Does anyone have a suggestion short of removing it all (the wire
not my hair) and starting over again??
I have no idea whether this would work, but one method of removing
tarnish from sterling is to soak it in washing soda (baking soda
works too, but slower), while in contact with aluminum. Doesn’t put a
shine back on, but does remove the dark tarnish. And then I’ve seen,
in hair salons, procedures in hair coloring where the hair is wrapped
in strips of aluminum foil to contain dyes, bleaches, or whatever. So
why not try wetting your hair with a warm solution of baking soda
(gentler perhaps than washing soda?), and wrapping those wire
sections with aluminum foil to hold in the solution for a while? Try
one, and see if it helps… When done, then use a damp paste of
baking soda on a fingertip to rub the silver, which will restore a
bit more of the polished metallic look (slightly matte, not high
polish, but again, easy to do, and baking soda should be pretty
benign to your hair and scalp.