Sorry if this has already been asked/answered, but do you have any tips for styling wigs so they're like swoopy hair? (I don't know how to describe it.) Also, is it safe to use regular hairspray on wigs, or is there a certain kind so you don't damage it?
Regular hairspray is fine! I haven’t yet found a hairspray that damages a wig per se ~ if you think you’ve put too much in you can often comb the wig back out and start again, or wash it to completely get rid of the hairspray build up!
As for “swoopy” styling ~ I sort of go about it two ways. To begin with, I make sure that the wig I’m working with has a bit of a wave or a flick in the fibers already ~ it’s much easier to work with than a wig that’s dead straight! XD
Then I divide the hair up into sections that I want to style out, I separate them all using clips then do each section individually. I give the section I’m styling a light coat of hairspray, then shape it with my fingers so it has the right curve to it. While the hairspray is still slightly tacky I get my hairdryer on it’s lowest/coldest setting and use it to set the hairspray! Then to finish off that section I use hair clay to make the tip of the hair piece nice and pointed. Then I just repeat that method for all the other sections I want to style!
Once all the sections are done, I give the whole wig a final coating of hairspray ~ by standing back and just sort of “misting” it over the wig ~ just to set the whole thing a little better!
I hope this is somewhat helpful for you ^3^