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    Posted: May 06 2009 at 5:03am

I have a holly lite yaki synthetic LF and wanted to change it up a bit, im tried of the straight look and wanted to go curly...i want this look I'm just not sure how to get it any suggestions from the pros will be greatly appreciated!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 6:04am

Not a pro, but I am sure that you cannot put a perm on a synthetic wig don’t quote me a vet or someone who knows more will chime in hth.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 7:22am
i dont believe you can put a perm on a synthetic but you can use rollers and dip it in boiling water or steam it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 8:30am
^^^she is right. you cant perm it but you can do an apple perm. i would suggest taking the unit off and doing this on a wig head because it is time consuming, however once you get the curl rods in place steam the unit with a steam iron making sure to only use it for 5 minutes. let the curls sit overnight and you should have that curl pattern that you are looking for. here is some tips from sexi on apple perm rods and there are a few topics on the subject if you want to do a search for more info. the other suggestion is Hollys units can be curled on low heat and you can get a small iron to do this but it is time consuming as well
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The Rods Themselves
perm%20rods        Perm rods are designed on a universal standard. The various sizes are color-coded, even though the manufacturers may use shades of the same color that vary from other manufacturer’s rods of equivalent size. The key is to learn what basic colors mean, since some of the rods may not be readily visible as being different in size.
       (It should also be noted that perm rods come in both concave and “straight” versions. The concave rods get slightly thinner toward the center and flare at the ends. This has two benefits. One, it allows the rod to sit snugly against the scalp with hair wound around it – to a point at least. And two, it gives a slight variance in the curl making it looser to the outside of the segment for a more natural look. The straight rods have the benefit of creating a uniformly shaped curl.)
       Let’s take a look at the rod color groups: (Listed lengths are approximations, not meant to be hard rules.)
       Red: Red rods are the smallest rods made, and are typically only used on short hair lengths to create tight, kinky curls. The hair lengths that would most often require such small rods are those less than 2 to 2-1/2 inches.
       Blue: The blue rods are larger than the red and could be used on the shortest hair lengths to give larger curls, but also can be used to give longer lengths (say from 2 to 3-1/2 inches) a nice tight curly style.
       Pink: Pink perm rods are the next stage, and are usually good to give tight curl to hair that is from 3 to 4 inches in length. It can be used on the shortest lengths to create looser curls and wave, or on the 2 to 3-1/2 inch range for loose curl.
       Gray: A gray perm rod is the usual “all purpose” thickness. It is generally good for giving a nice tight curl to hair that is 3 to 5 inches in length, or to create looser-looking curls in shorter lengths of hair.
       White: White rods are generally the largest rods used in creating a “curly perm” style. The rods are ideal for hair that is 4-1/2 to 6-1/2 inches in length and create a nice tight curl in this length of hair. Used in shorter lengths of hair the curls will appear looser and can even create simple body in short lengths.
       Purple: The purple perm rods are generally called “body wave rods” because they create such large curl that most salons use them for body waves only, unless the client has really long hair and wants lots of curl.
       Occasionally, you may find slightly larger body wave rods that are orange in color, but these may not be commonly found.
 
Finishing the Style:
       In perms designed for curl, the hair will usually be styled afterward to maximize the volume in the style and emphasize the curl. This may involve blow drying using a diffuser and scrunching the hair, or it could be a matter of cutting the hair to maximize the curl by evenly distributing the weight of the hair.
       For body waves, the hair may not be styled to utilize the curl created by the perm. Instead, the purpose may be to create added texture in the hair to allow the hair to be more easily curled. The hair may be rerolled on standard perm rods, blown-out with a hair dryer and round brush for soft waves, or may be set in any other of a myriad of ways. Body waves tend to be used mostly for limp and lank hair to add texture and body (obviously) or to adjust or normalize the wave pattern of hair that is too curly for a client’s taste in its natural state. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 8:32am
You can put geri curl size rollers in the hair.  Put it in a SECURE zip lock bag.   Place in a big pot of boiling hot water. Submerse the bag ensuring that the entire BAG is wet.  Remove from pot & let cool for about an hour or two.  THEN remove wig from bag and rollers from hair.  The longer you let the hair cool THE BETTER.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 9:00am
..Wow. Thanx trophywife and ilovelife....never would have guessed it. *searches in the back closet for some old decrepid Bss synthies

Edited by Msmchy - May 06 2009 at 9:01am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 11:22am
Originally posted by trophywife trophywife wrote:

You can put geri curl size rollers in the hair.  Put it in a SECURE zip lock bag.   Place in a big pot of boiling hot water. Submerse the bag ensuring that the entire BAG is wet.  Remove from pot & let cool for about an hour or two.  THEN remove wig from bag and rollers from hair.  The longer you let the hair cool THE BETTER.
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 12:02pm
I have a kinky straight synthetic from rex that is not heat resistant at all. I would like to do a roller set. If I did the plastic bag method will it change the texture of the hair. How can I maintain the texture but create curls? for 99 bucks (which include shipping and western union) rex should have made this thing heat resistant.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 12:16pm
Plan to do the ziplock bag trick with my bodywave from Holly. She needs her waves back. Bought the rods, now just gotta muster up the patience to do it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2009 at 12:32pm
KellBells & Msmchy.... your welcome! 
Chareeze... No it will NOT change the texture BUT be sure of the roller size because you will be stuck with that curl size & pattern for a while.  This method holds the curls for a LONG time.  You can always blow dry the hair straight again using an ION BLOWDRYER with brush attached (this is a MUST).  You cant really get a Synthetic wig smooth again without this.
MOST synthetic hair can tolerate this roller set method.  It's just steam. 
REMEMBER:  DON'T GET THE HAIR WET!!! KEEP IN BAG WHILE IN POT & THEN EVEN AFTER.  ONCE YOU REMOVE THE BAG FROM POT AFTER 5-10 MINUTES ROTATING THE BAG TO ENSURE ALL OF THE BAG IS EXPOSED TO THE HOT WATER........ ALLOW THE BAG TO COOL.  THE LONGER THE BETTER.
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