| rayrayxox wrote:|
^ omg thank you so so so so much. i will use that technique so my synthetic wig lasts 2 months!
thank you soooo much everyone for the help.
you see the reason why i fell in love with this wig was mainly its style/shape. i have searched for lots of afro kinky curly wigs and a lot of them come straight down, like this (sorry for bad drawings)
but i want it to be like this
that was a poor drawing but i want the hair to be very bushy and big at the sides and at an angle like that shown in the first pic.
to make it easier here is a youtube video of the ideal wig (but it's synthetic):
so i'm wondering if i could buy an afro kinky curly human wig and if i finger combed it and/or used a paddle brush and/or cut it or shaped it could it look like the style i want?
[i found a wig that is similar to the one i want but it's not very afro texture and also the seller doesn't use a pic of the hair only of tika sumpter which makes me suspicious:
Oh ive had my share of wigs... But im weird lol
I own near 30/40 but not worn any outside my house yet XD I need to perfect them (need to bleach knots, pluck hairline and all that good stuff.
For synthetic wigs the best thing i learnt was to flat iron the frizz out.Method:1) Locate a straightener (if you dont have this type check ebay, that is where i got mine!) that has a VERY low temperature that is also variable so you can change it.
I have one that goes from 80oC to i think 210oC (sorry no idea what the Fahrenheit would be).
2) Wet your synthetic hair OR the frizzy parts ONLY (up to you) and fill up a spray bottle with water for use DURING straightening.
3) Now with the hair damp (not dripping wet) take small sections and run it though the flat iron. Make sure to only do 1 pass. If you plan on doing 2 or 3 to make sure the hair is frizz free then spray the hair wet and do the process again. HAIR MUST BE WET!
4) Let hair cool STRAIGHT before doing anything to it (the synthetic fibers need to fully cool otherwise you will cause damage to them).
Tried and tested once again... I used this on a tangled mess of a synthetic lace wig. It was a deep curly (perhaps 20" layered) that looked like Lil Wayne's hair
I detangled the entire wig (it took me a week lol) and put the detangled portions into braids. After doing so to the entire wig I wet the hair, opened the braids and began to flat iron.
The wig is a gorgeous sleek shiny wig that is tangle free and looks fresh out the box! I added some 1b/33 and 33 coloured tracks into the thinned parts and the wig is BANGIN!
Did this on a Futera lace front wig from freeTress, looked brand new! Did it on a NON heat resistant fiber and it came out gorgeous there too
Do give the boiling method a try if you have a wig to spare! I did it on two wigs, both deep curly wigs I mentioned a while back. I found that unless the ENTIRE foil parcel is submerged with water the hair will not "boil perm" properly.
The hair isnt damaged at all, with all that conditioner I slathered it is almost like a curly perm and deep condition 2 in 1 ^_^
But if you do... try it on a unit or clipping of lace that you dont care too much about before hand. That way you can know what effect you are likely to achieve and know for yourself if it is damaging (your cooker may run hotter than mine?) or whatever.
Testing is key
I just like cheaper alternatives. Wigs are so expensive these days, if there are ways to revive the ones we thought were birds nests then im ears