I had an email from a client with an issue that I think we will all encounter at one time or another if you are a wig wearer - Oven Singed Hair!
If the hair has been damaged by a blast of heat from opening the oven door there isn't much you can do because the fibers that were affected will be partially melted. Usually, these melted fibers will be in the area around the face too! But that doesn't mean you need to toss an otherwise perfectly good wig in the trash either.
Here's some advice in hopes of preventing another wig from the same destruction by heat.
I open the oven door from the side and step back to let that blast of heat puff out and rise up. I wear a wig all the time when I'm cooking and as long as I step to the side (since the heat rises straight up), I'm out of the way and my wig is safe. For a tanning bed, I would wear a soft cap, honestly. Sunbathing? Being in the sun is going to be OK - it is those 300 to 400-degree blasts of hot air that are going to ruin a wig ;-)
- Once it's been damaged by high heat you can try using steam (wet heat) on the fibers to 'correct' the texture. But if the style is a wavy or curly style you'd need to steam/straighten all over. You can then use steam to create a new wave pattern if desired. Steam is actually recommended for use on regular synthetic and HD fibers.
- You might want to look for pixie style pictures that you can take to a professional stylist to create a hairdo makeover! That would be a fun way to re-purpose a singed synthetic wig - just change it up for summer!
- You can repurpose a longer signed wig by braiding it for use at the gym, the beach or for wearing while doing dirty work around the yard and house.