Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to "Makeover" a Synthetic Wig

Synthetic wigs or hairpieces can be appealing to a lot of people because it is cheaper than human hair. However, you don't really have too many options when it comes to changing the style of the wig, like straightening or curling it. UNTIL NOW!! I was searching on youtube for ways to "change" my synthetic wig, which was way too curly and shiny, and found a few options. I'm going to take you through the process of my favorite method right now with pictures I took of my own wig. 


Notice how curly and shiny the wig is?

Hang the wig in a tub or over a sink, to catch the water. Put a pot of water on the stove to boil. Take the water off right before it boils, when little bubbles start to appear on the bottom of the pot.

The water is not boiling, but little bubbles are starting to form.
I put 2 pots of water on so that while I am using the first one, the other one is getting hot.

Next SLOWLY and CAREFULLY pour the hot water over the hair. You will need to do this process a couple times to make sure all the hair is saturated all the way through. If you are nervous to try this on the whole thing, try it on a small section of the hair first just to reassure yourself it won't melt.

I did this step 3 times. This is it after I finger combed it and hung it to dry.

Allow the wig to dry, finger combing it a few times as it dries. Notice how straight the wig is now?! The more times you pour hot water on the hair, the straighter it will get. I did it 3 times and my wig still has a little flip to the ends, which I like.


The result? A curly mess into a straight wig worth wearing!! Another tip, is to spray a dry shampoo through the wig, or even use baby powder for lighter wigs, and that will help remove some of the shine!

I hope this helps you to transform your synthetic wig!!

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