My Darling Rainbow
So, as you guys hopefully are conscious of, I am an avid wig weave wearer. Above are my babies and i wear them nearly daily, though, the pink one a bit more so. So, by the end of the month they’re a frizzy crunchy mess.
Nicely, I can not simply go shopping for another wig, nor can I simply willy-nilly take a curling iron to them since they’re artificial, which means, they’re made from plastic. There are steps to take before I can convey them again to life, per say and a certain option to curl them.
Ouch. That is how my pink one seems to be up shut~
My lavender one is not faring that nicely both. [This will probably be the first time for me to scrub her, so there’s a special means of treating her, but I am going to get there once i get there]
What you want for washing a wig:
Gentle laundry detergent for delicates
So, I fill up my small basin with cold water.
I then take my gentle laundry detergent and solely pour like, 1/three of a cap full into the basin and then swish it round to make some bubbles.
Now, before I submerged my wig into the basin, I made certain to give it a good brush by means of with my wig brush, which I appears to be like like this:
So, I will let my wig sit within the basin for a good half-hour.
While my wig is getting clear, I set up my wig stand within the bath tub.. I’ve form of simply found a approach to cling it on my shower rack, however I’ve seen folks use their camera tripods to maintain the wig stand off the ground. I’ve additionally used the shower handle as a impromptu ‘wig stand’ however it did find yourself destroying the wig cap after utilizing it each time.
Properly, after the 30 minutes of soaking my wigs, I rinsed them completely in chilly water and hung them up to dry off. Often that takes a good hour to 2 hours for my wigs..
Now onto the way to re-curl your wigs!
What you have to:
The alligator clips are non-compulsory, but I like using them to set my curls so they’ve more physique and ‘oomph’.
PLEASE Be certain YOUR CURLER IS AT The bottom HEAT SETTING!
I also suggest to get comfy because for me, this takes a great hour and a half, so typically I do it on a evening that I watch tv and I am going to curl my wig on the sofa. As we speak, I did it through the day time so this was my arrange. [watching a program on youtube was to assist pass the time]
So, when i curl my wig, I like to take action when it’s simply barely damp at the tips. Above, is my simply dried, clean wig.
I like to go through an with my wig brush, just comb the hair and ensure there is not any tangles and the like. [my wig seems to be blue mambo hair so much better already]
Now, I wish to take one inch sections starting from the front, and I’ll eventually be making my way across the wig.
As I take one section, I’ll completely dampen the hair with my water spritzer [in order that the hair won’t melt towards my curling iron].
I then give it one other comb by however this time, with the small tooth comb.
I then use the tong part of the curler and seize the tip of the hair [that is the half that basically needs to get unfrizzed at this level] and I’ll wrap the hair around the barrel and I am going to hold that there for roughly 30 seconds. I like to lightly touch the hair on the barrel to see if it’s getting dried out. Usually, I choose to launch the hair when it’s largely dry, but there’s some dampness left.
[as you get used to curling synthetic wigs, you can see what you most want regarding how you type and curl them].
I like to release the hair from the barrel vertically so that it falls into my hand like pictured above. It makes it easier to clip in an ideal curl shape.
I prefer to clip my hair with the alligator clips as a result of it will not crease my hair and is simple to take away after my hair is ready.
Now, often after my 2nd or 3rd piece of hair, the items I pull to curl get thicker. So, that is when I’ll begin splitting the inch sections I pull into 2 parts.
For a superb majority of my wig, I will be pulling away and inch, after which dividing it into 2, like so. I’ll then return into only one piece when i attain the opposite side, near the entrance of the wig.
I favor to curl the underside piece first, so I clip the highest portion up with an alligator clip like pictured above.
That’s how I re-curl my wigs.
So, I am going to let the curls set in place with the alligator clips for perhaps 30 minutes and generally even 2 days.. 30 minutes will allow the hair to set in a curl and when i launch it, it’ll slowly sink into a nice wave. If my hair is ready for 2 days, it’ll keep in ringlets for around 2 weeks.
It all is dependent upon how I want my hair to appear like.
Now, on to my purple wig. Because it was my first time washing it and that i never introduced a curler to it. It’s curls should have retained by way of the cleansing and it ought to have just taken away the crunchiness and frizz [not like there was loads]
That is what it appeared like when it was dry.^^
^^It’s curls grew to become pretty again and it’s back to being touchably tender.
To be trustworthy, the only time you’ll re-curl your wig is maybe after it’s 2nd month You need to refrain from curling it too often as a result of it could result in breakage and shortening your wig’s life.
I honestly only wash my wigs once each 1-2 months and curl them 1 to 2 times a month, depending on how my wig has been faring.
That is how my wigs look like the next day and i launched my curls and gave them a fast brush via.
Note: Try to keep away from brushing your wigs blue mambo hair often and/or combing via them with your palms.