Not all wig fibers are alike. If your style requires setting certain flips or shapes into place, you will need to heat set them. To do that without frying your fibers into an unsavory ramen noodle-like texture, you’ll want a wig with heat resistant fibers.
EpicCosplay Wigs uses Futara, a high grade Japanese Kanekalon fiber that has a sleeker and softer texture than standard Kanekalon. Futara fibers can withstand heat up to 410 degrees. However, it is best to keep styling tools like flat irons between 280 – 340 degrees to avoid changing the fiber’s texture.
If you plan to use a flat iron on the wig, please use a basic flat iron only and avoid using chi irons. Chi irons will fry the wig fibers.
There are many different ways to curl our wigs and one of them is using steam! We've created a helpful video tutorial on how to do that, which you can check out right here:
Of course, you can always use other methods to curl our wigs such as using a flat iron, curling iron, rollers, heat gun etc. Regardless of what you're planning to use, always keep in mind of the following...
CURLING A WIG
EpicCosplay Wig fibers are ultimately made of out of plastic which means you should treat it as such. Ever worked with Worbla or EVA foam for your cosplay? The fundamentals of creating something out of those crafting materials primarily consist of heating the piece and holding it in place until it cools down to retain the shape that you want.
The same method applies to heating a synthetic wig that can take heat. After applying heat to a strand make sure to hold the curl in place, either with your own hands, using a hairpin or rollers until it cools down. The curl will lock into place after the fibers have cooled down.
STRAIGHTENING A WIG
When using a flat iron to straighten out the wig, always remember to go over a strand with a flat iron and avoid quickly going over it again right after. This would most likely add on additional heat to the strand thus potentially going over the heat limit.
We also recommend starting the flat iron at a lower temperature first just in case the flat iron is not calibrated correctly. Feel free to gradually raise the temperature of the iron afterwards but don't go any higher if you hear the fibers starting to sizzle.