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Cosplay Wigs: Taking away wig shine by cosplay--tutorials Cosplay Wigs: Taking away wig shine by cosplay--tutorials
I hope this works for you :) Post questions if you have them.

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TrafalgarDonquixote Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this tip!
lolisloth Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!! I don't have a ton of income and what I get I like to save for my con, so I'm pretty cheap about wigs! This should help me feel a little better about buying a cheap one, we always have lots of fabric softener in different scents x3
Misachan2NE1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome, i could use this method for my bright shiny orange wig
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leaschwake Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually fix cosplay wigs for a living and it's much easier to use shampoo and conditioner. Any kind works. I usually use the cheapest I can find. When you wash you fill a sink with water then place some shampoo in after it's full, break it up with your hands and then set your wig in the water. DO NOT move the wig around much in the water. The less movement will ensure it wont get tangled and also keep the quality longer. let it sit for about 5-10 mins. rinse with warm or cold water. (sometimes I use hotter temperatures for wigs that are a little more fussy to style when they're dry.) use a little conditioner wait a few mins then rinse again. do not ring out the wig or pull on it to strain water out. if you do at all be very gentle because that can cause tracks to fall and reduce the quality over time. set the wig on a mannequin head, or wig stand to dry. you can brush some what when its wet but make sure you do everything gentle to make sure the ends stay smooth. that'll give it a more realistic look. after all that is done here is the big big big super awesome secret!!! you want to re-hydrate the hair so it looks like real healthy hair what I use is Super gro (… ) I haven't really used a lot of other products but it's pretty much the same thing as most wig sprays any ways it's just much cheaper and smells amazing! It's also healthy for your hair so it's if on your wig it's on your hair!!

here's an album of pictures of wigs I have.…
fairehfun099 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. Gosh. 

You just saved my life! My parents are cheap so they wouldn't let me get a good wig, but now I can make my cheap wig look decent!
LeapingLizardCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If I wash the wig will it become shiny again?
Cejha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Yes, it says so in the picture.
toberkitty Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tip!
Ellismith Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Nice blog!!! Thanks for sharing it...
beverlyjohnson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Appreciate your blog...Thanks for sharing with us !!!
Ask-Kitani Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! What about to lighten a blonde wig?
cosplay--tutorials Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I've seen another DA user do some pretty great wig lightening with a white painting marker. I'm actually going to try a similar method for lightening my room mate's Larva wig, so i'll post it on here if it works. Until then, give this a try - [link]
Ask-Kitani Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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