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Garlic Bread

Posts: 2474

Sylvania, Ohio, US

i got this cheap long blonde wig last year after halloween, i really liked it and it's been sitting in my closet in the bag for the past year. now i want to wear it but it has this crease in it from sitting in the bag forever, how can i get that out?? if i get it wet then let it air dry would that work? i have no idea since i don't deal with wigs, the only thing i do know is that i probably shouldn't straighten it with an iron. thoughts please? smile

Oct 27 12 04:00 pm Link

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Wigs and Makeup Allison

Posts: 272

Austin, Texas, US

Steam is the best way to get a crease out of plastic wig.  I use a handheld travel steamer when I work on wigs. I block the wig on a canvas wig block, holding the section I want to be straight taut with a comb or brush, and hold the steamer about 6 inches away from the hair, moving it down the length of the hair.

If you do not have access to a steamer, you could try using a comb or brush to hold the section straight while using the steam from a pot of boiling water.  This is a little tricky--take the time to figure out how to do this without giving yourself a steam burn! You only need a few seconds of steam to see results.

I hope this helps!

Oct 27 12 09:21 pm Link

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Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Posts: 344

Columbus, Ohio, US

If you are *very* careful a hair dryer will work, but start conservatively with the heat setting on low and increase if necessary.

Oct 28 12 01:47 pm Link


Garlic Bread

Posts: 2474

Sylvania, Ohio, US

aaahhh, thank you both so very much! i will be working on it tonight to make it pretty for halloween smile

Oct 28 12 03:06 pm Link


Roro Fitria Amanda

Posts: 21

Adamsville, Alabama, US

I think both advice above will be useful, you should try it.
Goodluck with your hallowen!

Oct 29 12 08:35 am Link