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Bethany Souza
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Pensacola, Florida, US


Topic says it all. I'm looking for opinions on the best shampoos and conditioners for human hair wigs and extensions, I've had trouble with them getting frizzy and tangled/dry. Any advice or suggestions?
Jan 06 13 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wigs and Makeup Allison
Posts: 217
Austin, Texas, US


I wash all my wigs with baby shampoo.  I like the new Suave conditioner that has the keratin in it.  But my real secret weapon is the detangler I use.
http://www.amazon.com/Brandywine-Wig-De … B001BAHERU

The brand is Brandywine.  You spray it in the wig and comb it through.  It is a leave in treatment, so you don't have to rinse it out.  I order bottle by the dozen, I love it so much.  it also works for both human hair and synthetic wigs, which is nice.

HTH!
Jan 07 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 738
Seattle, Washington, US


Wigs and Makeup Allison wrote:
I wash all my wigs with baby shampoo.  I like the new Suave conditioner that has the keratin in it.  But my real secret weapon is the detangler I use.
http://www.amazon.com/Brandywine-Wig-De … B001BAHERU

The brand is Brandywine.  You spray it in the wig and comb it through.  It is a leave in treatment, so you don't have to rinse it out.  I order bottle by the dozen, I love it so much.  it also works for both human hair and synthetic wigs, which is nice.

HTH!

Allison, do you like the BW one better than the Revlon leave-in conditioner/de-tangler when working with synthetic hair?

OP, I use a variety of shampoos on wigs. I like Revlon's for synthetic hair. For human hair it just depends. Baby shampoo I'll second as a favorite as it's cheap and gentle. I've found the shampoo called Clear is cheap and good on the human hair wigs that have tons of product and build up from being used in productions.

Jan 07 13 03:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wigs and Makeup Allison
Posts: 217
Austin, Texas, US


I do, yes.  A combination of the BW and steaming the wig really helps keep a synthetic wig in good shape, for me. :-)
Jan 11 13 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 738
Seattle, Washington, US


Okay, then! Heading to order now.
Jan 11 13 08:46 am  Link  Quote 
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Bethany Souza
Posts: 1,464
Pensacola, Florida, US


I want to get long extensions, but im nervous they are gunna look like crap after a week.
Jan 13 13 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wigs and Makeup Allison
Posts: 217
Austin, Texas, US


IMO, extensions are one of those thing where you really do get what you pay for.  I think you will have far better luck if you invest in a high quality set of human hair extensions and then take good care of them.  Cheap, overprocessed hair extensions are going to act exactly cheap overprocessed hair does.
They won't be cheap, but they will be worth it.
Jan 14 13 06:27 am  Link  Quote 
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MakeUp By CC
Posts: 303
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden


Bethany Souza wrote:
I want to get long extensions, but im nervous they are gunna look like crap after a week.

I've had human hair extensions for many years.... pay a little more and get better hair smile
And your best friend is oil...I use the Macademia line, it does wonders...no more dry look at all.

Jan 14 13 08:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Bethany Souza
Posts: 1,464
Pensacola, Florida, US


MakeUp By CC wrote:

I've had human hair extensions for many years.... pay a little more and get better hair smile
And your best friend is oil...I use the Macademia line, it does wonders...no more dry look at all.

how often do you put it on?

Jan 14 13 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
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MakeUp By CC
Posts: 303
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden


Bethany Souza wrote:
how often do you put it on?

Usually every other day...i mix it with a leave in cream from the same brand, a little goes a long way too smile

Jan 14 13 01:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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