Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s What the Bleep Am I Doing?! An Artist’s Guide to All Things Creative. This time, I’m going to be discussing the wonderful little conundrum that is wig spikes! By the end of this article, you’ll know—at least I hope, more ways to wrangle that annoying style when you have to incorporate it into your wig. And some more information on some good materials to use as well! So shall we begin?
Good tools/materials to use
Some of these you would actually never consider using when styling a wig, but trust me they can turn out to be the one tool that saves your entire wig from utter chaos.
- Hair spiking paste
- This may seem like a no brainer, but when I first started out, I had no clue this wonderous material actually existed. And out of all of the brands so far, I would probably recommend Got 2 Be Glued the most. In fact, for all of the tools I’m gonna mention, Got 2 Be is probably the brand I recommend most.
- Hair gel
- This works wonders to smooth out any flyaways and helps spike up any hairs that weren’t locked in place by the paste. Also, it is a great alternative if you can’t get a hold of the paste.
- Need I say more?
- Blow dryer or heat gun
- I know it sounds weird but these two actually really help. What it does is dry the spikes faster so you don’t have to worry about them coming undone before they lock in place.
Tip and tricks
- When first creating your spikes, grab the amount you want to spike and clip it in place so when you use product, you won’t have to worry about missing any strands.
- A good way to make the spikes is using the same method by clipping them and then spray the ever-loving hell out of them but then make sure you blow dry it or heat gun it slightly to dry it in place immediately.
- Be sure to twist the ends of your spikes slightly so the points really stand out.
Well, that’s all for this What the Bleep! I hope this helped all of you fellow wig stylers out there! If you have any questions or want to share some tips of your own, I’d love to hear them!
Well, that’s all for now…
Rebel Fae over and out!