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Pimp Your Wig Tutorial

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Pimp a wig in 5 easy steps. Here's one of the promised tutorials. I hope it is helpful.

My supply list is just things I used, I am in no way endorsing them or claiming that you must own the same brands to do this type of work. You can work with many tools from different brands to get similar results.

FINAL RESULTS: Swooshy bangs added
[link] <---on Cosplay.com
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Calculated-Lie's avatar
How did you add the swooshy bangs? I have a costume I'm working on that I need something exactly like that for.
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
I did not do anything particularly special or difficult. I just added a few short wefts to the wig, brushed the bangs the way I wanted them, saturated them in hairspray, and used a hairdryer to set the style. Hope this helps!
Calculated-Lie's avatar
Oh, okay. Thank you ^_^
EndofForever's avatar
Do you have a certain shampoo/conditioner that you would recommend?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Nope! You need not worry about what you use on a synthetic wig like you would with your own hair because it's plastic. I typically use the little sample shampoo and conditioner packets they stick in magazines. I know I'll never use them, but they are the perfect amount for washing a wig.
smallrinilady's avatar
lol, i think it's funny that you "break the law"
which is where i freaked out
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Hahaha, working with heat and plastics is always iffy if not a few steps from disaster. At the same time I love it as it is so much fun and very effective if done successfully.
Rilia's avatar
Excellent tut! :D
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Aw, thank you! Hope you will find it useful as well :3
ToastWeaselofDOOM's avatar
Thanks so much, this is really helpful!

A question though. Where can you buy thinning scissors? I've looked EVERYWHERE and can't find them!
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Dog grooming places - Petco and the like! They usually run about $13ish a pair.
ToastWeaselofDOOM's avatar
Thank so much! Now if only I hadn't jsut come back from where a Petco was... *sigh* Next trip out of the hosue I guess....
okami-chan1023's avatar
did you use a synthetic wig or a human hair wig?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
All synthetics, kanekalon to be specific. ˆˆ
okami-chan1023's avatar
did you order it online or get it from a store?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
The wig was an ebay purchase. The few stores here that sell wigs are quite lame. Online stores offer a greater variety.
LadyLarc's avatar
ohhh, yer the only person with a nice tutorial on wigs... but it kinda doesnt help me with mine. Do you think you could me? :iconotlplz:
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
I'm sorry, what was the question? I don't understand. ˆˆ;
LadyLarc's avatar
Sorry, I just read it and I missed a word. ^^"
what I meant was, do you think you could help me?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Sure, I can try - what is the problem with your wig?
LadyLarc's avatar
heh, thanks! :hug:
well, with my Mello wig, its all flippy and all when I took it out of the packaging, so how do I get is straight?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Use hot water over it first - brush it flat and let air dry. If that doesn't help do step 2 in my tutorial and use a flat iron. I've heard of people using a clothes iron but I haven't tried that yet - same principle though.
LadyLarc's avatar
when I brush it out, it doesnt matter if I use a brush or some, right?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Use a comb first to straighten it out, then gently brush it to smooth the fibers
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