|The wig pre washing. You can't really see all the tangles in the picture.|
Thankfully all that was needed to restore this lovely wig is a bit of wig shampoo, de-tangler and a comb.
|Supplies and wig|
Step one is to fill a basin (aka pot) with cool water and add a small amount of shampoo to the water.
Step two is to submerge the wig into the water. This was kind of weirdly nerve wrecking as I would hate to accidently ruin such a nice wig. My nerves were misplaced and I knew it.
Step three is to leave the wig to soak for a few minutes and agitate gently. Considering it's winter and the water is cold, my hand was not impressed with this step.
Step four was to rinse the wig in cool water.
|It looked like a drowned rat when I hung it up to dry.|
While it was still very wet I did a small bit of combing just to get the big chunks separated so they could dry easier. As it dried I continued to come back and comb parts out. As well as to spray the de-tangler onto the wig.
Step six is to comb it out with the de-tangler when dry. As mentioned above I spread this step out. The bottom where the worst of the tangling ended up drying very quickly so i tackled that part first and then left the rest to dry before combing it out.
|Finished product clean and combed and ready for wearing.|
|Front of wig on once it's dry and combed.|
|The back all combed out.|
|Who's pulling on my hair?|
|Mermaid hair pose. This is how I always imagine mermaid hair when they're out of the water.|
In non wig related news, I am kicking butt on getting my Christmas presents done and packaged. I have a stack on my ironing board ready to go to the post office. I also got some supplies I ordered for some bags. I'm hoping they turn out not to be a pain in the ass to make. I'll keep you all posted.
After this weekend I will have some more on set costume pictures for you all.