How to Restore a Messy Cosplay Wig?

Most people discard a cosplay wig when it has become rather messy. Hey, this is really wasteful, especially if a kanekalon wig is abandoned. So, let’s focus on methods of rescuing a messy cosplay wig made from high temperature fiber and kanekalon below.

First, let’s look at a messy cosplay wig. Just as the photo shows, it’s been rather jagged and fluffy. There are knots from about 10 centimeters away from the top.

It will be rather difficult to comb it without using any hair detailer. So, just spout a little hair detailer and grab a small fraction of the hair by your left hand. Use your right hand to comb the hair by a steel comb or an anti-static comb from the bottom to the top.

If you meet a big knot like that one in the below photo, don’t use a scissor instantly. First, drag it by hand to see whether it can become smooth or not. If it becomes smooth, just pull it and comb it by a steel comb. Just be patient, XD.

If it doesn’t become smooth, drag the hair when small fast knots form. Those knots should be as small as possible. Then, cut at the middle of each knot. Don’t pull the hair once being cut. Use steel comb to comb it once again until all cut knots stick to the steel comb.

While meeting a handful of knots, don’t use scissor because these knots will easily form while dealing with a wig. If you cut it frequently, the amount of hair will sharply decrease. At this time, just comb smooth hair and place it aside. When there are only a handful of knots on your hand, comb it from up to bottom at the place 10 centimeters above the knot. Comb several times and use some strength; it will be smooth.

Then, repeat above two steps continually. In most cases, hair is messy and has fast knots. You can deal with these after grasping above two steps. After making it smooth, you had better to wash the hair. Flush water while combing. Then, wait until it dries. Below picture shows you hair that has been combed. Yes, it is still a little fluffy, jagged and curving (you may not see this from the picture).

If possible, use an electric hair straightener, which is the only tool to help a jagged hair become smooth. Before clipping, comb it times and press the top by one hand to avoid it drops down. Pick up a small handful of hair by another hand and slowly clip it from top to bottom. Use a little force for a smoother look.

This is the finished pattern. The hair bottom has no longer been fluffy. It feels like a new hair, \(^o^)/. Then, spout some hair detailer. Pack the hair into a hermetic bag until the hair detailer dries.

Okay, a messy cosplay wig made from high temperature fiber has been restored to the original shape. Below, let’s learn how to rescue a kanekalon cosplay wig below. This picture shows you required tools: a steel comb, scissor, hair detailer, electric hair straightener and a wig frame are required.

Look from the front:

To know whether a wig is made from kanekalon, just pay attention to its sheen. Look from the back:

As this is a kanekalon cosplay wig, you must use steel comb. It will be rather difficult to deal with it by an anti-static comb and it will cause many knots. Just as below picture shows to you, just comb it lightly on the surface. And then pick up some of the hair and comb them. The outside part has become smooth till now. But inside, it’s still messy, L.

To make the inside hair smooth, you can use the same method to deal with a high temperature fiber wig. But make sure to use less force.

Actually, the hair is still jagged and fluffy even though you think it’s been smooth. Here comes the most crucial step.

Hang up the hair. If electric hair straightener is adjustable on temperature, just set to the lowest temperature. If it can’t, it does not matter either.

Pick out curvy and jagged hair and place smooth hair aside while waiting the electric hair straightener becomes hot. After about one minute, put your nose near to those two porcelain plates. If you feel hot, pull up the plug. After 15-20 seconds, pick out a small handful of hair on the bottom to make an experiment. Use the hair straightener to clip it quickly. It the hair becomes parched, move hair straightener away at once.

Wait another 20 seconds and then quickly clip the picked pair back and forth times. Don’t use too much strength. Otherwise, it will become parched. Nor do clip it too tightly. Then, the hair is no longer fluffy. Here is an ironed wig.

After clipping for a moment, you will find the temperature on the hair straightener has reduced a lot. Then, plug in once again. While waiting, mix the clipped and original hair and together and mix it. Then, divide it into several parts. Then, repeat above steps slightly and quickly. Here is the wig finished.

Most cosplay wig can be restored to the initial shape. Just be more patient and careful. You will save really a lot.