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Unread 05-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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Styling Kanekalon fibers?

Can you style 100% Japanese Kanekalon wig fibers? I mean with hairspray and hair gel meant for actual hair.

Help is greatly appreciated. <3
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Unread 05-29-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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You can. You can style them using gels and other products, but no heat. Kanekalon fibers will just melt under heat. (:
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No no no no no, not gel. Hairspray is fine, but hair gel is meant to react with natural hair. If you put gel in your wig, you will just have a gross,sloppy-looking mess. You can, however, use Got 2 B hairspray and spiking glue, as they work well on wigs. If you're feeling daring, you could even use a hair dryer to style it so long as it's on the coldest heat setting possible. Though, that's if nothing else works. I use a hair dryer and big round brush to keep my wig looking nice once it's been frizzified, since it softens the fibers just enough to be relaxed into place. However, if your hair dryer doesn't have adjustable heat, don't risk it. It'll get too hot and mess your wig up.
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No no no no no, not gel. Hairspray is fine, but hair gel is meant to react with natural hair. If you put gel in your wig, you will just have a gross,sloppy-looking mess. You can, however, use Got 2 B hairspray and spiking glue, as they work well on wigs. If you're feeling daring, you could even use a hair dryer to style it so long as it's on the coldest heat setting possible. Though, that's if nothing else works. I use a hair dryer and big round brush to keep my wig looking nice once it's been frizzified, since it softens the fibers just enough to be relaxed into place. However, if your hair dryer doesn't have adjustable heat, don't risk it. It'll get too hot and mess your wig up.
Right. e.e; *confused glue and gel again*
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Unread 05-30-2011, 01:19 AM   #5
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Kanekalon is the most common fiber for styling, so most tutorials you'll find are using that type of wig. Hair glue can be used to add volume or hold shape, hairspray is your primary styling product and caulk(the flexible clear drying kind) is your primary adhesive for complicated styles. Heat, used carefully, is also very useful. Hot water, between 170 and 185 degrees, can be used to curl or straighten a wig and a hairdryer is used to change fiber direction such as changing hair parts.
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No no no no no, not gel. Hairspray is fine, but hair gel is meant to react with natural hair. If you put gel in your wig, you will just have a gross,sloppy-looking mess. You can, however, use Got 2 B hairspray and spiking glue, as they work well on wigs. If you're feeling daring, you could even use a hair dryer to style it so long as it's on the coldest heat setting possible. Though, that's if nothing else works. I use a hair dryer and big round brush to keep my wig looking nice once it's been frizzified, since it softens the fibers just enough to be relaxed into place. However, if your hair dryer doesn't have adjustable heat, don't risk it. It'll get too hot and mess your wig up.
Thank you very much for all these tips! : D
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Kanekalon is the most common fiber for styling, so most tutorials you'll find are using that type of wig. Hair glue can be used to add volume or hold shape, hairspray is your primary styling product and caulk(the flexible clear drying kind) is your primary adhesive for complicated styles. Heat, used carefully, is also very useful. Hot water, between 170 and 185 degrees, can be used to curl or straighten a wig and a hairdryer is used to change fiber direction such as changing hair parts.
And thank you very much, as well!
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