Making A Wig Stay Put?
Posted 01 February 2005 - 02:49 PM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:39 PM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:24 PM
Another method is to put on a wig cap, then duct tape around your head over the wig cap.. make sure the tape goes on tight and try not to get any of your real hair into the tape or it will pull a lot to get it off. Then you can criss cross bobby pin the wig to the tape around your head and it should hold pretty good... just make sure that the hair of the wig hides the pins, and that the hair isn't TOO heavy or it still might fall off.. then you will be out on stage with duct tape on your head and it won't be pretty.
u mentioned you wear your hair in pig tails.. if your real hair is long enough to slick up into a pony tail, then you can turn an old short wig inside out, and bobby pin it around the base of the pony tail on the top of your head... then take an old pair of nylon hose, and wrap around the wig, where the pins are.. and pull it tight. This will probably pull some.. but not like twisting pins into rubber bands... the upside down wig should pull tight and look like a little bun on the top of your head. Then you can take a full wig and wrap it around the base of this bump... I usually take the two side burn areas of the front of the wig and pull them together in the back around the base of the bump, then pin that wig down to your hair... this will give you a big drag pony tail. Then for extra security, wrap the other leg of the panty hose around the base of the pony tail, like you did before.. and pull that tight. That should not come off if you pull it tight enough and did it right.
Just a few suggestions.
By the way, if you use the glue to hold your wigs on.. u will need a way to get the glue back out of your hair again when the wig comes off. U can get the remover, but I find that if you take a hot shower, and wash your hair.. .then when u get out of the shower.. put some conditioner on the areas where there is still glue in your hair... let it sit for about 3 - 5 minutes and it will soften the glue up.. then you can comb it right out with a fine toothed comb
Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:30 PM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:22 AM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:08 AM
The secret is the pin curls, even if your hair is short, if you can get just 2 or 3 tiny little pin curls or tiny pony tails in your bang area, this is what you need to pin the 3" hairpins into, so that it is grabbing onto something ( basically stuck in something) rather than plain boby pins on just slick hair.
If your hair is really short (or bald), you can use a really tight ace bandage made into a head band, place 4 pop clips to secure the ace bandage to any hair you do have at temples and nape, then put the wig on and put the pins up under the bandage. You can also glue the bandage partially down with spirit gum or hair glue, instead of pop clips. Another tip: sometimes the large hairpins at sally's are not the true theatrical kind, so they are in more ov a V shape, than a U shape, just pinch the closed end a little to make it a true "U" shape.
Hope this helps!
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:08 PM
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:30 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:02 AM
PS, i'm coming back home to Ohio in Febuary. Dayton actually. Let me know where you will be working and I'd love to pop in and see you perform.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:25 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:59 PM
For wigs that are my color and texture, i just simply pull some of my hair from the front and the sides forward, place the wig where I want it, covering the rest of my hair and blend the pieces that I have pulled in with the wig. Then bobby pin the wig down and style, curl, roll, gel down or moisturize to my tastes for that evening and then wallah!!
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