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Unread 04-14-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Fabric softener to remove shine from wig?

So I found this post on Tumb1r where you can apparently use fabric softener/talcom powder to remove the shine from your wig (below is a link to the deviantart page it's originally from):

http://alexamadden.deviantart.com/ar...-wig-353751870

I'm just wondering if anyone has tried this before? Looking through the comments on dA it SEEMS pretty safe according to the gal that did this and she said it should work on all types of wigs. I'd love to try it on my wig for Stocking Anarchy cause it's a bit shiny but I'd like to see if anyone else has had any experience with this so I don't ruin a wig 8P
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I've used spray matte fixative (used for curing charcoal/pencil artworks so it won't smudge). I find that baby powder dulls the wig colors and applies blotchy, so I prefer the spray matte. (Also much quicker.) The fabric sheets I've only used before when I've had a long, static-y wig, but even then I prefer Scotch Guard. Doesn't do anything for the shine.

edit: I see she's using liquid fabric softener, I was talking about the sheets that you would rub through the hair to avoid static cling. Never worked with liquid softener. Why not use an old wig and give it a shot?
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I've used spray matte fixative (used for curing charcoal/pencil artworks so it won't smudge). I find that baby powder dulls the wig colors and applies blotchy, so I prefer the spray matte. (Also much quicker.) The fabric sheets I've only used before when I've had a long, static-y wig, but even then I prefer Scotch Guard. Doesn't do anything for the shine.

edit: I see she's using liquid fabric softener, I was talking about the sheets that you would rub through the hair to avoid static cling. Never worked with liquid softener. Why not use an old wig and give it a shot?
Ah OK I see that's another idea. I have a cheap wig I was gonna test it on I was curiois to see if anyone else had heard of/used this method.
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Had to look for this post, but here is the tumblr post of someone actually trying out the tutorial. Though the person's wig situation is a little differenty. I concur on trying it out on the cheap wig or a wig that is no longer in use.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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It's safe. All it is, is laundry detergent.
If you use too much it'll leave your wig feeling oily or sticky (hence the use of talc powder). Some people prefer to go weft by weft with a spray bottle instead so you can control the shine better.
Plus it's just soap so it washes out -- it's basically just a temporary fix.
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