some wigs respond well to being heat set. just don't use a blowdryer cuz the hairs on the wig will get damaged easily unless you are quick/lucky with a dryer...i recommend braiding the wig into *tight* large braids and then use katiebairs wig straightening technique here http://katiebair.com/wigtutorial_straightening.html
the heat from the water will set the waves. you'll need to then let the wig airdry with the braids still in. after it's dry carefully take out the braids and finger separate the waves. fair warning. this will not work on all wigs. do make a point to do alternating braids. like how bricks are layed down so the weft doesn't show from under the waves.

DarkGunner
09-03-2003, 08:24 PM
Hmm that actually doesnt sound like a bad idea...Ill prolly try it out on another wig first to what kind of wavy effect it gives it. Thanks!