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Tutorial: Fixing Ponytail wig by LolaInProgress Tutorial: Fixing Ponytail wig by LolaInProgress
Hopefully you guys can follow this. This is the easiest way I've found to return any straight ponytail wig to its frizz free glory.

Any Miku or Linalee cosplayer knows how bad these wigs can get the moment you put it on, let alone halfway into a con. With the above methods though my wigs look brand new every-time I use them.

Added benefits is the product left in the wigs from this process makes them slightly less likely to frizz.

EDIT: The little pink bottle of wig spray is no longer available at this time, you can make your own with liquid fabric softener and water though!


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:iconpondkid:
pondkid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like it will be useful for my hip-length Satsuki wig, which has been worn twice for like twenty minutes each time and not once at a con, and is already frizzing up.
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Shunhades Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Very informative. 8> Thank you.
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MayuBeCrazy-Suzume Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. My life with the miku wig has been so difficult *n* but now i can sleep at night
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Jiyuu-p Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
do I have to put that spray thing? D: because I can't found it from Finland
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ObsessedCat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo helpful!
Just got a white wig for one of my cosplays, haven't even worn it yet,
And it still looks rats nest
(Not anymore thanks to you! :D
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RynnAgain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Could you post a new link for the wig spray on Ebay? The old one isn't working.
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Sadly I cannot find that spray anymore! Seems to not be working! However you can make a version at home, Get a spray bottle, some liquid fabric conditioner/softener and mix it with water till its thin enough to spray. Works about the same! I hope that helps!
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TwilightRoxas013 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
for step 1 , which spray did you use ?
 the silinon one ,or the wig care one ?
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
You can use either one :)
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KawaiiPandaa-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My miku wig went a bit frizzy...
so I laid it out on an ironing board, and covered it with fabric then ironed it - it straightened out really well! :la:
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Good to hear :D
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Hi! :D
I'm gonna purchase a Miku wig soon, and I'm definitely balancing out which one takes the longest to tangle.
Still, I'm going to need this tutorial, I know that.
I'd just like to make a small note that I know wigs that can't handle just any brush. :/ Even quality wigs need a wig brush to keep falling strands to a minimum. Combs work just fine though. Brushing the wig brutally can have the same effect.
But since we're using a detangler, I guess it's safe to use any brush. :) I just like to be careful with my wigs. I don't want them to get a lot thinner every time I try to fix them haha.
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Melody-thornheart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel kind of dumb asking this, but I'm kind of comfused on what you do with the hairdryer :iconsweatdropplz:
( I'm dumb :iconheplz: )
And does this work on regular wigs?
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Don't feel dumb! Firstly you should always test a small bit of your wig before attempting this but in my personal experience it has worked on every wig i've ever tried it on! Now with the hairdryer, think of it as an iron & brush. What you are doing is running the hot air of the hairdryer long the strands to melt them flat again. You angle the hairdryer so its facing down the hair towards the ends and by letting the hot air flow over the strands you are forcing them back into straight lines. I hope that makes sense?
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Melody-thornheart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that makes sense! I thought that the hairdryer would harm the wig- but if its already frizzy it would fix it, right :3 I'm currently trying to fix this purple wig that I got for an oc of mine. Its super frizzy and I've spent hours trying to fix it...and on one side the hair just fell off.
Cheap wig :I
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Holy cow, it just fell off? That stuffs meant to be sewn on :O Yeah wig fibre is plastic at the end of the day, frizz comes from the friction of it moving and making heat, then getting bent out of shape, if you blow hot hair along the "follicle" towards the end of the hair you can bend it back the right way.
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Melody-thornheart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't know how mad I was at first XD
This is like, the best info ever .w. Thanks so much!
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sherlymate Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
can you use normal hairspray instead of silicone lubricant/wig care spray?
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
No, this is for getting the tangles out, hairspray is just adding glue to the mix and making it harder! The idea is to make it as slippery for getting the tangles out, hairspray should only be used after you have styled it .
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sherlymate Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
ohh, ok thanks! :D
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
That sucks when it happens! Luckily, I know of a local store that sells wig detangler too.
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Wig detangler is the best xD Life saving stuff
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
XD Yes, yes it is. I spritzed a wig and it looked even better than when I got it.
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MrsVanguard Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh you are a smarty pants! This will defiantely help with my Belldandy ponytail. Thank you!
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
No problem! :heart:
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks this will help with my Black Rock Shooter ponytails :)
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Happy to help!
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KiriSosha Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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sydpiggy1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This worked great for my Konata Izumi wig that wasn't properly packaged. Thanks~!
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Ahh so glad it helped! :heart:
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ErzaTitaniaScarlet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! This is a beautiful tutorial! ;A; I bought a long wig for a few Hometuck cosplays, but the dumb thing got messed up in the package... I'm hoping this tutorial will help me fix my wig! So thank you for making it! ;w;
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
No problem, I hope it helps!
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kaoriowo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
the spray is to wet or is the one wich leaves the hair hard
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
The spray in this tutorial is to make the hair damp and slippery for combing. It will not harden hair

Hairspray will harden hair
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have a silver wig like this which my mom just completely butchered! Your tutorial helped me so much in getting it back to the way it should look
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I'm glad to hear that! A ruined wig sucks so I'm glad this helped!
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:iconoverlordpotato:
OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It helped so much. :) Just a quick question if you don't mind. How do you store the ponytails?
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
No problem, Personally I plait them loosely then stick the end of the plaited pony tail into the teeth of the clip, then they go into bags. Some wigs will take on the slightest of waves if you leave them like that for ages but its as easy as getting the hairdryer on them again :D
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Thank you so much ^^
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SystemErrorKaye Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pwhaaa!
Thank you so much!
My poor wig is in such dire need of care! I have to try this out! ^^
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
No problem! Good luck!
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hikaridemon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This will help a lot for future cosplays I wish to do. And my friend had a slight problem with this with her Wendy (Fairy Tail) cosplay. I'm going to link this to her. <3
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Always happy to help! Goodluck!
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superstarsagal12 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks,this tutorial will help me out in the future,i just got my wig this afternoon from a very dear friend,and it's already tangled up.
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That sucks when that happens!
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:iconpinkprincessadaisy:
Pinkprincessadaisy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! my miku wig is all tangly so this will help a lot! :)
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:iconlolainprogress:
LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Good luck!
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Pinkprincessadaisy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you~! <3
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maggifan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
genius!! :faint: This will be helpful in the future! Thank you!
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LolaInProgress Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
No problem!
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