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    Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 12:04am
There are about 5 active threads on synthetic LFs on this board.  I have recently purchased some, in order to use the MegaTek and in emergency situations.  Here is some care information that I thought users would find helpful>

Wig Care (Synthetic Hair)

Our wigs made from synthetic use the latest simultaed hair strands and, when properly cared for, will give you plenty of enjoyable wear. Just follow the instructions below to get the maximum life-span and performance from your wig.

Washing

Synthetic wigs should be washed in cool water with a mild shampoo and conditioner. (Using conditioner is highly recommended to reduce tangling.) Do not scrub the wig, just swish it from side to side and dunk it up and down. Wigs should be hung to dry. (Synthetic wigs may also be set when wet. See Styling below.)

Once dry, spray sheen or detangling spray onto the wig and comb or brush depending on the type of wig you have (See Combing and Brushing below).

Setting

Synthetic hair wigs can be set quite easily by following these instructions:

  1. After washing, comb the hair (as instructed below) then set in rollers with rolling papers and setting lotion
  2. Put the wig under a sitting hair drier on low heat for 40 to 50 minutes. If you do not have access to a sitting drier, the wig may be left on a wig stand or styrofoam head overnight or until completely dried.
  3. Once dry, take out the rollers and style the wig as desired.

Styling

HOT TOOLS MAY NOT BE USED ON SYNTHETIC WIGS. Hot blow driers, curling irons, flat irons and similar tools will melt the synthetic hair strands and ruin the wig. The only exception is use of a clothing steamer. Synthetic hair may be straightened by placing the wig on a wig stand, steaming the hair with a clothing steamer while combing the hair down.

If wig hair gets frizzy, try any sheen spray or wig spray to calm the frizziness and then comb. If not, wash then set with setting lotion to get the frizziness out. When wigs are tangled, use any detangling or sheen spray then comb the hair.

Combing and Brushing

Comb or brush your wig using the following guidelines*:

Length Style Style With
Short Straight / Wavy Any combs or brushes
Short Curly Wide-toothed comb or brush out with fingers
Chin Length Straight Any combs or brushes
Chin Length Curly / Wavy Wide-toothed comb or brush out with fingers
Shoulder Length Straight Any combs or brushes
Shoulder Length Curly / Wavy Wide-toothed comb
Long / Very Long Straight / Wavy Wide-toothed comb
Long / Very Long Curly Brush out with fingers

* Important Note: Spiral curl and dreadlock wigs should not be combed or brushed in any way, as this will undo the curls/dreads.

Hair Products

Any hair products can be used on wigs, such as hair spray, mousse, gel, etc. since the wigs are washable and reusable.

Wig Storage

While wigs are not in use, they may be stored in a hair net and plastic bag or on a wig stand, such as styrofoam head.

When traveling, a styled wig may be carried in a wig box to prevent flattening.

Question:  How do I style my wig?

Answer:  Your wig can be styled by using a wig brush, a wig comb, or your fingertips. Avoid using a brush designed for human hair.  These brushes can create excessive tension, over-stretching the hair with abrasive strokes that may damage the hair.

The wigs we carry are shake & wear and can be styled by simply using a wide tooth comb or your fingertips.  The best styling tool is the most inexpensive; a spray bottle of clean, cool water.  Lightly spritz your wig with water to remove static electricity and return your wig to its original look.

To achieve style variations, liquid wig mousse is an essential styling tool. For curly or wavy styles, just mousse, hand scrunch, and pick the style into curls. On straight styles, mousse and brush lightly.

Your wig was designed with a basic style but the variations you can achieve through styling are limitless. Added height can be achieved by gently lifting with the wig comb. If you want added fullness as well, tease or back-comb and then smooth the surface hair over the teasing. Your wig can be returned to its basic style by washing it and allowing it to air dry.

To completely restyle, we recommend taking your wig to a professional stylist.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 1:11am
Thank you!! This helps a lot.  I was considering buying a synthetic wig, but wasn't sure how to take care of it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 9:29am
Thank you soooo much!
 
I 'm a newbie but I have been wearing a synthetic lf for a few weeks now. I was starting to really hate this synthetic hair becuase of how dry it can start to look.
 
This info really helps!Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 9:33am
annaliciasmommy,
 
How much are you selling your wigs for? do you have a website?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 10:23am
I want to add a tip:
If the lace on the synthetic is a little hard and scratchy, make a bowl of water and fabric softner and soak the lace part only in the mixture.  Remember COOL water only. I am going to search for some spray fabric softner and try it. 
 
After many years of caring for synthetic hair, I can tell you that a regular brush and too much shampooing WILL kill it. Use a wig brush, baby shampoo or a shampoo that is alcohol free. That will keep the life of the wig. 
 
I run a sink of cool water and maybe two caps of shampoo and the the hair sit in it for about 15 minutes.  Then do the same with the conditioner, rinse . Do not agitate.
 
Annalic-sure want to know more about your launch !!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 12:21pm
Thanks Miss Celie!!! I can't Wait to get my unit!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 28 2008 at 3:21pm
Thanks much Celie for the info.  I am really liking the synthetic lace wig that I have.  AnaAlicia'sMom, please give us your website information as I am very interesting in your line of synthetic wigs.  I hope you have much success with it 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 5:33pm
Ms Celie: Thank you so much for the info b/c I am seriously contemplating getting a synthetic wig soon and I really needed this.

Annaliciasmommy: I would really like to know more about the wig you are launching
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 5:53pm
hey ms celie, do you have any other techniques to entangle the hair because when i get ready for school in the morning my hair is kinda blotched together and tangled up like uncared for baby doll hair. i use the sheen but during the day, it just sticks back together and tangles up again! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 29 2008 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by honniecake honniecake wrote:

hey ms celie, do you have any other techniques to entangle the hair because when i get ready for school in the morning my hair is kinda blotched together and tangled up like uncared for baby doll hair. i use the sheen but during the day, it just sticks back together and tangles up again! 

honniecake -

I don't sleep in a synthetic. And, you might be putting too much  or the wrong kind of shine stuff in it.  Synthetic wigs cannot handle alcohol.  Which is why I am using only adhesive remover to detach.

Use wig or shampoo and conditioner that has no alcohol.  Try to get some wig restorer spray and use it.  Make sure you use products for wigs.  There is shine for them.
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