Reviving a Ratty Wig- your tips

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  1. LadyPaniolo

    LadyPaniolo New Member

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    I know there are some serious wig wearing divas on here... so I need to tap into your knowledge here for a minute.

    It seems like my favorite wig is reaching the ratted out stage way earlier than I would like- and I've already tried soaking it in some fabric softener and letting it dry.

    The ends, especially in the back, and getting really tangly, rough and just :nono: busted looking. What can I do, apart from shelling out for another wig?

    Tips please! I think I remember hearing something about dipping it in hot water or something... but I don't know and I don't want to do anything crazy and mess up my baby more than she already is.
     
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    naturalmanenyc https://www.youtube.com/user/NaturalManeNYC

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    I should have said, it's a synthetic wig. I don't really do human hair... it's too pricey and I've had bad experiences with it :/

    That's a neat idea, in the video. I am awful at rollersetting though :nono:

    Maybe I could just cut off the ratty part?
     
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    naturalmanenyc https://www.youtube.com/user/NaturalManeNYC

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    I just cut off the ratty ends on my synthetic wigs.
     
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    I pour almost boiling water over the ends after combing them out. Keep combing after you poor, leave wig to hang dry.
     
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    It's really just that one section that is ratted out, the rest looks really realistic and great, which is why I don't want to waste the whole wig.

    The back has a very loose slight curl to it... like if it had been "wrapped" so if I put a roller on it, the curl will be too tight compared to how it is supposed to be. Maybe I will try pouring the hot water and combing it, though I fear that might make it too straight. If it turns out messed up, I'll just cut that part off.

    Thanks for your input ladies.
     
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    I wonder if I could do this with a straight wig.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    For a synthetic wig, use fabric softener. The ladies over on BHM swear by it!
     
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    I forgot to mention that this didn't work for me. I didn't feel too bad because I got a good two months out of it.
     

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