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Trimming your own wig? Got the frizzies.

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ShawnaLeigh

Yes I need to trim my wig at the very end in the back and a bit on the sides.  The synthetic wig I have is an inexpensive one from Amazon and although I did not pay more then $18 I really like it and was very surprised at how it looks and feels.  No I can not order another as they seem to be out of stock naturally.

That being said I have been wearing it a lot and I have gone through a couple washings now.  Over all it looks great but I have this frizz forming at the very ends which tangle in like 2.2 seconds and its hard to get any brush threw it.  

I have decide to trim it this weekend just a tad.  Maybe an inch at the most.  It seems to be an underneath layer attached at the very bottom of the cap that has gotten crinkled and frizzy and will not straighten out.

Is there a way to straighten this before I hack away at it?

I know heated irons and high heat blow dryers are a no no for synthetics.

 

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VickySGV

Unless you know how to cut hair, DON"T!  Take a deep breath and go into a salon and ask them to do it on your head.  They can spot the truly offending fibers and can do some mini layering so they do not tangle and frizz on you.  They can decide on what length to do it at and you may lose less than you would thing out. It is an art.  Don't tell them how much you paid, but you still won't fool them, and when they are done you will have a bit more expensive wig to brag about.

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Jackie C.

Vicky's right and there's extra complications because it's synthetic. If I needed to do something like that, I'd take it to the wig salon where I bought it and take advantage of their expertise on how the fibers work and how they're colored. One of the wig commandments is, "Thou shalt not try to color or style a synthetic wig." Definitely something for the experts. At least until you have your new hair and can afford to screw it up.

 

Hugs!

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ShawnaLeigh
1 hour ago, Jackie C. said:

At least until you have your new hair and can afford to screw it up.

Yea not sure when that is going to be with this Corvid crap everywhere.  Not a lot of businesses are open.  Especially salons and services like this.

I agree it would be the best route but you do whatcha gotta do.

So I may just buy another cheap one to get me threw and keep this one of a spare  Have it trimmed when things settle down.

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Jackie C.

...and now you have me worried that I have enough conditioner on hand.

 

Sure, I have a supply, but do I have enough to last three months?

 

Hugs!

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LaurenTgurl

Everything will be alright.  I think ;-9

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ShawnaLeigh

I byy ty ok’d did snc trimmed it.  It was getting just too unmanageable and tangled every other minute.  It’s wonderful now.  
I guess I did ok cuz nobody screeched in horror

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Alex C

Shawna  YOU WEAR  A WIG..its looks so natural. be honest I was pretty jealous of how amazing you look. Wow.  Thank you Vicki and Jackie and once the smoke clears I might head to salon. Although, I have no extra capital because I lost most of my business, but things get better I def going

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ShawnaLeigh
8 hours ago, Alex C said:

Shawna  YOU WEAR  A WIG..its looks so natural. be honest I was pretty jealous of how amazing you look. Wow.  Thank you Vicki and Jackie and once the smoke clears I might head to salon. Although, I have no extra capital because I lost most of my business, but things get better I def going

Yes apparently I look like my own father without it.  Or my driver’s license does according to the guys at Toyota.  Lol

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Alex C

haha did you every call him!!!

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ShawnaLeigh
5 hours ago, Alex C said:

haha did you every call him!!!

Nope he has passed.  
Though the guy actually thought I handed him my fathers license instead of mine.  He could not tell it was me.  
Was a very sweet and kind coming out experience.  

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I have been wearing wigs for 20 years since I first transitioned. I do invest in quality wigs because I wear them everyday. I usually spend between $150 - $200 each depending on sales. You get what you pay for with wigs. Mine last 6-9 months before I retire them. 

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