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Cosplay wig help

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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I recently bought a cosplay wig. It's 120 cm, and it gets tangled easily.
Does anyone know a good way to brush a wig (such a long one, at that) without ripping all of the hair out?
Thanks!
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Why in the holy mother of Thor is this in the technology forum? :confused:
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wait, it is? I thought I put it somewhere else...
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AshleyAtramento Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a long wig like this. Here's how to do it, the poor person way.

Fill the sink up with waer and wash the wig in it. You don't need shampoo, just condition it. Or use detangling spray.
With some conditioner/water in it still, hang it and brush it from bottom-up wih a normal hairbrush to get out normal tamgles.
Comb it with a wet comb that's laced with conditioner. DON'T LET THE WIG DRY WHEN IT'S BEING BRUSHED.
Wrap it in a towel to dry. It's fine to have some conditioner in a wig.

Whe you aren't usuing it, put ponytails at the bottom where the hair ends. If the bottoms can't move, the wig can't tangle.
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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ReconditeVillain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually use a toothbrush to comb my wigs, they aren't that long though, but it works really well if you'll have the patience.
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
A toothbrish? I would've never thought of that... Thanks! :D
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Minogirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Something else that I've heard is that once you have it styled is that you should hairspray it into place. This might be common sense or sound absolutly stupid; I'm not sure. That's just what I heard but it might be worth looking into ^^'
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh great idea! Never would of thought of it XD Common sense=0%XD
I will, thanks! ^_^
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Minogirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha, make sure you look up if that's a good idea or not! Like I said, I'm not really sure if it is or not ^^' But I'm glad that you think it's a good idea!
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
As long as it doesn't get tangled, I'm happy X"D
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Evolsiraw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHATEVER YOU DO! dont use a plastic comb (Might work if you constantly wet the plastic comb though) , or a brush! The color will fade and a lot of hair will be lost!
But theres a special Wig comb you can buy! You will need one, if you dont want the wig to be ruined on the con, so you have to constantly comb it xD! Mine got ruined because I forgot my wig comb at home lol had to throw away the wig when I got home, it was such a mess xD 120 cm hair is a pain to take care of, dont know how Miku does it LOL!
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ikr Miku is magic XD
Okay, thanks! Where could I get a wig comb? o u o|ll
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Evolsiraw Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got mine from e bay, couldnt find a store here, they're hard to find. But ,maybe they got some at a hair saloon for sale? since old people usually have wigs xD my grandma have one lol xD
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thaaaaat's nice. XD
I'm going to a place to pick up conditioner, so I'll look there. Thanks! :D
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Phantomhivelenfigure Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wowz, don't kill the wig!!! D: I've lost 4 already. ||D Wells, if it gets tangled then use some sort of conditioner thingy or something like that to make the wig smooth and softish, and then start from the bottom and then comb it out. :3 this rescued 2 of my wigs from the dead! :D 4 of them were so bad that I couldn't save them And then yeah... oh and sally's sells really good synthetic conditioner stuff! :D And if you're gonna wear your wig around a lot, try to bring a comb and some conditioner stuff with you, so that you can keep it nice. :3 and try not to let the wig rub up against your body too much, cuz friction gets it frizzy and tangled.


Hope this helps! :D
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
XD
IT DID! THANK YOUU
Can you give me a website with the conditioner? Thanks! o u o
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Phantomhivelenfigure Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
here you are!!!! ^^ [link] and this is a really cool store, they have a bunch of other cool stuff so yeah!!!!
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
aaah the con is this saturday so I don't think I'll get it in time... ;u; Thanks anyway. Turns out real detangler works so I'm good. XD
Thanks! o u o
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Phantomhivelenfigure Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
no problem!!! ^^ Awwww, well still try!!! cons are AmAaZiNg!!!!! 8D
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I CAN GET IT! WE HAVE A LOCAL STORE YAY!!!!
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:iconphantomhivelenfigure:
YYYYYAAAAAAYYYY!!! 8D
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:iconnikiptc18:
Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
BUT I DIDN'T
BUT IT'S OKAY
THE WIG LOOKED SORTA GOOD MESSY(SINCE MATRYOSHKA AND YEAH)
AND I BRUSHED IT AN STUFF
YUPE
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My girlfriend (an avid cosplayer) says that you can soak the wig in a warm water + fabric softener mix, that seems to help loosen the tangles. Use a wet comb (dip it in water, then brush, then dip again, etc) to straighten it.

Also, you should braid the hair when the wig isn't being used. That will help a lot in terms of keeping it from tangling.

Most wigs nowadays are thermally-resistant, so you can use a hair straightener to straighten them out if they get frizzy. Don't do this with wavy or curly wigs that come pre-styled.
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks alot! :D
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Hope the tips help!
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Jinsei-Ki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student
the best way I know is to only use a comb and start brushing from the bottom up in little bits at a time
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay thanks!
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