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This weekend I cut and styled our Howl wig! It was a really simple cut. All I did was add bangs. I put in a little bit of product to help make the wig jut a tad piecey. This wig is going to be in the cosplayer’s face all day because Howl’s bangs are so long, so adding a little bit of product to the bangs makes them softer and easier to keep out of the eyes. Just a gentle reminder to everyone, I do take commissions on cutting and styling wigs for cosplay. 😀

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This tutorial used to be located on facebook, with a link on the Tutorials page leading to it, but because of Facebook’s ever-changing privacy policy, some guests may have trouble viewing the tutorial on facebook, so I decided to move it here in post form. The link on the tutorials page will now lead to this post.

This tutorial will show you how to add moderate to heavy volume to a wig. It is also a helpful method for spiking short wigs.

Items that you need: a foam wig head, scissors, a wig, a toothpick, string and sewing pins. Styling gel and hairspray are optional but recommended.

stick the tooth pick through the bottom of the wig so that it sits in the middle of the opening.

pin your wig to the foam wig head. Pin around the base of the wig and in a few spots around the crown

Cut the wig into the desired style, leaving the hair long around the nape.

Also, it is a good idea to leave the wig a little longer than you would like throughout, because once spiked, the style may look shorter than you expected.

tie a string to the toothpick that you stuch through the bottom.

tie the wig hanging upside down in the shower.

heat a sauce pan of water to 180 – 185 degrees Fahrenheit and bring it into the bathroom with a big cup. Dont worry, the wig won’t melt.

use the cup to pour hot water over every part of the wig that you want to add volume too. Get it soaking wet. Now let dry for 7 or 8 hours.

Flip right-side up. Do not attempt to brush wig until it is completely dry. Use hair spray and spiking gel to hold style.

Shorter haircuts are easier to spike. For dramatic spiking, try applying hair glue while wig is upside down. Elmer’s glue, and got 2b Glued are good products to try.

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