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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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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!!
Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Glad this tutorial was able to help you!
xHimePaintx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!!!!
I just got my wig today (waited 1 week over the actual date it should have arrived q_q) and as it arrived today, the ends were tangled but this is so awesome <33 I'm happy I found this, or else my wig would have died due the next week i guess without wearing qwq <3
Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I am very glad to hear that you were able to rescue your wig and can now wear it for your event!
Vicky-V Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making/posting this!! My current wig detangler is running out and I'm currently having to keep a close eye on my finances so I'll definitely be trying this out.
Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
You are most welcome. Why spend dollars in a store when you can make this stuff at home for pennies. I hope you will find this recipe useful in making a nice replacement.
popperbooty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist
THANK GOD YOU EXIST. I'm going to London Comic con next month, and my (Second, due to impossible tangles) Miku wig has strands sticking out and huge knots all over the place!
Thanks for helping me! You're so awesome! ^_^
Stealthos-Aurion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Very glad you were able to rescue your Miku wig! Those are notorious for tangles and becoming rat-nests because of length. 
ShelandryStudio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is perfect
SimplexLux Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You saved me from spending another 31 dollars on a 100cm wig. I thought I wasted my money on a crappy wig that tangles every time the wind blows but this is just what I needed. Thank you!!! <3333 :3
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