That's how my wig looks like after a convention. A disaster! There are too many tangles that you might think it's impossible to brush this without getting a lot of hair strands removed from the wig. I think no one wants to make their expensively bought wig go to waste.
My wig looks actually worse than this after I forgot about it and just lazily stored the wig for 2 months. It had crazy bents and waves. :(
I'll share to you a tip on how to make your "disaster" wig into something that looks almost "brand new". Just a note though, this only works for heat resistant wigs. You'll find out why.
What you need:
clamp (or anything you can use to tie the wig)
and your heat resistant wig
First, set up your wig on your wig stand. Make sure it's secure. Secure your wig stand too to prevent it from falling. I placed my wig stand in between the kitchen table and chair, and hanged the long wig at the back of the chair.
Next, separate your wig into portions. This will make our job easier. Then comb a portion downward starting from the bottom. This is where the tangles on top will go if you comb them so finish this area first. Cut stubborn tangles with your scissors if necessary. Just lightly comb the wig so the flat iron won't get stuck on your wig later.
After that, comb the wig portion followed by your pre-heat flat iron. Don't worry if you think the heat might damage your wig. Heat resistant wigs can withstand heat styling tools that have a temperature of 130 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Comb not shown coz I was holding the camera. See the separated portion of the wig on the right?|
Just comb and iron the portion, or you can iron the top layer first, whatever you choose. Do this a number of times and you'll end up with this.
|Left: Combed and ironed part; Right: Combed only|
Just do the same on the other portions. Don't forget to iron the top and bangs too. You'll eventually end up with this.
|No flash. It still has a little bump on the left coz I hanged it on the chair behind me.|
The next tip is optional. Since mine still has a little bump, I literally ironed my wig. The temperature is set to low since I just wanted to straighten that bump.
|The "brand new" form|
This tip only works on straight heat resistant wigs. Hope this helps.