How To Make A Wig For Beginners?

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Women and style are two real-life ‘synonyms’ since it is hard to imagine a woman who doesn’t want to look stylish and pretty. It is easy to change your style by changing your hair weave types.

Wigs for black women are very popular nowadays. Human hair wigs are becoming one of the must-have items for women around the world. People fall in love with wigs, not only cover their thinning hair areas but offer the most beautiful hair.

You can have long straight hair on Monday, look pretty with short brown curls on Tuesday, get light blonde body waves on Wednesday and so on. Let your imagination flow as you learn how to make a wig with your own hands. This article will shed light on how to make a wig at home and provides a simple procedure for beginners.

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What You Will Need

  • Wig head (mannequin head)
  • Hair (sew-in hair weaves)
  • Wig Stand or Tape
  • Needle & Thread, Hair Glue & Blow Dryer or Hot Glue gun & Sticks
  • Adjustable Dome Wig Cap
  • Wig Combs
  • Wig band
  • Scissors
  • Lace Frontal glue (optional)

The Guide To Make A Wig For Beginners: Step by Steps

Let’s Make The Amazing Wig By Yourself!

Step 1 – Set Up

Mount your wig head on a wig stand or set it down on a chair or table with tape. You want your wig head to be stable while you are making your wig for easier construction.

Tip: It’s important to stabilize your wig while constructing. It makes the process much easier to complete.

Step 2 - Prepare Your Human Hair Bundles

You have the option to measure and cut your weave hair bundles to fit the circumference of the wig cap while securing them down from back to front. If you're really good at sewing you won't have to cut the wefts and can instead fold them over. 

As you get midway through your cap, start laying the tracks down in a more U-shape pattern.  This unique pattern will help you to attach the threading to the cap.

Secure your hair extensions down by using needle & thread, hair glue & blow dryer or hot glue gun & glue sticks.

Tip: Needle and thread is the most secure method yet takes the longest to install. Hair glue and hot glue are both fast, yet hot glue is a bit more durable yet must be done with caution because the glue is hot.

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Step 3 – Which Kind Of Wig?

There are different types of wigs: closure wig, lace frontal wig, partial/half wig, 360 lace wig, and full lace wig. Whether you're creating a lace frontal wig or closure wig you will want to lay the lace closure or lace frontal piece down first and sew the bundles second. If you're not using a closure piece skip this step. 

Closure Wig: This is a small part of the hair that is sewn in the middle of the forefront area.

Lace Frontal Wig: This essentially covers the forefront of the head, giving the hairline a natural look from ear to ear.

Partial/Half Wig: This is where the wig is not full, allowing you to leave out some hair.

360 Lace Wig: This one is similar to the lace frontal but goes around the head. This gives a natural look all around the head while styling a ponytail.

Full Lace Wig: This is a standard type that is easy to find and wear.

Step 4 – Tracks/ Wefts/ Bundles

Begin to sew the hair down row by row with your hair bundles leaving an even amount of space between each track you lay down on your cap.

Step 5 – Wig Band

Add a wig band and wig combs to the inside of your wig to add security and make for a more snug fit to your wig when wearing it. The last thing you want is your wig slipping off while you're wearing it in public. 

Tip: Remove any lace by cutting it off if you are creating a frontal or closure wig.

Step 6 – Style Your Wig

Once your full wig is done its time to make it Bomb Dot Com! Use heat styling tools to curl it or straighten it. Even use scissors or shears to cut it or layer it. 

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How long does it take to make a wig?

Making a wig requires patience. Your first time may take about 4 hours, but don’t get discouraged. As you become familiar with making wigs, you will be able to have one made in an hour or less.

To Sum Up

After reading all of the above information about how to make a wig, we believe that you can make your own wig by yourself if you do it smartly. So, why don’t you try to create a wig? 

In case you want to have a perfect human hair wig without doing it yourself, shop at Sunber hair. We recommend choosing either a 360 lace wig, a full lace wig, or a lace front wig.

Those are the three most popular choices and for a very good reason. All of them look very realistic and natural and have a cap made fully or at least partially out of the mesh lace material which makes the hairline look flawless.

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