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21 Apr 2009 - 09:0013126
Type of Curlers
Hi there,

What are the best type of curlers could I use on a straight synthetic wig?

Foam curlers? Self grip curlers? Those thin curlers they use at the hair salons?

I will need to leave the curlers in for a few weeks so I can get the desired effect.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you ^_^


21 Apr 2009 - 09:3313127
I would reccommend foam curlers. I used the 'Magic Wandz' type for my Miwako wig and was very pleased with the result! I put them in a few days before the con, with some spray.


21 Apr 2009 - 09:3713128
Quote Nocturnal Blossom:
I would reccommend foam curlers. I used the 'Magic Wandz' type for my Miwako wig and was very pleased with the result! I put them in a few days before the con, with some spray.


I was looking at foam rollers but wasn't sure. Will they produce sausage curls?



Last edited by miruru (21 Apr 2009 - 11:28)
23 Apr 2009 - 13:1913246
For curling wigs with nice sausage curls I would use the hot water method with a thick rod of dowel BUT if you don't want to try advanced wiggery techniques (this can go horribly wrong... and I mean destroying the base wig wrong... if the water is too hot), and you'd rather be able to wash it all away afterwards I would recommend foam rollers with a very strong fixant spray or oodles of hairspray. The type of curls usually depends on the way you roll up the hair into the curler because you can create perm-like curls or curls that dangle down like sausage curls.

Don't use self-grip curls as they can get easily entangled in a wig OR the reverse in that they won't stay in at all ><.

Just try not to squash the curls on your way to the event ^^


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23 Apr 2009 - 14:2113267
Quote Missytetra:
For curling wigs with nice sausage curls I would use the hot water method with a thick rod of dowel BUT if you don't want to try advanced wiggery techniques (this can go horribly wrong... and I mean destroying the base wig wrong... if the water is too hot), and you'd rather be able to wash it all away afterwards I would recommend foam rollers with a very strong fixant spray or oodles of hairspray. The type of curls usually depends on the way you roll up the hair into the curler because you can create perm-like curls or curls that dangle down like sausage curls.

Don't use self-grip curls as they can get easily entangled in a wig OR the reverse in that they won't stay in at all ><.

Just try not to squash the curls on your way to the event ^^


Thank you for the advice. I won't be going down the hot water method route as i'm use to using a hair dryer at the lowest setting, plus I use Tresseme Freeze hold which is very very good and i've not had problems. I'll stick to using foam curlers since they are better to use.

Thank you again.


23 Apr 2009 - 15:0613272
Of course, of course! Use what is best for you, if you have experience in your own methods then definitely try sticking as close to them as possible ^____^ Different methods work for different people, so long as the outcome is good it doesn't matter. Let me know how you get on with this, okay? Good luck!


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23 Apr 2009 - 16:4713282
Foam ones do tend to produce nice sausage curls - I blowdryed mine on a low setting to melt the fibre into shape a bit, then finished with some spray.


23 Apr 2009 - 20:3613298
I used the dowel and hot water method on some synthetic extensions and it worked brilliantly! If you boil the kettle, then leave it 5 minutes, it seems to be cool enough for the hair. I did it right after it had boiled too, and the fibres seemed fine, but it was purely because I had forgotten!

Try and make the hair as sleek as you can on the dowel though - the fibres I got were cheap and frizzed to start with, so the curls wern't exactly neat once i'd finished, but they keep their shape better than anything like hairspray will.

And I just realised you said you won't be using this method...but oh well. Someone else might find this tidbit useful ^^;



Last edited by Kan-chan (23 Apr 2009 - 20:37)
24 Apr 2009 - 13:0913312
Thank you everyone for the advice.

Missytetra >> will let you know how I get on.

I'm hoping the wig arrives soon so that i can get the rollers in. Have 1 month before May Expo.

My plan is to put the rollers in and blow dry it every day to ensure the shape stays in. Rollers will not be removed until the morning of the Expo.

This is what I did for my Hina wig, the curls were already in the wig when purchase, but to ensure the curls stayed in, my sister pinned each curl and I didn't take the pins out until the morning of the Expo.


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