My Darling Rainbow
So, as you guys hopefully are conscious of, I am an avid wig weave wearer. Above are my babies and that i wear them nearly every day, although, the pink one a bit extra so. So, by the tip of the month they’re a frizzy crunchy mess.
Nicely, I can not just go shopping for another wig, nor can I just willy-nilly take a curling iron to them since they’re synthetic, which means, they’re made from plastic. There are steps to take earlier than I can deliver them again to life, per say and a sure way to curl them.
Ouch. This is how my pink one appears up close~
My lavender one isn’t faring that properly both. [This might be the first time for me to scrub her, so there’s a unique means of treating her, but I will get there once i get there]
What you need for washing a wig:
Gentle laundry detergent for delicates
*optionally available, tripod
So, I fill up my small basin with chilly water.
I then take my gentle laundry detergent and solely pour like, 1/3 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 provide it a superb brush by means of with my wig brush, which I appears to be like like this:
So, I will let my wig sit in the basin for a good half-hour.
Whereas my wig is getting clear, I set up my wig stand in the bath tub.. I’ve type of just discovered a option to hold it on my shower rack, yaki remy human hair however I’ve seen folks use their digicam tripods to maintain the wig stand off the ground. I’ve also used the shower handle as a impromptu ‘wig stand’ but it did end up destroying the wig cap after using it each time.
Properly, after the half-hour of soaking my wigs, I rinsed them totally in chilly water and hung them as much as dry off. Usually that takes a good hour to 2 hours for my wigs..
Now onto find out how to re-curl your wigs!
What you will want:
The alligator clips are optional, but I like utilizing them to set my curls so they have extra body and ‘oomph’.
PLEASE Be certain YOUR CURLER IS AT The lowest HEAT SETTING!
I additionally suggest to get comfy as a result of for me, this takes a good hour and a half, so sometimes I do it on a night time that I watch television and I will curl yaki remy human hair my wig on the sofa. As we speak, I did it in the course of the day time so this was my arrange. [watching a program on youtube was to assist pass the time]
So, once i curl my wig, I like to take action when it is just barely damp at the information. Above, is my simply dried, clean wig.
I like to go through an with my wig brush, just comb the hair and ensure there is not any tangles and the like. [my wig seems so much better already]
Now, I wish to take one inch sections starting from the front, and I’ll eventually be making my way around the wig.
As I take one section, I will totally dampen the hair with my water spritzer [in order that the hair will not melt against my curling iron].
I then give it another comb through but this time, with the small tooth comb.
I then use the tong a part of the curler and seize the tip of the hair [that’s the half that actually must get unfrizzed at this level] and I’ll wrap the hair across the barrel and I will hold that there for roughly 30 seconds. I like to lightly contact the hair on the barrel to see if it’s getting dried out. Usually, I choose to release the hair when it’s principally dry, however there’s some dampness left.
[as you get used to curling artificial wigs, you will see what you most favor relating to the way you fashion and curl them].
I wish to launch the hair from the barrel vertically so that it falls into my hand like pictured above. It makes it easier to clip in an ideal curl form.
I wish to clip my hair with the alligator clips because it won’t crease my hair and is easy to take away after my hair is ready.
Now, often after my 2nd or third piece of hair, the items I pull to curl get thicker. So, this is when I am going to start splitting the inch sections I pull into 2 elements.
For a good majority of my wig, I will probably be pulling away and inch, and then dividing it into 2, like so. I’ll then go back into only one piece once i reach the opposite facet, close to the entrance of the wig.
I desire to curl the underside piece first, so I clip the top portion up with an alligator clip like pictured above.
That’s how I re-curl my wigs.
So, I’ll let the curls set in place with the alligator clips for perhaps 30 minutes and generally even 2 days.. Half-hour will enable the hair to set in a curl and after i launch it, it would slowly sink into a pleasant wave. If my hair is ready for two days, it can keep in ringlets for round 2 weeks.
All of it is dependent upon how I need my hair to appear to be.
Now, on to my purple wig. Since it was my first time washing it and that i by no means brought a curler to it. It’s curls ought to have retained via the cleaning and it ought to have just taken away the crunchiness and frizz [not like there was so much]
That is what it seemed like when it was dry.^^
^^It’s curls turned fairly again and it is back to being touchably comfortable.
To be honest, the only time you’ll re-curl your wig is possibly after it is 2nd month You wish to refrain from curling it too often as a result of it might probably lead to breakage and shortening your wig’s life.
I actually only wash my wigs once each 1-2 months and curl them 1 to 2 occasions a month, relying on how my wig has been faring.
That is how my wigs seem like the following day and i released my curls and gave them a quick brush through.
Note: Try to avoid brushing your wigs often and/or combing through them together with your hands.