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Unread 07-14-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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Wig: straight>curly - How to?

Hello there!
I have bought my Sailor Neptune wig bit it's a bit too straight and I need to make it more curly/weavy. I haven't find any tutorial here about how to make it, someone can help?
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Unread 07-14-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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I'm thinking curlers and either a hair dryer or hot water.

and remember this:
bigger curlers = waves
smaller curlers = ringlets

For the hair dryer you'd put the curlers in, and blow dry it for awhile and on a low heat because you don't want to melt the wig.

For the water you'd put the curlers in and drench the thing in hot water. Not too hot, but I'm currently striagtening a wig with the hot water meathod, and I'm using the hottest water that can come out of my faucet. Let it air dry and when it's compleatly dry take the curlers out and hope you got good results. ^_^;;

I've never curled a wig, I've only straightened them. I think there's a curling tutorial on Amphigory, and if I remember correctly they made nice ringlets. I dunno if it'll help much. ^_^;;

http://www.amphigory.com/wig_how_to_curl.html
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Unread 07-15-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
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Large hair curlers, cheap hairspray, and a hair dryer. Put the wig in the curls you want it, spray it, and heat it with hairspray. After it cools down, remove the curlers and it should be nice and curlier. I used that technique to add more flip to one of my wigs.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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depends on the kind of waves you want. If you want curls, use curlers. If you want waves, you can braid it in different thicknesses depending on how loose/tight you want the waves. After it is set in curlers or braids, you should steam it with a steamer (you can get them for like $15 at any store) or use the steam setting on your iron (but DON'T touch the iron to the wig! It will melt!). You can also hold the wig above a boiling pot of water. Steam it until it is quite saturated, about 10 minutes, then let it dry COMPLETELY overnight. This is better than using a blowdryer; it will set more permanantly. But in a pinch for time, a blowdryer can work.
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Unread 07-18-2005, 03:14 AM   #5
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thanks for the infos! I'll try something tomorrow!
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Unread 07-18-2005, 03:17 AM   #6
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Another type of curlers you could try would be steam curlers. (Do they still make steam curlers?)
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