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How to Detangle a Long Wig Tutorial

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Long wigs are extraordinarily fun to wear.  And then they are a pain in the ass.  Only minutes after stepping out of the car, excited to start a fun day at the con, woooosh! A gust of wind goes by and you are done for.

But fret not!  With a lota-bit of patience and these helpful hints, your wig will be restored back to new before you know it.

The first time I wore my Deedlit wig it took me 6 hours...6 HOURS!...to detangle. I wanted to cry.  The second time I used these methods and it took me half an hour to get the tangles out, then another half hour to straighten it to perfection. So much easier.

Hope it helps!

            
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Torcoal55's avatar
Thank you so much this was so helpful!
MJRoxMyRhinestoneSox's avatar
Aaah this will be perfect for my Grell wig!  Thank you!
MQ-Studios's avatar
Super helpful thank you!
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
I'm glad it helped :D  Good luck!
RamanaeMaxz's avatar
Thank you so so much (/ T w T )/~ threw out one of my wig clips because it got so tangled beyond repair but now I know what to do.
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
yeah wigs are not easy lol. It takes a lot of patience.  Now I know to look for 'tangle resistant" if possible
RamanaeMaxz's avatar
So do you braid your wigs when you don't use them and when they're just sitting on the wig stand?
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
When I am done using them I do a loose braid and then put it in a plastic bag to store.  This way it doesn't tangle when you take it out of the bag. Make sure the braid is loose though, or else it might crimp your wig into a slight wave.    Sometimes if I know I will be leaving it out on the wig stand for a while I braid it as well, so people dont mess it up when they pass by :)
RamanaeMaxz's avatar
ohhh ok, thank you that all makes more sense sense. (/ ^.^) / 
Zelda49's avatar
This is great!! Ill be using this tutorial for sure!
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
Thanks for telling me about the straightening technique!
Zelda49's avatar
No problem! I'm glad it worked out for you.
Kitsune-Masenko's avatar
omg thank you! I`ve been having this wonderful battle while trying to style my envy wig. I never thought of fabric softener!
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
Yeah, it works so amazing. The first time I detangled my Deedlit wig took 6 Hours! The second time I used this technique and it only took half an hour. Craziness.
Kitsune-Masenko's avatar
awesome! I'm going to try it on my snaggy ends on my envy wig today
daydreamernessa's avatar
hehe takes me about an hour to do my chii wig it's a combo of epic cosplay and a cheap silver ebay wig :) my deedlit wig i used has died sadly, do you mind me asking what wig did you end up using for your deedlit cosplay?
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
For Deedlit I used an Arda wig, because I wanted really good quality. It looks great, but for some reason I found it tangles like HELL.  Lately I've been using cosplay buzz for my wigs, which is amazing quality for the price. They just don't have the best selection
MattXMelloLover123's avatar
Holy crap this was helpful! Thank you!
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
no prob :) My goal is to reduce the pain for other cosplayers lol
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