Fixing hair after wig

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#1 xSann on 1 year ago

So i couldn't find anything about this online, so i thought i would ask here.

Situation:

After a day at the convention while wearing a wig you are going home by train. But before you go home you want to take of your wig. You real hair under the wig looks like a dead animal.

How do you fix your real hair after the convention before going to the train?

Showering isn't an option because most of the time you already have to check out of your hotel room at 12.

Any suggestions? :)

#2 EXEC_HYMME_MACARON on 1 year ago

Maybe buy a small spritz bottle that you can fill with water? That way you can wet your hair and comb it back into place.

Or invest in a cute hat.

#3 OoTLink on 1 year ago

Wear the wig home :D

I've never stayed -at- a con either, so I just put mine on in the morning before i leave and keep it on until I get home.

#4 ShinobiXikyu on 1 year ago

I just wear mine home (now admittedly, that's not too often- big cons where I strut my finest I tend to stay Sunday night, and small cons I'm usually vending and so not wearing one) or if it was a bit too fancy I'll swap it out for a simple one to wear home. My hair needs MAD hairspray, pins and styling under the wig cap to stay in place so I don't even dare try to fix it at the con.

#5 DlGlT on 1 year ago

I just stick my head under a faucet. I'd rather sport wet hair than wighair-mess. I do this mid-day at cons sometimes if I need a break from my wig or am changing out of costume, too. (My hair is pretty short though)

#6 KuruttaKanashii on 1 year ago

I go home with smeared makeup, wiggy hair sticking out in all directions, bloodshot eyes and limping like a sailor on shore leave. Fit right in on the train.

#7 kenshin-chan64 on 1 year ago

I commute to most cons and wearing my wig to drive home isnt always the best idea. So what I do is have a bandana ready in my car and tie that over my head to hide the horrendous wig hair. Sometimes I've got to comb a little of it out so it's not sticking straight back or something, but in the end the hair all around the edges are already stuck slicked back, so it totally looks normal peaking out from under the bandana, and the rest of the disaster is hidden!

#8 TMLiza on 1 year ago

I think I'm one of the few lucky people whose hair looks super nice after wearing a wig. lol. But what I do, is to run my hands through my hair and pretty much scratch/massage my scalp because I usually wear a wig for 8+ hours so head hurts, haha. I have thick hair so that might be the reason.

My friend does the bandana/hat thing that kenshin mentioned. :)

#9 ShinobiXikyu on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=TMLiza;5060864]I think I'm one of the few lucky people whose hair looks super nice after wearing a wig. lol. But what I do, is to run my hands through my hair and pretty much scratch/massage my scalp because I usually wear a wig for 8+ hours so head hurts, haha. I have thick hair so that might be the reason.

My friend does the bandana/hat thing that kenshin mentioned. :)[/QUOTE]

Ha, I always give myself a good scratch/rub after a wig too, but my hair just looks even worse after (again, because I need about twenty minutes of pinning, gelling and hairspraying and more pinning. I have very fine hair cut in layers, and bangs, that are barely long enough to tie back...). I'm just glad to get the damn thing off! I think I'm just insanely sensitive compared to most others, I'm usually fighting off mad itches or irritated spots all damn day.

#10 Jei-Cos on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=TMLiza;5060864]I think I'm one of the few lucky people whose hair looks super nice after wearing a wig. lol. But what I do, is to run my hands through my hair and pretty much scratch/massage my scalp because I usually wear a wig for 8+ hours so head hurts, haha. I have thick hair so that might be the reason.

My friend does the bandana/hat thing that kenshin mentioned. :)[/QUOTE]

I'm in that boat with ya. My hair usually CAN'T look bad after a wig, because my hair is fine regardless..I never really care. As long as I washed it that morning or the night before, it doesn't look bad after a wig.

To the OP here, what does you're hairstyle usually look like? You didn't mention that so I mean, there could be a few different fixes that only work with certain lengths or something. If it's long, then usually it get's braided up under the wig, meaning when it's taken out, it will get all wavy..You could bring a mini straightener. I use to have one that was pretty small that I can tell you will fit in any bag you're bringing to the con for that day. You can also carry a fold-up brush with you in your bag. If it's shorter and you use product, you can get small containers for a little amount of it and cary those in your bag too. Like if you use hair spray, you can buy travel sized ones that you only use on the last day of cons, or if you use gel or palmade, you can empty some into a container that's a one time supply, which you can reuse for the same purpose. Just a few ideas for different styles..

Then again, if you like hats..Problem solved there lol I do that a lot on the way home my public transportation.

#11 xIkuna on 1 year ago

Just put your hair in a messy ponytail/bun, if your hair isn't long enough wear a hat

#12 micro-babe on 1 year ago

I'd probably leave my wig on or wear a hat. But if you REEEAAALLY need your hair to look nice afterwards, pin curls are great for just that. I had a date while I was at Katsucon (because Valentine's Day) and my hair looked great after.

#13 Angel Tear on 1 year ago

My hair is waist length, so what I would typically do is wash it that morning and wear it under my wig while its damp (braided of, course). Because it takes so long to dry it'll usually retain that moisture over the day and it'll still be workable by the time I take the wig off. My hair will usually be wavy due to the braids, but at least I can still comb and sort the top portion of my hair so it's not frizzy and gross and it'll usually finish drying off from there on as well.
Depending on the time of year I'll also wear a hat to cover most of the damage after brushing my hair back and putting it in a ponytail.