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Friday, 17 August 2012

Wig Care by Tartan


So I've noticed  that not many folks know how to look after Wigs,because maybe they have just entered the world of wigs and /or Lolita fashion or wanted to get a new look with out cutting or dying hair so went for a wig.
Even had a few of you ask me personally!
Your guys are just so cute!

Well I Tartan Kawaii your Wig Princess is here to help you! 
I am going to 'maybe' do a few posts on this Topic,As most of my Readers are know I used to be a Hairstylist in a Top Notch Salon but I took a reaction that in the end left me no choice to leave.
But I left with years of  knowledge about Hair and Wigs.
Oh and the Fact I like wear wigs all the time!
So with that on board,Lets get to it.
''Hai!!''

^3^



Wig General Care.


Fancy dress/Cosplay/ Synthetic fibre Wigs are not anything like Normal Human Hair.

Therefore it is highly recommended not to use any old Hair products on the wigs.
Do Not Brush wigs with any old brush.


Use a Wig wide tooth Comb Or a Tangle Tezzer.
When using the comb start at the ends of the Wig (this goes with general hair care too)
As you'll pull on the fibres that may brake off or come out with the tension at the top.
Store your wigs way from direct sunlight this fades the colour

Plastic large zipper bags and hair nets can be used to store your wigs.
You can use a wig stand to place on your wigs but make sure its free from collecting dust.

Washing your Wigs. 


When it comes to washing follow the companies guide that you bought the wig from.

If they do not have one then you can use either a wig shampoo and conditioner if that is not a option then use a very gentle hair shampoo likes of baby shampoo but also dilute it with water 50/50 same with the conditioner.Even then you have to be careful as these may still Damage the fibres!
Remember the wig is wet it is weak and fragile when wet! 
( same with human hair).
Wash the wig in a bowl of cold water only*
Swirl and swish the wig very gently around the bowl with care.
DO not rub the shampoo or conditioner in to the wig.
Just place the wig in a bowl of cold water with the tiniest amount of (diluted) shampoo mixed in the water for a few mins.Then rinse the wig in a plain bowl of water,then move onto the (diluted) conditioner mixed in a bowl of clean cold water and leave the wig in it for a a extra few more mins than the shampoo then Rinse again in a bowl of clean cold water
*Hot or boiling water may destroy the wig and make it lose its style and/or fibres.

Drying your wigs

Once the wig is clean,remove any excess water by gently squeezing the wig.
Do not twist the wig
Do not wring the wig out either.
Do not rub the wig dry with a towel
Do not use heat on the wig to dry it
Air dry the wig by hanging it up on a, coat hanger hock ,table conner,door knob or laying it on a towel over night,If you do hang the wig make sure to put a towel underneath the wig to catch any wet dribbles/avoiding puddles or hang it over a bath tub.
Do not leave a wet wig on a wig stand or a wig head this will change the shape of a wig and not dry well.
Wigs depending on thickness some will take longer than others to dry.

Other Care Tips

Try to store the wigs when you not using them.
Avoid using Real hair products on the Wig
Why...Beacuse....
For example,
Hairspray bonds the fibres together and makes the wig sticky,Hair Mousse has alcohol in it and can melt the fibres,Dry Shampoo can discolour and fade darker wig fibres/colours and normal shampoo and conditioner can dry the wigs out.
Do not dye wigs you can get any colour of wig these days!
Try to style the wig with your fingers than heated tools.
(unless they are heat resistant even then Id not do it myself!).
Try to keep the orginal packaging for the wigs and the nets to use for storage!
Invest in a good wide tooth wig comb.
Invest in the Tangle Tezzer comb


I hope this clears up a few things for you all! 
Again I am happy to help if you have a question you can contact me here with a comment or Facebook Me!

Most of all have fun with your wigs!
^__^

Stay super Kawaii!
Tartan
x

Sources~E-How, Lock shop,Gothic Lolita wigs,Geisha wigs,Dreamy Store,Wiki ,The Great Richard Cartier oh and my great knowledgeable of know how and experiences!