From a customer e-mail:
I have tended to use hair spray (made for synthetic wigs) to keep my style in place. This has worked beautifully as well, until the first time I wash it. Now, I have tried washing it in several different fashions. But no matter what I try to do, the first time I wash my new wig, the hair fibers tend to turn “bluish” and the fibers are left full and coarse.
Quick question: Are you using Brandywine brand care products, by any chance? This “bluing” that you mention is something that I have personally experienced with Brandywine wig care products, which is why I do not carry them in my store.
Her answer to that:
Well, the first time I had this happen was with HairUWear brand, then actually Estetica brand then finally Brandywine. The first two were more ashened than bluing, but Brandywine was a definite bluing.
If you’ll notice, I don’t carry ANY of those brands of care products on this website. Perhaps this article will give you a pretty solid hint as to why . . . without me having to go into any further detail!
I vet all of the products I carry, either by using them myself or by reviewing them. If I can’t vouch for something, or if something undergoes a radical change in formula or style, I will potentially remove it from the site to save my clients some grief until I investigate the matter further. I am limited in what I can say regarding certain brands, but you can usually tell what I think based upon how many of their products I carry. I only carry products I can feel good about selling. :)