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Unread 12-07-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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Frizzy Wig Ends? Help, I don't know how to defrizz!

So I have looked and looked, only one site I saw with a similer problem said that laundry detergent would work. I am iffy on using anything on my wig, it's already been straightend however the ends of it still look extremely frizzy.

I am new to the whole wig thing and need help, I need the wig for a dark elf costume for labyrinth masquerade next year so it's not a big deal right now. I would like to know if any is any way to fix it or get a new wig?

FYI, it's a white Halloween Adventure Vampiress wig, I know it's not the best quality, but I would like to avoid getting a new one because prostectics alone for the even is already costing me allot.

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Unread 12-07-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Did you use the hot water method to straighten? If not, try boiling some water to 180 degrees (someone on this board said that it's when the water has bubbles going to the top but isn't violently gurgling, but I would get a thermometer to be safe), and dipping the tips into it. Use your fingers to squish them a bit to help them straighten. This might take more than one shot, but it should help if your frizziness is a...kinky, fibers-bent-out-of-shape kind of frizzy.

If the frizziness is more like a tangled ball of mess like in this picture, http://www.amphigory.com/wig_brush_vs_comb.html (scroll down to 3rd picture, look at the one on the left side), then you will probably need wig conditioner or detangler. I haven't used it before, but that's the best thing I can think of for that problem. Surely someone with experience with this stuff will come by and give his or her advice.
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Unread 12-08-2006, 11:24 AM   #3
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It is the first kind of frizz, I'll try it!
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Unread 12-08-2006, 11:29 AM   #4
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it's save to use boiling water on a Kanekalon wig? i have this http://www.amphigory.com/comb-fast.jpg tipe of frizz on one of my long pink wigs ;_; and i don't want to throw it to the trash =/
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Unread 12-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #5
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If you have a steamer you can use, you can also steam the ends to relax the kinks.
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Unread 12-08-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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it's save to use boiling water on a Kanekalon wig?
Up to 180deg should be fine - use a reliable thermometer to measure it. Water boils at 212 and would be too hot to use on a Kanekalon/Toyokalon wig.
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Unread 12-08-2006, 12:24 PM   #7
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ahe, i c! you were talking in fahrenheits xD...
;_; i'm so dumb (here we use celcius xD and 180ºc is about 356ºf xD)
right, i will try with the hot water then, ty ^^U
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Unread 12-08-2006, 07:27 PM   #8
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LOL, I'm so sorry! I forgot about my units. XD
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Unread 12-09-2006, 07:32 PM   #9
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I've also heard that using conditioner like you would use on your own hair will help it to not get all tangled and crazy while you're straightening-- just for the sake of trying to avoid a problem before it starts <3
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Unread 12-10-2006, 02:17 AM   #10
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The problem with that is the conditioner may never dry. I think hair conditioner, like with most hair products, work with the natural pores of your hair, which plastic wig fibers don't have. It'll just remain a stick blob of goo in your wig. WIG conditioner, however, seems to do great, from what I've seen on Katie Bair's site.

Good point with avoiding the problem in the first place; for that, I recommend oil sheen. It comes in spray cans, and is meant to imitate your natural hair oils so you can have "second-day" hair (that's what my Seventeen magazine calls it, lol...it means that your hair is a little oily and easier to style because it's had time to produce oils since the last time you've washed it). Spray some into your wig, and it'll remain untangled wonderfully =).
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Unread 12-10-2006, 10:56 AM   #11
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the common conditioner worked very well for me when detangling my other pink wig (i have two), the one i treated with conditioner is all shiny and soft *o*... but the other (the one i messed up) was detangled just with a tailed comb and my fingers... and is all frizzy at the ends...

how i detangled the second one? after a con day it was more like a hair ball than a wig X_x... and also it haves a funny odour X_x (yay for the summer cons X_X)... i decided to wash it, so i followed a washing guide that the seller of other of my wigs send me. I soaked it into water with soft shampoo for among 10 minutes, then i rinse it into running water, then soaked it into water with conditioner. i didn't rinse it before the conditioner and i combed it when was wet (on my styrofoam head).

the result was great *o* also smells very nice (i love Pantene perfume *o*)
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Unread 12-10-2006, 11:45 AM   #12
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So it DOES work! Thanks for telling us that.
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Unread 12-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #13
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yeah, it works! my wig looks better than new!
but the other is all messed ;_; tomorrow i'll come back to my house and then i'll try the hot water system *o*
i hope it works X_o
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I just found an article online about defrizzing synth wigs. I tried it and it actually worked really well!

http://www.jeezlouise.net/how-to-def...synthetic-wig/
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Unread 08-18-2010, 10:24 PM   #15
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I know this thread is really old please forgive me but this the frizzing issue Im talking about in my spiking my mohawk thread. The ends are thrashed and frizzed out because I wear this one almost daily and brush it before I go to bed. So this oil sheen stuff is a product for human hair but it works for wigs? I just did a google search for oil sheen and found the motions oil sheen stuff this is supposed to be like the best kind to use on wigs ?

http://www.walgreens.com/store/catal...u=sku110 7918
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