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Washing a synthetic clown wig
- Fill a sink or basin with luke-warm water & add a small amount of Woolite detergent, your own shampoo or synthetic wig shampoo.
- Put shampoo on your fingers and gently rub areas where makeup or sweat stained the hair, fabric, or netting. If any part has turned yellow, make a paste of Oxy-Clean and rub it in with your fingers. Let sit 10 minutes before soaking.
- Soak for 10 to 30 minutes. Check on the stains and rub more Oxy-clean paste if needed and continue to soak for another 15 minutes. Squeeze soapy water through fibers several times and remove wig, and drain soapy water.
- Re-fill the sink with clean, luke-warm water.
- Gently swish wig back and forth in clean water to rinse. DO NOT hold your wig under running water! This will tangle the hair fibers.
- Drain dirty water, refill with clean water. Repeat steps #4 and #5 as many times as necessary to remove all of the soap from the fibers.
- Put conditioner on your hands and work gently through the ends of the fibers, back of the neck, and wherever there is a lot of friction.
- Repeat steps #4 & #5 as many times as necessary to remove all of the conditioner.
- When it’s clean, squeeze the excess water out of the fibers. DO NOT WRING!
- Lay wig on a dry towel and roll it up, squeezing the towel to soak up excess water. Repeat until fibers are just about dry.
- Gently shake wig. To dry: Put straight wigs on an open wig head (wire or plastic collapsible style). Attach curly or Fun Flip wigs upside down to a skirt hanger. Have a towel under the wig head or hanger to catch the dripping water.
How to Style a Wig
- Once the wig is completely dry, you can start to work out any snarls with a wide-toothed comb. Tightly hold the hair where it is sewn into the cap so the comb doesn’t pull the fibers out; start at the bottom of the hair and comb through inch by inch.
- If you have a HEAT SAFE/HEAT DEFIANT wig: You can use a flat iron or curling iron to help repair the frizzy ends. If you are not sure if your wig is made to handle heated elements, do NOT use them. Instead, if you find frizzy ends, it is best to trim on them off.
- You can put a small amount of “flexible hold” mousse or styling gel on the ends of the curls, and put into curlers. We recommend the plastic hollow curlers, but you can also use sponge rollers, but be careful that the plastic bits don’t leave a crimp or dent in the hair. Leave in curlers for at least 24 hours. When you take the curlers out, be VERY gentle when loosening the fibers from around the sponge. If you have time to let it sit while before you have to wear it, spray a little bit of hair spray over all of the hair after taking the curlers out.
How to Store a Wig
You can store wigs with the curlers in.
The best option is to keep wigs on a stand to keep their shape.
But if space isn’t an option, you can lay them between layers of undyed tissue paper or kraft paper. Lay on a shelf or set in a cardboard box without the lid on.
Air circulation is important for long-term wig storage; do NOT seal in a plastic bag or box!
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