Cosplay enthusiasts often use wigs for events. It saves them a lot of time since they don’t have to style it on the day itself. Some have already been cut and styled perfectly before shipping. Others can be modified at home prior to the event. They won’t have to change their own hair so they can keep their own identity while having fun playing other characters on occasion. Wigs can be economical alternatives to natural hair styling if you are able to use them repeatedly. Below are some tips about wig cosplay care essentials:
Avoid Excessive Heat
As much as possible, refrain from using excessive heat to wig cosplay. Products that use natural hair tend to be more forgiving about this but it’s still not advisable. Synthetic hair can be damaged easily by heat so just don’t using straightening irons or curling irons at all. Instead, purchase the hair style that you need and store it carefully to preserve this. Prevent it from getting pressed where it shouldn’t be so you won’t have to use corrective tools.
Store on Wig Head
If you can, then store these wigs on a mannequin head. These are widely available online for a low price. Get one for each of the items in your collection so you can keep them in their natural state for as long as possible. The strands will get used to their shape so you will not have a hard time using these as they were meant to be. There are also cleaver ways to create your own DIY wig head online. Check different blogs for instructions on these projects.
Air Dry Before Storage
Protect these from dust and dirt. If they start to smell, then you may use gentle cleaning products for wigs. Be sure to rinse this well. Since you are avoiding heat, you should preferably let it air dry until most of the moisture is gone. Don’t store it away in a box or other closed spaces unless it is completely dry. Otherwise, you might encourage bacterial growth that will make it smell bad the next time you check it.
Use Wide Comb
Tangles may develop despite your careful handling. If this happens, then you may use a comb but refrain from fine brushes and combs as these can generate too much friction with the strands. They may end up damaged. A wide comb should suffice for most untangling needs. Most of the time, you may simply use your fingers to employ just the right force as necessary.