Tease me Beybeh! - How to Tease a Wig

-Supplies-
-1 wig (the one I'm using for this tutorial is a china doll wig in blue from cosworx.com)
-Hair clips
-Pins
-Teasing Comb
-Round Brush
-Got2b Hair Spray
-Blow dryer (optional)
-Styrafoam Wig Head

 

 

 


This tutorial is perfect for getting fuller bangs, spiking, and adding volume to a limp wig. I don't recommend using this tutorial on really long wigs. It can get messy and badly tangled as the fibers are way longer. Make sure to be really careful with teasing a longer wig. There are many advantages to teasing wigs, but remember, it's not a wise idea to try to brush a fully teased wig out. There will be tangles and you could really damage your wig! Try washing your wig first before lightly brushing and combing to remove the style.

Let's Get Started! - Teasing the Bangs

Start off by pinning your wig securely to the wig head.

Step 1. Part your bangs into sections. Keep the side sections away from the main section of hair you are working on. You don't want them to get tangled in the area you are going to be teasing. Clip back the top layes of your bangs so you can smooth the unteased hair over the teased portion. This makes your bangs look smooth and less ratty.

Step 2. Hold up the bottom portion of your bangs straight up in the air. This will give you more volume when you begin to tease.

Step 3. Start teasing! Back comb your section of hair using your fine toothed teasing comb. Don't tease too much! You don't want a lot of nasty tangles! Lightly tease the fibers to the base of your bangs.

Step 4. Hairspray the base of your bangs, and lightly spritz the top of your section. You can use your hair dryer on a low setting to dry the hairspray faster. (I don't do this much with the bangs, just with the rest of the hair)

[If you are using this tutorial to spike a wig. Stop at step 4 and hairspray and mold your spike. Be sure to use scissors or a razor hair cutter to point your spike nicely. Repeat all over your wig untill you get your desired look and style.]

Step 5. Grab another section of hair leaving enough hair cliped back to comb and smooth over teased sections. Repeat steps 2 through 4 on your second section of hair.

Step 6. Lightly brush your top section over the teased sections of hair. It's alright if your teased sections get brushed out a little. Just don't brush the base of the teased section out too much, or you will lose your volume. Hairspray and mold how you want your bangs to look.

Repeat all these steps for whatever sections of bangs you have remaining. This will give your bangs a nice full and fluffy look; just like in anime!

Baby Got Back! - Teasing the Back and Sides of Your Wig

This is basically following the exact steps above but go about it a bit more carefully as the fibers are longer and can get tangled easier.

Step 7. Part the back of your wig into 3 sections. Keep the side sections away from the middle section of hair you are working on. (I always find it easier to start from the middle and working my way out.)

Step 8. Clip back the top layes of your section of hair. Hold up the bottom portion of your hair straight up in the air. Start teasing. Back comb your section of hair using your fine toothed teasing comb.

Step 9. Hairspray the base and lightly spritz the top of your section. I like to use my hair dryer on a low setting to dry the hairspray faster. Grab another section of hair leaving enough hair cliped back to comb and smooth over teased sections. Repeat step 8 on your second section of hair.

Step 10. Lightly brush your top section over the teased sections of hair to smooth the tangles out a bit and to give you a nice smooth look.

You will now have a portion of nicely teased hair that will give your wig volume! I didn't tease the top sections of the hair because I wasn't going for the beehive look, instead I wanted this wig to look fuller instead of limp.

Repeat these steps working your way from the center to the sides.

After you have teased all of your wig, hairspray and mold the wig into a style you want. I went for the bob look. After all these steps your wig should have a nice amount of volume!

 

 
   
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