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Removing the shine to your wig

Materials:
Fabric softener
Talc
Fork
Hair Iron
Hair spray

Let soak in a bucket. Fabric softener and a liter of water for 5 days!! and allow to dry in the shade! P.D: dried with the fabric softener!!
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:iconkemi-metz:
kemi-metz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
So im confused. For putting the wig in a bucket is it only fabric softener or what is it? Helllpppp i need to do it asap!
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:icontxclevergirls:
TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in sort of a time crunch- would my wig be somewhat deshined in less than five days?
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:iconmimicryofnothing:
Mimicryofnothing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student General Artist
i tried this and it worked!!
im also  curious if you can soak it for less time?
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:iconcubancracker62:
CubanCracker62 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic! Thank you!

One question though; will this damage the wig?
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:icongamer-345:
gamer-345 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
Depending on what the wig is, it seems to sometimes discolor it.
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:iconvulpes94:
Vulpes94 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 think not, but it will wash out
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:iconcursed-9-11:
Cursed-9-11 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can I remove the shine even without Talc? 
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:iconsandrutukazzz:
Sandrutukazzz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU! :iconkissingplz:
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:icondynamicduoo:
dynamicduoo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
omg, thank you for this
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:iconrbl3d:
rbl3d Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Las llaves flores
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:iconvickyhit:
vickyhit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you put talc on the wig as soon as you have taken it out of the fabric softener or when its dry?
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:iconely707:
ely707 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
if i dont use the talc is the same?
but is the talc in powder?thanks
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:iconbafferwarrior:
BafferWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
 The talc remove the shine, but u can use some makeup of the color of ur wig, i made it and it works very well! 
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:iconely707:
ely707 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
thankss
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:iconkiryuinsatsuki:
kiryuinsatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mine has a strong smell, is there something that could be done about it?
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:iconcattymcnuggets:
CattyMcNuggets Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try using some fabric softener that has a nice smell.
Or even just wash with the shampoo you use every day (Better if you use a high end brand for the wig)
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:iconadrawer4ever:
adrawer4ever Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   General Artist
The result looks fantastic, I'm playing with some cheap wigs I bought during Halloween, does it have to be 5 days in the bucket, or can it just be long enough to make sure the whole wig is coated?
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:iconkristababydollbrown:
KristaBabyDollBrown Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
2 questions, Is this a cheap party wig? 
Also Could you use Baby Powder instead of talc?
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:iconsupernaturalforce:
Supernaturalforce Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Talco is baby powder. Its just in Spanish.
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:iconivyra:
Ivyra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
baby powder is pretty much the same thing, if you have a very dark wig you may want to get a translucent powder from a makeup aisle or something.
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:iconisisast:
IsisAst Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Te quedo genial :heart: pero como se usa el talco? :c
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:iconkurisuty:
Kurisuty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
creo q se mete todo en un sola mezcla o algo asi
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:iconkonazumi:
Konazumi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, does this really work?
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:iconellieriver:
Ellieriver Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
well, this is amazing!! I have to try it with a pair of wigs that I bought and shine a bit to much *^*
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:iconleaviel:
Leaviel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that's AWESOME!
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:icontwiganut:
Twiganut Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
its called a dinglehopper when used on hair
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:iconmaddiataz:
Maddiataz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god.
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:icontwiganut:
Twiganut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
:D
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:iconcucumbersempai:
CucumberSempai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I giggled :X
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:icontwiganut:
Twiganut Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
yay - someone gets it!
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:iconmadamerobelina:
MadameRobelina Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good turtorial i have a question why should'nt be a wig Shinny?
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:iconblitzhellion:
blitzhellion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shiny wigs often look very synthetic and plastic-y in photos, especially with flash cameras. Cheap wigs in particular get that almost "glittery" look which you would never see in real hair. :)
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:iconakemiyukimura:
AkemiYukimura Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
What is the talco for? Just curious.
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:iconblueraven16:
BlueRaven16 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It helps remove the shine. You how powdered foundation removes shininess from your face? It's the same idea
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:icondreachie:
Dreachie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Un gran tutoria, muy util y de gran ayudal :D  Tengo una pregunta un poco tonta pero para qué es el talco? 
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Sarahh92 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is a brilliant tutorial but very unclear and the question still seems to go unanswered: after the 5 days, you you rinse the wig? Also, does the talc just get used while styling, or do you add it with the fabric softener?
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:iconivyra:
Ivyra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You do not rinse the wig, the talc goes on after. Some people recommend putting it on your (dry) hands and gently combing through the dry wig. both coat the wig fibers just slightly and create a matte look.
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:iconkenjicandy:
KenjiCandy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Qué pasa si le añades más suavizante que agua? Después de aplicar todo esto puedo teñir la peluca con tinta acrílica? UGH.Ayuda.
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:iconlunalove2:
lunalove2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, after removing the wig from the bucket, you DON'T wash out the fabric softener and you simply add Talc? :D
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:iconivyra:
Ivyra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
correct, and let it totally dry before applying the talc
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:iconlunalove2:
lunalove2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh so you've used that technique and it worked?
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:iconivyra:
Ivyra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yes! It worked great!
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:iconlunalove2:
lunalove2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, I'll try doing it myself. If I have any questions I'll just spam your notebox XD
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sabrina200415 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Encontré tu tutorial en Internet buscando y me ha servido de mucho... Justamente mi peluca de Rika de Digimon es la que mejor quedó con esta técnica... Solo una consulta: ¿El suavizante debe ser puro o puede estar mezclado con agua?
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:iconalexamadden:
Alexamadden Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tiene que ser mezclado con agua, Sabrina, por dos tapas de suavizante 2 litros de agua 
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:iconfloofeymarshmallow:
floofeymarshmallow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What if I have a long haired wig? I'm buying www.amazon.com/MapofBeauty-Cha… this, and I don't know if it'll shine or not. I plan on trying this on my short haired wig first, since I like to try things for myself (not because I don't believe you or anything, since this clearly worked amazingly on your wig), but I would like to know if I should add more fabric softener for a long haired wig or what not. The website says it's approximately 70 cm. 
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:icontheawesomelights:
theawesomelights Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you have to soak the long wig then adding a bit more fabric softener might work better. Maybe a tablespoons worth?
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:iconfloofeymarshmallow:
floofeymarshmallow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thank you :) 
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