Well, I can't just go buying another wig, nor can I just willy-nilly take a curling iron to them since they're synthetic, meaning, they're made of plastic. There are steps to take before I can bring them back to life, per say and a certain way to curl them.
My lavender one isn't faring that well either. [This will be the first time for me to wash her, so there is a different way of treating her, but I'll get there when I get there]
What you need for washing a wig:
Gentle laundry detergent for delicates
I then take my gentle laundry detergent and only pour like, 1/3 of a cap full into the basin and then swish it around to make some bubbles.
Now, before I submerged my wig into the basin, I made sure to give it a good brush through with my wig brush, which I looks like this:
Now onto how to re-curl your wigs!
What you will need:
The alligator clips are optional, but I like using them to set my curls so they have more body and 'oomph'.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CURLER IS AT THE LOWEST HEAT SETTING!
[as you get used to curling synthetic wigs, you will find what you most prefer regarding how you style and curl them].
That is how I re-curl my wigs.
So, I'll let the curls set in place with the alligator clips for maybe 30 minutes and sometimes even 2 days... 30 minutes will allow the hair to set in a curl and when I release it, it will slowly sink into a nice wave. If my hair is set for 2 days, it will stay in ringlets for around 2 weeks.
It all depends on how I want my hair to look like.
Now, on to my purple wig. Since it was my first time washing it and I never brought a curler to it. It's curls should have retained through the cleaning and it should have just taken away the crunchiness and frizz [not like there was a lot]
To be honest, the only time you would re-curl your wig is maybe after it's 2nd month? You want to refrain from curling it too often because it can lead to breakage and shortening your wig's life.
I honestly only wash my wigs once every 1-2 months and curl them 1 to 2 times a month, depending on how my wig has been faring.
This is how my wigs look like the following day and I released my curls and gave them a quick brush through.
Note: Try to avoid brushing your wigs often and/or combing through them with your hands.