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Unread 06-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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How to reduce wig shine? D:

I ordered two wigs from eBay recently and they are awesome, except for the fact that they are really shiny in strong sunlight! I've tried mattifying them with powder and it reduced a bit but they still look like they were made of plastic bags.. Someone on the internet said I should soak them in vinegar for a few minutes but I'm not sure, wouldn't that be bad because they already have powder on them? D:
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Unread 06-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to tell you but you can't do anything to make a wig look less shiny.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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A small amount of baby powder or translucent makeup powder is a quick fix I've used.

Here's a list of some other things you can do also:


:3 Good luck! I can't stand supersuper shiny fake-looking wigs either.

Edit: ooops, sorry, I went back and read again and since you've already used powder, you can try just washing them with wig shampoo. I think you can get that at your local beauty supply store, or definitely online. I've never heard of or tried the vinegar thing o.o If you want to try it, I would rise the powder out first just to be extra safe.

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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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vinegar won't hurt your wig at all since theyre made of plastic. I can't really see how or why it would make it less shiny unless it somehow coats them with residue when it dries that like sticks dust on there.
the trick is getting anything to stick to plastic wig fibers at all. Maybe if you hairsprayed and then powdered ontop while thats still drying it will help your powder layer actually stick on there and do something?
the only other alternative is to tint it with some sharpie/fw ink wig dye in the same colour to dull it down a little. But this will definitely change the texture of the wig and make it more prone to tangling.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Got2B has got a new mattifying powder under their POWDER'ful line that might help you.

That being said some wigs are just the horrible cheap plastic kind that you can't really fix the finish of.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Wig wand

It's a little more expensive, but there's something called a "wig wand" that from all of the reviews i've read on it have gotten no less than 4 stars. It ranges from 10-20 dollars, but I hear it's heaven sent (never tried it myself)

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