Grey wigs can tend to look very out-dated and far from sophisticated. Some of this has to do with the style it is cut and set in, but it could also be up to you to re-style it as best you can. Most synthetic wigs won't go into any other style other than what they came as. This doesn't stop me, however. I use product and technique if I have to. When it comes to product on wigs, less is best. I try as far as possible to use products that brush out easily, and I also wash wigs carefully after use. But simple teasing can be a good technique for making synthetic wigs obey your commands.
Most of the out-dated-remnant-of-the-eighties styles are layered and tend to be styled up and away from the face. Take the curl and turn it in, instead. Turn the hair down and towards the face, and try to work with that. Okay, often easier said than done, but do play around with it and find alternatives to the set style; you may surprise yourself. Of course, it is better to prep all the required wigs before your shoot, to save time.
The best thing about synthetic wigs is that you can use your alcohol-activated hair colours on the wig without an ounce of guilt. With grey wigs it helps to add a few extra streaks of silver to liven it up a little.
Although you can find specialist (and expensive) shine sprays from the wig supplier, in a pinch you could use a bit of your usual shine spray, or hair oils like Mythic Oil, Extraordinary Oil or Diamond Oil. Obviously, the shine spray from the supplier is designed for both real hair and synthetic wigs, and protect the wig in the long run. If you happen to be using a synthetic wig once off, then anything goes.
Have fun finding yours.
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