Heather does mention that this cute style could be too much 'personality' for some folks in her wig review. She even had that reaction to Sweet Talk! Many of us want some curl in the style, but find that for our face size a wig with both permatease and a curly texture can create too much volume.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the volume you can get yourself a pair of thinning shears and reduce some of the hair density that way. If you're not comfortable customizing the hair density on your own, I highly recommend taking it to a professional stylist who can help you with that.
I ended up doing this on a curly wig from Tony of Beverly that I own and it works wonders to make the style take on a more natural look, and less like a huge hat!
The curl pattern is a little bit harder to change! By using a looped brush or wide-toothed comb you can disrupt the curl pattern to loosen the look of the curl, which is what you are wanting. Normally, we don't recommend combing or brushing a wavy/curly style and only finger-combing the hair.
You didn't mention if, or how many times you have washed Sweet Talk. Before doing anything permanent (like thinning) please wash the wig as described in Heather's instructions below using liquid fabric softener in the wash basin. If the wig cap is in need of cleaning, soak it in wig shampoo for 5 minutes first. Drain soapy water and refill the sink with clean water and add a half-capful (since this is a short wig) of liquid fabric softener and let soak for 20 minutes which will help soften the permatease and condition the hair fibers. Don't dry your wig upside down but rather on a wire/plastic wig stand with a hairnet over the wig to control the fullness.
How I wash my synthetic wigs
Heather Hershey (Owner)
Updated 13 days ago
What you’ll need:
1 capful liquid fabric softener -- your choice of brand/scent (doesn’t matter)
optional: wig shampoo
a clean sink
a plastic wig stand
a wide-toothed comb
1. Fill the sink with lukewarm water
2. Add a capful of liquid fabric softener and (optional) a little wig shampoo to the water. Swish to mix.
3. Use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle wig, starting at the bottom of the hair and working your way up to the top.
4. Once detangled, add the wig to the water and gently swish around. Be careful not to scrub, wring, or otherwise be rough with the hair, as this promotes static buildup and tangling.
5. You may allow the hair to soak for up to 20 minutes if the water only has fabric softener in it. If shampoo was added, you may want to skip the soak.
6. Remove the wig from the water and place it on a towel.
7. Empty the sink and refill with clean water.
8. Submerge the wig again and gently swish to rinse.
9. Repeat steps 6, 7, & 8 until the water comes out clean. Empty the sink.
10. With the wig rinsed thoroughly in still water (as described above), remove it from the water, and place it on the towel, then place the plastic wig stand in the sink and position the wig on it. Allow wig to dry for about an hour.
11. While wig is damp, spray lightly with the silicone serum on the top and work from the top to the bottom of the strands with your fingers. Continue to let the wig dry on the stand until the rest of the way dry.
12. Optional: Once wig is dry, spray the ends very lightly with the sealer spray and comb through with the wide-toothed comb.
13: Lightly comb with a wide-toothed comb when the wig is dry, and that’s it! :)
Another thing you can do since you don't want to straighten it completely, is to use very hot tap water and to soak the wig for 5 minutes (without shampoo) in the sink. The heat from the hot water will help to relax the waves made during the manufacturing process. This method uses wet heat -- but not as high as that from steam (212 degrees F) to completely destroy the pre-set style.
After trying to comb out the waves and relax them with the hot water soak then you can judge if you still wish to use thinning shears to reduce the volume of the hair fibers. And, you might just need to thin it a little bit versus a lot. Be very careful not to thin out too much density because you don't want to make the wig so thinned out that the wefting shows!