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Tut: HOMEMADE WIG DETANGLER by Stealthos-Aurion Tut: HOMEMADE WIG DETANGLER by Stealthos-Aurion
So, you may have seen wig detanglers sold in real wig shops and online. Sure, they work on cosplay wigs as well, but shipping can also be a monster for your 1-item order. Or maybe you are at an event and your long wig is now a tangled mess. You retreat to your hotel room to try and salvage your wig, but what can you do?!

Here is a cheap and easy way to make your own wig detangler. An old beauty trick to calm fly-aways and detangle knotted hair is using lotion. This is one of those "if it works for real hair, it works on plastic hair" moments, so soak it in. These moments do not come often.

The tut is pretty straight forward, please check out my thoughts (below the materials box) if you have custom dyed your wig. Otherwise, have a field day. The solution not only detangles your wig but it helps keep new knots and tangles from forming, rather like using silicone spray sans strong chemical odors. My wigs all smell like Lucky 7 perfume now, lol. You also can't really "ruin" a wig doing this. If your wig feels greasy, have too much lotion on the fibers. Wash it out and either add more water to your current solution or do not apply as much to the wig.

EDIT: This does work on curly wigs too! See Tifaia's comment.

Questions/comments/suggestions always welcome. Thanks bros!
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ChiiSanCullen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
My Tauriel wig has been giving me so many problems. Like, ive tried everything and it always ends up a mess as soon as I put it on. This helped me get it looking nice and shiny for Medieval Faire tomorrow :D LIFEEEE SAVERRRRRRRR
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
*fist bump for Tauriel and glad you were able to get the wig into shipshape for your event!
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ChiiSanCullen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
and it turned out excellent!

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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Awyeaaa! You rocked that look! :)
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ShiroKuroMiho Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GLAAAAD I found this before busy con time!!
you are god.
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thank you, I am glad you found the tutorial helpful!
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lexophile42 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YOU are a lifesaver!! I've been pricing all these wig detanglers and stuff, but THIS is so much more convenient!!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Glad this tutorial was able to help you!
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lexophile42 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Update: I spritzed my wig with this magic potion the week before heading out to SDCC, the wig not only survived the 6 hour drive completely untangled, but was also silky smooth for 4 hours of running around con, walking around the city for about an hour, and 3 hours at a concert. After all of that, it only needed to be finger combed before getting re-packed for the drive home.
Again, THANK YOU!!
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Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
And thank YOU for sharing your feedback and experience using the recipe. I love hearing back from people! :)
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