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19 Mar 2013 - 16:5799340
Frizzy wigs - any advice?
Hey guys!
I've done a quick once-over the web but I'm having no luck.

I've noticed this problem particularly with long wigs. I have a long dark brown wig that I've used on multiple occasions. Over the course of the day, the wig fibres often rub against my clothing, particularly shoulders and neck, and the wig starts frizzing and tangling.

I'm having the same trouble again with another wig which I've had to tie into a low ponytail [it's Shuu Iwamine in my In-Progress cosplays if you want more photos]. The ponytail rubs against the collar of my shirt and quickly becomes fuzzy and frizzes up.

I once had to have a friend sit me down and brush out my wig while I was wearing it during a convention, the fuzziness got so bad.

Is there a kind of product I can put on the ends which prevents friction from building up? I was considering conditioner, but obviously a synthetic fibre doesn't behave the way as normal hair.

Any help is massively appreciated. Thank you in advance~

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19 Mar 2013 - 17:3899346
Static builds up when wig fibres rub against clothes, then they start clinging and getting messy. You can use conventional anti-static methods, things like Static Guard works, but that's a US product so it's pretty expensive... you can also try rubbing fabric softener sheets (like Bounce or similar) on the fibres before wearing the wig, that'll lessen the static build up.

I'm not sure how these things would react to any styling products though.

19 Mar 2013 - 17:4599349
Carry a wig comb round with you and have a friend brush it out regularly before it gets into a nasty state.
If they're long and loose there's not much you can do to prevent it, but you can keep it in check.

19 Mar 2013 - 18:2699356
Pez: Thank you for the Static Guard link. I'll try searching around for some UK equivalent~
The sheets sound like a good idea too, but a test run before the convention might be in order just in case.

Amy-Lou: I usually carry a comb around with me. It'd be nice to prevent the static building up in the first place, but it's definitely a good idea to stop it getting any worse .v.

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