My Darling Rainbow
So, as you guys hopefully are aware of, I am an avid wig weave wearer. Above are my infants and i wear them nearly day by day, although, the pink one a bit extra so. So, by the top of the month they’re a frizzy crunchy mess.
Effectively, I can’t just go buying one other wig, nor can I simply willy-nilly take a curling iron to them since they’re artificial, that means, they’re manufactured from plastic. There are steps to take earlier than I can convey them again to life, per say and a certain approach to curl them.
Ouch. This is how my pink one appears up close~
My lavender one isn’t faring that properly both. [This will be the primary time for me to wash her, so there is a unique method of treating her, but I will get there after i get there]
What you need for washing a wig:
Gentle laundry detergent for delicates
So, I fill up my small basin with chilly water.
I then take my gentle laundry detergent and solely pour like, 1/three of a cap full into the basin after which swish it round to make some bubbles.
Now, earlier than I submerged my wig into the basin, I made positive to present it an excellent brush by with my wig brush, which I appears to be like like this:
So, I am going to let my wig sit in the basin for an excellent half-hour.
While my wig is getting clear, I arrange my wig stand in the bath tub.. I’ve kind of simply found a solution to hang it on my shower rack, but I’ve seen individuals use their digital camera tripods to keep the wig stand off the ground. I’ve additionally used the shower handle as a impromptu ‘wig stand’ nevertheless 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 thoroughly in chilly water and hung them up to dry off. Often that takes a superb hour to 2 hours for my wigs..
Now onto tips on how to re-curl your wigs!
What you will have:
The alligator clips are non-compulsory, however I like utilizing them to set my curls so they have extra physique and ‘oomph’.
PLEASE Be certain that YOUR CURLER IS AT The bottom HEAT SETTING!
I also recommend 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 will curl my wig on the sofa. At this time, I did it through the day time so this was my set up. [watching curly wavy hair a program on youtube was to help move the time]
So, when i curl my wig, I like to take action when it is simply barely damp at the tips. Above, is my just dried, clean wig.
I like to undergo an with my wig brush, just comb the hair and make sure there isn’t any tangles and the like. [my wig looks so a lot better already]
Now, I wish to take one inch sections beginning from the entrance, and I’ll finally be making my manner around the wig.
As I take one section, I’ll completely dampen the hair with my water spritzer [so that the hair will not melt towards my curling iron].
I then give it another comb by means of but this time, with the small tooth comb.
I then use the tong part of the curler and curly wavy hair capture the tip of the hair [that’s the part that basically needs to get unfrizzed at this point] and I will wrap the hair around the barrel and I am going to hold that there for roughly 30 seconds. I like to frivolously contact the hair on the barrel to see if it is getting dried out. Often, I favor to release the hair when it is principally dry, however there’s some dampness left.
[as you get used to curling artificial wigs, you will discover what you most prefer regarding how you type and curl them].
I prefer to launch the hair from the barrel vertically so that it falls into my hand like pictured above. It makes it simpler to clip in a perfect curl form.
I like to clip my hair with the alligator clips because it will not crease my hair and is straightforward to take away after my hair is ready.
Now, usually after my 2nd or 3rd piece of hair, the pieces I pull to curl get thicker. So, that is when I’ll begin splitting the inch sections I pull into 2 elements.
For a good majority of my wig, I will likely be pulling away and inch, after which dividing it into 2, like so. I’ll then go back into only one piece after i attain the other aspect, close to the front of the wig.
I favor to curl the bottom piece first, so I clip the top portion up with an alligator clip like pictured above.
That is how I re-curl my wigs.
So, I’ll let the curls set in place with the alligator clips for perhaps half-hour and typically 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 pleasant wave. If my hair is about for two days, it is going to stay in ringlets for round 2 weeks.
It all is determined by how I need my hair to appear like.
Now, on to my purple wig. Because it was my first time washing it and i by no means introduced a curler to it. It’s curls ought to have retained via the cleansing and it ought to have just taken away the crunchiness and frizz [not like there was quite a bit]
This is what it appeared like when it was dry.^^
^^It’s curls turned fairly again and it’s again to being touchably smooth.
To be trustworthy, the only time you’d re-curl your wig is perhaps after it’s 2nd month You want to refrain from curling it too typically as a result of it may result in breakage and shortening your wig’s life.
I honestly solely wash my wigs once each 1-2 months and curl them 1 to 2 instances a month, depending on how my wig has been faring.
That is how my wigs seem like the next day and that i launched my curls and gave them a fast brush via.
Note: Try to avoid brushing your wigs typically and/or combing through them along with your arms.