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    Posted: Oct 05 2008 at 2:47am
How do you ladies care for your curly wigs? I have a synthetic half wig by enstyle thats beginning to frizz a little any suggestions on how to keep the curls looking fresh, this is my first time wearing one so any tips would be  useful
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 05 2008 at 3:46pm

I wash it in conditioner or just cut off the frizzies.  Have a synthetic wig that lasted almost a year doing this.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 05 2008 at 6:16pm
Originally posted by DDBee10 DDBee10 wrote:

I wash it in conditioner or just cut off the frizzies.  Have a synthetic wig that lasted almost a year doing this.

thanks I may try cutting out the frizzies
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 05 2008 at 7:07pm
IA with cutting the frizzies, also dont comb or brush it. just finger comb the curls. Try not to handle the hair too much, this will cause frizzies also
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 05 2008 at 8:28pm
^^ yep, that's what i woulda said!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 12 2008 at 7:47pm
I have been searching for how to care for synthetic curly wigs myself to no avail. However, I did find this site about caring for synthetic types of doll hair.  http://www.biddingtons.com/content/mrsdollhair.html
 
BTW, I have tried fabric softener before (cheap kind and gain), didnt work even after soaking a wig for a whole day! Someone suggested washing in woolite but this wig I'm experimenting on is 'dead' already.
 
Below, I have pasted their advice for synth hair. NO SHAMPOO! *Stern%20Smile*

Kingstate Porcelain with Synthetic Wig


EK: Gently remove the wig base from the doll's head. Wet the wig in cool water and spray it with either Fantastic or Windex. (Do not use shampoo which would cause serious over-fluffing.) Work the Fantastic or Windex through the hair with your fingers, then rinse thoroughly.

YC: Now that we have clean hair, what do we do next?

EK: First untangle the doll's hair. Use a hair conditioner, such as Clairol, or a liquid fabric softener, such as Downey. Rinse again. Now comb the doll's hair with a pet hair brush. The metal tines of the pet brush better penetrate the hair mass and exert less destructive pressure on the wig base. Never use a hair brush that has been used on human hair. The brush will carry oils to the doll's hair that will collect dirt and grime.


YC: How do we style the doll's hair?

EK: Styling is relatively simple. Synthetic hair has a permanent curl which only requires brushing to re-establish. If the hair does not respond use a curler, but never a curling iron--the heat will burn up the hair.
Still havent found anything for softening up synthetic hair though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 20 2008 at 9:56pm
SYNTHETIC WIG CARE


HOW OFTEN TO WASH YOUR WIG.....

The amount of time between cleanings of your wig depends largely on your lifestyle and environment. For normal wear, a good rule of thumb to use is to wash and condition your wig every 15 to 20 wearings or so. If you work in an environment with more pollution, such as in a restaurant where you are exposed to kitchen grease, or a place where there is a lot of cigarette smoke, you may want to wash your wig more often. Remember, the nose knows, and if your wig doesn't smell fresh to you, it won't smell good to others around you either. In any case, I wouldn't wash the wig any more than about once a week as washing a wig too often can cause it to wear out more quickly.

Of course, you can always increase the life of any synthetic wig or hairpiece by using a good leave-in conditioner, such as the FIBRE OIL CONDITIONER that I use myself and highly recommend for all synthetic hair.

CLEANING AND CONDITIONING...

1) Draw enough cool to lukewarm water in a large pan or bowl to immerse hairpiece well. Don't use hot water or it will remove body and may damage fiber.

2) Dissolve approximately one tablespoon of wig cleaner or shampoo, along with one tablespoon of baking soda. Swish hairpiece around in solution. If front of cap and/or hair area has makeup on it, make a paste of baking soda and shampoo and gently scrub with an old toothbrush until clean. Baking soda acts as a cleaning booster and will usually cut though the heaviest makeup or styling product residue in the hair or on the cap.

3) Rinse well in plenty of cool water.

4) Draw a pan or tubful of fresh water. Dissolve one or two tablespoons of conditioner in water. Swish and work mixture throughout piece. Do not rinse. Lay piece on towel and pat to remove excess moisture.

5) Pin piece on wig form and pick or comb out gently, starting from ends and working up strand to root area. At this point, I recommend using the Fibre Oil Conditioner to refresh the wig fiber and make the wig feel soft and manageable. Arrange hair to resemble desired style. Let dry overnight for maximum curl retention. If time is an issue, a blowdryer may be used but don't get the dryer too close to the fiber. It could remove the curl. If necessary, a curling iron may be used on WARM or LOW setting.

HEAT ROLLERS:

Heat rollers or a steam setter (such as a Caruso) may be used on synthetic fiber too. Roll each strand carefully around the roller keeping the ends smooth to reduce "fish-hooking", which makes the ends look fuzzy. Using end papers is recommended. Let the curls get completely cool before brushing or combing out the wig. If using the steam setters, it's a good idea to use a "duckbill" or other similar clip to hold the curls in until they're cool and dry.

SOME TIPS:

Donít use expensive curling irons with settings such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Even on the lowest setting, these irons are too hot for synthetic fiber. Go to a beauty supply store and buy the most inexpensive iron they carry which has a HIGH/LOW setting. On their low setting, they do not get hot enough to damage most wigs.

PROPER USE OF CURLING IRON ON SYNTHETIC WIG FIBER...
Mist the hair with a little plain water. Take a small strand of hair between clamp of curling iron and roll around barrel of iron. Keep hair moving around barrel, rolling evenly until all of strand has passed firmly under clamp. Don't rest iron on base of wig as it will create a roller mark. A slight steaming action will not harm fiber.

After curl is formed (not necessarily dry), remove the iron carefully, leaving the curl intact and being careful not to drag the ends out of the curl as this will make the curl uneven. If a looser curl is desired, work the hair with fingers while still warm. If a firmer curl is desired, let dry before combing.

CAUTION!
A synthetic wig is made of fine plastic filaments. Excessive heat will damage it. Use caution around oven doors, fireplaces, wall heaters, barbeques, and other uncontrolled high heat sources. The heat will melt the fiber and cause it to look frizzy. Most of the time, a curling iron can smooth it out, but the fiber will lose a certain amount of body and resilience after having been heat-frizzed. If a little extra care is taken with your wig, you will extend the life of your wig and it will look nice for a long time.

FOR FIRST TIME WEARERS...

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Grasp the wig at the back bottom with both hands, and position the front firmly at your forehead. Then pull the whole cap back and down so that it covers your head. The wig should not cover your ears. If you have ever used a latex swimming cap, the procedure is very similar.

There are two little tabs at the ears and they should be positioned so that they are equal on both sides in front of your ears. This will let you know that your wig is on straight.

Most wigs today have a small covered wire stay sewn inside the ear tabs. These should be bent a little and curved in toward your head. When the wig is positioned correctly at the sides, press gently on the stays so they lie flat against your temples. This will give you a more custom fit at the temples. The front of the wig should be positioned right at, or slightly behind, the hairline.

If you donít have hair, place your first three fingers together just above your brow bone and where the top edge of your index finger is should approximate your natural hairline.

There are adjustment straps in the back of your wig. They may be used to tighten or loosen the wig for a comfortable fit.

If you purchase a JACQUELYN wig, check the nape area, because some shorter styles have two tiny vertical wire stays which may be curved in to achieve a good fit at the neckline.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 20 2008 at 9:57pm

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.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 01 2009 at 3:46pm
Thanks QueenBee! - I'm now rocking a curly quick weave and wanted to know how to keep it looking new.
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