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01 Dec 2010 - 23:4245959
Wig Hairspray....Where to get it?
Hey

I have been looking into getting a wig for an outfit im doing and one of its care instructions is dont use normal hairspary on wigs...there is a hairspray for wigs...so I went onto ebay and had a look but the ones I found had a Huuuuge postage and I felt it wasnt worth it..I was wondering if people had used this before and where would be the best place to get it as I have to style a couple of wigs soon...im so glad I found this out before though lol


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02 Dec 2010 - 00:1645963
Quote RinoaHeartilly:
Hey

I have been looking into getting a wig for an outfit im doing and one of its care instructions is dont use normal hairspary on wigs...there is a hairspray for wigs...so I went onto ebay and had a look but the ones I found had a Huuuuge postage and I felt it wasnt worth it..I was wondering if people had used this before and where would be the best place to get it as I have to style a couple of wigs soon...im so glad I found this out before though lol


Well Got2bglued comes recommended for spiking/styling and can be bought easily in the hair care section of boots.

As for hair spray for a finishing spritz I'm told that the cheapest of cheap brands are okay for wig use. But you might want to confirm that with an expert XD


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02 Dec 2010 - 00:1945964
Eh, I just use normal hairspray. TRESeme freeze spray to be precise. I know some people use Got2B Glued freeze spray which I hear is just as good too, both are around the £4 mark so pretty good value!
(Boots have a sale on TRESeme, 2 for £6 woop woop : P)

I've never actually heard of actual wig hairspray tbh, sorry!

And yeah, for finishing touches things like TESCO value hairspray works like a charm LOL.


02 Dec 2010 - 00:2245966
really? I have never really worked with wigs before so I didnt want to ruin the wigs...thanks for the advice...I will have to have a shop around ^_^ Thanks guys...the product is only going to be used really to keep areas of the wig in place...I could style a cloud wig for example...not skilled enough lol but thanks ^_^ ill keep all comments in mind


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02 Dec 2010 - 09:5545975
For my Cloud wig i used 30p hairspray from Aldi's.

Honestly, it doesn't matter how cheap hairspray is, wigs don't react to it the same way human hair does.


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02 Dec 2010 - 12:2645994
Normal hairspray works on wigs as it doesn't use the natural oils in hair like gels and waxes often do.

I use a few different ones. Loreal Elnette (strongest!) is good if you don't need insane styles.

Treseme FreezeHold is fantastic if you can find it and comes in MASSIVE cans too!

Never used got2bglued but I've heard lots of great things ^_^

Overall I often use Freezehold. This almost worked on my 3' tall wig I used for Abel Nightroad (see it here http://cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/20853) but was a bit floppy so I had to use spray PVA glue LOL But the FreezeHold did REALLY well!


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02 Dec 2010 - 12:3645995
Thanks guys...I think Ill get the freeze hold as many of you say it works so Ill go for that instead...as I have said before I didnt know what product to put in the wigs so I thought it would be best to ask ^_^ Ill have to get some next time Im in town ^_^ need to work on a wig ^_^


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02 Dec 2010 - 12:5545997
Good luck ^_^ And there are quite a few tutorials online to help with styling wigs too!


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03 Dec 2010 - 00:0346054
I have got2bglued spray. Its epic: it holds my hair in place when I style it 8D My hair doesnt normally hold style with most hairsprays, so this one is definately good!

Be careful if you have sensitive skin though :/ I got some on my skin and it went all red and sore :c


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10 Dec 2010 - 00:0946414
Since i started styling my own wigs i have sworn by tresemme freeze hold. I tried got2be but it didn't seem to get on with the wigs i use.

I always buy the massive cans and i'm still using the one i bought at the start of last year. Since then it's styled a kakashi, an amidamaru, a saya takagi, my own hair for day to day use and i still have half a can left. It does exactly what it says on the tin. IT FREEZES!

I really do swear by it. I travel 3hours from uni to expo and back and my wigs have had not damages or loose hairs. I've never had problems with it on my wigs either and it brushes right out hope this helped <3


10 Dec 2010 - 02:1546417
For the past few years I've used Superdrug's own brand Extra Strong Hold hairspray. I use the perfumed variety, as I find the smell of unperfumed hairspray quite harsh. It's less than £2 for a giant can which lasts ages!

For my next wig I might try one of the sprays recommended here, just for comparison purposes!


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11 Dec 2010 - 15:3346458
I know SephNoir swears by Garnier Fructis Manga Head putty for most of her styling. It works great for spikes and holding flicks and other similar things.


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11 Dec 2010 - 18:4046466
Well I have gone for the freeze spray and I will admit it works wonders I have only used it for 1 wig at the moment but it held really well and it looks great ^_^ here is how it turned out ^_^
http://cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/29798
I like the smell too its not as harsh so I do agree freeze spray is amazing ^_^


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14 Dec 2010 - 01:0146609
Quote Leonie Heartilly:
I know SephNoir swears by Garnier Fructis Manga Head putty for most of her styling. It works great for spikes and holding flicks and other similar things.

How does this work? I heard that regular hair products other than hairspray don't work with wigs as they rely on the oils in your hair.


14 Dec 2010 - 10:1246615
Quote Angel_of_Algebra:
Quote Leonie Heartilly:
I know SephNoir swears by Garnier Fructis Manga Head putty for most of her styling. It works great for spikes and holding flicks and other similar things.

How does this work? I heard that regular hair products other than hairspray don't work with wigs as they rely on the oils in your hair.

That's really only gels you're thinking of. Manga Head and Got2Be Glued are both putties rather than gels which don't just rely on working with the oils in your hair.
Some people find that they don't get on with putty as you can use too much and takes a long time to dry so can droop.
Honestly though if you're going for heavily styled wigs I can't recommend it enough (or silicone for that matter), it just takes a little on the tips and lasts for years without needed to be restyled!


14 Dec 2010 - 11:2946618
Stating the obvious here but read the instructions, each putty is slightly different. Got2B Glued actually tells you to use a little bit of water and man that does work wonders.


16 Dec 2010 - 00:0346734
Quote SephNoir:
That's really only gels you're thinking of. Manga Head and Got2Be Glued are both putties rather than gels which don't just rely on working with the oils in your hair.
Some people find that they don't get on with putty as you can use too much and takes a long time to dry so can droop.
Honestly though if you're going for heavily styled wigs I can't recommend it enough (or silicone for that matter), it just takes a little on the tips and lasts for years without needed to be restyled!


Wow, I'll remember this product then, thanks.


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