Readers ask: How To Care For Costume Wigs?


How do you store Halloween wigs?

Storing Your Wig If you do have a foam wig head, you can leave your wig on it and just cover it in plastic and put it on a shelf. This is the most ideal method of storage, as most of the wig’s style will be retained and it will be ready to go the next time you want to use it.

How do you wash a Halloween wig?

How to Wash Halloween Wigs

  1. Fill a basin or sink with cool water and add a few drops of mild shampoo.
  2. Place the wig in the water and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Gently swirl the wig in the water, being careful not to rub the fibers together.
  4. Rinse under cool, running water.
  5. Shake out excess water.

How do you make a costume wig look natural?

Here exactly what you need to do, real or synthetic:

  1. Shop at a hair store instead of costume store.
  2. Cut or trim it.
  3. Dye it a different color.
  4. Tweeze the center part.
  5. Add powder to get rid of plastic-y shine.
  6. Don’t use just any brush.
  7. Style it with heator steam.
  8. Add oomph with product.

How do you keep a wig without a head?

If there’s no parting, place a small piece of tissue at the wig crown. To keep your wig perfectly styled, place a hairnet over your wig for minimum effort when you next get it out. After that, place the wig into either the original packaging or one of the other storage methods we recommended and voila!

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How do you freshen up a wig?

Use more conditioner than you did for shampoo, about a nickel sized amount per wig. After massaging your wig in the conditioner/water mixture, take your wide tooth comb and start to gently brush through it. There may be some shedding, but this is normal! Brush through the wig until it’s completely untangled.

How do you wash a cheap wig?

  1. Fill a basin with cool water (hot water can damage your wig ), mix a little bit of mild shampoo into it and place your wig in the water.
  2. Swirl your wig around in the water, but don’t rub the fibers.
  3. Rinse your wig under cool running water.
  4. Shake excess water off your wig and spread it on a towel to dry.

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